By Ahmad Al-Rifai
BEIRUT, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- Coach of Kuwait's men basketball team Faisal
Buresly attributed the loss the team to Libya's national team in the 20th Arab
Basketball Championship Friday evening to the injury of two key players.
Abdulaziz Dhari was injured in the first quarter of the game while Saleh
Al-Yousuf was injured shortly after the start of the second quarter, Buresly
"The two players constitute the mainstay of the team; so their loss
contributed to the loss of the team.
"The other players did their utmost and offered a wonderful game but were
unable to make up for the loss of the two teammates. None of them is to blame
for the loss," he affirmed.
"The Kuwaiti team had only a short time to prepare for the tourney; they
had to train inside Kuwait. Whereas, the other Arab teams held overseas
training camps and played friendly games with major teams, which reflected
positively on their performances," Al-Yousuf added.
The team lost to Libya 69-77, its third loss in a raw in the championship.
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