Kano Pillars in 2016.
Qualifiers for the next FIBA Africa Club Champions Cup commences later today in Lagos, Nigeria with home side Kano Pillars aiming to repeat as Champions.

The tournament is set to end on November 18 and has teams from eight countries in the West African zone participating.

Teams from Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Niger and Ivory Coast in male and female categories are expected to participate.

Reports reaching indicate Ghana will be represented in both divisions by league champions Braves of Customs respectively.

The team features a wealth of stars including former Ghana Basketball Awards MVP winners Baniba Dodzie, Suleman Abubakar and Abdul Mutalib Alhassan.

Host nation Nigeria on the other hand, will be represented in the male division by five teams as the sub regional powerhouse has capitalized on the absence of teams from other countries to increase its chances of winning the title on home soil.

Aside Pillars, Gombe Bulls, Mark Mentors, Civil Defence and Rivers Hoopers will represent the home nation in the tournament.

Pillars won last year’s event and placed fourth at the main Championship in Egypt which was won by Cairo-based side Al Ahly.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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