Equity decry ‘match-fixing’ after FIBA exit


Equity Bank's Belinda Okoth goes for the jump shot at the Pavilháo do Maxaquene ...
Equity Bank's Belinda Okoth goes for the jump shot at the Pavilháo do Maxaquene in Mozambique. (PHOTO/FIBA Basketball Media)

In Summary

  • A livid Equity Bank coach Carrey Odhiambo slammed FAP for 'match-fixing' following their 42-70 loss that enabled Victoria Club to survive elimination at the FIBA Africa Women's Champions Cup
  • Victoria Club had lost all three of their opening matches in Group A before pulling of the dubious rout of FAP to go above Equity in fourth as they sealed the last available playoff slot

A livid Equity Bank coach Carrey Odhiambo slammed FAP for ‘match-fixing’ following their 42-70 loss that enabled Victoria Club to survive elimination at the FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup.

Victoria Club had lost all three of their opening matches in Group A before pulling of the dubious rout of FAP to go above Equity in fourth as they sealed the last available playoff slot.

Odhiambo and his Equity side will now have to focus on finishing ninth at the prestigious clubs competition where domestic champions test themselves against their fellow African peers.

“I am very much disappointed that such things happen at this level. How can a team that lost in Zone Four beat a number one team by over 20 points. Everybody says this was match fixing,” Odhiambo said.

Angolan side Interclube finished top of the group with eight points as home team Ferroviaro de Maputo finished second with seven points while Victoria Club of DR Congo finished third as FAP of Cameroon finished fourth with five points each.

First Bank of Nigeria topped Group B with eight points as I.N.S.S of DRC Congo came second while Kenya Ports Authority and MB2ALL of Madagascar finished third and fourth respectively. Lakers of Zimbabwe finished last.

 

Quarter-Final Fixtures

First Bank of Nigeria VS FAP of Cameroon

Ferroviaro de Maputo of Mozambique VS KPA of Kenya

Interclube of Angola VS MB2ALL of DRC

I.N.S.S of DRC VS Victoria Club of DRC

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