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The 201cm tall opposite is enjoying his time in ‘fast-growing’ Indonesia Pro Liga as title race gathers pace

Despite a slow start to the end-of-season play-offs, Ugandan international Daudi Okello is confident of guiding Indonesian top tier club Jakarta Bhayangkara Presisi to the Pro Liga title.

Okello joined Bhayangkara from South Korean side Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm in November last year and has emerged as key player for the Jakarta-based      club which finished third in the regular season to qualify for the play-offs.

“Indonesia is such a beautiful country and I have really enjoyed my time here. Volleyball is developing so fast and fans are so passionate about the game. It’s like the third most popular sport here after football and badminton.  

“The big four teams have put in money to bring in foreign coaches and players which has really improved the quality of the league. The regular season was really competitive and the play-offs are even tougher,” said Okello whose professional career has also taken him to Bulgaria, Turkey and South Korea.

Apart from Bhayangkara, the other three teams participating in the playoffs are Surabaya Samator, Jakarta Lavani and Jakarta Stin Bin. The playoffs is being played in league format (home and away) with the top two teams meeting in the final to determine who is crowned champion.

Daudi Okello in action for Jakarta Bhayangkara Presisi in a past Indonesia Pro Liga match (Photo credits: JAKARTA BHAYANGKARA PRESISI)


Bhayangkara lost their first two matches 3-2 to both Lavani and Stin Bin but bounced back with straight sets victories over Samator and Stin Bin. They are currently ranked second on the playoffs standings with eight points. Lavani are top with 11 points, Stin Bin are third with five points while Samator are bottom without a point.

Okello, who is yet to win a league title in his seven-year career as a professional player, believes that they have what it takes to qualify for the final.

“The playoffs are normally a different ball game because sometimes the opponents study you so we have to respect our opponents. We were a bit unlucky in our first two games and also committed mistakes in court cover and sideouts.

“All is not lost, I believe we can win our remaining games and reach the final. Personally, winning the title will be a great honour and also for the club after working hard all season,” said the 201cm tall opposite.

The playoffs matches will end on March 12 with the top two teams proceeding to the final scheduled for March 19. 

Daudi made his national team debut with Uganda in 2015 during Zone V qualifiers for the FIVB World Championships. Since then, he has emerged as a regular player for the Cranes as he reached greater heights in his professional career. He was the team’s top scorer at 2021 Africa Nations Championship held in Rwanda as Uganda finished a historic fifth behind Tunisia, Cameroon, Egypt and Morocco.


Tuesday, 28 February 2023 07:54


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Kenyan Opposite od ARIS SC of Thessaloniki dominating the Greece A1 League.
SHARON CHEPCHUMBA stunned OLYMIAKOS hardly.  ARIS beat Red Queens of Athens by 3:2 by outstanding performance of CHUMBA 
She was MVP and best scorer of game.
CHUMBA runs to a record by 430 Points in 17 games 4 rounds to end of Regular season of A1 Hellenic League.
And here is the Best Scorers ranking of Grece A1 League : 
1) SHARON CHEPCHUMBA ( KEN )        430   Pts  ( 19 Ace + 23 Block + 388 Attack ) 
2) PANNI PETOVARY  ( HUN )               329   Pts  ( 29 Ace + 30 Block + 270 Attack ) 
3) AUDRIANA FITZMORRIS ( USA )       317   Pts  ( 15 Ace + 27 Block + 275 Attack )  
4) GYSELLE SILVA   ( CUB )                  299  Pts   ( 35 Ace + 20 Block + 244 Attack ) 
5) MARTA ANTHOULI  ( GRE )               283   Pts   ( 16 Ace + 29 Block + 238 Attack )     
6) KATARZYNA ZAROZLINSKA ( POL )   266   Pts   ( 12 Ace + 16 Block + 238 Attack ) 
7) MILICA KUBURA  ( SRB )                 262   Pts    ( 28 Ace + 19 Block + 215 Attack )   


Kosovo's massive women volleyball Club KV M-Technologie signed another Turkish player MERVE KORKMAZ for the rest of the season 2022-23 to strenghten their team squad before play-offs. Experienced Turkish receiver-attacker MERVE KORKMAZ (1998 - 1,84) was playing at Herceg Novi Club of Montenegro at 2021-22 season and won Championship title. 
M Technologie manager Mr. Nasser Krasniqi told that; Turkey is one of the best volleyball leagues in all over the world which we Trust cause of that and also our historical background and relations between 2 countries main reasons to prefer Turkish origin players. 
As you knew that; Izel Kahraman, Ipek, Vural and Ilayda Gozen were the players in past seasons who wear the jersey of M Technologie. 
From the other hand; MERVE told that; She want to win the Kosovon Championship after Montenegro to repeat last Season's result by the support of their fans and promised to show them some good volleyball too.     


