Wednesday, May 25, 2022


The necessity of informing our Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team regarding the agenda before the Euroleague final match has arisen.

On Friday evening, April 8, our actress Kayla McBride had diarrhea and vomiting symptoms; In line with the doctor’s control, our athlete was given serum support at the hospital.

On the Saturday before the match, our coach Victor Lapena and his assistant Ömer Buharalı received the same treatment with partially similar complaints; In the afternoon of the same day, vitamin and medicine support was given to our athletes Alina Iagupova and Satou Sabally for their similar but very mild ailments, in their own words.

Intervention was made by taking all the precautions related to this situation, which is stated to be a viral process; On the morning of the match, our players and our coach were checked, interviews were made with them, and after they stated that they felt good and were completely ready for the match, steps were taken in line with the match routines.

In summary, after the virus-related illness that started in one of our players 2 days before the match, it became clear that there was no problem the night before the match and in the morning of the match, and extra vitamin support was given to our athletes for precautionary purposes, although there was no demand from our athletes on the day of the match and it was stated that they were fully ready for the match.

In the Euroleague final organization, in accordance with FIBA ​​rules, all teams stayed in the same place and nearly 200 athletes and technical teams ate at the same place and at the same time, a similar situation, food poisoning etc. in other teams and athletes. Another issue that we learned as a result of the research is that no diagnoses were found.

In the final process, where our team focused only on victory and had no other goal than to present our fans with a Euroleague trophy; Necessary intervention has been made to this unfortunate situation that every athlete may encounter, and there are no obstacles or injuries etc. related to this process in the field of our players on the match day. Our team played the game completely without any problems.

In the meantime, we would like to emphasize that we do not approve of the statement made by our player Kayla McBride on her social media accounts with the emotional and sadness of losing the match, and that we do not approve of this attitude.

We present it to the information of all the public and our community.

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