RADES (FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017) – Tunisian sides Union Sportive Monastir (USM) and Etoile Sportive de Rades will face-off on Tuesday in a crunch Semi-Final tie of the FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) 2017 in Rades.
They defeated City Oilers of Uganda 96-71 in the Quarter-Finals on Monday while tournament hosts ES Rades needed to step up to see off Algerian champions Groupement Sportif Petroliers 89-87 in a game that may have taken a chunk of energy off coach Adel Tlatli's men.
Both teams have the personnel to prosecute the crunch battle which will see brothers Bechir and Mohamed Hadidane going up against each other.
US Monastir will depend heavily on Kyle Vinales to run the floor against ES Rades' Omar Abada.
US Monastir will count on the experience of Bechir Hadidane and Democratic Republic of Congo import Evariste Shonganya, who played a major role against City Oilers, finishing with 27 points and 9 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Tunisian champions will look up to Mohamed Hadidane and Dustin Salisbery - who gave a good performance in the Quarter-Finals -, and Averon Matthew whose double-double effort of 13 points and 12 rebound proved vital.