Players of Mega Leks on Friday from 17:00 in Nis are starting to defend the trophy of Radivojoj Korac Cup with the quarter-final match against Dynamic. A little less than a year ago, at the same place in the Hall “Cair” Mega has reached historic first Cup for the club since in the finals has defeated Partizan 85:80.

Mega will to the defense of the trophy go with the following 14 players: Jovan Novak, Kostja Mushidi, Nikola Rebic, Radovan Djokovic, Ognjen Jaramaz, Radosav Spasojevic, Stefan Glogovac, Alpha Kaba, Rade Zagorac, Djordje Simeunovic, Marko Tejic, Nemanja Kapetanovic, Aleksandar Marelja and Predrag Samardziski. Due to injuries, Dejan Milojevic will not be able to count on Vlatko Cancar and Ognjen Carapic.

Players of Mega await the first match in Nis in a good mood since after the victories in the ABA league away against Krka (73:82) and in Sremska Mitrovica against Igokea (101:84), made a big step on the path to survival in the regional competition.

Coach of Mega Leks Dejan Milojevic emphasizes that Mega have fond memories of Nis:

– Victory in the last two games in the ABA league helped us at least for little to take off the pressure from ourselves in terms of survival in the regional competition. For these reasons we travel to Nis relieved and in good mood, for that city tie us fond memories, where we last season won our first trophy. Let’s go step by step, the first opponent is Dynamic who is probably the best team in KLS. They have a very quality team with some very experienced players and an excellent coach “Muta” Nikolic. Cup is a specific competition and there is no room for any relaxation. I believe that we will be able to present a quality game and to qualify for the semifinals,

said Milojevic.

Mega Leks in the last three years all three times reached the final of Radivoj Korac Cup, where on 21st of February 2016, after the victory in the final against Partizan won the first trophy in the club’s history. The first opponent in the way of defending the trophy is Dynamic who is in the first place Serbian League with a record of 13 wins and 4 losses.

During  the Radivoj Korac Cup, for the first time will be organized competition in the pioneer category called “Mini-kup Beobasket 2017” where pioneers of Banjica Mega will fight for the trophy. The first opponent is the Dynamic and a quarter-final match is scheduled for Friday 14:00 in the elementary school “Miroslav Antic” in Nis.

Ognjen Jaramaz points out that the team is excited about the start of the Cup:

– We are excited about the start of the Cup, especially bearing in mind that we defend the trophy won last year. We have the same ambitions, even though it will not be easy to achieve. Game agaimts Dynamic is the first test for us. Of course we are favorites, but taking into account the system of competition that is knockout stage, we do not expect an easy match. Dynamic is the first in the Serbian League, they have a good team with some very experienced players. We have to have quality access to match, which is a requirement for our own good game and I hope, a positive result at the end,

said Jaramaz.

Mtach Mega Leks – Dynamic is scheduled in the Hall “Čair” for Friday 17th of February from 17:00 and the live broadcast of the match is on TV Arena Sport.

Photo: Mega Leks / Ivica Veselinov