Nigeria sole representative in the final round of the 29th Africa Champions Cup for Men in Tunis, Tunisia, Mark Mentors Basketball Club must raise their game in the two remaining games in Group B to proceed in the event.
The Nigerian debutant in the continent’s biggest Men Club competition currently occupy the fourth position in the group, which has eight-time winners of the Champions Cup, Primeiro D’Agosto of Angola with one win and two loses.
The Nigerian side must beat US Monastir Basketball Club of Tunisia on Monday and ASB Mazembe Basketball Club of Democratic Republic of Congo in their last group game on Tuesday.
Mark Mentors started their campaign on a bright note when they defeated Abidjan Basket Club of Cote d’Ivoire in a Group-B opening game by 68-65 points last Thursday, only to succumb to the defending champions Agosto by 88-74 points on Friday.
Mentors also lost to Etoile Sportive Rades Basketball Club of Tunisia by a single digit, a pointer that the Coach Peter Ahmedu tutored Nigerian side can still make it to the knock-out stage if they raise their game against the Tunisian and Congolese sides.
Fellers from the team’s camp in Tunisia, reveal that the players and their handlers have resolve to put in their best to make it possible to get a quarter final ticket.
Mentors have a cumulative total of 207 points and conceded 226 points with average of 69 points per-game, and an average of 75.33 points against, which means they have to develop a more proactive offense, while shutting down threat around their low-post, because it might come down to head-head to decided who goes through.
US Monastir are second on the log with 2-1 record, having defeated ASB Mazembe by 68-54 points last Friday, while Mazembe who have played two games in the group and lost both to US Monastir and Agosto.
Abidjan Basket Club might be completely out of contention having lost all three games played so far including the 68-65 points loss to Mark Mentors.