Already winning by 11 points at half-time (46-35), the Angolans were always in the lead, despite an adaptation period at the beginning of the game. As the match progressed, they extended their advantage, winning by 22 points. At the end of the match, 14 points were enough to guarantee the victory (88-74) against FAP.
In the spotlight was Childe Dundão. The team's base was the best scorer of the match, with 18 points. Jone Pedro (14) and Yanick Moreira (12 points, 9 rebounds) followed. Gerson Domingos led the assists (9).
Next Saturday, the team will play in the final of the competition against Monastir, from Tunisia. The match is scheduled for 17:00 (Angola time) at the Kigali Arena.
On the way to the finals, Petro left behind AS Salé from Morocco and now the Cameroonians from FAP. Monastir won the Rwandan team and Zamalek, champion of the first edition of the BAL, held in 2021.
This is the first time that Petro competes in the final of the competition, having been in third position in 2021. Angolans now have the possibility to win their first continental trophy in this new version of the competition, organized by FIBA-Africa and sponsored by Liga North American Basketball (NBA).
It is recalled that Petro holds two continental titles of the defunct African Basketball Champions League, the last being won in Luanda, in 2015.