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African Champions Cup 2009 - Men Basketball




   
African Champions Cup Final Standings
 1. 1 De Agosto
 2. Petro Luanda
 3. APR BC
 4. Mazembe
 5. Kano Pillars
 6. Aspac
 7. InterClub
 8. Cooper.Bank
 9. Warriors
African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Petro Luanda 3-0 
 2. APR BC 2-1 
 3. Mazembe 1-2 
 4. ASA 0-0 
 5. Kano Pillars 0-3 
Group B
 1. 1 De Agosto 4-0 
 2. Aspac 3-1 
 3. InterClub 2-2 
 4. Cooper.Bank 1-3 
 5. Warriors 0-4

Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda 2009
Carlos Almeida
Almeida
Joaquim Gomes
Gomes
Francisco Jordao
Jordao
Armando Costa
Costa
Mario Correia
Correia
  Almeida Carlos 193 (6'4'') G/F 76 Angolan
  Gomes Joaquim 200 (6'7'') C/F 80 Angolan
  Jordao Francisco 203 (6'8'') C 79 Portuguese Angola
  Costa Armando 192 (6'4'') G 83 Portuguese Angola
  Correia Mario 189 (6'3'') G 78 Cape Verdean
  Mascarenhas Rodrigo 197 (6'6'') F 80 Cape Verdean Portugal
  Lutonda Miguel 185 (6'1'') G 71 Angolan
  Abraao Filipe 194 (6'5'') F 79 Angolan
  Ambrosio Felizardo 201 (6'7'') F 87 Angolan
  Geronimo Vladimir 193 (6'4'') F 78 Angolan
Primeiro d\'Agosto defend African Championship Cup title (Photo:fiba-afrique.org)

