It is tonight (18h30 Versluys Dôme) do or die for Oostende in the Champions League. The kustploeg must win the French Strasbourg of Belgian Lion Quentin Serron (ex-Oostende) to qualify for the 1/8th finals of the kampioenenbal.
Antwerp Giants qualified last week as the first Belgian team for the 1/8th finals of the Champions League. Oostende, which in the past two seasons could not, for the Belgian basketball tonight on the slotspeeldag of the first round for the icing on the cake sure. As the team of coach Dario Gjergja win of the French topper Strasbourg flicker there are two Belgian teams in the last 16 in the Champions League. “It is a tough job, since Strasbourg must win. For my selection, it would be a nice crown for the following round to achieve. We started with 1 on 6 and packed with a great remonte and six victories in a row,” said coach Dario Gjergja. The Strasbourg of Quentin Serron should not only cheer on the coast, it should also hope that the Lithuanian Klaipeda loses of the German Bayreuth. As the Belgian champion is not doorstoot in the Champions League is the be sure of the safety net and the 1/8th finals of the FIBA Europe Cup. The American guard TJ Williams (neck), on that Saturday the party in Okapi Aalstar mist, Ostend uncertain.
Gala contest for Antwerp Giants in Athens
Antwerp Giants close the successful first round tonight (20: 30 Belgian time) with a gala match at AEK Athens. The Greek winner, triumphant last season in the kampioenenbal and Hapoel Jerusalem on the first place in group C. At AEK Athens, among others, the Serbian-Greek Dusan Sakota (ex-Oostende).