Al-Ahly Youth Basketball coach, Egyptian Ahmed Omar, revealed three friendly experiences that the team is going through, as part of its preparations to participate in the 40th edition of the Gulf Champions Clubs Championship, which will be hosted by Dubai from the 18th to the 26th of this month, and qualifies for the Asian Championship. Today, he said, the first friendly match will be at Al Wasl Club Hall, with a meeting with the Jam Academy team.
Omar told «Emirates Today»: With the team’s ranks completed earlier this month with the joining of foreign professionals, Americans Taylor Wilcox and Brandom Trichy, the trend was to search for friendly experiences that achieve harmony between the players, to finally complete arrangements to participate in a friendly tournament, held under the supervision of Jam Sports Academy, sponsored by the Dubai Sports Council and the Basketball Federation, will be held at Al Wasl Hall in Dubai from 9 to 13 January.
He added: After the Jam Academy meeting, on the 12th and 13th of this month, we will meet the Lebanese Hobbs and the Syrian army, and these friendly experiences represent an opportunity for the players, to raise the sensitivity of their matches, in addition to allowing them to test all the team members before the start of the Gulf championship, during which they seek to invest a factor. The land, with the slogan of adding the fourth Gulf title to the “Basket Knights”, after the trilogy of years 2015, 2016 and 2017, and the sixth in a row for state clubs, after Sharjah won the title of the last two editions 2018 and 2019.
He continued: The system of daily matches in the Gulf championships requires special preparation stages, not only in terms of physical preparation, but in the presence of a bench at the level of the basic elements, which contribute to the distribution of physical effort at all stages of the matches while enjoying at the same time high registration rates, and all of these elements There is a large percentage in the team, and all we need now is to raise the sensitivity of the matches for the players, and to achieve the largest possible degree of homogeneity, through the friendly matches that we will play in the “Jam Academy” friendly tournament, and contact with different schools, especially the Lebanese and Syrian ones.
He added, “Many of the teams participating in the Gulf championship tended to prepare early to compete for the title, and some of them are currently holding external camps in European countries, because they are among the tournaments qualifying for the Asian club finals. He concluded: “The positive factor is that all the members of the Al-Ahly youth team are far from injuries, and we look forward to investing in friendly matches to reach the required readiness before the Gulf clubs’ kickoff.”
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