After a series of home games, Astana basketball players will go to Atyrau, where on February 5 and 6 our team will hold matches with the local team «Barsy Atyrau» in the frames of the National League of the Championship of Kazakhstan.
«Barsy Atyrau» - is Kazakhstan professional men's basketball club from the city of Atyrau.
Basketball club «Barsy Atyrau» was established in 2003. The Basketball Federation of Atyrau Oblast foundation preceded it in 2001. In 2003, the team «Barsy Atyrau» was organized by the efforts of Atyrau Basketball Federation and the Tourism and Sports Administration of the Atyrau Oblast and the Orsk Basketball Federation.
Acting head coach of BC «Astana» Mikhail Karpenko commented on the upcoming series of games against BC «Barsy Atyrau»:
- Obviously, the games against «Barsy» will be a serious test for us in the National League, at least, because this team has a deeper roster than our previous rivals. They have two Americans and experienced Kazakhstan players Pavel Ilyin, Mikhail Evstigneev, Nikolay Bazhin. «Barsy Atyrau» is the team that is always joining in in the championship race for the first place. The team thrives on attacking basketball and a lot depends on the performance of the leaders of the team. I think that if we follow our plan for the game, then the victory will be ours.
Games will be held in the hall of ASU Dosmukhamedov. The beginning of matches is at 19.00 clock.