Ghanaian-Italian duo Awudu Abass and David Cournooh faced off in the first competitive game of the season for both men and their respective clubs.
In Vanoli Cremona’s 66-87 loss to Virtus Bologna this past weekend, the two players who were eligible to play for Ghana before committing their international career to Italy, scored in double figures for either club.
Despite losing the game, Cournooh got to show his former team Bologna his quality as he led Cremona with 15 points, six rebounds and an assist. Cournooh left Bologna after spending two seasons with EuroCup team.
On the other hand, Small Forward/ Shooting Guard Abass scored 10 points for his new side Bologna; Abass moved from Germani Brescia this offseason.
He was one of three players to score 10 points in a game veteran Guard Milos Teodosic led the team with 11 points. The teams meet again on Wednesday, September 9 in the same competition.
Both players were born to Ghanaian parents and have represented Italy at various national levels with Abass representing the European nation at the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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