NNA - Lebanon reaped victory over Bahrain by a difference of eight points (72-64), at the end of the match that took place between them today in Al-Hussein Sports City in the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the opening of the King Abdullah II friendly basketball games, which will continue until Friday 14.
Lebanon ended the first half by scoring 13 points ahead of Bahrain (13-26), knowing that Coach Joe Moujaes was running the match without the help of a naturalized player, as the Sudanese Arthur Maguque is expected to join in the Asian qualifiers.
Lebanon's participation comes as part of the preparations for the two matches scheduled in the first part of the Asian qualifiers for the Asian Championship Finals 2021, whereby Lebanon will respectively play against Iraq and Bahrain at the Nuhad Nawfal Complex in Zouk Mikael on February 21 and 24.
Also partaking in this round of games are Iraq, Jordan and Syria, noting that Lebanon had previously reaped victory twice before the cup stopped in 2011.
The matches are transmitted live via the state-run "Tele-Liban" channel, in an effort by the Minister of Information, Dr. Manal Abdel Samad Najd, who contacted her Jordanian counterpart Amjad Al-Adaileh to this end, and they agreed on all technical arrangements.
Abdel Samad expressed appreciation for Jordan's rapid response, conveying regards to the Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz, and all the authorities cooperating with Lebanon.