LUANDA (FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women) - Nigerian international Ndidi Madu has joined Angolan and five-time FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women (ACCW) winners InterClube de Luanda, the club confirmed.
And, she joins a team she has faced on a number of occasions.
Two years ago, the 28-year-old power forward, helped Mozambique outfit Ferroviario de Maputo claim a ACCW Third-Place finish.
A year earlier in 2014, Madu, who has a vast experience in European leagues, featured at ACCW on Nigerian powerhouse First Bank uniform.
"She is a player with similar characteristics to Nadir [Manuel], and having watching her play so many times in recent years, I thought she would fit in our team," InterClube de Luanda head coach Apolinario Paquete explained to FIBA.basketball.
The Angolan champions are currently on their pre-season, but bringing a player of Madu's caliber would "help us win every competition we'll take part," Paquete added.
InterClube will open the 2017-18 season taking on arch-rival Primeiro D'Agosto in a two-game series of the Angolan SuperCup early in November.
They will also play the 2017 the FIBA ACCW qualifiers against FIBA Africa Zone 6 oppositions in from October 20-26 in Botswana.
"Madu has been practicing with us for the past two weeks," the player recalled. "She is a terrific defender, she play physical and we are pleased to have her with us."
With five ACCW title, InterClube are the most successful club in the history of the competition.