FIBA CC: Al Ahly Beat Pillars 71-65

FIBA CC: Al Ahly Beat Pillars 71-65



By Johnny Edward:


Nigeria's representative at the 31st FIBA Africa Champions Cup in Cairo, Egypt, Kano Pillars lost 71-65 to host club, Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the competition Thursday evening reports


The Nigerian champions, who beat GS Petroliers team 91-81 in the quarter-finals could only win a quarter all through the encounter.


Al Ahly won the first quarter 15-13, but the Nigerian champions led by the in form Abubakar Usman fought back to win the second quarter 21-19.


In the third quarter the Egyptian side regained their lead winning 20-17. While they also lost the fourth quarter 17-14.


Usman scored 17 points while Daniel Ademola scored 16 as the Nigerian champions crashed.


They will face the loser of the game between Clube Recreativo e Desportivo do Libolo and Association Sportive de Salé while Al Ahly Sporting Club will battle the winner