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Nigeria’s representatives, First Bank Basketball
Club have finished second in Group A to set up a
quarter final clash against Kenya Port Authority
(KPA) at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for
Women in Luanda, Angola.
In the final group game, the FIBA Africa Zone
Three representatives, also known as the
Elephant Girls, fought brilliantly but ended up
losing 79-92 to defending champions and host,
Inter Club.
The four quarter scores were 21-24, 17-26,
15-24, 26-18 for a cumulative score of 79-92 in
favour of the Angolans. The Nigerian girls who
were down with over 25 points in the third
quarter, fought back brilliantly to reduce the
deficit to nine points, but lacked the final push
to upset the host.
After the gruelling encounter against Inter Club,
the Nigerian team will now shift their focus to
the quarter final game against KPA tomorrow.
The Kenyans finished third in group B and will
take a on Nigerian side they have never beaten
at the ACCW.
The odds favour First Bank and a win against
KPA will draw the Nigerian closer to its ambition
of winning the title.

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