Historic Victory on Home Soil – Tajikistan Volleyball Team
Historic Victory on Home Soil – Tajikistan Volleyball Team. Taking support from the coaching faculty of FIVB under Volleyball empowerment, the volleyball team of Tajikistan benefited itself in the long run. As a result, the senior men’s National Volleyball team attained their first-ever senior-level victories.
The team defeated Uzbekistan – 3-0 and Kazakhstan by 3-2 at an International Volleyball Tournament contested between Central Asian teams. It was held at the Manezh Sports Complex in the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan between 15-20 June 2022.
It was achieved due to the efforts of the coaching faculty of FIVB. FIVB, under its revolutionary program of Volleyball Empowerment, provided 12 months of dedicated coaching to the Tajikistan Volleyball team. FIVB instructor Mohammad Yousuf Sadeq was a part of the revolution through which he became the head coach of the team and has been working toward the development of both the National Team and the National Federation’s Administration since August 2021.
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° commented:
“These results are rightly very special to the Tajikistan men’s national team, and I am delighted for them. I am also immensely proud of the huge positive impact that the FIVB’s support has had on this team and for volleyball in the country.
The structure of the TajikistanVolleyball Federation was also re-engineered under the Volleyball Empowerment project. The project has also established the National Federation on online systems and processes such as the VIS.
Tajikistan Volleyball Federation President Muradzoda Noderkhon passed a statement:
“I would like to express my huge thanks to the FIVB for approving this coaching support project for our country. This has helped to modernize our volleyball system and this project has been very beneficial, not only from a technical and coaching perspective but also in other aspects such as the improved structure of our National Federation and a better event organization system.”
“The Tajikistan men’s national team’s historic victories against Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are the most visible achievements from this project so far. Once again, as the Tajikistan Volleyball Federation President, I would like to thank the FIVB for its great support and I look forward to working together in the future.”
Mohammad Yousuf Sadeq, the head coach of the NAtional Team has also extended his help to the local coaches to enhance their knowledge of the game.
He conducted an FIVB Level I Coaches Course. This course aims to help build a strong foundation for the future of the sport in Tajikistan.
“It has been a pleasure to guide the Tajikistan men’s national team and help professionalize volleyball in Tajikistan. While it has been challenging to learn a new approach to professional volleyball, the players have all improved their mental and physical abilities as well as their technical and tactical skills.”
“I am proud of the team for winning their first international matches and it is clear how much this means to them as well as to Tajikistan’s passionate volleyball fans. While this is an incredible result, there is still much work to be done to build on this success.”
The Tajikistan Volleyball Federation targets to use the success of its men’s national team to acquire sponsors. They want to continue to build the volleyball system in the country. They aim to develop the technical capacity of its technical and administrative staff.