History made as Association Sportive de Sale claim their maiden FIBA Africa Champions Cup title
RADES, Tunisia (FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017) - Morocco champions Association Sportive Sale have won the FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) 2017 after beating hosts Etoile Sportive Rades 77-69 in Wednesday’s Final in Rades, Tunisia.
Morocco international Abderrahim Najah ignited his team with a team-best 16 points and 11 rebounds while Mohamed Hadidane who led the hosts came up with a game-high 21 points and 7 rebounds but it was not good enough to avoid a disappointing end of the 12-team tournament.
Earlier in the day, Union Sportive Monastir punched the last spot on the podium, after seeing off 2014 FIBA ACC winners Sport Libolo e Benfica 77-74.
Sale's Abdelhakim Zouita was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five, where he was joined by his teammate Najah, Omar Abada (ES Rades), Evariste Shonganya (US Monastir) and Mohamed Harat (GS Petroliers).
Final standings of the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017:
1. AS Sale (Morocco)
2. ES Rades (Tunisia)
3. US Monastir (Tunisia)
4. Sport Libolo e Benfica (Angola)
5. City Oilers (Uganda)
6. Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)
7. InterClube (Angola)
8. GS Petroliers (Algeria)
9. Kano Pillars (Nigeria)
10. ASB Mazembe (DR Congo)
11.Gombe Bulls (Nigeria)
12. New Generation (DR Congo)
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