Alayyan praises Falcons, stresses confidence in coaching staff

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AMMAN — President of the Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF), Mohamed Alayyan, emphasized his confidence in the national basketball team’s coaching staff, led by Wissam Al-Sous and his assistants Muhammad Hamdan and Abdullah Abu Qura, despite recent criticisms. اضافة اعلان

Alayyan told Jordan News: “We are proceeding with the plan we drew out. And our qualification for the World Cup for the second year in a row, and the third time in history, is inching closer and will be achieved by Sous.”

“This is an achievement we will achieve ourselves, it will not be gifted to us,” he added.

Alayyan praised the support the Falcons received during their matches against the Philippines and New Zealand in Amman. “We dedicate this joy to all Jordanian fans. Our players proved to the world that we deserve to be at the World Cup once again.”

“Considering our loss to the Philippines — a strong team — even the most optimistic people did not expect us to beat New Zealand,” he said. “We exceeded expectations and our players were precise with their delivery, and they were able to accomplish the task.”

The Falcons lost their match against the Philippines 66–74, then beat New Zealand 92–75 during the fifth stage of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.

The Falcons were able to maintain their position in fourth place in the Group C standings with 12 points. Lebanon leads the standings with 15 points, followed by New Zealand second with 14 points, the Philippines third with 13 points, Saudi Arabia fifth with 10 points, and India sixth with eight points.

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