Winning the MVP award for the 2006 Promotion Cup was bitter-sweet for Albanian forward Gerti Shima.
Shortly before picking up his award, the 20-year-old had watched his side outplayed by Azerbaijan as the latter lifted the trophy with a 66-57 win on Saturday night.
Following a well-organised opening ceremony, Andorra and Moldova prevailed in Group A and both Albania and Azerbaijan tasted triumph in Group B on the opening day of the Promotion Cup in Durrsi.
The Andorrans, winners of this event in three of the previous four years, seized control early and rolled to an 87-73 victory over Malta.
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