Tornike Shengelia he makes a drastic decision in his sports career in order to continue looking forward with morale. The Georgian power forward announced through an interview his break with the CSKA Moscowa team in which he was one of the leaders, due to its links with the Russian army that has invaded Ukrainedeclaring a war in the middle of 2022.
I take this decision in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine and I do not consider it possible to continue playing for the Russian army club,” he acknowledged, in words shared with the Georgian media outlet Commersant.ge. CSKA is usually recognized as akin to the Russian military, which puts Shengelia at a crossroads that will lead him, if he doesn’t change his mind, to leave the EuroLeague candidate team.
Shengelia is one of CSKA’s main assets so far this season, with outstanding numbers of 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists on average in Euroleague. At the age of 30 and in his second year in Moscow, Tornike He is also one of the leaders of the Russian team’s locker room, a heavyweight that they will now lose for reasons unrelated to basketball.