We are hosting EuroCup Women participants VBW-CEKK Cegléd from 6 pm on Saturday in Novomatic Aréna, which will be our first competitive game at home in the new season. Entry to the season opener accompanied by many programs is free of charge!
The Hungarian league has already begun last weekend, and both sides have started on winning ways. We beat NKE-FCSM Csata in the capital, while Cegléd defeated PINKK-Pécso 424 92-53 on their home court. Many players have had a big scoring night for CEKK. Besides the 55 points delivered by the four international players their Hungarian core has also brought a high-scoring performance, including our academy's former player Dominika Böröndy. They were satisfied with the game in Cegléd, but they also focused on the mistakes they've made, which according to them they want to correct on Saturday.
Our team supported by our fans in Budapest has also delivered a performance that gives reason for hope against Csata who are making steps towards a spot in the EuroCup in the near future, but we also know that we still have a lot of work to do. All in all, we are preparing to win, and if we succeed, it would be our 31st successfully completed game against Gorjanácz and co. The tightest game we have ever played with them took place in the 2015/2016 season in which we beat them by two points.
It is worth making your way to the Aréna by 1 pm on Saturday for the season opener accompanied by a light show. In the second division our youngsters in Sportdarázs will take on MAFC.
From 4 pm our academy's competitive teams will present a skills showcase, and after the warm-up of our first team the youngest will take the court from 5.20 pm. After the players of the future, the role models will continue warming up, and then we will present the two rosters in a ceremony, take a look back on the brilliant success of the previous season, we put the commemorative banners in place, hand out the trophy for the Player of the Year, and after that we will officially open the new season in form of speeches. Before tip-off there will be a contract signing, and during the half-time break we will award the 12 most improved youth players. After the game in "the corner" we will have a team photo taken together with our fans!
Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of our success!
Before the game we talked to Dalma Czukor about her expectations.