Buducnost have won on Sunday the EHF Women’s Champions League 2011/12 by account of scoring the greater number of away goals (27 in Hungary) than Gyori AUDI ETO KC (25 in Montenegro), according to eurohandball.com. Final score 27:25 (13:12) Aggregate (54:54) A thrilling atmosphere in a sold out Moraca Sports Centre awaited the two teams, with no surprises in the starting line-up of the hosts, but with Aniko Kovacsics on the left-wing position for Gyor.Bojana Popovic, Buducnost captain told eurohandball.com: “All of my six EHF Women’s Champions League titles were different but this one is great; to win it on home ground and with the home team. We were very confident we would win the match today, but Gyor were on the same level as us – we will now celebrate for two days. (…) There is a lot of talking about my retirement, and this is the most beautiful way to finish my career. In the past 10 years I have won seven or eight trophies and it’s time to retire. All those clubs who invest so much from year to year now can reach the title. It’s not fair that many clubs invest so much, and they can not win anything.Dragan Adzic, Buducnost coach: “Not too many people believed in us, not just this year but also the years before, and because of that we were getting stronger and stronger. But we are a big team, true winners, that’s why we are here. I am grateful to Bojana Popovic and Maja Savic, I learned a lot from them as a coach, and as a man”
Oltchim strengthens line-up to win next edition
Romanian title holder Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea rules out losing the next edition of the Champions Cup and continues to strengthen its line-up. Former Itxako player Silvia Navarra has signed a one-year contract with Oltchim, gsp.ro informs. Silvia has convinced the team’s staff with her very good games in the Champions League and at the World Championship, Navarra being Spain’s goalkeeper and winning the bronze medal with the team. “We’ve decided to play in the Champions League, to do everything so that we will win the precious trophy that Buducnost won this year, but I believe our turn will come in the shortest of times,” Silvia stated.