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AFROBASKET LIBYA 2009 – Schedule

By on July 22, 2009 in News

1. Composition of groups:

Group A: Libya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa

Group B: Angola, Mozambique, Egypt and Mali

Group C: Cameroon, Senegal, Congo and Central africa

Group D: Cape Verde, Maroc, Rwanda and Tunisia

The groups A and B will play at Benghazi while the groups C and D will play in Tripoli.

Please find below the games schedule

2. Preliminary Round:

5th August 2009:

Group A:
Game A1:Libya vs South Africa
Game A2:Nigeria vs. Côte d’Ivoire

Group B:
Game B1:Angola vs.Mali
Game B2:Mozambique vs.Egypt

Group C:
Game C1:Cameroon vs.Central Africal
Game C2:Senegal vs.Congo

Group D:
Game D1:Cape Verde vs.Tunisia
Game D2:Morocco vs. Rwanda

6th August 2009:

Group A:
Game A3:Côte d’Ivoire vs. Libya
Game A4:South Africa vs. Nigeria

Group B:
Game B3:Egypt vs. Angola
Game B4:Mali vs. Mozambique

Group C:
Game C3:Congo vs.Cameroon
Game C4:Central Africa vs. Senegal

Group D:
Game D3:Rwanda vs. Cape Verde
Game D4:Tunisia vs.Morocco

7th August 2009:

Group A:
Game A5:Libya vs. Nigeria
Game A6:Côte d’Ivoire vs. South Africa

Group B:
Game B5:Angola vs.Mozambique
Game B6:Egypt vs.Mali

Group C:
Game C5:Cameroon vs.Senegal
Game C6:Congo vs. Central Africa

Group D:
Game D5: Cape Verde vs.Morocco
Game D6:Rwanda vs.Tunisia

Time of the games will be given later.

Source: FIBA Africa

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  1. Norma Gabriel says:

    Are these games going to be televised

  2. Rasta says:

    Can u pls update us with the happenings in Libya

  3. Kim says:

    SA lost 72 – 88.SA lead the first 2 quarters but lost it at the end.

  4. Elabed says:

    Hello all,

    I think the website above has the updates of the event.


  5. Kim says:

    Nigeria 97 – SA 49

  6. Theo says:

    Nigeria and South Africa

    By Olusola Babarinsa
    August 7, 2009 02:27AMT

    Nigeria national basketball team, D’ Tigers, continued the quest for their first continental gold with a 97-49 win over South Africa on Thursday at the ongoing Africa Basketball championship in Libya.

    The Nigerians were on rampage from the start, as they won the four quarters. South Africa, who for the second time failed to justify their participation in this championship after coming in via a wild card slot, were down 26-8 in the first quarter.

    Michael James Efevberha, who grabbed 29 points for Nigeria against Cote D’ivoire in their first game, scored the first two-point jump shot in the first minute for D’ Tigers.

    However, it was 23-year-old Shooting Guard, Chamberlain Nnaemeka Oguchi, who claimed the floor earning 20 points for D’ Tigers. Efevberha added 13 points with the duo of Gabriel Muoneke and Joshua Akognon scoring 12 points each.

    Michael Umeh contributed 11 points with D’ Tigers gangling forward, Ejike Ugboaja, completing South Africa’s humiliation with 13 rebound points.

    Nigeria plays host Libya on Friday in their last group game.

  7. Theo says:

    Nigerias mauls South Africa 97-49
    By Adeyinka Adedipe

    NIGERIA continued its quest for a World Championship ticket at the ongoing FIBA Africa Championship in Benghazi, Libya, when the D’Tigers beat South Africa 97-49 in the second Group B game.

    The Nigerians dominated the game and won the first quarter 28-6 to set the stage for the routing of the South Africans. Despite coming back strong in the second quarter, the South Africans still fell to Nigeria 23-18. Scores at half time stood at 51-24 in favour of the D’Tigers.

    Any hope of a comeback for the South Africans was dashed in the third quarter as the Nigerians once again won 27-13 to stretch the lead. The last quarter also panned out in the same fashion with Nigeria winning 19-12 to the admiration of the 2,500 fans that watched the game. Point guard Chamber Ogwuchi, who got eight points in Nigeria’s opening game victory over Cote d’Ivoire, scored 20 points to emerge Nigeria’s highest points scorer in the game.

