Braves Suleman Abubakar guards Kobo of Hoopers.
Braves of Customs chances of qualifying to next year’s FIBA AfroLeague Cup took a big hit after losing 53-66 to Civil Defenders of Nigeria.

The loss is the Ghanaian representatives third in the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers in Cotonou, Benin. Six teams from the West African sub region are participating in the competition.

Braves-perennial winners of Ghana’s elite club basketball competition, the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division-take on Harbel Pointers from Liberia in its final game of the competition which started on December 8.

However, a poor first quarter performances from Braves played a big role in losses to Rivers Hoopers from Nigeria and Eland Sportif from Benin to the ire of Coach Lawal Brimah.

Hoopers beat Braves 70-52 and Sportif scored an 81-64 win in the opening games but ended the losing run with a 75-50 win over AS Police from Niger.

Rivers have qualified to the AfroLeague and two qualification spots remain with the tournament ending tonight.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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