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04.05.17 | UMMC keeps its backbone for the next season, 8-9 players are staying – Ryabkov

Moscow, May 3 - R-Sport, Elena Dyachkova. In the next season, Women basketball club UMMC backbone will not change and at least 8 or 9 players will stay to compete for Ekaterinburg said UMMC Director Maxim Ryabkov.

Last season UMMC won SuperCup Women, Cup of Russia and domestic national Championship. Foxes won the third place in the EuroLeague Women. В прошедшем сезоне УГМК одержал победы в Суперкубке Европы, Кубке России и чемпионате страны. В Евролиге "лисицы" заняли третье место.

I think at least 8 or 9 players will stay in UMMC, I mean that are backbone will remain the unchanged in the next season – said Ryabkov. "Думаю, как минимум, 8-9 человек остаются в составе УГМК, то есть костяк команды сохранится в следующем сезоне", - сказал Рябков по телефону.

According to the Director «EuroLeague outcome left some aftertaste».

- However, EuroLeague Finals have some specific features. You might moving forward to the final goal during the whole season, but one match might destroy everything. However, we competed in 4 official tournaments and won 3 of them. We also won EuroLeague bronze and for the last 10 years we are among top strongest clubs in Europe.

- No doubt, it was not a perfect season, but we have a European trophy too, I mean the SuperCup Women. I am glad that we won different tournaments competing in different rosters. Only Russian players compete in the Russian Cup, the Championship of Russia also limits the number of foreign professionals. We won the European SuperCup while some of our leaders were off the roster competing in WNBA. Some we have few achievements to be proud, however we also got few lessons to think over and additional motivation to work harder.

 From: R-Sport

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