Tehran, Iran, August 2, 2015 – Kazakhstan registered their first victory in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship by overcoming Kuwait in straight sets 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 to finish third place in Pool A with 3 points from one win against two losses and will next compete in the 9th-16th place playoffs.
Coach of Kazakhstan, Patrokov Andrey: “My team always played better in front of powerful rivals. However, I don’t think we played this match well as we did in the last two matches. Kuwait was an easy team but we couldn’t overcome them comfortably. I don’t know why my team played much better in front of big teams. I hope that my team will improve our form in the remaining games.”
Captain of Kazakhstan, Alexandar Stolnikov: “Today we were tired and didn’t play well, but hope that we can recover soon to get ready for next matches .”
Coach of Kuwait, Radovan Malevic: “My team’s form did not live up to my expectation. We made fewer mistakes than yesterday but I am still not satisfied with my players’ performance. Kazakhstan are very strong, especially their good serves. We will next play Pakistan and Oman. Everything is possible, so we have to wait and see.”
Captain of Kuwait, Abdullah Mansour: “We did not play well in comparison with our previous matches. We should now ponder about what we really want and then take action. Maybe the players can find themselves and come back to revive their fortunes. We have to try our best so that we can get rid of all problems we are facing.”
Statistic : P-2 for match 22_ KAZ-KUW