Zahui followed by Dupree and Sliskovic on board
In the middle of our club's long and troublesome pre-season we have got some good news from our Managing Director, as a result of which we have all our problems sorted out.
As it has been published by a statement form the player before, Jelena Milovanovic's contract has been put on hold for this season, because the player is about to become a mother. Her replacement, Amanda Zahui has arrived to us, however there have been some problems regarding her physical status. After lengthy negotiations a deal has been made today that is acceptable for both parties, as a result of which the player will be eligible to work as a full-time member of the team from Monday on under the guidance of the coaching staff.
Our other center Tina Jovanovic has undergone her first ankle surgery, and began rehabilitation. As soon as her physical status allows her other ankle correction surgery will be done as well. After the Christmas break Tina will be able to rejoin the team full-time. We owe huge gratitude to Patrícia Bakó and Fanni Kocsis who have been filling in for them with great effort so far. They have set an example of loyalty to the club for the others, which is also worth mentioning!
For Tina's replacement our club has found a not at all usual solution. We have made a so-called training contract with our former player Iva Cuzic-Sliskovic, who was the member of our league champion and cup winner team in 2007. The player who has a great mentality has played for numerous Euroleague teams since then and she doesn't have a team to play for at the moment. According to her contract she will be at the club's service from Monday as Betti Határ and the rest of the team's training partner. She will not be named for the Hungarian league games, according to her contract she will be here with us as a free agent.
It is also a well-known fact that we have ended our contract with Alaina Coates. To our greatest pleasure, Candice Dupree will join us to replace her on the team with a contract throughout the entire season! Candice will join us after our tour to Ekaterinburg, on the 27th of September.
Yvonne Turner has been here in Sopron since Monday, but we have given her a compulsory one-week rest, so she will join in the work after our tour to Prague.
Another news from the club is that in Prague we will play only one game on Saturday from 4 pm.