Late surge in summer Athleta transfer continues
Malta Division 1 side Gzira Athleta announced their fourth and fifth signing of the summer over the weekend when they named point guard Theodoros Chatzimoysis and centre Ivan Medved to their squad.
The Athleta squad has undergone various changes over the summer with new coach Christos Kousidis having to recruit replacements for players like Nathan Xuereb and Billy-Joel Zammit who moved to Luxol and Hibernians respectively.
Since then, the club has re-signed local players Francesco Mifsud Bonnici, Luca Stefanovic, Matthew Gooderand Isaac Xuereb.
After young guard Luca Borg joined from Hibernians and US imports Dajuan Moorer and Malik Riddle signed in between Piotr Stelmach, It was time to announce Medved, who re-signs with the squad after having played last season, and Chatzimoysis who joins after stints in his home country of Greece.
Speaking to the club’s socials, Croatian centre Medved said it was time to “show what we really can do”.
“I’ve been out for more than 3-4 years due to injury. Once I came to Malta, Athleta opened the door for me and welcomed me to the family. Everybody who knows me knows I’m a passionate player and I’m ready to leave my heart on the court,” he said.
“I want to thank Athleta for trusting me and allowing me to play the 2nd part of the season last year and keeping me here to run the 2nd year with them now. It’s time to show what we can really do.”
Meanwhile, 37-year-old guard Chatzimoysis will be banking on experience as the team’s new playmaker. Having played the entirety of his basketball career in Greece, he has played in the Greek Division 2 as well as FIBA 3×3 tournaments.
An added bonus will be the fact that having been in Malta for a while, Chatzimoysis will be playing as a local foreigner in the league as Athleta put the new rule into good news.
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