Recruitment from Japan, Thailand, and Mongolia…
The biggest change from the 2023-2024 V-League is the Asian quota system introduced for the first time, where Asian players from six countries – Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines – will take the court . Is expected.
In the men’s division, ‘Mongolian duo’ Eddy (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) and Bayar Saihan (OK Financial Group), who came to Korea in 2017 and graduated from Suncheon Jeil High School and Sungkyunkwan University and Inha University, respectively, stand out. Here, KEPCO’s libero Ryohei Iga (Japan) was selected as the most anticipated Asian quarter player at the men’s media day on the 11th. KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min also said, “With Ryohei’s recruitment, our defense, which was our weakness, has greatly improved. “You can look forward to it,” he said, adding that he is determined to go beyond last season’s playoff record and become a champion.
|In the women’s division, the three Thai players who played in the 2023 VNL and the Hangzhou Asian Games are starting setter Ponpun Gedpard (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea), Apogit Thanacha Suk Sot (Korea Expressway Corporation), and outside heater Wipawi Sitong (Hyundai Engineering & Construction). ) catches the eye. |
In particular, regarding Ponpoon, who joined IBK Industrial Bank as the No. 1 pick in the Asian quarter, manager Kim Ho-cheol said at the media day on the 12th, “I only tried my hand and foot for one day due to the Asian Games schedule, but the toss pitch and skill itself are very good.
He expressed his expectations, saying, “If we work together better with the strikers, we will further upgrade the team’s offense.”
In addition, Megawatti Puttiwi (Indonesia)토토사이트, who was nominated by Jeong Kwan-jang, is a Muslim player and is expected to draw the attention of fans as she plans to play in the traditional attire of hijab.