Basketball: Élie Okobo reinstated ahead of EuroLeague game against Real Madrid

Shooting guard Élie Okobo has made a timely return to the AS Monaco Basket team ahead of an important EuroLeague game against Real Madrid on Friday 19th January. 

An official communiqué announcing Okobo’s “reintegration” was released by AS Monaco Basket on Thursday 18th January.

“AS Monaco Basket is pleased to announce that Élie Okobo rejoined the group at the start of the week, after having resolved internally the problems which led to his suspension,” said a representative for the club. “The club management therefore made the decision to fully involve him again.” 

The player had been removed from the line-up earlier in the month in light of a “violation of the Club’s internal rules” rumoured to be linked with a disagreement with teammate Donatas Motiejunas following the game against Olympiacos Piraeus on Thursday 4th January. 

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Not much more is known about the internal conflicts between the AS Monaco Basket and Okobo, but according to the most recent statement from the club, the pivotal player “is ready to give the best of himself to help the Roca Team achieve its objectives in the heart of a second part of the season which promises to be intense and exciting”.  

As such, the 26-year-old Bordeaux-native will appear on court in the upcoming EuroLeague fixture with Real Madrid at the Salle Gaston Médecin in Monaco.  


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