Nigerian League Winners, Kano Pillars have been drawn against 8th time Continental Champions Primeiro D’Agosto of Angola in the group A of FIBA Africa Champions Cup which holds from December 7 to 16, 2016
Also drawn in group A, are Hosts Ah Ahly Sporting Club of Egypt, Club Africain of Tunisia, Nzui Manto of Cameroon, and AD Bairro of Cape Verde
In Group B, Nigeria’s Customs Basketball Club will slug it out against CRD Libolo, AS Sale (Morocco), City Oilers (Uganda), BEAC (Cameroon), and GSP (Algeria).
And according to the draw made on Tuesday night in Cairo,City Oilers and Groupement Sportif des Petroliers will open the tournament follow by the contest between Recreativo Libolo v AS Sale in group B
Hosts Al Ahly sporting club will open the Group A campaign against tournament debutants Nzui Manto of Cameroon while Kano Pillars close the action for the day when they square up against Club Afrcain of Tunisia in the second group A game at 8:15 pm Nigerian time
Twelve teams will be participating in this year’s finals.
The preliminary stage of the competition will be played in a round-robin format, with each team battling its five opponents respectively.
The top four teams from each group will then progress to the Final Phase that is contested in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onward, (Semi-Finals and Final).
With the Third-Placed and Final matches of the tournament taking place on December 16