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FIBA WASL Season 2: Week 2 preview

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - The reigning FIBA WASL champions are back in action as Manama headline Week 2 of the FIBA West Asia Super League (WASL) Season 2.

Group B

0/12 games played

# Team P W L % Last 5 For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 MNM Al Manama 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SAH Shabab Al Ahli - Dubai 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SML Al Shamal 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KZM Kazma 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0

Manama versus Kazma

November 20, 2023
BBA Arena, Manama, Bahrain
19:30 (GMT+3)

The Bahraini side will start their campaign against an opponent so familiar as they're taking on the extra-motivated Kazma on Monday at the BBA Arena at the Khalifa Sport City.

It could be recalled that both squads met in the Gulf League Qualification to Semi-Finals last season, with Manama emerging victorious by coming from behind in the best-of-3 series. That booted the Kuwait crew out while Manama went all the way to the Final.

Coach Linos Gavriel will once again be banking on usual suspects in Mosti Rashed, Hasan Nowrooz, and Ahmed Haji, with Travin Thibodeaux and Sir'Dominic Pointer serving as the reinforcements as Manama will roll with practically the same squad that won the FIBA WASL title.

Al Shamal versus Shabab Al Ahli-Dubai

November 21, 2023
Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Doha, Qatar
20:00 (GMT+3)

Shabab Al Ahli-Dubai will mark their FIBA WASL return  with a road assignment as they take on league newcomers Al Shamal at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club in Doha.

The ball club from UAE will not only be serving as the welcoming committee for their Qatari counterparts, but will also be looking for a winning start to their quest of bettering their third-place finish from the inaugural competitions - that, after a promising 4-0 start to the season.

Al Wahda versus Al Shorta

November 23, 2023
Al Fayhaa Stadium, Damascus, Syria
20:00 (GMT+3)

Capping off Week 2 play will be a clash between FIBA WASL-West Asia League debutants as Al Wahda host Al Shorta on November 23 at the Al Fayhaa Stadium in Damascus.

It will be a face-off between domestic royalties as well, with Al Wahda coming into the tilt as the 10-time Syrian Basketball League champions, having won their most recent gold in the 2022-23 season.

Al Shorta, on the other hand, have been a consistent fixture in the Iraqi Premier League Finals for the past several years, and they definitely want to replicate that success in FIBA WASL.

They have someone who could help them reach that goal as they have Lamont 'Momo' Jones, who shone for Manama in the inaugural FIBA WASL-Gulf League.