There is a light at the end of SEHA 2016/2017 season tunnel, only 7 more matches remain. One of them will solve the unanswered question of the fourth finalist. PPD Zagreb and Meshkov Brest are meeting chest to chest in two weeks and the match outcome will resolve the fate of Celje Pivovarna Laško. If Meshkov steal the victory on Zagreb’s ground then the Slovenian team will not be joining this year’s Final 4 tournament. Also, PPD Zagreb haven’t secured their ranking for the Final 4 yet with two more matches ahead, one with Tatran Presov and the other against Meshkov, they can turn out to be on the third or fourth position before the final tournament.
Vardar have, on the other side, kept the leading position for the whole season. The best effect of the season belongs to the Macedonian team thanks to their devotion and persistence of entering the each match 100% focused. Raul Gonzales seems to know his stuff with the team and is aiming to finally grab his first SEHA – Gazprom League title.
The double title-holders, Telekom Veszprem, have had no trouble in the season-long fight for the top 4 teams of 2016/2017 despite the occasional slip-ups such as those in the matches against PPD Zagreb, Vardar or Nexe in Nasice, but all these are negligible as we are used to expect Vezsprem at their best when they need it most.
The anticipation also remains present in the teams of Tatran Presov, Nexe, Gorenje Velenje, Izvidjac CO and Metalurg as all of them still have some obligations to be put into action. As we reach March, there are 7 more matches of the regular part of the season left to be played with number of different teams participating and wanting to end the season at the highest possible ranking.
So… Who WILL we be seeing on this year’s Final 4?
Though we don’t quite know the answer to this question yet, it can not be confuted that the ending of the season will be one of the most exciting so far. Keep an eye out on the table, because the positions can change any moment… And the teams’ seasons will depend on it!