Reigning Bulgarian Cup and Supercup winners Neftohimik signed with Bratoev twin brothers, Jeliazkov and Kichukov for 2017.
Setter Georgi Bratoev, who began the season in the Polish Espadon Szczecin, will strat to train with Neftohimik after New Year’s holidays. Georgi had problems with enlarged blood vessel in his head and was even considering ending his professional career. His brother Valentin is recovering from a foot surgery, which he had about a month ago. He started the season in Sharhdari Tabriz, terminated a contract with Iranian side and then trained with CSKA Sofia.
Neftohimik also hired opposite Jani Jeliazkov (son of a legendary Bulgarian NT member Nikolay), who spent first half of the season in Italian Division 2 team Aurispa Alessano, and setter Nikolay Kichukov, who left Pirin Razlog for personal reasons.
Check out VolleyTransfers 2016/2017 article.