Kator Gar powered Gombe Bulls to their first win on the continent at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship for men when they defeated Civil Defenders by 76 points to 66.
The team masterminded by Coach Mohammed Abdulrahman ended the first half on a strong note leading their fellow continental newbie by 35 point to 27.
Gombe started the second half where they left off with AbdulWahab Yakubu weighing in with 11points, two steals and two assists.
Former Dodan Warriors captain, Simon Owoicho also recorded 14 points, two steals and one assist for the Bulls on enroute their historic win.
Despite the spirited effort from Gideon Omoduku with 19 points and one assist, Defenders could not salvage a win against a much experienced Bulls who maintained their lead all through the game.
Speaking after the game, head coach of Gombe Bulls, Mohammed Abdulrahman attributed their win to the new found belief of the team which had to bounce back from their unimpressive display in the 2016 league season.
According to Abdulrahman, “Our target is to get to this stage after our hardwork during the regular season. Anything we get going forward will be a bonus but also deserved.”
On his part, head coach of Civil Defence, Temitope Olowosulu traced their loss to the inability to clear all their players before the tournament.
Olowosulu praised his boys for showing the necessary mental strength to withstand the barrage of their opponent towards the end of the fourth quarter.