By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports writer, Kick442.om-Cameroon
Cameroon senior men’s basketball outfit, FAP of Yaounde has qualified for the final phase of the 2022 Basketball Africa League championship.
The defending Cameroonian champions overpowered Congolese side, BC Espoir Fukash 70-56 points on Wednesday December 15 during the semifinal of the West Division of the qualifying tournament held at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.
The Centre regional outfit benefitted from the yielding expertise of 25-year-old American star, Deon Jay Lyle and Cameroonian born Brice Eyaga to dispatch the Kinshasa based club and book qualification ticket to the final phase of the championship for the second successive season.
Despite threatening play from the opponents, the team managed by Head Coach Francois Enyegue stayed steady, successfully launching attacking movements and neutralizing almost every offensive moves by the Congolese led by star man, Rolly Fula.
FAP’s pair of Deon Lay and new found pace setter, Brice Eyaga spanked in over 32 points for the Cameroonian team.
The win ensured FAP of Yaounde booked qualification ticket to the final phase of the 2022 Basketball Africa League where the outfit will compete with 11 other teams from 11 African countries when the competition run from March to May next year.
The outfit which got eliminated at the quarterfinal of the inaugural edition in 2021 by subsequent champions, Zamalek of Egypt, will be looking forward to stepping up its game in the competition when the games take place in Dakar Senegal, Cairo in Egypt and Rwanda capital city, Kigali.
FAP battles Guinea’s SLAC in final
The Cameroonian outfit that remain undefeated in the BAL qualifying tournament after picking up wins in their five previous games, will be facing Guinean side, SLAC in the final of the West Division this Thursday December 16.
SLAC have been one of the most outstanding sides in the competition despite picking just three wins in five games in the qualifying tournament.
The team defeated AS Police of Mali 81-78 points on Wednesday to reach the final and equally book qualification ticket to the final phase of the BAL championship for the second consecutive time.
The outfit’s pace setter, D. Miller Junior, is one of the most performing player in the qualifiers, equaling 20.7 points per game. He contributed 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists when SLAC dispatched AS Police.
Michael Pool, one of the outfit’s key players, spanked in 19 points for the team yesterday, raising an alarm for the need for team Cameroon to harbor a sense of vigilance when they face the Conakry based Guinean champions in their bid of emerging champions of the West Division after finishing as runners up to GS Petroliers of Algeria in 2019.
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