Kosovo Men Senior Team will gather in Prishtina during August for a few days of practice and possibly a friendly match. This gathering is welcomed by the head coach Christos Marmarinos.
The team needs to gather in August so that we can see the players' form after quarantine. We aim to be an active role in their lives and help them in developing careers in all possible ways. We will practice for a few days, and remind ourselves of the team structure and how we have to operate in the future. We want our players to feel like home when they are with the national team", said Marmarinos for the official website of KBF.
He additionally spoke about the importance of this gathering for native players. "We expect to assess the progress of the players. The team is not a closed group of people, but an extended family that can include all those who share the same values and principles, and we will enable others to be part of the national team. In a more relaxed environment, players will have the opportunity to show their worth and understand team standards. In this way, when the time comes in November, we will choose between the players who are in the best shape, without excluding anyone from the process ", added Marmarinos.
Kosovo in the European Pre-Qualifications for the 2023 World Cup, defeated Iceland 80:78 at home, and Luxembourg as guest 80:84. In November, the Dardanians are guests of Slovakia and Iceland.
Our goal is to play and triumph. Recording the win is important for us, and we want to make every Kosovar in the world proud of its national team.
At the same time, building a "Kosovo Basketball Mentality" is just as important, and success in this area will inspire and develop the new generation of basketball people in the country. This is our biggest goal and this will be the ultimate victory. "Until then, we will fight for the win in every game." stated the head coach Marmarinos.