ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 03: Ben Bentil, #50 of Panathinaikos Opap Athens react during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague match between Panathinaikos Opap Athens and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade at Olympic Sports Center Athens on October 03, 2019 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Panagiotis Moschandreou/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

Ghana Forward Ben Bentil had a frustrating time over the weekend as he watched his former team Persiteri GS beat his current team Panathinaikos in the Greece Basketball League.

Persiteri beat Panathinaikos 82-78 with Bentil seeing limited time on the court against his former side; the 6 foot 8 inch Small Forward played just three minutes off the bench.

He registered two defensive rebounds as Persiteri recorded its eighth win of the season while ending Panathinaikos winning streak. League leaders Panathinaikos was chasing an eleventh straight win in the league.

Bentil has been cleared to compete in the Greek League after failing to do so earlier this season due to eligibility reasons. However, the former Dallas Mavericks player is in line to play tonight in the Euroleague against Turkish giant Fenerbache at 19:00 GMT.

Bentil is the first Ghana born player to play in the NBA and is averaging 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first season with Panathinaikos after averaging 12 points for Peristeri prior to his move.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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