CUS Carichieti (ITA) and USK Praha (CZE) meet on Wednesday night in the EuroLeague Women in what will be a key match-up for the two sides.
Both have identical records in the competition at 1-4 and will no doubt target the game as a must-win.
Praha’s sole victory of the season came in a huge upset over champions Ekaterinburg, while Carichieti defeated Ruzomberok in their opening game.
“In Praha it will not be easy” says Carichieti coach Claudio Agresti
“They didn’t start very well, but afterwards they recovered. Praha are continually improving and even beat Ekaterinburg. It is obvious we will try to do our best, and this will depend largely on the fitness of Eva Nemcova.”
Nemovca, who hails from the Czech Republic, picked up an injury in last week’s game in Bourges, which kept her out of Carichieti’s weekend league game against FIBA Europe Cup Women side Italsoft ReyerVenezia.
Nemcova is not the only Czech player in the Carichieti side, and she is joined by countrywoman Martina Rejchova, who until just a couple of seasons ago played with Praha.