Kano Pillars Basketball Club have qualified for the semi final of the FIBA African Champions Cup in Cairo Egypt.
Pillars defeated Algerian Champions, Groupement Sportif Des Petroliers 91-81 points to set up mouthwatering clash with host Al Ahly.
The Nigerian Champions lost the first and second quarters to Petroliers 17-19 and 19-20 points.
But reading the handwriting on the wall, Pillars came out firing in all cylinders in the third and fourth quarters scoring 28-19 and 27-23 points.
Abubakar Usman had 34 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 0 blocks for Pillars.
Mustapha Adrar recorded 16 points,3 rebounds,1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block for Groupement.
Al Ahly who defeated Kano Pillars in their last group A beat BEAC Basketball by three points, 60-63
8th time Champions,Clube Desportivo de Agosto lost 78-83 to Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo in Angolan derby.
Libolo will square up against Association Sportive de Saleh who overpowered Club Africain of Tunisia 77-70 points.
The semi-final games come up on Thursday December 15