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October 22 2021 6:39 PM ˚

Alayyan: the win over the African champions carries great connotations.

Jordan Basketball Federation President Mohammad Alayyan (right) hugs head coach Marwan Matouk after winning the title. (Photo: Amjad Al-Tawil)
Jordan Basketball Federation President Mohammad Alayyan (right) hugs head coach Marwan Matouk after winning the title. (Photo: Amjad Al-Tawil)
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AMMAN — Jordan Basketball Federation President Mohamed Alayyan paid tribute to the support of Credit Financier Invest and the Olympic Committee for national basketball team in the King Abdullah II Basketball Cup, expressing his thanks and appreciation to all the fans that marked a milestone and served as the sixth player in the stadium, to motivate the players.اضافة اعلان

"We are proud of this achievement, because this tournament bears a name close to the hearts of all Jordanians, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments in the region. The victory over the champion of Africa carries great signs that Jordanian basketball is on the rise,” Alayyan told Jordan News.

Nabeel Abu Ata, secretary general of the Basketball Federation, praised the organizational level of the King's Cup tournament, and said that it was “at the level of the Asian bubble. The presence of ambassadors of the Philippines, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as members of the Saudi embassy, in addition to the attendance of the fans at all the games is a huge tribute to the organizational success of the tournament.”

“We have received an invitation to participate in the Arab Championship, which will be held in Tunisia in early November, and we will make the final decision in the coming days, especially as it is a good opportunity to keep the Jordan Falcons players ready before the start of the World Cup qualifications,” Abu Ata later added.

When asked whether Cameron Forte could be naturalized after his performance during the King's Cup, the secretary general said, "Cameron came to play the tournament knowing that he would not be drafted for naturalization, given his poor defense and inability to shoot three pointers. He was required to score 15 to 20 points per game and he was able to do that three times. He was a good choice for the tournament, and we hope he can help us if we are able naturalize two players."

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