Yet another season of the SEHA – Gazprom League has come to an end! This year we visited Skopje, the home of Vardar who were our Final 4 hosts for the season.
On the weekend of the Final 4, Vardar and PPD Zagreb managed to take the first day’s wins and enter the gold medal fight, while Celje PL and Meshkov Brest had to comfort themselves with the only option they had left – and that was the opportunity of chasing the bronze.
Meshkov Brest and Celje PL stepped on the court to fight for the bronze. In front of crowded arena, Celje PL dominated Meshkov Brest for the whole match taking the 3rd place, leaving Meshkov Brest finishing fourth as their final placement of the season. In the final fight, Vardar took the gold medal against PPD Zagreb. They won 26:24 and for the fourth time Vardar are the SEHA – Gazprom League champions!
The All- star team of the Final 4 was announced at the medal ceremony: Arpad Sterbik, Timur Dibirov, Luka Cindric and Ilija Abutovic (Vardar), Domagoj Pavlovic, Zlatko Horvat (PPD Zagreb), Ziga Mlakar (Celje PL), Viacheslau Shumak (Meshkov Brest). Luka Cindric got chosen as the MVP.
A big spectacle
Besides top handball, fans enjoyed the real spectacle in forms of opening, closing and medal ceremonies with dancers, performancers, singers, cheerleaders and much more.
Also, fans had a chance to visit the Fan zone, Be8player corner, where they could have played quiz and get prizes. Special thanks goes to our Be8players volunteers and everyone that participated!
With the great season behind, we hope to make the next one even better. Stay tuned because the season may be over, but we keep working!