The proportion of foreign players in the V-League is absolute. It is no exaggeration to say that it influences the farming of the year. So, the interest of the clubs ahead of the season opening is all about selecting foreign players.
The ‘2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Foreign Player Tryout and Draft’ opens. The place is Turkey, Istanbul. The men’s division will be held for three days from the 6th, and the women’s division will be held for three days from the 11th. Since 2019, which was held in Toronto, Canada, it has been non-face-to-face due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), but has changed to face-to-face in four years. There are 46 men and 44 women participating.
In the men’s division, 6 out of 7 players who played in the V-League in the 2022-2023 season, excluding Hyundai Capital Oreol, submitted applications. Lincoln, who won Korean Air, Thais, who played a big role in KEPCO’s entry into ‘Spring Volleyball’, and Leo (OK Financial Group), who scored and served 1st place, are likely to renew their contracts, and Ikbairi, Vijena, and Agamez Attention is focusing on whether will be selected. 안전놀이터
Players with V-League experience also stand out. Yosbani Hernandez, who played an active role at OK Financial Group (2018-2019 season), Hyundai Capital (2019-2020 season), and Korean Air (2020-2021 season), issued a challenge. At the beginning of the 2022-2023 season, Woori Card showed a strong serve, but Leo Andrich, who left due to injury, and Göregi Groser, who played for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the 2015-2016 season, are also aiming for a re-entry. Arpado Barrotti, Arter Woodris, and Doudy Okello are also welcome faces.
There are also several new players caught on each club’s radar net. Representative players are Igor Bogachev, who played for the German national team, and Jose Masso, who is from Cuba. Gabrielle Candido from Brazil and Christian Lawrence from Puerto Rico are also attracting attention. In addition, players from African continents such as Kenya, Uganda, and Senegal are also attracting attention.
The order of nominations is determined by lottery after the marbles are given based on the performance of the previous 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 5 flights, etc.