NK Maribor is the first check in Antalya
07.02.2016 at 20:09h
On Monday, the footballers of Sarajevo will play their first friendly match of the winter preparations in Turkey. Our players will confront the players of Maribor, the current champion of Slovenia. The match will take place in Belek, at 07:00 p.m. local time (07:00 p.m. in BiH).
Our Club’s opponent, the team of Maribor, is currently at the second place at the league table in their country with 43 won points after 22 played matches and it is interesting that they ended this year’s participation in the qualifications for the Champions Leagues in round 2 when they were defeated by the next opponent of Sarajevo at the preparations in Turkey, Astana from Kazahstan. So far during the season, three players, are standing out in the lines of the purple and yellow team, i.e. Tavares – Ibrahimi – Mendy, who scored 30 league goals together.
Miodrag Ješić, FK Sarajevo Chief of Coaching Staff, announced the duel with Maribor by saying that a quality check expects our footballers.
“The checks in Antalya are of good quality, we are playing against teams which are participating in the group phases of the European competitions and we wanted to have such opponents in this training process. We are going to play the matches with the maximum engagement at trainings and it is important to say that we are not preparing for the preparatory matches but for the championship and official matches”, said Ješić, adding:
“The matches of the preparations are an integral part of the preparatory training process. They are hard but that is the goal. I can’t say that the result of the preparatory matches doesn’t matter, it does, but it isn’t the most important so that we are going to give chance to all players.”
Let’s also mention that Sarajevo played a few matches against Maribor in the past years as a part of summer preparations in the seasons 2012/13, 2013/14, and that tomorrow’s match will be broadcasted live and you can watch it by clicking on the LINK.