Final: Primeiro win African title back-back - Dec. 22, 2009 
Primeiro d'Agosto basketball club of Angola Tuesday retained the African title it won last year in Tunisia with an 88-64 points win over fellow Angolan Petro Atletico basketball club in the final of the 2009 edition of the competition. The Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) inspired Primeiro side won the first two quarters by 19-16 and 22-17 points gaining 8 points advantage going into the break by 41-33 points. Eduardo Mingas (200-F-79) and his Petro Atletico side fought back ferociously at the resumption of hostility in the third quarter but were still beaten the game by a more determined and articulate Primeiro side who also took the quarter by 21-20 points thus extending the lead by one more point of 62-53 points going into the last quarter. Primeiro continue its search for a second straight title in the last quarter caging the Petro side with every passing second turning into frustration for the 2007 champion with Curtis Terry being sent off by the referee for making uncomplimentary remark after a charge foul was called against him thus putting the Petro under severe pressure losing the quarter by 26-11 points for a cumulative score-line of 88-64 points. Primeiro Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76) led the floor with 24 points, Armando Costa (192-G-83) recorded 18 points and 4 assists, Joaquim Gomes had a double double of 16 rebounds and 15 points with Ferlizardo Ambrosio adding 11 points and 6 rebounds. Petro duo of Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) and Eduardo Mingas recorded 18 points, 9 rebounds and 12 points 6 rebounds each for their side. Pimeiro got a gold medal and a giant trophy, Petro settles for the silver while host APR Lions got the bronze medal.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Bronze medals game: Isom powered APR to 3rd place, beat Mazembe 92-80 - Dec. 22, 2009 
Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) Tuesday power his team, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda to a third place finish beating ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo by 92-80 points in the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men. Cedric Isom recorded 37 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds to give his side a well deserved victory over the Congolese side who had rallied to and early lead of 22-16 and 23-21 of the first two quarters of the explosive game going into the break with a 45-37 points advantage. The home side backed by vociferous fans roared back to live in the third quarter curtailing the Congolese spurred on by forward Mbav Kabwit who record 26 points and 9 rebounds to pick the quarter at 20-21 to take a slim one point advantage into the last quarter and continued the bombardment of the Mazembe side with barrage of three points play by Cedric Isom who was on fire for his side. APR Lions against picked the last quarter by 25-14 points for a final score-line of 92-80 points enough to give the bronze of the competition and an upward push from last year sixth place finishing they had in Tunisia. Cedric Isom was joined by fellow point guard, Mathew Miller with 21 points and 3 assists, Robert Thomson (208-C-82, college: Fairfield) who seem to be absent in the early part of the game recorded a double double of 13 rebounds and 10 points while Michael Bazangu added 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Classification Round: Kano Pillars maintain 5th position - Dec. 22, 2009 
Nigeria and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion, Kano Pillars basketball club Tuesday afternoon maintain its fifth position in the continent most prestigious club competition with a 107-76 points win over ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic in the position 5-6 classification game decided at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda. The Nigerian side picked the first two quarters by 19-14 and 31-24 points to go on break with a 50-38 points advantage. ASPAC bench tried a few trick upon resumption of play in the third quarter but the effort could give them a slim 24-23 points victory as the Kano Pillars team charged back in the fourth quarter with barrage of shots which resulted in a 34-14 points win for a final score-line of 107-76 points. Though ASPAC youthful prodigy, Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) led the floor with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steal with contributions from Romaric Quenum (13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steal) and Kamilou Salou making 13 points, the effort was not enough to save them from defeat. Kano Pillars small forward, Ibrahim Yusuf (196-G-89) led his team with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steal and 2 assists, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steal with team captain, Abdulrahman Mohammed (191-G-77) adding 14 points. ASPAC Head Coach, Peter Ahmedu says he is happy with the sixth position of the team sounding a note of warning to other teams on the continent that the next edition will see a different ASPAC side.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Classification Round: Interclub beat Coop-Bank to 7th place - Dec. 22, 2009 
Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville Tuesday beat Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya to the seventh position of the final round of the 2009 edition of FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men. The Brazzaville-based side won the first, third and fourth quarters by 21-13, 17-13 and 20-17 leaving the Kenya to run away with a 25-19 points win in the second quarter for a cumulative score-line of 77-68 points. Interclub Frank Mbatchi led the floor with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steal to set the tune for his side victory. His compatriot, Chris Silas recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds while Damely Boungou added 13 points and 4 rebound just as Ayman Konozy grabbed 11 rebounds for his side. Cooperative Bank Ocheng Ajik led his team with 15 points and 8 rebounds, Moses Kamou contributed 15 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steal with Peter Karuri adding 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and one block-shot. Cooperative Bank basketball club, thus ending the 2009 FIBA Africa season as the continent eight best club side.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Semifinals: Petro in narrow win over Mazembe 90-88 - Dec. 21, 2009 
Mother luck saw Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola through a titanic semi-final battle against ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday night of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding in Kigali, Rwanda. The Congolese side had stretched the Angolan to the limit taken a comfortable first quarter lead of 25-16 points, Petro a former Africa champion fought back in the second quarter winning the quarter by 28-25 points for a 50-44 points deficit. Efforts by the Eduardo Mingas (200-F-79) led Petro Atletico side continue the battle against the Mazembe side in the third quarter reducing the gap by one point via a 24-23 points win going into the last quarter trailing the more determined Congolese side by five points of 73-68 points. The fourth quarter resumed with both sides going for each jugular with Petro tying the game at 88 points apiece with just ten seconds left in the game with Petro being possession of the ball as Curtis Terry (196-G/F-85, college: UNLV) taking a bold move for a lay-up at the buzzer that finally separates them and ASB Mazembe side and grand finale ticket against fellow Angolan and cup holder, Primeiro dAgosto basketball club. Terry poured in 24 points just as Mario Porters added 20 points with captain, Mingas napping a double double of 12 points and 11 rebounds while Fernando Albano (193-F-75) contributed 10 points for their side hard earned victory. Mazembe will battle host, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda for the third place title before the final battle on Tuesday.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Semifinals: Jeronimo power Primeiro past APR 98-84 - Dec. 21, 2009 
