"First of all, I would like to thank the people of Azerbaijan for supporting us. I hope that we have given people joy with this result."
Boban Mitev, the head coach of "Sabah" basketball club, told reporters at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Idman.biz reports.
An experienced specialist commented on the stages of the FIBA European Cup. The North Macedonian thanked the club management for giving him the opportunity and chance to achieve such a result: "Conditions were created for basketball players to train at a high level. Medical equipment was brought in for players to recover and rehabilitate from injury. Azerbaijan Basketball Federation also supported. As a logical result of all this, the result came."
After a successful performance, they will compete in the main stage of the FIBA European Cup in Group D. Mitev said that he knows each of his opponents very well: I know "Bahcesehir College" since I was in Turkey. They have good budgets. "Mornar" is also a very dangerous team. They have excellent coaches like Mikhail Pavicevic. "Nymburk" has very good basketball traditions. Of course, it is a difficult group. We are moving forward step by step. Our first game will be away against "Mornar". I believe in my team. We will prepare well against the representative of Montenegro. I can only promise that we will fight for Azerbaijan in every game. I am happy because we brought real basketball to Azerbaijan, Baku, and people will now be able to enjoy real basketball."
It should be noted that "Sabah" will face "Mornar" (Montenegro) on October 18.