20. 07. 2019

RUS W: Despite renewing with Dinamo Moscow, Ognjenović will join VakıfBank

Source: rsport.ria.ru; Photo: vldinamo.ru

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An experienced Serbian setter Maja Ognjenović will not play for the Russian Women’s Volleyball Championship winners Dinamo Moscow next season after all.


Despite the fact that Serbia national team captain Ognjenović extended the deal with Russian champions Dinamo Moscow, the things have gone in an opposite direction, the club General Director Vladimir Zinichev stated for RIA Novosti.

“It was very unexpected for us that Ognjenović, who has signed a contract with Dinamo for the next season, suddenly decided to cancel it and wants to play in another club. There were long negotiations with her, with her agent. They were both interested in Maja’s moving to VakıfBank. When we learned this and settled for it, Dinamo directly contacted the leadership of VakıfBank. After discussing with them all the details, we found a solution. If a player doesn’t want to play for one club but wants to play in another club, then there's no point in forcing him,” Zinichev.

He added that Dinamo will now have to quickly find another setter in the market, which is opened until the end of August, as Marina Babeshina is the only player on this position in the team at the moment.

Zinichev summed up transfer activities of Dinamo Moscow so far. He said that Aleksandr Sukomel will remain the head coach for the next season. He was an acting coach after replacing Yuriy Cherednik in October 2018. The middle blocker Yana Manzyuk arrived from Enisey Krasnoyarsk, while outside hitter Viktoriya Rusakova (ex-Chaplina) came from Dinamo Krasnodar. Dinamo Moscow prolonged the deals with the Czech outside hitter Helena Havelková and star player Nataliya Goncharova for one more season.

See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.



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1 Comments about "RUS W: Despite renewing with Dinamo Moscow, Ognjenović will join VakıfBank"

20.07.2019 | 17:39 |   Cjango [unregistered]

Wow! Ognjenović had some heated clashes with the Vakifbank coach on court while she was playing for EcZ. I have seen in one video that she was screaming at him. Ognjenović is fiery and the captain of the National Serbia team and is considered one of the best setters (and smart) in the world. I like this move. The current setter for Vakifbank makes bad decisions(and poor sets) at bad times that caused them.

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