Pillars featuring in last season African Championship.
Braves of Customs Male Basketball Team has beaten Aspak from Benin 75-61 at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Qualifiers.

Beating Aspak represents a good start for the Ghanaian side who lost to the side from Benin two years ago in the Championship.

Aspak finished third in the 2015 Championship but missed out qualifying to the main competition as
the top two teams get to progress from the sub region’s competition.

The qualifiers are taking place in Lagos, Nigeria and has teams from eight countries in the zone competing including teams from Burkina Faso, Togo and Ivory Coast.

The win is Braves first in the team’s outing in this year’s tournament and sets the team up in the right frame in upcoming ties against Marks Mentors and Kano Pillars.

Nigerian side Pillars are the reigning champions and are primed to repeat as champions after recording two straight win thus far in the competition.

After clinching last season’s regional title,Pillars strolled to fourth place at the continental games in Egypt with former Braves player Romeo Enan on the roster.

Pillars have recorded 76-69 and 92-91 wins over Mentors and Civil Defence respectively. Gombe Bulls clinched a ten point (76-66) win over Defence.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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