Milija Vojinović: "The first tournament was successfully completed"

Thursday, 19. November 2020 at 17:53

ABA League is proud to announce that the first out of three 2020/21 ABA League 2 regular season tournaments was successfully completed in Zlatibor. Therefore, ABA League Sports Director Milija Vojinović wanted to thank everyone who helped in the organization of the tournament in these very difficult circumstances.

Milija Vojinovic (Photo: ABA League/Dragana Stjepanovic)

ABA League is proud to announce that the first out of three 2020/21 ABA League 2 regular season tournaments was successfully completed in Zlatibor. Therefore, ABA League Sports Director Milija Vojinović wanted to thank everyone who helped in the organization of the tournament in these very difficult circumstances.

“The first tournament of the 2020/21 ABA League 2 regular season was successfully completed in Zlatibor. The fact that 4 rounds and 24 games were organized in a high-level conditions certainly reccomends Zlatibor to host one more regular season tournament or even the season Playoffs later on in the 2020/21 ABA League 2 campaign. As all the established protocols were fully fulfilled, this tournament has given an example of how sports competitions can be held in the conditions of the global coronavirus pandemic. I want to thank  the municipality of Čajetina, the Tourist and Recreational Complex in Zlatibor and Zlatibor Basketball Club, as well as Hotel Palisad, Hotel Iris and Hotel Mons which have all provided outstanding conditions for accommodating teams and officials in charge of organizing the tournament. With the excellent cooperation of all participants in the organization of this tournament, a very positive image of Zlatibor and the ABA League was sent to the world as it was not easy to organize the competition in such difficult circumstances, given that we are all burdened by the COVID-19 pademic and that we all have to follow strict protocols," said Vojonović.

Director of the Tourist and Recreational Complex in Zlatibor Nikola Novaković stated that he and his associates are extremely proud that they passed this test.

“We have definitely showed that the “bubble” system is the right solution for ABA League 2 and I certainly hope to see all these teams in Zlatibor once again in March next year,” said Novaković.

On behalf of the Municipality of Čajetina, Deputy Mayor Marija Jeremić thanked ABA League management and the employees in the Tourist and Recreational Complex Zlatibor for their support in organizing the tournament.