Beirut Club eye perfection; ZobAhan, Orthodox Amman bat for win no. 2
BEIRUT (Lebanon) - Beirut Club will try to remain the only unbeaten team in WASL-West Asia in Week 4 of the competitions on Wednesday night.
11 January 2023
Al-Ittihad Ahli vs Beirut Club - 18:00 GMT+3 - Aleppo, Al Hamadaniyeh Stadium
12 January 2023
ZobAhan vs Orthodox Amman- 16:30 GMT+3:30 - Tehran, Azadi Basketball Hall
Currently the leaders of Group A, Beirut Club have been nothing short of dominant in their two wins thus far, the latest of which was an 87-58 victory over Orthodox Amman on the road just days before 2022 came to a close.
Stretching their unbeaten run to three is surely on their minds but they will have to do so on the road once again, with a hostile crowd expected to show up.
Beirut Club will take on Al-Ittihad Ahli at the Al Hamadaniyeh Stadium in Aleppo -- a venue that holds the WASL record for most attendance with 6,700.
An upset, furthermore, is what motivates the home team as they remain the winless team in WASL-West Asia -- Orthodox Amman and ZobAhan chalked up their first wins of the season at the Syrian club's expense.
ZobAhan dealt Al-Ittihad Ahli their most recent loss, 75-54, in Tehran, and so they're out to keep their winning ways when they battle the team from Jordan on Thursday at the Azadi Basketball Hall in a battle of 1-1 squads.
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Ali Haidar has been the unquestioned leader of Beirut Club in their hot start so far not just because of his experience but with how he delivers on the court as well.
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The 32-year-old center is WASL-West Asia's fourth-best scorer with 23.5 points per game, and is also among the top 10 rebounders with 6.5 boards.
His best outing to date happened in their last game against Orthodox, where he finished with 25 points on 52.6-percent shooting and 7 rebounds.