KOVO holds face-to-face tryout in Istanbul for the first time in 4 years… Participation in Lincoln, Catbell, and Yasmin
A face-to-face tryout will be held for the first time in four years to select foreign players to join the next season.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced on the 12th, “After being held in Toronto, Canada in 2019, the KOVO foreign player tryouts, which were held non-face-to-face for the past three seasons, will be held on May 6-8 (men’s) and May 11-13. The day (women’s) will be held in Turkey, Istanbul.”
Among the 86 men’s and 55 women’s tryout applicants received from February 20th to March 28th, the club evaluated the top 40 players of each gender and put them on the final list. The final 46 men’s and 44 women’s players, including those who applied for tryout among the players, will participate.
In this tryout, players who have been active in the past V-League and various players who have served in the national team threw a challenge on the Korean stage. In the men’s division, familiar faces such as Yosbani Hernandez (18-19 OK Financial Group, 19-20 Hyundai Capital, 20-21 Korean Air) and Grozer (15-16 Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) knocked on the door of the V-League once again. Players such as Igor Bogachev, who played for the German national team, and José Masso (Cuba), who are receiving a lot of attention from men’s clubs, will participate. In addition, seven players from the African continent, including Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda, will participate. Among the players who played with us last season, Ikbairi (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance), Viyena (KB Insurance), Leo (OK Financial Group), Agamez (Woori Card), Thais (Korea Electric Power), and Lincoln (Korean Air) also returned. I put my name on it.
In the women’s division, Catbell, who led the Korea Expressway Corporation to the championship this season and won MVP in the championship match, Heungkuk Life Insurance Yelena, who swallowed the disappointment of runner-up, Santana of IBK Industrial Bank and Moma of GS Caltex also challenged again. In addition, Yasmin, who eventually broke up with Hyundai E&C due to a back injury during the season, will also participate in the tryout again. New challengers such as Palma Dalira, former Cuban national team member, and Banja Savic, former Serbian national team member, will also participate.
On the other hand, the order of nomination rights is determined by lottery after being given marbles based on the final results of the last season. For men, 7th Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 35, 6th KB Insurance 30, 5th OK Financial Group 25, 4th Woori Card 20, 3rd KEPCO 15, 2nd Hyundai Capital 10, 1st Daehan Aviation 5 marbles are given, 7th Pepper Savings Bank marbles 35, 6th IBK Industrial Bank 30, 5th GS Caltex 25, 4th KGC Ginseng Corporation 20, 3rd Hyundai E&C 15 marbles, 2 Receive 10 Heungkuk Life Insurance and 5 beads from Korea Expressway Corporation. 먹튀검증
For the tryout, the draft will be held on May 8th for the men’s division and the 13th for the women’s division after three days of practice matches and meetings for invited players.