Mega Mozzart will meet the team of Zlatibor in the quarterfinals of “Triglav Osiguranje Radivoj Korac Cup” which will be held from February 17 to 20 in Nis, it was decided at the draw held in the “Mediterranean” hall at the “Crowne Plaza” hotel in Belgrade.

Mega will play its quarterfinal match on Thursday, February 17 at 9 pm, and if they win, in the semifinals on Saturday, February 19 at 5 pm they will play against the better from the duel Crvena zvezda mts – SPD Radnicki d.o.o.

In the second half of the draw, the pairs are FMP Meridian – Borac (Cacak) and Partizan NIS – Borac Zemun, and the final is scheduled for Sunday, February 20 at 9 p.m.

The pairs were drawn by the coaches of the women’s and men’s national teams of Serbia, Marina Maljkovic and Svetislav Pešic, then the representative of the sponsor of the competition – President of the Executive Board of Triglav Insurance Dragan Markovic and Mayor of Nis, the host city of the tournament Dragana Sotirovski. After the draw was finished, head coach Mega Mozzart Vladimir Jovanovic pointed out that the cup is a difficult competition and that if the team is not properly motivated and concentrated, a mistake can happen:

– I am glad that Nis is the host of the tournament and the beautiful memories from the Cup bind me to that city. I think they are very good organizers and the Nis audience, regardless of the club’s commitment, has always created a real basketball atmosphere and I always felt good there. The cup is the fastest, but it is far from being simple and not a difficult competition. Matches in which it is decided whether you go further or drop out are very difficult, and if you are not properly motivated and concentrated, you can make a mistake. The municipality of Cajetina has been investing a lot in this sport in the last ten years, they are making respectable teams, Zlatibor is very good in KLS, they have a serious roster and I am sure that we will approach the match as seriously as possible,

said Jovanovic.

After the draw, Mega’s captain Luka Cerovina stated that Zlatibor is a quality team and deserves every respect:

– The cup is a specific competition, it is played in one game, where everyone can beat everyone and where surprises are possible. As for our opponent, I played before in KLS against them, I also follow the ABA 2 league and I think that they are a quality team and that they deserve every respect. We are playing well, I hope that we will continue like that and that we will welcome the Cup in a good mood. Now we have a slightly condensed schedule, three games in seven days, and we will do our best to get the most out of it and get ready for the Cup,

said Cerovina.

Mega Mozzart played four times in the Radivoj Korac Cup, and they won the trophy in 2016.

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