Knight Josip Pandža is the new coach of Zenica’s basketball player, Steel, who competes in the A1 league of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After becoming a European Champion with the BiH Cadet Team in 2015, Panja led Kakanj and Tuzla Freedom in the elite class of BiH. basketball team, but recently parted ways with Tuzlaci and accepted Steel’s offer.
Zenica’s team is 7-4 and ranked third in the A1 league, and they lost 68-78 to Brcko District last weekend. Goran Bulajic, club president, said at today’s press conference that the changes were necessary and signed a three-year contract with Panja.
“I was drawn to the vision of the name Steel, which is a big club and to get back to where the club is as soon as possible. It is my interest to enter League 12 tomorrow, but the objective circumstances are that a good base must be made of local players so that quality reinforcements are being brought in, “said Panja, who noted that his contract is modeled on” 2 + 1 “and that in the coming season and a half he is obliged to bring the team to a higher rank in order to activate the third season option.
Claw pointed out that in some guys there was material, and that people from the club and the city wanted Steel to go up more branches, a step above.
“I am extremely motivated to work and I cannot wait for January 2 when I officially start work,” said Panja, who announced that he would try to replace the departure of American Pate Taylor as soon as possible.
Panja added that he is extremely honored to be taking over the Zenica club and that he believes that, like Banja Luka’s Borac and Sarajevo Bosnia, Steel is the first place in BiH. basketball.
He also considers Bosnia as the biggest competitor to return to the elite. Panjji will be assisted by Bojan Stevanovic and coach-player and captain Armin Avdibegovic.