PH SPIKERS SHOWS POTENTIAL IN ASIAN CLUB CHAMPS, SAYS ALFAFARA
Mark Alfafara noted that the men's volleyball team of the Philippines is no longer what they used to be before who are seen as a roster of “bugbog agad.”
“Hindi kami basta lang na sinasabi nila pag Pilipinas, bugbog agad. Hindi ganun, nakita mo yung potential ng Philippine volleyball sa men’s and nakita ng mga tao kung ano yung sistema na ininstill sa amin ni coach Dante (Alinsunurin),” Alfafara said in Spin.ph’s Zoom In.
The Filipino spikers were able to grab one victory out of their five matches and placed ninth out of the 10 teams joining the tilt.
“Though maiksi yung preparation namin, nakapagbigay na kami ng stand na hindi na kami basta basta lang Philippine men’s volleyball team.”
Taking a look back, Alfafara scored eight points in the first two sets before sitting out the final two hours and 18-minute of their final game.
While Jao Umandal rose as the ace of the PH team after gunning the team in the five-set victory over CEB Sports Club of Sri Lanka and finished with a 28-point performance against the Sri Lankans.
Moreover, Alfafara shared that the Asian stint would be the opportunity for the team to set their break and his time to show what he got.
“Andito na e. Pinigil na kami ng pandemic for two years tapos eto yung chance. Mamimili pa rin ba ng kalaban? So sa amin nung time na yun, sige kahit sino yan kahit gaano pa ka-laki. Sabi nga namin maliit kami pero nakakapuwing pa rin,” Alfafara said.