You must submit a letter of resignation from your current job. Ryohei Iga (29, 171cm), a Japanese libero who works in his home country, has achieved his dream of entering the V-League.
On the 27th, Iga was nominated by KEPCO in second place in the Asian Quarter Draft for the men’s division of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO). From the 2023-2024 season, he will wear a Korea Electric Power uniform and walk on the V-League stage.
Iga, who has played for Panasonic in the Japanese unemployment league since 2016, is an office worker with no professional experience. However, in this tryout, he received the highest evaluation among the liberos and was selected as the biggest language.
Through two practice matches on the 25th and 26th, it captured the heart of KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min.
After designating Iga that day, coach Kwon said, “I thought that the liberos in the team, such as Jang Ji-won and Lee Ji-seok, would be able to fill in what Iga, who has a lot of experience, is lacking in.” It will be,” he hoped.
Korean Air, which won the 3rd nomination right after KEPCO, also had Lee in mind. Director Kwon, who knew this fact, said, “I thought it would be nice if I could rank ahead of Korean Air.”
I kept thinking until I came to the draft site. Coach Kwon said, “I was worried about Bayarsaihan (selected as the first choice), but our team already has a lot of middle blockers.”
The plan to renew the contract with Jupo Thais also had an impact. Director Kwon said, “I think I will be with Tais next season,” and “I expect that Lee will ease the defensive burden of Tais and stabilize the receiving.”
Iga, who was chosen by coach Kwon and wore the KEPCO uniform, said, “I am very excited to play volleyball in Korea. I am very proud to be called by my name.” He continued, “I want to play a stable game without ups and downs. I will do my best in every game.”
In this tryout, I received a lot of attention from many teams, but I didn’t feel it myself. Iga smiled, saying, “I was thinking about Korean Air to some extent, but I didn’t know about the interest of other teams.” “I was lucky to be nominated.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Iga, who succeeded in entering the V-League, is now planning to return to Korea after arranging her life in Japan. After finishing the practice game the previous day (26th), he said, “I am determined to leave. I want to play for a long time in the V-League.” can do it,” he said.