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Welcome SIGAL Prishtina!

Basketball club SIGAL Prishtina will join the European North Basketball league if it doesn`t qualify for the FIBA Europe Cup regular season.

Kosovo club will face the winner of the quarterfinal pair between Kalev/Cramo and Cedevita Junior on Wednesday, September 28, at Jonava, Lithuania.

The best team will advance to the final to play against Kapfenberg Bulls, the hosts Cbet Jonava or SCMU Craiova.

SIGAL Prishtina was founded in 1970 and has a strong fanbase.

The Prishtina main sports hall “The palace of youth and sports” has a capacity of 3000.

It`s often packed to the limit, especially in major Kosovo SuperLeague games and especially international matches.

SIGAL Prishtina have won 13 Kosovo championships, 15 Kosovo Cup and four Kosovo SuperCup titles.

They entered the international stage in 2013 when they joined the Balkan International Basketball league.

It was a success as Prishtina won two BIBL titles in 2015 and 2016.

SIGAL Prishtina became the first Kosovo club to play in a European club competition when they joined the FIBA Europe Cup in 2015.

The Kosovo team reached the Round of 16 of the FIBA Europe Cup in the 2018-2019 season.

Prishtina posted four wins over Cherkaski Mavpy and Steaua CSM to finish second in Group E and move to the next round.

The Kosovo team then added two home wins over Pinar Karsiyaka and Szolnoki Olaj for a third place in Group I and ticket to the Round of 16.

Prishtina lost the home and away series against the famous Italian club Varese with an aggregate score 161-180 (home 77-80, away 84-100).

Ekrem Memnun took the coaching reins of SIGAL Prishtina on June 17, 2022.

He returned to the Kosovo capital after a 17 year hiatus.

Memnun`s biggest successes were registered with Galatasaray women`s team.

The Lionesses won the EuroLeague Women on April 13, 2014 after beating the archrival Fenerbahce at Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Memnun also led Turkey women`s national team to the 2018 Women`s World Cup in Tenerife.


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