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City Oilers Finish Fifth in FIBA Africa Champions Cup

Classification Game (5-6th)

Ferroviario Beira 70-82 City Oilers

City Oilers saw off Mozambique side Ferroviario Beira 70-82 in a classification game to finish 5th overall at the concluded 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup.

In the game played at the Salle Multidisciplinaire de Radès Arena, Oilers started a better side taking the first quarter 13-27, but they went missing in the second quarter when they were limited to only 16 points, 42-43 at halftime.

From recess, Oilers scored 21 and 18 points in the third and last quarter to seal a historical victory.

“The team played pretty well though we had some ups and downs,” started Jimmy Enabu.

“Beira was the most aggressive team we have faced throughout the tourney and it was good that we matched their aggression.”

The point guard added that finishing fifth is a good accomplishment and he hopes that the side can finish better next season.

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Adariua Pegues and Robinson Opong scored 23 points each with the former adding 8 rebounds to his tally.

Beira’s Ismael Sousa Nurmamade led the way with 28 points.

Last season, Oilers finished 9th – when they defeated Cameroon’s Nzui Mato 87-69 in Cairo after losing all their Pool games.

AS Sale crowned Champions

Moroccan side Association Sportive Sale won the FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) 2017 after beating hosts Etoile Sportive Rades 77-69 in an entertaining Final.

In the race for third, Tunisian side US Monastir edged Libolo 74-77, Inter Club of Angola finished 7th after defeating Petroliers 96-91.

Final standings of the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017

  1. AS Sale (Morocco)
  2. ES Rades (Tunisia)
  3. US Monastir (Tunisia)
  4. Sport Libolo e Benfica (Angola)
  5. City Oilers (Uganda)
  6. Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)
  7. InterClube (Angola)
  8. GS Petroliers (Algeria)
  9. Kano Pillars (Nigeria)
  10. ASB Mazembe (DR Congo)

11.Gombe Bulls (Nigeria)

  1. New Generation (DR Congo)
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