He has a new uniform and a new name. Iqbairi (Libya), who played for Samsung Fire in the V League last season, will wear the Hyundai Capital jersey in the 2023-24 season.
He also changed his name to Ahmed instead of Iqbairi. Ahmed took the court on Thursday in the opening game of the 2023-24 Dodram V League against Korean Air at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon.
He scored a game-high 30 points and shot 50.9 percent from the floor. He also added two blocks and a service ace. Although Hyundai Capital lost to Korean Air in straight sets 0-3, Ahmed’s offensive performance was praised by both coaches.
Speaking to the media after the match, Hyundai Capital head coach Choi Tae-woong said of Ahmed, “Overall, I think he played well throughout the set,” adding, “He also seems to be playing a role as a team atmosphere maker on the court.”
Korean Air coach Tommi Tilikainen also said that Ahmed’s offense was good, “as expected,” but Hyundai Capital was cursed with a lot of offense on this day.토토사이트
This was partly due to the fact that Heo Soo-bong was playing as a middle blocker instead of an outside hitter. He had 10 points on the night, including one service ace.
There’s also another reason. Jeon Kwang-in, the starting outside hitter alongside Kim Sun-ho, had just one point. “(Jeon) is not in the best shape right now,” Choi said, adding, “We need to wait for him to get up to a certain level, but as it is, the offense kept coming up with one-sided plays. It’s the part of the game that shouldn’t happen, and it’s the situation I want to avoid the most.”
“Kwang-in should be the centerpiece among the domestic players, but he is not in good shape, so the attack was centered on Ahmed,” Choi said. “I think we need more time, but I think this will improve a lot in about four to five weeks at the latest. I think Kwang-in’s condition will also recover and come up.”