GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, October 29 2021.- Six
teams members of AFECAVOL are set to compete at
Guatemala’s City Dome from October 30 to
November 5 for the XXI Men’s Central American
Volleyball Cup title.
*Panama did not formalize their participation in
These are the coaches’ first impressions:
Albert Humes, Head Coach Belize: “Congratulations
to AFECAVOL for bringing back volleyball to the
level that we have lost for the past two years.
The Pandemic has given players time to mature,
to focus on what they want in life and want to
achieve, so they are stronger mentally for these
tournaments. You can see their workout ethic,
the game plan they have and from my end, it has
also given me time to prepare my team mentally”.
Johan Morales, Head Coach Costa Rica: “We
are really excited, we are eager to win the gold
medal and we are aware of the highly competitive
level of the event, there are neither favorites
nor predictions. We have prepared well before
coming, the group has the best players from our
two national first division tournaments and I
had the opportunity to observe in action”.
Mario Antonio Nochez, Head Coach El Salvador: “Every
team wishes to win the gold medal, but as a
healthy competitive attitude we want to improve
the bronze medal won by our women’s national
team some days ago. The team is well prepared.
We have five experienced players and for the
rest of the players this is their first
experience at a senior level”.
Reider Lucas, Head Coach Guatemala: “Our
group is young with international experience
which helps us face the event after coming out
from being inactive. The guys have prepared
well, they are happy and as hosts they want to
compete well, we are sure the event will have a
high level of competition. Guatemala will battle
for a good result”.
Víctor Manuel Rodas, Head Coach Honduras: “Despite
the difficulties known by everybody, we always
have the expectation of reaching the podium. Up
to six weeks ago our volleyball gymnasium was
reopened and we have tried our best for our
players to get back in shape after two years of
inactivity to prevent injuries, with aerobic and
anaerobic drills to hold up with six games. This
will be an experience for the books”.
Osman Hernández, Head Coach Nicaragua: “This
is a competition with a lot of uncertainties;
all the teams are coming out of a long rest. Our
team has possibilities to battle for a medal;
our goal is to reach the podium”.