Two Cuban male volleyball talents signed new professional contracts, both with OK Ribola Kaštela.
Cuban prospects Endriel Pedroso (middle blocker, 20 years old) and Alejandro Rodríguez (opposite hitter, 20 years old) are hired by Ribola Kaštela of Croatia, in what represents the first professional experience for both. Both athletes were at the national volleyball school, where the greatest talents in Cuban volleyball are concentrated.
For some time now, the new policy of the Cuban federation (FCV) has been to seek contracts for young players that they consider of interest so that they develop playing abroad and become useful in the future to the senior national team. In the case of Rodríguez, he had a contract with Raison Loimu of Finland for this season, but the FCV hadn’t seen this destination with approval, so they denied him to play there. Then, a proposal came from the current vice-champions of Croatia who also participate in European Cups, although they recently got eliminated by Cyprus’ Omonia Nicosia in the 1/16 finals of the CEV Challenge Cup.
Two young players, both members of the Cuba U21 National Team in the 2021 FIVB World Championship, joined the long list of players under the patronage of the FCV who decide on their professional contracts.