Defending champion Vipers Kristiansand is the toughest preliminary round opponent of the German women’s handball champion SG BBM Bietigheim in the upcoming Champions League season. The Norwegians and the three-time national champions were drawn together in Group A.
In the fifth participation in the premier class, the team of Markus Gaugisch, who is also the national coach, also meets Hungaria Budapest with the German national players Emily Bölk and Alicia Stolle, Banik Most from the Czech Republic, CSM Bucuresti, Brest Bretagne, Krim Mercator from Slovenia and the Danish champions Odense Handbold.
“If we have all the players on board, I see good chances for us to win some matches,” said the coach. The first matchday will be on 10./11. held in September.