Our Board Member, Mustafa Kemal Danabas, made a statement to Fenerbahçe TV after the TTT Riga match, where Fenerbahçe Safiport Women’s Basketball Team defeated 77-56 in the first match of the Women’s EuroLeague quarter-finals.
Regarding the victory, our Manager Mustafa Kemal Danabas said, “We are going step by step. It’s not over yet. We won our first game, we got one foot into the Final Four. But now the second game is even more important. According to the agreement between the two teams on Thursday, we will play the match in Istanbul. Hopefully we will win this match and go to the Final Four. There was a very enthusiastic, beautiful fan base today. They supported our team for 40 minutes without being silent. I thank each and every one of them. Hopefully, we will win the second game on Thursday and continue on our way.” made its assessment.
Our Board Member Mustafa Kemal Danabas, who made a statement regarding the decision taken by the Turkish Basketball Federation regarding the number of foreigners last week, said, “With a decision taken last week, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced the number of foreigners as 3+0. Turkish Basketball Federation took this decision without any consultation with Fenerbahçe Sports Club, the locomotive of women’s basketball in Turkey. This is an unacceptable situation for Fenerbahçe Sports Club. Fenerbahçe Sports Club is the club that invests the most in basketball, both men and women. We do not in any way accept the taking of such a decision without taking any opinion of Fenerbahce on this matter. All over the world, decisions regarding such foreign rule are taken in such a way that they will come into force after 1 or 2 years. But the Turkish Basketball Federation took this decision in an inexplicable way. We have contract players. He never thought or asked what we will do with these players. In addition, our opinion is that the Turkish Basketball Federation will be beneficial for women’s basketball, not by lowering the level of Fenerbahçe, but by bringing other clubs to the level of Fenerbahçe. For the development of women’s basketball, other clubs must reach the level of Fenerbahçe. Therefore, we do not accept this decision in any way, it is unacceptable. We expect the Turkish Basketball Federation to immediately review and correct this decision.” he concluded his speech.