The UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO returns today, August 23, to work to prepare for its ninth consecutive season at LEB ORO.
The squad that will start the preseason is the one formed today by:
Harald Frey, Alonso Meana, Andrew Kostecka, Raúl Lobaco, Mathieu Kamba, Alexis Bartolomé, Marc Martí, Oliver Arteaga and Hervé Kabasélé. These will be joined by several players from the quarry who will reinforce the training sessions.
Once the training sessions have started, UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO will play several preseason matches that will put it to the test against league rivals and that will serve to fine-tune the team thinking about the start of the LEB ORO.
FIVE MATCHES OF MAXIMUM DEMAND
UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO already has five preseason games planned so far, although it is not ruled out playing any more. The first match of the preseason will be on Tuesday, September 7 in the Galician town of Foz against the champion of the last LEB ORO and participant of the Endesa 21/22 league, the BREOGÁN RIVER.
On Sunday, September 12, UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO will play the final of the Principality of Asturias Cup in Gijón against a rival yet to be confirmed.
In the following week, on Wednesday, September 22, UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO will debut in Pumarín against UEMC REAL VALLADOLID BASKETBALL and three days later, on Saturday, September 25, it will travel to Palencia to face PALENCIA BASKETBALL. These two teams will be rivals of UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO during the season.
On Friday, October 1, UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO will finish its preseason matches against LEYMA CORUÑA at the Pumarín sports center. It so happens that LEYMA CORUÑA was the last team that UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO faced last season in the LEB Oro.
Regarding access by fans to these preseason matches, the club is awaiting the possible revision that the Principality of Asturias will carry out in September of the rules for public attendance at sports competitions. We will give all the information regarding attendance at these preseason games as soon as possible.
PRE-SEASON MATCH CALENDAR
? September 7: BREOGÁN RIVER – UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO (Foz)
? September 12: Principality Cup, Finalist – UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO (Gijón)
? September 22: UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO-UEMC REAL VALLADOLID BASKETBALL (Oviedo)
? September 25: PALENCIA BASKETBALL-UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO (Palencia)
? October 1: UNICAJA BANCO OVIEDO – LEYMA CORUÑA (Oviedo)