MANILA, Philippines — Marck Espejo makes his much-anticipated return for the Philippine males’s volleyball group once they compete within the 2023 Asian Males’s Volleyball Problem Cup beginning on Saturday in Taiwan.
The Philippine males’s volleyball group on Thursday traveled to Taiwan, heading to its first stint within the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) event, the place it’s grouped in Pool D with Mongolia and Macau.
Espejo, who begged off from the final Southeast Asian Video games in Cambodia, is returning to motion along with his fellow mainstays Kim Malabunga and Rex Intal.
The trio is reuniting with Jau Umandal, who have been all a part of the 2019 SEA Video games squad that made historical past with a silver medal.
Brazilian coach Sergio Veloso can also be fielding the holdovers of his group bannered by setters Vince Mangulabnan and Kim Dayandante, Filipino-American reverse spiker Steve Rotter, Lloyd Josafat, and liberos Manuel Sumanguid and Vince Lorenzo.
La Salle star Noel Kampton is making his nationwide group debut together with Cignal’s Chu Njigha, Filipino-American wing spiker Ryan Ka, and veteran hitter Madz Gampong.
The Philippines will begin its marketing campaign towards Macau on July 9 earlier than dealing with Mongolia on the subsequent day.
Solely the highest two groups from the six teams will advance to the Remaining 12 because the squads that gained’t qualify will probably be relegated to the classification spherical.
The opposite taking part nations are Chinese language Taipei and Kazakhstan of Pool A; Pool B’s Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and South Korea; Pool C has Uzbekistan, India, and Hong Kong; Pool E options Australia, Pakistan, and Vietnam; and Pool F consists of Sri Lanka, Bahrain, and Indonesia.
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