Jordan’s Dwairi to join teammates in Asia Cup qualifiers

Ahmad Al-Dwairi FIBA World Cup
Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Dwairi vies for the ball against during Jordan v. Canada in FIBA World Cup 2019. (Photo: FIBA)
AMMAN — Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Duwairi joined his teammates on the Kingdom’s first-division basketball team in the FIBA’s health bubble on Wednesday as they prepare for their run in the final window of the 2021 Asia Cup qualifiers scheduled between June 12 and June 14.اضافة اعلان

Duwairi is set to play in the qualifiers alongside the following players: Amine Abu Hawas, Malek Kanaan, Sami Bzai’, Ahmad Hamarsheh and Mohammad Shaher. These five players were switched out with a number of players, including Fredy Ibrahim, Ahmad Obaid. Youssef Abu Wazneh, Ibrahim Hamati, Khaled Abu Abboud, Nader Ahmad and Ghaith Faraj.

Jordan has played three friendlies in preparation for the qualifiers so far, twice against Saudi Arabia, where the team lost their first game (89-69)  but one the second (76-74). Jordan also won their third match against Qatar on May 7 (69-57).

“In its current form, the team is still considered new and getting it organized is no easy task, but the boys have proven themselves by consistently increasing their performance,” National team coach, Marwan Matouq told Jordan News.

“We are very confident in every player and the role they play in every game and I will use everything in my arsenal to get the job done,” Matouq continued, adding that the chemistry between players is gradually starting to take over.

Matouq called on fans to rally behind the “new” team. “This team is new and represents the future identity of Jordanian basketball, so we must all stand behind the team, eschew insults and unconstructive criticize while we get the team together at this stage.”

Fans will be able to watch the 2021 Asia Cup qualifiers on beIN sports and a number of television channels.

Jordan is set to host the Group E and Group F qualifier matches between June 12 and June 14, which will see the Kingdom’s team vying for a qualification card in games against Palestine (June 12), Kazakhstan (June 13) and Palestine again (June 14). 

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