Tuesday, 27 December 2022 09:34


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The Malian opposite SALIMOU SOUARE ( 25.08.2000 -  2.00 m. ) signed with massive club of Indonesian Pro Liga PALEMBANG BANK SUMSEL BABEL Club for 2022-23 Pro Liga. SOUARE was started to season with Turkish Club and he buyed-out by Indonesian Club. SOUARE told that After Serbian and short Turkish experiences his aim to follow his team mate from Malian 1st export Noumory Keita to play at well known Leagues of the world. And he believes that; Indonesian his performance at Indonesian Pro Liga will be very important for his future career.


Wednesday, 21 December 2022 08:18


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Best Scorer of Italian Credem Banca Serie A2  KELVIN ARINZE NWACHUKWU ( 2.15 m. -15.08.2002 )  signed one season deal with Massive Club Russian Volleyball YAROSLAVICH YAROSLAVL.
The Nigerian Opposite scored last season 510 points in 22 games in Italy during his hiring agreement from FENERBAHCE SC to VC SYNERGY MONDOVI. The Head Coach of Russian Club and Ex Head Coach of Russian National Men Team Mr. SERGEI SHLYAPNIKOV said that; YAROSLAVICH has great plans to come back to Pari Match Super Liga and the transfer of ARINZE just a big step to realize those further plans.


Friday, 16 December 2022 20:20


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The BHAYANGKARA Volleyball Club of Indonesian Pro Liga signed a sensational transfer of the 2022-23 season. Ugandan opposite DAUDI OKELLO ( 2.01 m. - 20.09.1995 ) is new import of Police Club. Indonesian Top Club also signed with Hawaian origine USA National team player Garrett Muagututia and several Indonesian National team members as Rendy Tamamilang. And under Head Coaching of Cuban/Indonesan Reidel Toiran became one of the candidate for the Indonesian Pro Liga Title. After arrival to Jakarta; Okello said that: Indonesia will be an interesting challenge after Turkish and Korean Leagues. Pro Liga will start at 4th of January 2023.


Thursday, 01 December 2022 03:32


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PARTIZANI Men Team hold the INDEPENDENCE CUP of KOSOVO&ALBANIA by outstanding performances of their 3 Africans. PARTIZANI beat TIRANA at classical Tiran Derby by 3-1 ( 9, -19, 21, 17 ) .
Rwandan Receiver Attacker DIDI ( Ndahayo ) , and 2 Nigerians PABLO NWACHUKWU and PASCAL dominated the net. By this score PARTIZANI showed it's character and gave message that they are No.1 favourite for Albanian Cup and Championship titles.  Head Coach YLLI TOMORRI told that; he is very happy to see their AFRICAN PROJECT which they Run together with CAAN ATHLETICS Co. working well and they want to continue the project for the next seasons also.


Tuesday, 01 November 2022 07:58


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The massive Club of Albanian Volleyball PARTIZANI SC TIRANA continue with 3 African talents.
Nigerian National Receiver attacker PABLO - OFORAH NWACHUKWU ( 2.04 m. - 27.05.2002 ) , Best Mid player of African Championship and Champion of Africa U-19 Championship with Nigeria PASCAL OZOLOYE (2.06 m. - 18.10.2004 ) and Rwandan National Outside Hitter DIDI - DIEU EST LA NDAHAYO ( 2.03 m. - 22.02.2001 ) will fight to win Albanian League and Cup with  PARTIZANI SC.
The head coach of PARTIZANI SC YIULLI TOMORRI said that; they are happy to support the project of President of FIVB Dr. ARY GRAÇA about African Players ! 
African Triple opened their Albanian campaigne by 3-1 victory vs. ERZENI VC at 29.10.2022.        


Thursday, 13 October 2022 05:48


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VERONICA ADHIAMBO OLOUCH ( 1.80 m. - 05.06.1999 )  from MALKIA STRIKERS signed with Turkish Sigorta Shop 1st League Club TARSUS BELEDIYE SC for the season 2022-23 . 
VERONICA was one of the highlight of KENYA National Team during last World Championship 2022 which held at Poland & Netherland.
She told that; her aim to play at better level leagues as Turkish Sultans League, Italy or Korea and to realize it as 1st step she'll try to show her best performance to lift up TARSUS Team as much as higher at ranking.
Mayor of TARSUS City Mr. HALUK BOZDOGAN told that; he believes that Women Volleyball one of the top sport in country and Veronica's participation will rise the interest of youngsters to play volleyball more in their city.


Wednesday, 28 September 2022 22:28


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Succesfull Beninese outside hitter of MEVZA and Slovakian League signed with Top Pro Liga Club SAMATOR SURAYABA. DAOUDA YAKOBOU ( 1.97 m. - 12.07.1995 ) closed the deal with Indonesian Club and he'll play at 2022-23 PRO LIGA Season. SAMATOR was finished the play-offs with Bronze last season. Head Coach of Samotor Club SIGIT ARI WIDODO told that; he has great hopes that DAO will be one of the highlight of his team during upcoming season.


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