(MENAFN) Behnam Yakhchali, the captain of Shahrdari Gorgan and a prominent basketball player in Iran, expressed his gratitude to the team's incredible supporters, highlighting their role in their success in the Iranian Basketball Super League (IBSL). Shahrdari Gorgan secured their third consecutive IBSL title on Thursday, marking a significant achievement for the club.
In a thrilling final match, Shahrdari Gorgan emerged victorious with a narrow 81-79 win over Kaleh Mazandaran, sealing a 2-0 victory in the best-of-three series. The team had previously triumphed over Kaleh with a convincing 73-58 victory in their first encounter on Monday.
Speaking to the Tehran Times, Yakhchali emphasized the invaluable support they received from their passionate fans throughout the intense 10-month-long journey. Regardless of the location, whether in Gorgan or other cities, the fans consistently stood by the team, providing unwavering support that played a significant role in their success.
Having previously played for various teams in Gorgan, Yakhchali had experienced the unique atmosphere of the venue. However, this season, he had the privilege of representing the city's team and was deeply moved by the overwhelming support they received from the local community.
Facing a formidable opponent in Kaleh, a talented and youthful team, Shahrdari Gorgan encountered fierce competition. However, the team refused to surrender and fought relentlessly until the very end to secure the championship title. Yakhchali acknowledged the challenging nature of the match but highlighted the team's determination and resilience that ultimately led to their victory.
The triumph in the Super League not only brings joy and pride to Shahrdari Gorgan but also serves as a tribute to their dedicated fans. The captain's heartfelt appreciation for the supporters underscores their integral role in the team's journey and achievements. As the celebrations ensue and the players revel in their success, the unity between the team and their passionate supporters remains a central pillar of Shahrdari Gorgan's continued triumphs on the basketball court.
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