Abubakar led Pillars in scoring last season.

FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers for this year’s Club Championship competition tips off on Saturday November 11 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The annual competition will be played in a seven day period and is expected to end on November 18 with teams from West African countries expected to feature.

Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger and Togo are to be represented by top performing teams from respective leagues in the countries.

All teams are expected to present two reps for the male category and two in the female category for the competition with the exception of Nigeria.

The host nation and a powerhouse in the West African sub region will present five teams in the competition capitalizing on most team’s failure to honour the competition largely due to financial limitations.

Ghana is represented by Braves of Customs while Nigeria has Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls, Rivers Hoopers, Mark Mentors and Civil Defence as representatives.

Nigerian League winners Pillars won last year’s edition before moving on to place fourth in Africa.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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