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02/12/2019 22:00
THY ISTANBUL excited to continue their #CEVChallengeCupW adventure
CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 - Women

Istanbul, Turkey, December 2, 2019. The winners of this year’s BVA Cup, THY ISTANBUL, are due to continue their journey in the CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 – Women later this week with two matches vs. Ibsa CV CCO 7 PALMAS of Spain in the Round of 32.

The head coach of the team sponsored by Turkish Airlines, Marcello Abbondanza, team captain Aneta Kocmanova Havlickova, team manager Gizem Giraygil as well as Ibsa CV CCO 7 PALMAS head coach Pedro Pablo Lanero, team manager Daniel Lopez and captain Saray Manzano attended a press conference organised shortly before the two matches. These will be taking place at the iconic Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall in Istanbul.

“I am very excited about these matches. We are playing the Challenge Cup for the first time. I do not know the opponents yet and I am analysing every team game by game,” Abbondanza said. “There are many strong opponents from a number of countries.”

Aneta Kocmanova Havlickova: “We play two important matches and we want to win. As a team, we know the importance of every game. Our goal is to bring the trophy home.”

“I am very happy to be here and everything is fine. We want to improve the level of our national league to get closer to the Turkish championship. We are very excited. We play against a strong team. I hope that my team will play good Volleyball. I wish good luck to everyone. Thank you very much for hosting us here. I am happy to meet Marcello again,” said the coach of PALMAS, Pedro Pablo Lanero. Saray Manzano added, “Everything is really good here. I hope for a good match.”

European Cups rookies THY ISTANBUL started their journey in the competition back in November with two comfortable victories over 1.MCM-Diamant KAPOSVARI of Hungary.

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