24th September, 2010
Kano Pillars have once again proved their supremacy in Nigeriaâ€™s basketball with their success at the NBBF/DSTV Super 8, as they defeated Royal Hooper of Port Harcourt to win the week-long championship yesterday.
Kano Pillars, who had twice won the Super 8, had a narrow victory over the Hoopers with a 78-77 point win at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
An elated chief coach of the champions, Sani Ahmed told P.M.Sports after the match that â€œwith what we saw this evening (yesterday), the future of the game in the country is bright. I have to give kudos to the Local Organising Committee for packaging one of the best final-eight tourneys this year.â€
He noted that the final was one of the toughest his side played on the local scene in recent times, as the Hoopers gave them a good run for their money.
Ogoh Odaudu, Head Coach of the Hoopers was disappointed losing the match, but he was glad the team secured a ticket to play at the FIBA-Africa Club Championship later in the year.
The winners,Â apart from the trophy, received N1million; Hoopers got N500,000, while Union Bank, who beat Dodan Warriors 80-74 points to finish third, went home withÂ N300,000.