Vladmir Jeronimo proved to be a reliable player for defending champion of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, Primeiro dAgosto scoring 30 points to ensure victory for his side over host, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda. The defending champion who showed class against the host won the encounter by 98-84 points to secure a grand finale ticket slated for Tuesday at the sports hall of Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda. Primeiro won the first three quarters by 26-18, 21-19 and 25-19 just as both sides end the last quarter in a tie with 26 points apiece. Joining Jeronimo is reigning Africa most valuable player, Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) who recorded a double double effort of 18 points and 11 rebounds while Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) added 12 points and 8 rebounds. APR dependable point guard Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) led his teammates with 26 points just as fellow point guard Mathew Miller added 23 points. Primeiro will take on the winner of the second semi-final between Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola and ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo in the final on Tuesday while APR will battle the loser of the second semis for the third place prize.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Classification Round: Coop-Bank bow to ASPAC 62-89, Kano Pillars beat Interclub 85-65 - Dec. 21, 2009 
Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya was on Sunday confine to fight for position 7-8 by ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic who defeated the Kenyan by 89-62 points. ASPAC of Benin who were consider and outsider defeated the Kenyan in all four quarters by 26-18, 25-11, 17-15 and 21-18 with ASPAC combo-guard Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) leading the floor with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steal while the duo of Leonne Chadare and Romaric Quenum added 21 and 18 points each.
In the other classification also decided Sunday, Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria defeated Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville by 85-65 points to set-up 5-6 position battle against ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic on Tuesday. Pillars guard, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) led his team with 14 points and 7 rebounds, Williams Ndoumbe recorded 12 points, Kelvin Ninmul scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while Ibrahim Yusuf (196-G-89) added 10 points to complete the beating of the Brazzaville-based side. ASPAC guard and motivator, Nigeria-born Bukar who now leads other players in the final round of the 24th edition of FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men taking place at the sports hall of Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda with 154 points scored so far must be at his best to stop the Kano Pillars side from clinching the fifth place, a position it held since 2008 in Tunisia.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: Mazembe stops ASPAC run 86-82 - Dec. 20, 2009 
The quarter-final game between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic was indeed a game to watch as both side treated the large crowd at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda to the best basketball display. Though the Congolese side won the hard battle by 86-82 points of 27-14, 21-23, 19-17 and 19-28 it was ASPAC off-guard Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) who stole the show of the day with his beautiful run and scoring prowess. The young lad accumulated 31 points and 9 rebounds to increase his points accumulation to 130 points from 5 games. ASB Mazembe Kantu Kubala led his team with 25 points and 4 rebounds while his teammates Mbav Kabwit had a double double effort of 18 points and 12 rebounds with Aubin Kasongo adding 16 points and 6 rebounds to stop the ASPAC run in the final round of the 24th edition of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men. With the win over ASPAC, Mazembe has thus set-up a semi-final duet against Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola on Sunday at 19h00 while ASPAC will continue its search for a comfortable placement with a classification game against Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: APR subdue Interclub, book semi-final ticket - Dec. 20, 2009 
Host of the 2009 edition of the final round of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda Saturday made it through to the semi-final with 99-80 points victory over Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville. The Kigali-based side subdue their opponent in all four quarters by 26-14, 24-19, 23-22 and 26-25 points to set up a semi-fnal confrontation against the winner of the last quarter-final game between Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria and defending champion, Primeiro dAgosto basketball club of Angola. APR Lions points guard, Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) led the floor with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Robert Thomson (208-C-82, college: Fairfield) contributed 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 block-shot while the trio of Mathew Miller, Michael Bazangu and Karim Mkusi added 18, 14 and 10 points each to give their first ever semi-final birth for their side.
Courtesy of fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: Gallant Kano Pillars go down to Primeiro 74-94 - Dec. 20, 2009 
Premiero dAgosto kept its invincibility run alive with a 94-74 points victory over Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria to land a semi-final ticket. The exciting game one of the best played by the Nigerian and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion saw the defending champion winning three of the four quarters by 20-08, 28-20, 20-27 and 26-19 to set-up a semi-final battle against host APR Lions. Primeiros Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) led his team with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Lutonda (185-G-71) recorded 14 points, Carlos Almeida contributed 12 points just as the duo of Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) and Armando Costa (192-G-83) added 11 and 10 points each with Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) grabbing 11 rebounds for the defending champion. Kano Pillars points guard, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) led the floor with 21 points while the duo of Abdulrahman Mohammed (191-G-77) and Anthony Koko added 11 points each.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: Petro zoom into semi-finals, beat Coop-Bank - Dec. 19, 2009 
Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola Saturday became the first team to make it to the last four of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda. Petro who top group-A to set up the quarter-final clash against the Kenyan proved a hard side for the Kenyan winning in all four quarters of 31-10, 26-17, 29-09 and 24-20 for a final score-line of 106-56 points. Petro Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) led the floor with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Roberto Fortes (193-G-84, college: Illinois St.) 16 points and Divaldo MBunga (206-C-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Montana St.) added 13 points for their side victory.
Petro will now square up against the winner of the quarter-final clash between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic in the second semi-final billed for Sunday.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 5: Primeiro shows champion stuff beat Warriors 110-64 - Dec. 18, 2009 
Defending champion of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men Primeiro dAgosoto Thursday displayed the stuff that made them champion of the continent biggest club competition with a 110-64 points victory over Warriors basketball club of Uganda in the last preliminary of the competition in Kigali, Rwanda. The Angolan made it clear from the jump-ball that they are not ready to give room for any complacency winning in all four quarters by 24-14, 29-23, 24-12 and 33-15 to set up a quarter-final clash against Nigeria Kano Pillars who placed fourth in group-A. Vladmir Jeronimo led the defending champion with 21 points while Miguel Lutonda (185-G-71) added 20 points to complete the spanking of the Ugandan side who finished the competition as the ninth placed team.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 5: APR bow to Petro 69-84 - Dec. 18, 2009 
APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda Thursday bow to the superiority of Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola in its last group-A game by 84-69 points and thus finish second in the group. Petro had rallied to an early lead in the first quarter with a 25-17 points win but the Robert Thomson (208-C-82, college: Fairfield) inspired Kigali-based APR side fought back in the second and third quarter with an 18-17 and 18-13 points win to enter the last quarter with a 57-53 points deficit. Backed by a vociferous home fans APR resume the last quarter on a promising note curtailing the Angolan but Eduardo Mingas (200-F-79) and his teammates withstood the offensive to win the quarter by 27-15 points for a final score-line of 84-69 points to top group-A. Petro Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) led the floor with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Curtis Terry (196-G/F-85, college: UNLV) recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Mingas added 12 points and 8 rebounds. APR Lions forward and motivator, Thomson led his teammates with a double double effort of 16 rebounds and 14 points while Cedric Isom contributed 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 5: ASB Mazembe beat Pillars 75-74 - Dec. 18, 2009 
ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday played one of the best game of it lives coming from a near defeat to edge past Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria by 75-74 points to finish third in group-B. Pillars had taken a half-time lead of 41-35 points (25-22 and 16-13) only to sucuumbed to Mazembe in the third quarter with a 22-15 points lose to enter the last quarter with 57-56 points deficit as the DRC Congo side held on for a final quarter scores of 18 points apiece. Mbav Kabwit led the floor with a double double effort of 21 points and 10 rebounds while Mazembe Kayembe Mudiandambo added 21 points and 9 rebounds to give their side a well deserved victory over the Nigerian side.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 5: Interclub fail ASPAC test, loses 52-68 - Dec. 18, 2009 
The hope of Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville of finishing second in group-B of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for men was Thursday dashed by enterprising ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic who ran away with a 68-52 points victory. The Cotonou-based ASPAC won the first three quarters by 19-09. 15-12 and 24-10 points leaving the Brazzaville side to console itself with a 21-10 points win in the last quarter. ASPAC off-guard, Nigerian-born, Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) led his team with 14 points, 3 rebounds and one block-shot, Kader Yarou had a double double of 13 rebounds and 11 points while the trio of Romaric Quenum, Brice Hoonou and Leonne Chadare added 13, 12 and 11 points each.
The victory means ASPAC will now take on the winner between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Congo DRC and Kano Pillars of Nigeria who are both battling for who finish third and fourth in Group A.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 4: Primeiro humble Coop-Bank 110-54 - Dec. 17, 2009 
Defending champion of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, Primeiro d'Agosto Wednesday continue its impressive run in the 2009 edition of the continent biggest club competition for men with a 110-54 points victory over Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya at the sports hall of the Rwanda national stadium, Kigali. The defending champion who like they were in a training session humbled the Kenyan in all department of the game winning in all four quarters by 38-16, 22-13, 30-07 and 20-18 points respectively. Filipe Abraao (194-F-79) led the floor with 16 points and 3 rebounds; Vladmir Jeronimo added 15 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Lutonda (185-G-71) recorded 13 points and 4 rebounds, the duo of Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) and Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76) had 12 points each while the duo of Francisco Jordao (203-C-79) and Rodeigo Mascarenhas contributed 11 and 10 points each.
The defending champion will round-off its group game Thursday against Warriors basketball club of Uganda.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 4: Petro sees off Kano Pillars 83-74 - Dec. 17, 2009 
Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola Wednesday sees off a stiff challenge from Nigeria Kano Pillars basketball club with an 83-74 points victory in the Day-4 of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men in Kigali, Rwanda. Petro urged on by Angola national team player, Eduardo Mingas (200-F-79) rose from a first quarter 21-14 points lose to subdue the Nigerian side winning the three many quarters by 21-12, 25-19 and 23-22 points for it second straight win in the final round of the 2009 edition. Mingas went on to record 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steal, Curtis Terry (196-G/F-85, college: UNLV) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists while Francisco Horacio (192-F-80) contributed 16 points and 7 rebounds. Kano Pillars guard, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) led his side with 17 points, 2 assists and 2 steal with forward, Dennis Ebikoro (198-G/F-88) adding 15 points and 4 rebounds.
Petro will battle home side, APR Lions Thursday for the top spot in the group, while Pillars in search of a win in the group will file out against Democratic Republic of Congo ASB Mazembe basketball club.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org



