Mega Bemax will meet Borac from Cacak in the quarter-finals of Radivoj Korac Cup, which will be held from 14th to 17th of February in Nis. The draw was held in the “Crystal Hall” of Hayat Hotel in Belgrade and Mega will play its quarter-finals match on Friday, February 15th. If they record a win, the players of coach Dejan Milojevic’ will meet in the semifinals with the better from match Crvena zvezda mts – Dynamic VIP Pay. On the other side of the draw, the quarter-finals duels are Partizan NIS – Novi Pazar and FMP – Sveti Djordje.
The draw was different in comparison to last year, because this time the pair was drawn by the coaches of Serbian teams in the ABA league. After the draw, coach of Mega Dejan Milojevic stated that he believes the team will advance to the semifinals of the competition:
– Cup is a competition where everyone can surprise everyone. I’m sure we will not underestimate Borac, one of the best teams in our championship. We have problems, the question is whether Mokoka will be ready for the Cup. In whatever roster we come out, it is certain that we are favorites against Borac and I believe that we will go to the semifinals, where we will wait for Zvezda. We’ll do our best, so let’s see how far we can get there,
The captain of Mega Bemax, Branislav Ratkovica, also attended the draw and afterwards he pointed out that the team must have a maximum serious approach from the first match in the competition:
– Cup is a specific competition where everyone can win. We need to give our maximum and then we’ll see how far we can get there. The first opponent is Borac who has a quality team, with several experienced players on the one hand and a couple of young basketball players on the other. They are the first in the KLS and they are fighting good in the Second ABA League. It is certain that a difficult match awaits us, such are always the first matches in these competitions. We need to have maximum serious access to the match and if we do, I believe in a favorable result,
So far, Mega Bemax have played three times in the Cup Finals with the trophy won in 2016.
During Radivoj Korac Cup, in Nis will be held the 3rd Mini Cup BeoBasket 2019 for players born in 2004 and younger, where will participate pioneer’s selections of the participants of the Cup (Mega Bemax, Partizan NIS, Crvena zvezda mts, FMP , Dynamic VIP Pay, Borac, Novi Pazar) and the selection of the host city of the tournament.
Pioneers of Mega are the winners of the previous two Mini Cup and the players of coach Aleksandar Colic will play the first match against Borac from Cacak. The match is scheduled for February 15th at Primary School “Miroslav Antic” in Nis.
Photo: Dragoslav Zarkovic/Mega Bemax