Women's Basketball League kicks off Friday

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The Jordan Women's Basketball League kicks off on Friday, with the stars of Al-Fuheis and the Orthodox teams set to cut the ceremonial ribbon. (Source: Jordan Basketball Federation)
AMMAN — The 26th edition of the Jordan Women's Basketball League for the 2020 season kicks off on Friday, with the stars of Al-Fuheis and the Orthodox teams cutting the ceremonial ribbon at 5pm followed by Al-Fuheis facing Dunes at 7pm. اضافة اعلان

The Orthodox hold 15 championship wins under their belt, followed by Al-Jazeera and Al-Riyadi clubs with 3 titles each, while Al-Mokawloon and Al-Fuheis won the championship title once each.

Jordan Basketball Federation board member and chair of the women's committee, Dina Halaseh, assured that the women's league will be strong this year, pointing out that the tournament is a good opportunity to prepare for the women’s national basketball team in upcoming championships.

“The presence of foreign professionals will raise the level of the Jordanian league. The league was short and we wanted it to be held longer, but we agreed with all the participating clubs to hold it during this period, especially since the Al-Fuheis and Orthodox clubs are competing in the Arab Clubs Championship,” Halaseh told Jordan News.

"There will be a strong presence of junior players in the league, which is a good opportunity for them to get experience, especially as the most important entitlement ahead of us is the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, which will be held next November. We will be participating for the first time after a long absence of almost 20 years."