Debutant AS FAR, who has been in superb form lately, enters the last four of the competition as the team to watch out, particularly after beating favourite and Angolan champions Petro de Luanda 70-67 to finish second in Group A thanks to a 3-1 mark.
It’s difficult to predicting the outcome of the semi-final results given how each of the four teams made it to the last four.
Libolo and D’Agosto have won all their fives so far and look strong to do battle for the top prize of Africa’s club flagship event.
However, underrating AS FAR could be costly for Libolo as the Moroccan look highly competitive once they step onto the court.
Players to watch for Libolo include ACC reigning Most Valuable Player (MVP) Eduardo Mingas, Carlos Morais who scooped the MVP honours three years ago, and Angolan international Olimpio Cipriano.
The 12, 000 capacity of the Arena do Kilamba would be a beehive of sort as two Angolan top teams D’Agosto files out against former ACC champions Petro Atletico de Luanda.
D’Agosto, who like Libolo, is yet to lose any game so far, would want to protect the record and also attempt to repay the Coach Lazare Adingono-tutored Petro who beat them in the domestic front.
Star studded D’Agosto, who won the competition on eight occasions, look for its fifteenth final.
D’Agosto will look forward to 2013 ACC MVP Cedric Isom, Jone Pedro and youthful Mohamed Malick to be at their best Friday night, while Petro will be banking on the experience of the trio of Emmanuel Quezada, Leonel Paulo and Reggie Moore to help them reach the final.