    Ejike Ogbuaja had an impressive 13 rebounds while Michael Umeh had five assists. South Africa’s Christopher Gabriel had 13 points, Fusi Mazibuko had six rebounds while Lindokhule Sibankule had two assists.

    With this victory, the Nigerian team has maximum four points from two matches and will face host, Libya, in the next game, which promises to be a thrilling affair. The John Lucas II-led team will hope to continue its winning streak as it hopes to secure one of the three slots to the World Championship in Turkey next year.

    In some other games played yesterday, Senegal defeated Central Africa Republic 82-69, Mali beat Mozambique 67-54 while Cameroun defeated Congo 70-56.

  8. Theo says:

    After a well organised opening ceremony in Benghazi Wednesday evening, and in front of a very supportive and noisy crowd, hosts Libya upstaged South Africa to win their opening game in the 25th edition of the FIBA Africa Championship 2009 for Men, by 16 clear points, 88-72.

    The Preliminary Round Group A game was quite interesting and well balanced with the South Africans proving to be the better team at the outset and by the end of the first quarter has built up a five-point lead, 18-13.

    However, Libya came into their own in the second period. They began to put pressure on their opponents and finally managed to forge ahead, winning the session by 18-12 to finish a point ahead at the half way mark – 31-30.

    Libya’s advantage did not appear to be too healthy at this stage of the game, but then put up a very determined performance in the third quarter to not just win the third quarter by 10 points – 27-17 but also began to enjoy real supremacy as they searched for victory finishing the last quarter 30-25 for an overall score of 88-72.

    Libyan coach Kevin Nickelberry must have been pleased with the performance that set the tone for Libya’s second group match against Ivory Coast Thursday.

    Hisham Farag was Libya’s best scorer with 21 points and 13 rebounds; Mohammed Belgasim was second best with 25 points while Mohamed Mersal and Raid Fareed clinched 18 and 12 points respectively.

    Neo Mothiba was South Africa’s best points’ getter with 24 points and six rebounds.

    In the other Group A match on the opening day Nigeria edged out Ivory Coast by 93-84.

    Defending champions Angola started well, with a 79-74 hard-fought victory over Mali in Group B, while othyer favourites Egypt beat Mozambique 72-62.

  9. Theo says:

    Nigeria romp to a over South Africa 97-49

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    Afrobasket 2009 – Benghazi: Nigeria Thursday outscored South Africa in it second group-A game by to set up an all important last group game against host Libya Friday.

    The Nigerian side coached by Coach John Harding Lucas-II humbled their South African counterpart by 28-06 points though South Africa try all it could to get back into the game in the second quarter but it was the Nigeria who won the quarter by 23-18 points to end the first half by 51-28 points.

    The Nigeria team known as D’Tigers rallied to a 27-13 points win in the third and rap-up the game in the last quarter with a 19-12 points win for a cumulative score-line of 97-49 points.

    Youthful Chamberlain Oguchi led the floor with 20 points, Michael Efevberha added 13 points, the duo of Gaberial Muoneke and Joshua Akognon scored 12 points each, Michael Umeh contributed 11 points with 2006 Cleveland Cavaliar draft pick, Ejike Ugboaja grabbing 13 rebound to complete the beating of South Africa who had only one player, Christopher Gabriel scoring a double points figure of 13 points.

    Nigeria will play its last group game against host Libya while South Africa will confront Cote d’Ivoire on Friday.

  10. Kim says:


  11. Sipho says:

    If u’ve been following the continental game u’ll know that at these stage we cant be shocked at loosing to nigeria, let alone the score margin, for obvious reasons really! It was, again, never gonna be easy to beat the hosts! Ivory coast are no push-overs either!

    I’m happy with commitment of the guys under the circumstances!

  12. Kim says:

    Be careful what u say.People will be out for ur blood saying how do accept mediocre performance….just you wait.(lol).

    Happy Weekend people

  13. Sipho says:


    Ppl who are expecting us to win Afrobasket are clueless when it come to the international game.

    Ppl shud ask themselves:
    * when last did they see our national team play in SA?
    * where are our players playing competitively?
    * how did our team prepare for this competition?

    When they answer here, they shud that in relation/relative to the other countries in the competition