Ouattara Photo Courtesy: EuroCup

Ghanaian born French international Shooting Guard Yakuba Ouattara was involved in AS Monaco’s 75-63 win over Panathinaikos in the EuroLeague.

The win came in Monaco’s first ever EuroLeague game that had Prince of Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II in attendance; the EuroLeague is Europe’s premier continental basketball championship.

Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague
Fan take in Monaco’s game against Panathinaikos Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

The win also comes ahead of Monaco’s French League opening game against Roanne on Saturday, October 2; the matchup is one of nine games scheduled to be played this weekend to open the new season.

Playing against Roanne would be Ouattara’s first outing in the French league since returning from a one year stint in Spain with Coosur Real Betis.

Ouattara returned after missing several games due to injury (ACB Photo / D. Ligero)

Prior to his move to Spain, Ouattara spent six seasons at Monaco and had a short spell at Long Island Nets in the NBA Gatorade League during this period.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

He averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 22.2 minutes across 30 league games in Spain; he averaged 11 points in his final season with Monaco before joining Betis.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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