Saturday, February 26, 2022 – 20:50 WIB
VIVA – The Indonesian Basketball National Team immediately left for Jordan after serving the Saudi Arabian resistance. Andakara Prastawa cs will continue their struggle in the 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualification Group C Asian Zone against the Jordanian National Team.
Rajko Toroman’s team traveled for two hours to Jordan. This migration makes rest time narrower. The reason is, they have returned to compete on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
“The players immediately rested because they had to do a PCR swab test as soon as they arrived (Amman). So there was one more day to rest,” said Team Advisor Andi “Batam” Poedjakesuma, quoted by Perbasi’s official website.
Meanwhile, the assistant coach of the Indonesian Basketball National Team, Wahyu Widayat Jati, said that the available rest time would be used as best as possible. This is so that the players can bring out the best in the duel at Prince Hamza later.
“Because this match is also to measure our strength to face the Asian Basketball Cup later. So we have to play better than the match against Saudi Arabia,” said Wahyu.
In the upcoming 2022 Asian Basketball Cup, Indonesia will again meet Jordan, who is in the same group in Group A. Together with Saudi Arabia and Australia.
The tournament is considered very important for the Red and White team because it can be the only way to appear in the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Indonesia can only hope from the Asian Basketball Cup route to qualify for the Basketball World Cup if it is difficult to compete in the qualifications. Given, the national team has lost three times in this qualifying path.