The 2013 FIBA Africa Club Champions Cup is now scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia amongst ten teams from Africa. Earlier the competition was to be held in November.The championship is the highest men’s basketball competition for clubs, organized by the FIBA Africa and played by the champions of the leagues of the African countries.A Liberia Basketball Association source told the Daily Observer that Oilers have been informed of the new schedule.Prior to Oilers’ qualification for the ‘Tunis Basketball Battle,’ which many basketball pundits have described as a “stranger and newcomer” Liberia dropped three places to 85 in the FIBA world ranking and 22.Oilers’ qualification marked Liberia’s debut representation to FIBA Africa finals, since the establishment of the LBA in the 1960s.LPRC Oilers and Nigeria’s Kano Pillars will represent Zone 3 in the championship. USA, Spain and Argentina remain the top three basketball teams in the world, while Angola, Nigeria and Tunisia top the African zone.Oilers booked their ticket to Tunis when they defeated Nigerian outfit Union Bank 58-54 points and walloped fellow compatriots NPA-pythons 103-74 points in the recently Monrovia tournament.The triple champs (2011-2013) also pinned Young Sports Club of Sierra Leone, 89-66 points, but lost to Nigerian giants Kano Pillars, 82-65 points and made amends by trouncing Ghanaian club CEPS Braves 81-67 points.Meanwhile, Oilers Vice President Edward J. Harris told the Daily Observer recently a ‘fundraiser campaign’ to support the team to Tunisia is scheduled on Friday, November 14 at the LPRC headquarters in Vai Town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Advertisement -Residents in the area, should be prepared to evacuate if required. Here are a few things to help prepare for an evacuation:Locate all family members or co-workers and designate a Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called and your separated.Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers and keepsakesPrepare to move pets and livestock to a safe area.Arrange possible accommodationMonitor local news sources for more information on any possible evacuation.For more information, contact the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality at 250-774-2541. You can also watch this page for updates or www.northernrockies.ca According to the Municipality, there is no immediate danger at this time, but because of the potential danger to life and health the alert has been issued.The alert covers the community of Prophet River an area bounded by the latitudes 58 58.00’N to 58 15.00’N and longitudes 122 30.0’W to 122 45.0’W. The entire Klua Lakes protected area is also included. See the map below.