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A breakdown of the Women’s Asia Cup

Samer Taha
Samer Taha (Photo: Jordan News
Once again, the Jordanian capital of Amman is preparing to host the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Level B from November 7 to 13, and after great success in hosting the Asia Cup Level A; the temporary committee once again proved that it is one of the best in the region at hosting such events because of the security, stability, and personnel that Jordan enjoys at the highest level.اضافة اعلان

It seems that the tournament will be the strongest yet and the competition will be fierce between the teams, especially after the final table is available.

Despite the reservations of some teams to not announce the names of naturalized women until the last moment, the championship is sure to be competitive.

The tournament’s teams were divided into two groups, with each group winner qualifying for the semi-finals, while the second and third place teams have a chance to qualify when they play a playoff match.

The first group includes Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, while the second group includes Jordan, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia The teams’ preparations are in full swing, and the Prince Hamzeh Hall will be the stage for unparalleled basketball matches.

Group A

I expect that the chances of both Syria and Lebanon will be equal, because they have the keys to performance, especially the local players, but the use of naturalization has not been resolved for the Lebanese team. Furthermore, the star of the team, Rebecca Akl, is not certain to play yet, because the COVID-19 procedures have not confirmed her participation. Her absence will weaken Lebanon’s chances of winning the title, but Lebanon remains a striking force in the world of basketball, especially in women’s basketball.

Syria possesses a group of local basketball hustlers, and there is news of the naturalization of Shanita Jordan, who we have previously seen in the Arab Women’s Championship. She is a consistent performer, good shooter, has great chemistry with the team, and it seems that Syria is coming into the competition with full force.

For Iran, critics expect that the Iranian team will not be at the level of Lebanon or Syria, despite their tenacity.

Group B

It seems that the Jordanian Federation wants to appear in an honorable manner that is appropriate to Jordan’s level and achievements, especially after the committee led the men’s team to reaching the World Cup.

A wonderful coach, Faisal Al-Nusour, was called in. Coach Faisal is considered one of the best in Jordan in women’s basketball and has achievements both locally and regionally, where he won several foreign championships with his club Al-Fuhais with the participation of a large number of strong clubs.

In addition, the federation is hiding a surprise for Jordanian fans, a high-level professional player that is expected to join the team.
If coach Faisal can integrate her properly with the team, Jordan will be a force to be reckoned with, and possibly crowned with the title. Our players have the Jordanian desire and their willingness to fight will be fueled by the presence of the professional player.

The Kazakhstan national team plays a European style and has several great players, and it would not be a surprise if they ended up one of the semi-finalists.
Indonesia, despite its development, remains the weakest link in the group, especially without a professional.

In the end, it seems that we will witness a high-level competitive championship, and the chances for our team exists, despite the difficulty of the task.

Finally, Jordan’s hosting of such an event is an unprecedented achievement that proves that Jordan is in a perfect place, even under difficult circumstances.

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