After signing the Sponsorship between Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) and Zain Telecommunications Company for the National Team and WABA competitions, the National Team Players decided to stand by their teammates and National Team stars Ayman Idais (205-C-78, agency: Court Side) and Enver Soobzokov (201-G/F-78, college: CS San Bernar.) against Zain Company who are currently in court with each other.The Players handed JBF a signed paper asking Zain Company to either give them their full contractual rights they deserve or remove the company as sponsors of the team and WABA competition, and If neither occurs the 12 Players will boycott this WABA 23rd Championship which will kick off next Monday in Amman.
Enver Soobzokov and Ayman Idais played for Zain Club (Fastlink then), Enver played from (Season 2003-2010) while Ayman (Season 2003-2006 & 2009-2010) both Players has Contractual Rights against Zain Club after dissolving the Team in 2010 while their Contracts were still Valid, " I owe Zain 250000$, Ayman 119000 JD while my Brother Coach Ruslan Soobzokov 25000$" said Enver Soobzokov. Zain Company from the other hand denies any association with Zain Club stating that they were only Sponsoring the Team nothing more.
"that's not true at all, cause why did the Company tell Ayman few months ago that they have 100000$ to share it between us which we refused and why did the company settle with all the players if they have nothing to do with the Club? The club was located inside Zain Company building" added Enver. The Case still since 4 years in Courts of Jordan.
and here is the Full Text of the signed Letter sent by the Players to JBF yesterday:
"Jordan Basketball Federation:
We, the National Team players are informed of the sponsorshipby Zain Telecommunications Company for the National Team and WABA competitions. We have decided to stand by our teammates and National Team stars Ayman Idais and Enver Soobzokov against Zain Telecommunications Company who are currently in court with each other.We are asking for ZainCompany to either give them their full contractual rights they deserve or remove the company as sponsors of the team and WABA competitions. If neither occurs we will boycott this competition.
We are asking the Jordanian Basketball Federation to stand by our players.Many players on the team have played for Zain Club and we know it was not a sponsorship and the company did indeed create the club for promotions.
We have played there for many years and were not given our full rights after they decided to stop the club as well. Now we are asking for justice.
We feel that the lack of support by thefederation (s) over the years have allowed this to carry in the court for 4 years already. Ayman Dais and Enver Soobzokov must take their full rights if they want National Basketball players to accept them as sponsors to promote their company again.
Jordan National Team:
1. Sam Daghlas
2. Zaid Abbas
3. Fadel Najjar
4. Abdullah abu Qoura
6. Issa Kamel
7. Ali Jamal
8. Khaldoun Abu Ruqayyah
9. Mousa Awadi
10. Mahmoud Abdeen
11. ahmad Hamarsheh
12. Ibrahim Bassam