One of the Indonesian volleyball athletes, Rivan Nurmulki, has been confirmed to continue his career in Japan with the Volleyball League Division One club in Japan, Nagano Tridents.
This news has even been heard since some time ago and has been confirmed directly by Pevoli, the mainstay of the Indonesian national team.
According to the latest report, this former Bhayangkara Surabaya employee has been in Sakura Country since last Saturday (03/10). It’s just that, Rivan Nurmulki cannot directly join the Nagano Tridents training session.
This is because the Corona virus pandemic is still a threat, so inevitably the winner of the best player title in the 2016 and 2018 Proliga competitions must undergo self-quarantine for the next two weeks.
This was revealed by Rivan in a WhatsApp message to Liputan6.com.
“We are still in quarantine for 14 days,” said Rivan briefly.
But it should also be noted that Rivan did not immediately undergo self-quarantine or self-quarantine in Indonesia. The Nagano Tridents have prepared a special house for the Pevoli in the city of Nagano.
Quarantine does not only apply to Rivan, but also all foreign players who will play in the highest caste volleyball competition in Japan. This is related to the Covid-19 health protocol.
So how about a practice question? Rivan himself admitted that he had prepared his physical condition to stay fit since he was in Indonesia.
Of course, the athlete does this so he can immediately appear in V.League Division 1.
He trained together with Toiran based on the training material which Ahmad Masajedi, as the trainer of Nagano Tridents, gave him directly.
“The trainer gave training materials and Rivan also joined the training with Toiran,” said Wibi Anhari, Rivan Nurmulki’s personal manager.
Nagano Tridents himself plays in the main division of the Japanese V. League. The plan is that they will face the Osaka Blazers Sakai on October 17 and 18.
However, Rivan will certainly not appear in these two matches. It is likely that he only played when facing JTEKT Stings which is scheduled to take place on October 24th.