After two close loses, Nigerian representative at the African Champions Cup Kano Pillars finally got their season underway with a close win over Egyptian power house Al Ahly.

Led on the back of a 22 points effort by Abubabakar Usman, Kano Pillars withstood some late pressure to seal the all important win. After taking a 7 point lead in the fourth quarter, Pillars withstood a fourth quarter comeback by Al Ahly to hold on to win it 70-68.

Pillars are currently in fourth place in group B.

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