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National team ranks almost full — manager

The Jordanian national team’s technical manager, Marwan Matouq. (Photo: Amjad Al-Tawil/Jordan News)
The Jordanian national team’s technical manager, Marwan Matouq. (Photo: Amjad Al-Tawil/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan’s national basketball team is in the process of preparing for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers on the basis that the Kingdom will have to compete without a naturalized player. اضافة اعلان

“The national team’s technical staff — with the help of coaches Mohammad Hamdan and Wesam Al-Sousa — are working to boost the squad’s readiness to the desired level, especially since their ranks are almost complete, despite the pandemic’s repercussions,” the national team’s technical coach, Marwan Matouq, told Jordan News.

He explained that the team’s management will have to configure the formation “within the available resources”, after the injury of Jordan’s American naturalized player, Dar Tucker.

“We are holding regular tryouts for players from various positions. The national team has its doors open to anyone who can prove their ability to comprise the desired addition to the team, whether it happens now or in the future,” Matouq said.

Commenting on whether Ahmad Al-Dueiri, Jordan’s point guard, currently playing for the Turkish Fenerbahce club, would take part in the final window of the qualifiers, Matouq said: “We have contacted Ahmad Al-Dueiri and let him know that would like him to play in the Asia Cup finals, however, his appearance at the qualifiers depends on his circumstances with his Turkish league team, and whether he will be able to play following the death of his father.”

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