Partizan NIS will host Zadar in the first game of 2018, and the 15th round of ABA League. The game will be played in “Aleksandar Nikolić” Sports Hall.
Black and Whites will be able to count on Đorđe Gagić, who came back in Belgrade team and will try to help his new teammates against the team from Croatia.
In the first part of the regional league’s season these two teams played and excellent game in “Krešimir Ćosić” Sports Hall, and team from Belgrade won with a score 97 – 104.
Even though Partizan NIS won in the first game against team from Zadar, Croatian team now has 7 victories and 7 losses, while Nenad Čanak’s team has a score of 6 – 8. But now is a new year, and a new beginning so Black and Whites are searching to stop their losing streak, and Aramis Naglić’s team is searching for a revenge over Partizan.
Before this game, new old face sign up with Black and Whites and he will be able to play against team from Croatia. It is Đorđe Gagić, who was very excited returning home.
“I am happy that I’m back in Partizan and for opportunity to play in black and whites gear again. There were lot of speculations when I left the club, but I won’t talk about that. My career and my return showed which team I prefer and where my heart belongs. I am looking forward to working with coach Čanak and I can’t wait to play in front of “Grobari” again”, said 28-year old Partizan centre.
Coach Nenad Čanak told that Zadar is in great shape now, but he is hoping his team will give their best to win this important game.
“Zadar is in excellent shape now and lately they won some important matches. Their game is based on individual play of two great American players, but the rest of the team is showing great support. On the other hand, we are not in the good place right now, we had 4 losses in a raw, but game against Croatian team is a chance to get back on the winning track and to fight for a fourth place in the league. I will use this opportunity to call our fans to support us against Zadar”, said Čanak.