The great center player of Portland Trail Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic, will perform for the basketball team of BiH in matches against Finland and the Czech Republic within the second round of qualifiers for the World Cup in China in 2019.Our basketball players will enter the newly formed group K with the score 2-4, i.e. with a one victory less than Russia and Finland, three victories less than the Czech Republic and four victories less then France. Three first placed selections from Group K will go to the World Cup.Our national team will open the Group K in Finland on September 13, and then we will welcome the Czech Republic on September 16.We will play in Bulgaria on November 30, and then we will welcome Finland on December 3, while the last matches will be played on February 21, in the Czech Republic, and February 24, when we will welcome Bulgaria.Nurkic confirmed that he will play for the national team in September on his Facebook page.On the list of the National basketball team of BiH for matches against the Czech Republic and Finland are: Nemanja Gordic, Amar Gegic, Adi Zahiragic, Darko Talic, Marko Rikalo, Edin Atic, Almir Hasandic, Ibrahim Durmo, Aleksandar Lazic, Nedzad Muratovic, Nedim Buza, Adin Vrabac, Milan Milosevic, Miralem Halilovic, Emir Sulejmanovic, Amar Alibegovic, Ajdin Penava, Andrija Stipanovic, Elmedin Kikanovic, Markus Loncar, Robert Rickic and Obrad Tomic.(Source: Klix.ba)
Infantino, a former deputy head of UEFA, was first elected in 2016 to succeed Sepp Blatter, when the scandal that engulfed the governing body of world football was at its height.The next presidential election will be held in Paris in June 2019 and Infantino has said he will stand.Infantino expressed his gratitude for the African backing.“It means a lot to me,” said the Swiss. “Since long before my election, I had said, and since I have done everything, to make sure that the future really is Africa.”Infantino is believed to have supported Ahmad when he ousted the long-time CAF president Issa Hayatou in March 2017.Infantino described the election as a “vote of change”.“It’s about taking football forward, it’s about making progress together,” Infantino told CAF delegates, calling for “a real impact.”According to reports, Infantino was investigated by the FIFA ethics committee for interfering in the CAF election when he removed leading members of the committee. He later sacked the chairman and members of the ethics committee, effectively ending the probe.Ahmad said that despite the failure of African nations during the World Cup in Russia, where none of the five African nations made it to the last 16, the continent needed “regular and increased” participation.“Deep analysis” makes it possible to “see more clearly the various problems that undermine African football,” he said.Ahmad said that participation (in the World Cup) “stabilises some of the national teams of our continent… and gives them experience.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA President Gianni Infantino is standing for re-election next year © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDSHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Sep 30 – African nations would support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president, the head of the continental football federation Ahmad Ahmad said on Sunday.“I feel it is my duty… to announce this support from Africa,” Ahmad said at a special meeting of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, which Infantino attended, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.