The November window of Fiba Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers will open today in Bahrain.
Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) is organising the four-day qualifiers at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town in an empty stadium in compliance with the precautionary measures and health protocols for combating the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Bahrain is hosting the games in groups A and D. Group A teams are Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, while Group D features Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, and India.
Bahrain’s game against Iraq at 7pm will be preceded by two matches – between India and Lebanon at 1pm and between the Philippines and Thailand at 4pm.
The national squad has already beat India at home before losing to Lebanon in Beirut. The team is being trained by national coach American Sam Vincent and his assistants Ayoub Hajji and Ayman Hamza.
The Bahrain squad comprises Ahmed Salman, Mohammed Hussein, Mohammed Kuwaid, Maitham Jameel, Mohammed Qurban, Ahmed Najaf, Mohammed Amir, Muzammel Amir, Hesham Sarhan, Mohammed Nasser and C.J Guilez.