Many players who are familiar with Korean volleyball fans draw attention.
In the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, which opens in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, on the 14th (local time), 16 clubs, including Korean Air, representing Korea, will participate as representatives of their leagues. This tournament, which celebrates its 23rd year this year, has not had many cases in which Korean teams have participated. Since the V-League was launched in 2005, this is the first time Korean Air has participated in a male professional team. In the days of unemployment volleyball, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance participated for three consecutive years from 1999 to 2001 and reaped a good record of runner-up-winner-winner.
In this tournament, three of Korean Air’s seven starters, including setter Han Seon-seon, who is the captain and leads the team’s attack, middle blocker Kim Gyu-min, and apositive spiker Lincoln Williams, do not play. Player 먹튀검증Han and Kyu-min Kim do not play for injuries and condition recovery, and Lincoln’s ITC (international transfer agreement) has expired. In effect, it’s like taking off the car and going to the game.
On the other hand, the representative clubs of other countries, which will compete with Daehan Gong, are maximizing their power to win the championship, to the extent of hiring short-term part-time players for this tournament. Among the short-term part-time players, there are several players familiar to Korean volleyball fans, drawing attention.
Yosbani Hernandez (Cuba), who was called by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the first place in the recently held 2023 men’s foreign player tryout, will play for Bahrain’s Al Ahli in this tournament. Yosbani returned to Bahrain to participate in the tournament right after completing a V-League tryout in Turkiye. Al-Ahli of Bahrain and Korean Air will face off in the second match of Group A at 7:00 pm on the 15th.
Mongolia’s Bayar Saihan, who wore the OK Financial Group uniform in fourth place in the Asia Quarter Tryout held at the end of April, will also play for BAYANKHONGOR CROWND GEO, which represented Mongolia. Artur Woodris (Belarus), who played for KB Insurance in the past 2016-2017 season, is also a member of Russia’s Pakel Nov, but will be temporarily hired by ATYRAU VC, who participated as a representative of Kazakhstan, to play.
Daudi Okello (Uganda), who played for Hyundai Capital and KEPCO, will play as a player for Jakarta Bayankara, his original team, rather than a short-term part-time job. Korean Air and Jakarta will meet in the third and final match of the group stage.
In this event, you can also see athletes with world-renowned reputations run. Dmitry Mushalsky (Russia), who plays for Japan’s Suntory Sunbirds, is a representative player. Despite his height of 218 cm, he is also equipped with speed. Mushalski, who was considered the world’s best middle blocker along with Robert Randy Simon (Cuba), who played for OK Savings Bank in the past, has been playing for Suntory Birds in the Japanese V-League since the 2018-2019 season. . Mushalski mainly plays as an apposite spiker in the Suntory. Since Muchhalski’s Suntory Birds are in Group C, there is a possibility that they will face off against Korean Air in the quarterfinals or higher.