Vardar's new coach Stevche Alushovski will have its first training session with the team tomorrow afternoon. All players, except the ones that play the EC 2020 in Austria, Norway and Sweden will be available for the start of the spring preparations.
Jose de Toledo, who had a surgery and missed the autumn part of the season, will now join the team. He needs additional medical examinations in order to be allowed to start training.
"We will have help from some players of Vardar Junior who have trained with us. This week, we will train here and after the team is complete, we will increase the intensity of the training. The players that play the EC 2020 will have to rest, but be also prepared for the next Champions' League matches" – said Stevche Alushovski, Vardar's coach.
Vardar will play its first match on 05.02 in Germany against Kiel. Then, on 15.02.2020, Motor Zaporozhye will be our guest. On 22.02.2020 we will be guests of Porto, and in the lost 14th round we will welcome Montpellier.
This season, Vardar is defending 3 trophies – the SEHA League, the national championship and the Champions' League.
The first title to be defended is the SEHA League. The red-black team secured direct placement in the ¼ finals, and there they will play against winner of the match Eurofarm Rabotnik – Nexe. The SEHA League F4 tournament will be played at the beginning of April.
Vardar has 4 more Champions' League rounds to play, but they have already secured placement in the 1/8 final. Depending on the total placement, we will know our opponent there.
The national championship playoffs should start in March, and Vardar and Eurofarm Rabotnik will join the best 4 teams. Four more rounds need to be played until the playoffs.