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African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-1 
 2 ES Rades 4-1 
 3 Interclube 3-2 
 4 City Oilers 2-3 
 5 Kano Pillars 1-4 
 6 ASB NG 1-4 
Group B
 1 US Monastir 5-0 
 2 Libolo 3-2 
 3 GS Petroliers 3-2 
 4 Fer.Beira 2-3 
 5 ASB Mazembe 1-4 
 6 Gombe B. 1-4 
Last:9/10/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano Pillars
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Usman, Kano Pillars21.8 
 2. Bayang, Condor20.0 
 3. Yacoubou, Aso M.14.8 
 4. Echols, Maxaquene14.3 
 5. Fields, ASS Sale14.2 
 6. Zouita, ASS Sale13.3 
 7. Gomes, 1 De Agosto12.4 
 8. Ambrosio, 1 De A.12.4 
 9. Akpatchi, Aso M.11.8 
 10. Mandate, Maxaquene11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joseph MBANG
  Ahly B.
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Mbang, Ahly B.10.5 
 2. Gomes, 1 De Agosto9.4 
 3. Ambrosio, 1 De A.9.2 
 4. Yacoubou, Aso M.9.2 
 5. Echols, Maxaquene8.0 
 6. Adams, Maxaquene7.9 
 7. Kondzy, InterClub7.7 
 8. Koumen, Manga BB7.4 
 9. Rhalimi, ASS Sale6.8 
 10. Amboulou, Inter.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest NATO
  Aso Modele
  (--81)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Nato, Aso Modele5.2 
 2. Bourouis, ASS Sale3.3 
 3. Boundou, Manga BB2.8 
 4. Usman, Kano Pillars2.8 
 5. Mandate, Maxaquene2.6 
 6. Kouaane, Ahly B.2.5 
 7. Ndzondzoko, Inter.2.4 
 8. Gomes, 1 De Agosto2.4 
 9. Mucavel, Maxaquene2.3 
 10. Zouita, ASS Sale2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano Pillars
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Usman, Kano Pillars3.2 
 2. Bukar, Kano Pillars2.2 
 3. Yusuf, Kano Pillars2.0 
 4. Kayembe Mudi., ASB M.1.8 
 5. Koumen, Manga BB1.8 
 6. Bourouis, ASS Sale1.7 
 7. Nguia, InterClub1.7 
 8. Yacoubou, Aso M.1.4 
 9. Gomes, 1 De Agosto1.4 
 10. Buzangu, ASB M.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 
  
  (--)
  Avg: 2
 1. Koko, Rivers H.2.0 
 2. Yacoubou, Aso M.1.6 
 3. Kambuyu, ASB M.1.5 
 4. Naduabum, Kano P.1.2 
 5. Adams, Maxaquene1.1 
 6. Zouita, ASS Sale1.0 
 7. Aboubakari, Aso M.1.0 
 8. Kayembe Mudi., ASB M.1.0 
 9. Kasongo, ASB M.0.8 
 10. Koumen, Manga BB0.8 
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Umar applauds Pillars as they retain Kwese League title - Sep 15, 2017


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Kano Pillars at the weekend successful defended their Nigerian basketball premier league title, when they defeated Gombe Bulls in the final 8 of the Kwese Premier League concluded at the Kofar Mata in Kano. Pillars defeated Bulls by 20 points 74-54 to confirm superiority in the Nigerian league. They took home the N20 million champions' grand prize. The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar, was full of praises for the Nigerian champions, which he described as very consistent in the past years. "Pillars gave their best in the Kwese Premier League throughout the season, so retaining the league title was not a big surprise. We don't have any doubt in our mind that Pillars would represent Nigeria well at the next edition of the FIBA Africa Club Championship, together with the runner's up, Gombe Bulls." For finishing second place, Gombe Bulls got N15 million, While Hoops and Read of Lagos that defeated Kwara Falcons 61-52 in the loser's final took home N10 million. Kano Pillars' Celestine Nwafor Peter, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 Kwese Premier League. He was also voted the league's Highest Scorer. Pillars' Abubakar Usman (191-G-86) was voted the Best Scorer, Gombe Bulls' Timothy Kapon got the Best Offensive Player award, while Hoops and Read's Mustapha Oyebanji was voted as the Best Shooter.
The Kwese Premier League Best Five were David Godwin (195-SG) of Kwara Falcons, Dele Ademola (199-F-89) of Pillars, Mustapha Oyebanji of Hoops and Read, Abubakar Usman Nda and Celestine Nwafor Peter.
Some of the top sports personalities that presented prizes and individual awards to winners at the grand finale of the Final 8 include: Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, former chairman of the Nigeria Football Association and chairman Kano State Sports Commission, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, former President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Senator U.K Umar, former President of the NBBF, Alhaji Aliyu Bappa, Treasurer of the NOC, Alhaji Abba Yola, former Director, National Sports Commission and Prince Ado Bayero.
Courtesy of: Ikuesan Olusegun
  




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