17 December 2008
23rd Champions Cup for men : El Shabab beat Union Bank 74 – 57
El Shabab Arabi (Libya) beat today Union Bank (Nigeria) in Day 5 counting for Group B of the 23rd Africa Champions Cup for men played in Sousse, Tunisia.
El Shabab Arabi won the fisrt quarter (27 – 19) but trailed 11 – 12 at the second quarter. In the second half, Union Bank failed to stop El Shabab’s offensive, lost the two last quarters (13 – 18 et 13 – 18)..
Mayerjr James of El Shabab scored the high game 25 points each while his teammates Mrsal Med and Tagoub Alamine poured 15 points each.
Yusuf Abubakar hit 22 points for Union Bank.
With this win, El Shabab registered 9 points and ended theses preliminaries at the 2nd place of the Group B while Union Bank is placed is ranked 4th with 7 points.
El Shabab Arabi and Union Bank booked their ticket for the quarter finals.