The competition returns with two semifinal games to be played tonight in Angola’s capital, Luanda with the winning team to be determined on Sunday May 26.
Defending Champions take on Tunisian side JS Kairouan with record winners Primeiro do Agosto taking on Egyptian side Smouha SC.
Speaking to FIBA, 35 year old Guard Arnold was adamant about his team’s chances to retain the title due to its resilience forged from experience.
“We have a very experienced team. Not only competition experience but experienced in winning. That type of experience is extremely valuable in these situations. In 2016, we were down 16 points in the second half against a tough Etoile Sportive Rades team in the final” he said.
On a personal level, Arnold aims at winning the continental title for the third straight time after bagging two with Al Ahly and AS Sale.
“This is probably the third time in my career where I’ve had opportunity to three-peat. The first two times I’ve come up short. I’m focused and energized to not let it happen again” he added.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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