Day 4: Warriors go down to ASPAC 56-97 - Dec. 17, 2009 
The dwindling fortune of Warriors basketball club of Uganda continues on Day-4 of the final round of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding in Kigali, Rwanda losing its third straight game to ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic by 97-56 points. ASPAC who was inspired by young Nigerian-born lad, Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) whose form sees him scoring a competition high of 39 points led his side to over run the Kampala-based Warriors in all four quarters. Though Warriors started the game on a promising note taking a 11-5 points lead in the first six minutes of the first quarters but gave up too soon as ASPAC closes in on them to win the quarter by 18-14 points. The late turning point for the coach Peter Ahmedu tutored ASPAC side was the tonic they needed to wake to the reality of the match taking the Warriors apart all through the game winning the second, third and fourth quarters convincingly by 25-12, 22-17 and 32-13 for a final score-line of 97-56 points one of the biggest set back the Warriors have suffered so far in the competition as they look set to kiss the 2009 edition of the competition goodbye.
ASPAC will on Thursday take on Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville in the race for who finish second behind group leader, Primeiro dAgosto at 13h00 while Warriors will file out against the defending champion in its last group game at 19h00.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 3: Bukar power ASPAC past Coop-Bank 79-49 - Dec. 16, 2009 
ASPAC basketball club of Benin combo-guard, Nigerian-born Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) after putting up a brilliant performance against defending champion, Primeiro d'Agosto which saw him scoring 31 points once again provided his broad shoulder for his teammates to lean on when they rallied round Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya by 79-49 points in a Day-3 group-B game Tuesday night at the gymnasium in Kigali, Rwanda. The young Nigerian led the floor with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists as the ASPAC side won in all four quarters by 20-08, 17-16, 17-7 and 25-18. Bukar teammates, Romaric Quenum also scored 15 points, grabbing 4 rebounds and gave 3 assists, Onyeka Onwuma gave a double double effort of 13 points, 10 rebounds and one block-shot while Kader Yanuo grabbed 15 rebounds for the Cotonou-based side.
ASPAC will file out against Warriors basketball club of Uganda on match Day-4 Thursday at 15h00 as the Warriors desperately search for its first win while ASPAC look set to further push the Ugandan out of the race for a quarter-final slot after the Ugandan lost its second staright game to Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville by 95-54 points on Wednesday.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 3: Warriors lose to InterClub - Dec. 16, 2009 
Warriors basketball club of Uganda on match Day-3 failed to prove that it is truly a warrior when it loses it second group-B game to Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville by 95-54 points. The Ugandan were made to look ordinary by the Brazzaville-based side losing in all four quarters by 21-17, 22-17, 21-07 and 31-13 points respectively. Interclub Olivier Gueza led the floor with 18 points, Ayman Konozy added 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds with the duo of Damely Boungou and Christ Silas (192-F/C-88) contributing 13 and 12 points, 7 rebounds to give their side a second victory for a 2-1 record which is enough to see them through to the quarter-final.
The hopes Warriors of Uganda now depend on its ability to pick a win over ASPAC basketball club of Benin republic on match Day-4 at 13h00 Wednesday.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 3: Petro ease past Mazembe 92-60 - Dec. 16, 2009 
Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola made a loud announcement of its presence in its first game of the final round of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding in Kigali, Rwanda with a 92-60 points win over ASB Mazembe basketball club of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Luanda-based Petro led their Congolese opponent from the blast of the referees whistle winning in all four quarters by 17-09, 22-11, 25-18 and 28-22 points to further compound the dwindling fortune of the Mazembe side that now has a 0-2 record.
Petro Atletico Miguel Kiala (198-C-90) led his side with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists, ageless former Angola national team combo-guard, Victor Carvalho (194-G-69) added 12 points and 2 assists while Hermenegildo Mbunga recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds. Mazembe Mbav Kabwit had a double double effort of 18 points and 11 rebounds just as Kantu Kubala posted 11 points and 3 rebounds for their side.
Petro will battle Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria Wednesday in a group-A pairing at 17h00 while ASB Mazembe will be off.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Day 2: Unlucky Coop Bank bow to Interclub 75-83 - Dec. 14, 2009 
Luck and determination played a big role in the game between Cooperative Bank of Kenya of Kenya and Inter-club basketball club of Congo Brazzaville in a group-B played Monday night in the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men in Kigali, Rwanda.
The two factor, however, worked in favour of Interclub-club who were not ready to drop a second straight game in the preliminary after its Sunday 115-74 points lose to defending champion beating the Cooperative Bank side to their game winning the first two quarters by 24-19 and 22-08 points to take a 46-27 lead going into the break.
The Kenyan club-side tried to fight back at the resumption of play in the third quarter and fought quarter but their effort could only yield them a 26-16 and 22-21 points win to bow to the more determined Brazzaville-based side Interclub by 83-75 points.
InterClub Brazaville proved a worthy reliance for his side when he posted a competition high of 32 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, Ghislain Elenga (79) added 16 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds to suppress the Cooperative Bank side.
John Karonje (191-G/F-77) led the Cooperative Bank side with 28 points, 4 steals and 3 rebounds while the duo of Allan Ouma (172-G) and Eugene Genga (F) added 12 and 10 points each.
Inter-club will take to the floor on game Day-3 Tuesday against Warriors basketball club of Uganda at 17h00 while Cooperative Bank must be at its best when it face ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic at 19h00 Tuesday.
SOURCE: fiba-afrique.org


