Ghanaian-Italian Small Forward Awudu Abass has brushed aside trade talks linking him with a return to Olimpia Milano stating his focus is on the World Cup.

The 26 year old Forward/Shooting Guard made the statement as he continues to prepare to suit up for Italy’s first World Cup in 13 years in the 2019 World Cup to be held in China fromAugust 31 to September 15.

However, Abass’ 13.9 points and six rebounds in the past regular season for Germani Brescia has made him a target for Milano and Virtus Bologna.

Brescia failed to make the playoffs after finishing 12th in the standings fueling speculations Abass wouldn’t return for his second year.

In a chat with Sportando, Abass said, “Honestly, I’m not really thinking about it, now my concentration is exclusively at work to get to Beijing in great condition. In any case, as I said at the end of the season, I repeat to the fans to stay calm.”

Abass was born to a Ghanaian father in Italy and won the 2018 league title with Milano and has represented Italy at the Junior and Senior Level.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

Abass at the Eurobasket Under 20 Championship in 2013 Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Abass Photo Courtesy: FIBA


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