Basketball Africa League: FUS in search of a historic qualification against the Cape Town Tigers

Basketball Africa League: FUS in search of a historic qualification against the Cape Town Tigers
Basketball Africa League: FUS in search of a historic qualification against the Cape Town Tigers

Reigning champion of Morocco, leader of his group in playoffs of the Excellence division and holder of the title record at the national level, the Fath Union Sports intends to take a step forward, on the occasion of its participation in the fourth edition of the Basketball Africa League, the final phases of which will be played in Kigali (May 24-June 1). The Fussists won their first match in the BK Arena, at the expense of the EgyptiansAl Ahly (89-78), reigning champions and favorites for their own succession on the list. A victory acquired in suspense and thanks to a performance in the fourth quarter. “We deserved to win this match,” assured Said El Bouzidi, coach of the FUS. We had to defend well and make the right decisions in attack. The team of Cape Town is not bad, but it is not as aggressive as Libyan Al Ahly. The most important thing now is the next match,” insisted Coach Bouzidiwho participated in the BAL in 2021 and 2023 at the head of the AS Salé staff.

Yacine Baeri, a champion from the bench

But Saïd El Bouzidi’s men do not intend to stop there. As the captain points out Abdelhakim Zouita. “The victory against Al Ahly is good for morale, but the next match is crucial and we don’t want to go home straight away,” insists the seasoned winger. If the public naturally keeps in mind the performance of Aliou Diarra (21 points, 10 rebounds), Ken Brown (5 assists) or even Jonathan Jordan (14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists), it is Yacine Baeri who led the charge at the start of the last quarter, scoring 7 points with a 100% success rate. “I love Yacine,” admits Zouita affectionately. I salute his positive attitude, because he didn’t play the whole first half, but when he came on, he showed that he was a real professional. A feeling shared by Ayoub Nouhi: “Yacine must be congratulated. For me, he’s the one who brings us back into the match. We are happy to have him with us.”

Nouhi expects a better lineup from the Tigers than the one FUS faced and beat during the Kalahari Conference. “I saw that they brought back pivots and this is the sector that they were lacking a little. I think they are better in the playoffs. But we will face them with the same mentality and we will do everything to win.

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