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23/08/2011
NGR Ime Udoka

Nigeria became the first country to reach the final eight of the 26th FIBA Africa Championship for Men with an 84-46 points victory over Chad in the round of eight final Tuesday afternoon at the Palais des Sports Antananarivo, Madagascar.
 
The Coach Ayo Bakare tutored Nigerian side had adopted a moderate approach to the game winning the first two quarters by 23-09 and 22-04 for a half-time scores of 45-13 points but decide to slow down thus allowing the Chadian to pick the third quarter by 12-16 points but rally back to take the fourth and final quarter by 27-17 points for a final scores of 84-46 points.
 
Nigeria Ime Udoka led the Nigerian side with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Derrick Obasohan added 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists while forward Ejike Ugboaja had a double double figure of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists to earn Nigeria a quarter-final ticket.
 
Nigeria will battle the winner of the eight final round game between Central Africa Republic and Egypt in the quarter-final on Thursday.

  

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