After only two rounds played in the Turkish championship, the first changes in the composition of the teams took place (termination of the contract and signing of new players).
Bingol Solhan Spor terminated contracts with the Russian outside hitter Dmitry Ilinykh and Brazilian setter André Luiz Queiroz because, as club stated, did not meet the expectations of the club’s management through the level of performance in friendly matches, Turkish Cup matches and at the beginning of the championship.
Dmitry Ilinykh, a 34-year-old outside hitter came to the Solhan from Belogorie Belgorod. Ilinykh successfully defended the colors of “Zbornaya“ knowing that he has won the 2012 London Olympics, the CEV European Championship once (2013), FIVB World League twice (2011, 2013), and FIVB World Cup once (2011). In youth categories, Ilinykh was named MVP of the 2006 CEV U21 European Championship. On a club level, he won the FIVB Club World Championship once (2015), CEV Champions League once (2014), Russian Championship twice (2005, 2013), Russian Cup three times (2005, 2013, 2014 ), and Russian Super Cup twice (2014, 2015) – all with Belogorie Belgorod.
Brazilian setter, Andre Luiz Queiroz arrived at Solhan Spor from Thailand where he played for Diamond Food, having previously spent 6 seasons in Qatar, playing for Al Rayyan SC.
The club reacted immediately on the market and signed Bulgarian outside hitter Branimir Grozdanov who comes from the UAE where he finished last season playing for Al Nasr from Dubai, while he spent most of the 2020/2021 season in Qatar as a member of Qatar SC. During his career he played in Italy, France, Belgium, Turkey and Bulgaria.