JBF to re-evaluate team, staff — president

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AMMAN — The Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) is slated to perform a “comprehensive re-evaluation” of the national team following a 70-89 loss to Lebanon in the third stage of the Asian qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup, according to its president, Mohamed Alayyan.اضافة اعلان

The re-evaluation will also include the team’s technical staff, he said, as the team’s underperformance in Lebanon “does not meet our ambitions”.

“We are not sorry for this result against a strong team like Lebanon on its soil and among its fans, but it is concerning that we appear at this meager technical level,” Alayyan said in an interview with Jordan News.

“We lacked the spirit of hawks that our national team is known for.”

He conceded that “important segments” of the team were injured in the preparation stage, but said that “it is not ... an excuse to affect performance”.

“We will evaluate this stage and take the appropriate decisions.”

The first national basketball team will conclude its campaign in the first round of the Asian qualifiers by facing Indonesia at 3:30pm on Monday in the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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