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BIG SURPRISE – Bonitta excludes Diouf from the list for Olympic qualifying tournament!

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Marco Bonitta has made the choice. The head coach of the Italian national team has announced the final squad for the Olympic qualifying tournament and there is no ONE big name – Valentina Diouf.



What’s the reason of crossing out the volleyball star? We are still waiting for the answer. But, some rumors said that he believes these two opposite will contribute more than Diouf

Check out the squad of 14 players:

Setters: Ofelia Malinov and Alessia Orro;

Opposites: Nadia Centoni and Serena Ortolani;

Middle blockers: Cristina Chirichella, Anna Danesi and Martina Guiggi;

Receivers: Antonella Del Core, Paola Egonu, Alessia Gennari, Francesca Piccinini and Miriam Sylla.

Liberos: Monica De Gennaro and Immacolata Sirressi.


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Defence May 12, 2016 - 7:05 pm

i think it’s because he already has Egonu who doesn’t defend very much , can’t play toghether with Diouf , at least against Asian teams , he needed receivers , that’s why.

frank May 12, 2016 - 7:35 pm

He is crazy. This team is old and weak. Not Italian team it used to be. Becareful because they might miss rio.

mucize May 12, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Centoni is short and she is often blocked although she makes brave attacks and can kill some balls at difficult situations.i think diouf would be wiser choice

Defense May 12, 2016 - 11:04 pm

Diouf was regularly and systematically targeted successfully at both European Championship and the Olympic tournament , the setters could not play clean , this was a problem against Russia and the Nederlands especially.
Centoni might be not very tall compared to Diouf but is tall enough against the Asian teams, anyway there’s Egonu for high attacks

Zu Ting May 13, 2016 - 7:19 am

During the 2015-2016 season, Diouf’s efficiency in attack was only 34%, while Ortolani and Centoni were at about 40%.

Ali Y May 13, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Diouf is too slow in defense. Centoni and Ortolani are way better choices.


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