City Oilers Take 5th Place at FIBA African Champions Cup

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Ugandas City Oilers on Wednesday afternoon stopped Mozambiques Ferroviario Beira to take the fifth position at the FIBA African Champions Cup in Tunisia.

Uganda's City Oilers on Wednesday afternoon stopped Mozambique's  Ferroviario Beira to take the fifth position at the FIBA African Champions Cup in Tunisia.

The Oilers stormed to the championship quarter finals when the edged Nigeria's Kano Pillars. There final hopes were however dented by unbeaten Tunisia's US Monastir.
However the Oilers on Tuesday stopped Algeria's GSP 96-91 and in a hotly contested game played today stopped Mozambiques Ferroviario Beira 82-70.
In the game played at the Rades City Arena, the Oilers took a huge 27-13 lead in the first quarter before  the Mozambique side won the second quarter 29-16. 

The third quarter ended 21-13 in favor of the Oilers. The Oilers led the last quarter with a slim 18-15.
Both Oilers guard Robinson Opong Odoch and Centre Darius A Pegus made 23 Points, while Mozambiques Ismail Nurmamade made a game high 28 Points.
The loss for Mozambiques side mean they take sixth position.Angola's InterClube takes seventh place while Algeria's GSP took eighth place.
A third place game is to be played between Libolo of Angola and US Monastir of Tunisia.
Morocco's AS Sale beat ES Rades (Tunisia) to become champions.




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