November 25, 2016
The tournament started on Friday in Maputo, Mozambique with two Group A games as the ten teams looked to be crowned club champions in Africa. The day started with Cameroon’s FAP beating Kenya Ports Authority 57-43. The -hosts were in the next game, but had a tough test against Angolan powerhouse Inter Clube, losing 57-43 as both teams bolstered their rosters with solid imports.
Kenya Ports Authority vs. Forces Armees et Police 43-57 KPA Wanyama 15 Luvandwa 7 Koranga 7 FAPB Gano 17 Mba Minna 13 Mbiandija 9
Ferroviario Maputo vs. Inter Clube 43-57 CFM Cossa 14 Mitchell 4/6r Edwards 0 INTER Akonga 10/8r Filipe 10 Holmes 6/6r Lucas 5
November 26, 2016
The other group started play on Saturday. Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto beat Algeria’s Petroliers 74-57 as Danielle McCray already proved to be a useful import in her first game. Nigeria’s representatives were supposed to bring a stacked roster, but it was not at its best in a 65-59 win over Mozambique’s A Politehnica.
Primeiro de Agosto vs. Petroliers 74-57 1DA McCray 20 Dongue 17 Goncalves 14 Gala 10 GSP Belaidi 14 Ntumba 13 Muganza 10
First Bank vs. ‘A’ Politehnica 65-59 FIB Atosu 18 Udeaja 12 Silva 7 APOLI Chiziane 17/10r Samo 10