Day 1: ASPAC test Agosto might - Dec. 14, 2009 
ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic will Monday (today) file out in its quest make an impact in Africa against defending champion Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda basketball club of Angola.

The group-B game, the first for the FIBA Africa Zone-III side will test their readiness for the biggest club competition in Africa.

On the hand Primeiro who were ruthless against Inter-club basketball club of Congo Brazzaville on match Day-1 (Sunday) with a 115-74 points spanking will look to consolidate their position.

The defending champion will bank heavily on experience to see them through the energetic ASPAC who has some young players who will be out to prove a point that they can hold their own against any opposition.

Nigeria and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion, Kano Pillars basketball club will today begin its campaign in the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men when it files out at 17h00 local time against host APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda.

Pillars who finished fifth at the 23rd edition of the competition in Tunisia last year at the expense of the Rwandan must be at its best to be able to go past the rejuvenated APR side who came from near shock defeat to put up a five-star performance in the last two quarters of its opening group-A game Sunday against ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pillars who will be banking on the inspirational play and experience of Nigeria senior national guard, Abdulrahman Mohammed with supports from Abubakar Usman, Dennis Ebikoro, Michael Ohiero, Ibrahim Yusuf and a host other players to see them through it first game, the APR side will look on to Robert Thomson, Cedric Isom, Mathew Miller, Kami Kabange and their vociferous home fans to edge past the Nigerian.

Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya will play its second group-B game at 19h00 Monday against Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville in its quest to pick a second straight win and brighten its chances of making it to the quarter-final.

