Al Riyadi has once again secured a place in the top 8 teams of FIBA Basketball Asia Champions Cup. They have been included in this year’s Asia Championship Cup at the cost of San Miguel Beermen. San Miguel Beermen is a part of Philippines Basketball Association. Al Riyadi has been one of the top teams in the tournament’s history and with their inclusion in 2019 Asia Championship cup will be looking forward to dominate this time too.
Al Riyadi Basketball team was crowned as Asia Champions for two times in the history of the tournament. Till date, they have won 2 titles in nine years of participating in the tournament. In the remaining seven occasions they were always found in the top 3 teams which turns out be an excellent record.
The record of Al Riyad speaks itself about their team’s testimonials and makes them as one of the favourites to win the title in 2019. In the last 10 years, they are one of the strongest teams in Asia to play the Champions Cup. Not a long time ago, in 2017, they won the Asia Champions Cup for the second time in the tournament’s history after defeating the China Basketball team by a margin of 88-59.
In 2019 FIBA Asia Champions Cup is being hosted by Thailand for the straight second time. The tournament kicks off on 24th September 2019 and we will get the title holder of 2019 on 29th September 2019.
Al Riyadi the Champions Cup holder at the moment will be alive and kicking in this tournament to defend their title in 2019. But last one year hasn’t been so good for them from performance point of view. It will be interesting to watch how they respond this time around.
Apart from Al Riyadi, teams which are participating in FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 are namely:
- Alvark Tokyo [ Japan ]
- Guangdong Southern Tigers [China]
- Hyundai Mobis [Korea]
- Hitech Bangkok City [Thailand]
- Fubon Braves [Taiwan]
- Al Muharraq[ Baharain]
- Palayesh Naft Abadan [Republic Of Iran]