Gabe Rogers and Khalid Mutakabbir have been presented at the OK Group’s Head Office during an event attended by the company’s General Manager, Iván Meléndez, and the President of the C.B. Bahía San Agustín, Guillem Boscana, and the team trainer and Sports Director, Xavi Sastre.
After months of waiting, the Palma Air Europa basketball team now has available the players Gabe Rogers and Khalid Mutakabbir. On 1 December 2016, the sanction that prevented Palma Air Europa from including members from outside the EU ended. Both players formed part of the club’s discipline in the month of August, but due to the Federation’s orders they could not be registered or train with the team. Both Rogers and Mutakabbir decided that, after the sanction was over, they would continue to form part of Palma Air Europa.
The official presentation of both players took place at OK Group’s Head Offices on Vía Asima (Palma), which sponsors the club with the brand of its vehicle rental division, OK Rent a Car. In the words of the company’s General Manager, Iván Meléndez, “we are proud to form part of the basketball family with C.B. Bahía San Agustín. We are sure that, with the support of the fans and the grain of salt provided by OK Group, the team will reach the elite of Spanish basketball.”
Both Gabe Rogers and Khalid Mutakabbir have been enthusiastic about embarking on this new phase of their career with the Majorcan team, and tomorrow Thursday they will travel with the rest of the squad to Lleida to take part in their first game with the team. The President of C.B. Bahía de San Agustín, Guillem Boscana, expressed his satisfaction at closing this chapter of the Federation’s sanction, and Xavi Sastre, trainer and Sports Director of Palma Air Europa, has also said he is delighted at being able to count on the talent of both players.
The alliance established between OK Group and Palma Air Europa is reinforced by the use of the company’s head office as the venue for this presentation which is of great significance for the interests of the sports team.