Near East Angels have given a start for the season
Date Added: 25 August 2017, 08:28
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 11:56

The Near East University Women's Basketball Team has taken the basketball court for the first training of the season….

As the winner of both the Turkish Women's Basketball Super League Cup and the Turkish Cup, the Near East University will compete in Euroleague. Since EuroLeague 2017-2018 Regular Season will start with the matches to be played on Wednesday, October 11, 2017; the Near East University Women's Basketball Team has initiated the preseason preparations and trainings.

According to the info delivered by the Near East University Sports Club, the team consisting of only the Turkish players has given a start for preseason trainings in Pamuksports facilities.

When WNBA 2017 ends on September 3, the team will intensify its trainings as a complete team with the involvement of its foreign nationality players. The team will go into a tight preparation period prior to the game that they will play with Dynamo Kursk for FIBA Women Super Cup on 5 October, 2017.

The Near East Angels will get ready for the Super Cup at  Dr. Suat GUNSEL Cup International Basketball Tournament that will be held in North Cyprus on 14-15-16-17 September 2017. Near East University, Galatasaray, Hatay BŞB, CB Avenida from Spain, ZWZ USK Prague from Czech Republic and Castors Braine from Belgium, which are the elite teams of the Euroleague and EuroCup, will compete in the tournament that can be considered as a significant preparation period for participating teams.

Zafer KALAYCIOĞLU: "Preseason preparations are very important for the future"
Highlighting the crucial role of preseason preparations in increasing the performances and motivation of the players, NEU Chief Coach stated that they took all preparations and trainings seriously as they had high expectations for the new season.

"We have left a successful season behind. We are aware that expectations for the new season are high; we want to be successful in the Euroleague Women that we will compete in for the first time in our club history. A tough and intensive season is waiting for us. As it is known, our first official game will be with Dynamo Kursk for FIBA Women Super Cup on 5 October, 2017. Shortly after this game, the Euroleague and Turkish Women's Basketball Super League regular season will start; we will be in a very intense tempo. For this reason, we attach great importance on preseason preparations. I hope it will be a nice season" said he.