Abdalla the First Egyptian Volleyball player to achieve European Championship

10 March 2011

Cairo, Egypt, March -: The Italian based Egyptian setter Abdalla Abdel Salam became the first ever Egyptian player to achieve European title when he won with Treviso Volleyball team of Italy the Italian cup this season following their valuable victory over AS Roma 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-13) in the final.
The promising setter who won before the prize of the best Server in the 2005 FIVB Grand Champions Cup in Japan was one of the final march stars and won the prize of the Most Valuable Player MVP at the end of the thriller match.

The only European based Egyptian National team player now had a professional contract with Treviso in summer 2006 after he led Al Ahly his previous club in Egypt to the triple of Egyptian league, Egyptian Cup and the African Clubs Champions Championship. He stated his professional; life as a substitute to the Italian national team setter Valerio Vermiglio until he took the role in the final where he had a skillful setting to his colleagues specially the Italian superstars Samuele Papi, Alessandro Fei and Alberto Cisola.

"We had a great victory today after a high performance from all my players" Said Treviso Head coach Daniele Bagnoli cheerfully after the match. "The surprise today was our Egyptian setter Abdalla who did well all through the match and he is considered the MVP of this competition as a whole." He added.

Photo captions:

Abdalla carried by his colleagues after the match.
The Egyptian star won the MVP Prize

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