Cooperative Bank who were lucky to run away with a 71-70 points win over Warriors basketball club of Uganda on Sunday must be alert to the charged up Interclub side who fell to defending champion, Primeiro dAgosoto of Angola by 115-74 points also on Sunday, as the Brazzavile-based side knows that a second lose might put its quarter-final ambition in danger
source: http://www.fiba-afrique.org


Day 2: Kano Pillars go down to APR 77-92 - Dec. 14, 2009 
Host APR BC of Rwanda brightened its chances of a better placement in the quarter-final of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for men with a 92-77 points victory over Nigeria Kano Pillars basketball club Monday evening in Kigali.

The APR side took the first three quarters by 19-13, 24-13 and 23-22 to take the sail out of their opponent whose effort could only yield a 31-26 points win in the last quarter.

APR guard, Matt Miller (182-G-82, college: Bellarmine) led the floor with 22 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds, Robert Thomson (208-C-82, college: Fairfield) had a double double effort of 20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 block-shots and 2 assists, Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) poured in 16 points grabbed 9 rebounds and gave 3 assists while Calvin Fowler (198-G/F, college: Bellarmine) added 10 points for their side victory.

Kano Pillars guard, forward, Ibrahim Yusuf (196-G-89) led his teammates with 17 points and 3 rebounds just as his teammate and guard, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) added 17 points.

Kano Pillars and APR Lions will have Tuesday as off day which will give both sides time to rest its players and evaluate their remaining games.

APR has Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola as its last group-A game on Thursday while Pillars still have the Angolan and ASB Mazembe to settle scores with on Wednesday and Thursday respectively
source: www.fiba-afrique.org


Day 2: ASPAC taste defeat, loses to Agosto 77-119 - Dec. 14, 2009 
Defending champion of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for men, Primeiro dDesportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda looked unstoppable in the 2009 edition of the competition holding in Kigali, Rwanda with an emphatic 119-77 points win over Aspac basketball club of Benin Republic.

Aspac who gave a splinter of hope when it rallied to a 26-21 points first quarter but soon realised that the win was the tonic the defending champion needed to rise up to the occasion as it took the game beyond the reach of Cotonou-based Benin side winning the remaining three quarters by 35-15, 35-18 and 28-18 for a cumulative score-line of 119-77 points.

Though Aspac combo guard, Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) scored a championship high of 31 points that does not stop his side from tasting defeat in the hands of the Agosot side led by reigning Africa Most Valuable Player, Joaqium Gomes who led his side with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.

Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) contributed 16 points and 3 rebouns while the quartet of Filipe Abraao (194-F-79), Vladimir Geronimo (193-F-78), Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76) and Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) added 12; 12; 11 and 10 points each.

Primeiro will be observing game Day-3 slated for Tuesday as off day while Aspac will take on Cooperative Bank of Kenya as it continue its search for a first win.

Aspac Head Coach, Peter Ahmedu gave kudos to his players for putting a spirited effort against the defending champion.

He, however, promised that his side would do everything within its power to pick it next game against Cooperative Bank on Tuesday.
source: fiba-afrique.org


Day 1: Coop Bank scraps past Warriors 71-70 - Dec. 13, 2009 
Cooperative Bank of Kenya on match Day-1 of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for men escape with a 71-70 points victory over hard fighting Warriors Kyambogo basketball club of Uganda to register the first win in the competition.

Both sides gave a good account of themselves with the Kenya side going up by 20-13 points in the first quarter, the Ugandan fought back gallantly in the second and third quarters as both quarters ended 17-17 and 20-20 points apiece with Cooperative Bank side going into the final quarter with a 57-50 points advantage.

But it was a hard fighting Warriors Kyambogo of Uganda side that fought a spirited battle to pick the quarter at 20-14 points to lose by just one point of 71-70 points.

Cooperative Bank Eugene Genga (F) led his side with 17 points and 9 rebounds, John Ajik (88) added 13 points and 7 rebounds while the duo of Moses Kamau and Brian Bussu contributed 13 and 12 points respectively to give their side hard earned victory.

Warriors Kyambogo Martin Okwako (191-F-83) and Abdul Ramadhan (186-F-77) 18 points, 9 rebounds and 14 points fell short from saving their side from defeat.
source: http://www.fiba-afrique.org/

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