“It will grow further” 47%→48%→51%→52%… Foreigners from Libya who are getting better, please help Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

“He is a player who feels like he will develop and grow in many ways.”

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, led by manager Kim Sang-woo, has not been good in recent seasons. Spring volleyball is the last in the 2017-18 season, and in the 2020-21 season, it achieved a disappointing result of being at the bottom for the first time since its foundation. It also stayed in 6th place in the 2021-22 season.

I can’t say things are good this season either. As of the 9th, they are at the bottom with 17 points (5 wins, 15 losses). It is 16 points away from 3rd place OK Financial Group (33 points, 11 wins, 9 losses), and 12 points away from 4th place Woori Card (29 points, 11 wins, 8 losses). To go to spring volleyball, you must diligently catch up.

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance got the first choice in the foreign draft this season. Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Iqbairi) from Libya was elected. Ikhbairi has a height of 200 cm and plays the apogee spiker position. While playing in the Slovenian league before coming to Korea, he was evaluated as an attractive player for his exciting swing. He is the player who ranked first in scoring and serve in the Slovenian League.

However, at the beginning of the season, he struggled to adapt. He scored 159 points in 6 games and his scoring was good. However, the attack success rate remained at 47.33%. Based on the first round, the success rate was the lowest among the foreign players in the 7 teams. The first round attack success rate was 57.63%, which was 10.3% different from OK Financial Group’s Leonardo Leyba Martinez (registered name Leo), who ranked first. Even in the second round, he scored 143 points in 6 games and had an attack success rate of 48.82%, which was less than 50%. I scored a lot, but the success rate was disappointing. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance only won one win each round during this period.

However, in the third round, things changed. With 154 points and an attack success rate of 51.85%, the round attack success rate exceeded 50% for the first time. In place of Noh Jae-wook, who is not in good condition, he works with Lee Ho-gun, showing perfect harmony. In a match against OK Financial Group on December 2 last year, he recorded his first triple crown since his V-League debut.

Ikbairi, who fired a signal of rebound from the 3rd round, recorded a triple crown in the match against KEPCO on the 5th, giving the team 5th win of the season. In the match against OK Financial Group on the 8th, although he could not prevent the team from losing, he made a big success with 19 points and an attack success rate of 53%. The 4th round attack success rate is good at 52%, although I have only played two games yet. 메이저놀이터

Currently, Ikhbairi has played 20 games and is recording 503 points, 49% attack success rate, 0.443 serves per set, and 0.342 blocks per set. He ranks second in scoring, fifth in serve, and ninth in offensive percentage. Even at the beginning of the season, it was regrettable that there was no performance down the first rank, but as time passed, he showed his presence.

Manager Kim Sang-woo also said, “At the beginning of the season, the outside hitter and middle blocker scores were poor. Ikbairi took a lot of the burden. I feel like the burden is lessened because I share it little by little now.”

Director Kim Sang-woo said that Ikbairi’s growth is in progress. It means there is still more to show.

Coach Kim said, “Ikbairi came in first, but compared to previous years, he is not a very strong striker. currently in progress Various technical parts will also change to become harder and more stable. I feel like I will develop and grow more.”

It is true that Ikbairi’s performance is also being buried as Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is at the bottom. However, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is stepping up. Round 1 7th, Round 2 6th, Round 3 5th. Each round is raising the rankings one step at a time.

There are now 16 games left until the end of the regular season. The situation where the second half started beyond the first half. We are looking forward to seeing if Ikbairi will always be able to help Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance by performing an activity worthy of the No. 1 ranking.