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Suzara on national volley team members: We’re not talking about fan-favorites here

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Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Ramon “Tatz” Suzara said that a volleybelle does not need to be a fan-favorite to be called up for the national team pool.

In an interview with Noli Eala’s Power & Play on Saturday, Suzara said that the national team players must be dedicated to playing for the flag and country.

“The dedication, and the attitude of the national team players is really very important,” Suzara said.

“We’re not talking about here of popularity or sino gusto ng fans, sino gusto ng media,” he added.

Suzara’s statement came as volleyball fans questioned the absence of Alyssa Valdez and Julia Morado from the national women’s volleyball team that recently competed in Thailand.