FIBA AFRICA CHAMPIONS CUP: Pillars defeat Nzui Manto

 

BY

MARIAH OLATUNJI

Kano Pillars basketball club bounced back from their opening day defeat with a victory over Nzui Manto in the African Club Champions Cup holding in Cairo Egypt.

The Nigerian champions beat tournament debutant, Nzui 75-86 points in the group A game played today.

Pillars lost the first quarter 17-21 points, but increased their tempo in the second quarter winning 26 – 8 points.

They also won the third quarter 22-24 points but lost the fourth quarter 24-19 points.

Abdul Yahaya was the key player for the Pillars, scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists while Etienne Tametong Kalume’s 22 points failed to save the Cameroonian Club who lost their three straight games.

The Kano State club who was humiliated by Tunisian Champions, Club Africain 47-87 points in the first game is third on the table with 3 points, behind leaders El Ahly, and second place Club Africain.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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