Opponent: Association Sportive De Sale of Morocco
Final scores: 96:77
Match date: 12th April 2019
League: FIBA Africa Basketball League
Game title: Elite 8(Game 2)
Another tough contest for us. We had earlier envisaged the intensity of the game hence we came prepared.
Playing the defending champions in front of their passionate fans remains an experience we will never forget as a team.
From jump ball to final buzzer, we played our hearts out. We made them to understand that Defenders basketball did not show up in Casablanca for a tea party. Everybody within and outside the arena were trilled by our style of play and boldness.
The first two quarters of the game was a nice match up for us. We lost grip and rhythm few minutes to the end of the entire game”
What stood out for us was our defensive play throughout the game. We also improved offensively compare to the previous game.
Ocheibi Okpe maintained his lead and high performance with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist.
Ibe Abuchi finished with 16 points while Adottah Albert registered his presence aggressively with 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
It not the end of the road for us but the beginning of an amazing journey filled with lots of promises. We will keep building a viable team that will be a force in the continent.
To all our fans, commandants and other key team stakeholders we say thank you for all the unreserved support. Three gun shots salute to all of you.