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Wilavan to play for Bình Điền Long An

Update: March, 18/2017 - 05:00
Wilavan Apinyapong (left) and Nguyễn Trịnh Anh Phúc. — Photo
Viet Nam News

 HÀ NỘI — Thailand’s Wilavan Apinyapong will compete for VTV Bình Điền Long An in the International Women’s Volleyball Tournament, VTV9 Bình Điền Cup in April.

Nguyễn Trịnh Anh Phúc, vice director of Bình Điền Sports Company made the announcement.

Apinyapong is a Thai professional volleyball player who plays in the Azerbaijan Super League and the Thai national team as an outside hitter.

She has captained the Thailand women’s national volleyball team since 2008. She led the Thai team to the 2009 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, beating China 3-1 to secure Thailand’s first gold in history at the competition and repeated the feat in 2013, where she was named most valuable player of the event.

According to Phúc, Bình Điền are also trying to recruit Aprilia Manganang of Indonesia for the upcoming event, which will feature four domestic and four foreign teams. — VNS


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