Damascus, SANA- During its tour to the countries qualified for the Asian Basketball Finals, the championship cup arrived in Syria accompanied by Secretary-General of the Asian Confederation Aghob Khajiryan.
“The cup round to the qualified countries is a good gesture from the AFC, and its arrival in Syria is a message for the return of basketball to its normal state, as the Syrian team is ranked among the top 16 teams in Asia” Head of the Basketball AssociationTarif Qutrash said in a statement to SANA.
Secretary-General of the Asian Basketball Federation referred to the good results achieved by the Syrian team, which led it to the Asian finals, indicating that the Syrian basketball witnesses a new start, and the AFC will continue to support it to raise its level more.
The Syrian team booked its seat in the tournament by beating Qatar in the third matches of the Asian qualifiers for the fifth group, to take the second place after the Iranian team.
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