LUANDA (African Champions Cup Women) - Angola's InterClube de Luanda have won three of the last four editions of the African Champions Cup Women (ACCW) and will be chasing their fifth continental title when this year's event gets underway on Friday.
This year's event runs from 26 November to 6 December in the Angolan capital city of Luanda where 12 teams from across the African continent are expected to do battle for the top prize in FIBA Africa's top women's clubs competition.
Meanwhile, InterClube de Luanda remain favourites and seem prepared for the battle. They made sure to keep playmaker Italee Lucas, extended head coach Manuel Sousa 'Necas' - who guided to team to the 2014 ACCW title - and brought back Sequoia Holmes.
Tournament hosts Desportivo do Maculusso return to the competition for the first time since 2011, while Kenyan champions United States International University (USIU) were granted a wild card invitation.
For the first time since 2011, not a single North African team is taking part in the ACCW.
List of teams competing in the African Champions Cup Women (to be confirmed): InterClube de Luanda, Primeiro D’Agosto and Desportivo Maculusso (Angola), Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) (Uganda), United States International University (USIU) of Kenya, First Bank and Dolphins (Nigeria), Ferroviario de Maputo (Mozambique), Berco Stars (Burundi), INJS (Cameroon), INSS and RADI (DR Congo).
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