Federal University of Technology Minna needed to win yesterday`s game against Unilag to keep their hopes of making it to the semi finals alive. However, the host school and the intimidating home crowd made it very difficult for the defending champions. FUT Minna lost to Unilag 57 - 63 and finished last in Group A. They, and Houdegbe North America University are the only two teams that lost all group games.
Ahmadu Bello University and Niger College of Education finished first in Group A and B respectively winning all three group games. Niger College of Education extended its records to three consecutive games with over 100 points after winning their third group game against Lead City University 119 - 82.
University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University both won two of their three group games which is enough to take them to the next round.
The semi final games are scheduled for tomorrow as follows;
Ahmadu Bello University vs Obafemi Awolowo University - 3pm
College of Education Minna vs University of Lagos - 5pm
Coach Ishaka Yahaya confirmed the team`s readiness for the task ahead; `We are very happy about our fine performance, we have a very good team and each player is very committed to the success of the team. We are confident of reaching the finals, but we do not underrate any team because anything is possible. We main focus to our objective and which is top emerge champions at the end of the competition`