Abuja — Coach of Kano Pillars Basketball Club of Kano Sani Ahmed has set his sight on doing the state proud when his team files out in the African club championship.
He attributed hard work together with concentration as the reason for
the fifth consecutive victory in DSTV/NBBF Super 8 Premier league won
at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National stadium, Surulere Lagos.
Pillars defeated its arc-rivals Markmentors Basketball Club of Abuja
by 89 to 88 points to win the league and the coach told LEADERSHIP
Sports that planning for the African club continental championship is
their next step.
He, however, said the full commencement towards the Africa Club
Continental would start when the right date for the tournament had been
"We will make sure to curb what happened to us in last year's inter
club FIBA tournament in Tunisia not happen again, because beating the
defending champions Agusto de Premiro basketball of Angola got into the
players' heads. They were praising themselves on the social networks
like Twitter, facebook and before it was known to them they lost
"We hope to win the next FIBA Africa Club Continental but it is not
going to be easy, most of the team that came for that competition
brought some foreigners, players from NBA but you know one thing we
don't have money in Nigeria to bring any foreigner but we went with
local players and we played well which is a good experience for them. At
the continental tourney we will try to do well at least to get a