National team head coach Sam Vincent names 12 players for last two qualifiers for FIBA Asia Cup 2021
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
National basketball team head coach Sam Vincent named yesterday Bahrain’s final 12-man roster that will be taking to the hardwood this weekend in the third and final window of qualifiers for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021.
The Bahrainis have been training the past several weeks with a 16-man line-up, but the last cuts have been made ahead of the hosts’ last two qualifying contests.
They are set to wrap up their final preparations tonight. The squad list includes Mohammed Qurban, Hesham Sarhan and Maitham Jameel from reigning league champions Al Ahli; Mohammed Hussain, Hasan Nowrooz, Mohammed Ameer and Ahmed Salman from Manama; Mohammed Kuwayed, Mohammed Juma’a and Mohammed Buallay from Muharraq; Abdulrahman Ghali from Al Hala and CJ Giles from Al Najma.
The players left off are Ahmed Najaf from Manama and Ali Jaber from Najma, along with Subah Hussain from Ahli and Ali Rabea from Muharraq, both of whom had earlier already discontinued their participation in the national team’s preparations.
Bahrain is set to play twice in the coming days, first against.
Group D leaders Lebanon tomorrow and then against Iraq on Monday.
The Bahrainis are currently second in Group D with a 3-1 win-loss record but have already secured their berths in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021, along with Lebanon who has a 4-0 mark.
India has one win in four games while Iraq is bottom of the table with four losses.