Wednesday, 23 February 2022 – 20:34 WIB
VIVA – Assistant coach of the Indonesian Basketball National Team, Wahyu Widayat Jati, revealed a number of obstacles faced by Andakara Prastawa cs ahead of facing Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifications Group C Asia Zone.
The man who is familiarly called Cacing explained, the Indonesian Basketball National Team was constrained by fitness problems. The reason is, some players have just recovered from COVID-19.
As is known, COVID-19 had spread during the IBL 2022 series 2 Bandung last. Many players have been exposed to the virus, which has forced the competition to be temporarily suspended.
This situation indirectly has an impact on the Basketball National Team because most of the Red and White team players are players who appear in the 2022 IBL.
“The problem is the player’s fitness because some players have just recovered from COVID-19 and the rest are mostly not training intensively because of the impact of COVID-19,” Wahyu was quoted as saying by Perbasi’s official website.
Nevertheless, Wahyu said that there had been progress regarding the chemistry between the players. They also understand the game system that the coach wants. That is, strategically there is no problem.