Korean Air libero Song Min-geun to study ‘short-term volleyball’ in Slovenia

Korean Air men’s professional volleyball libero Song Min-geun (23) is going on a “short-term volleyball study abroad” in Slovenia, Europe.

Song left for Slovenia on March 3 and joined the Slovenian ACH.

On July 7, Korean Air said, “Song Min-geun will train with ACH in Slovenia for four weeks,” adding, “It is not a transfer or a loan. He will not play in any official matches.”

However, if Slovenian ACH wants to ‘loan’ Song Min-geun, Korean Air is willing to go through the official process.

Korean Air head coach Tommi Tilikainen urged Song to “show them who you are, and come back stronger with a lot of experience.”

When asked about Song Min-geun on July 7, Tilikainen said, “It’s a very good opportunity for him,” adding, “He will be stronger after experiencing new volleyball in a new environment.”

Song Min-geun was drafted by Korean Air with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2022-2023 season. 캡틴토토 도메인

However, with Korean Air’s liberos Oh Eun-ryul and Jung Sung-min, he rarely saw the court.

Song Min-geun only played one game last season and three games in the 2023-2024 season.

Korean Air opened up a volleyball study abroad program for Song Min-geun, who was unable to play immediately.

Slovenia’s ACH is the most decorated club in the Slovenian league with 19 titles. It is also the former team of Mitsza Gasparini, who played for Korean Air, and Matej Kok, who currently plays for Woori Card.

“Song Min-geun joined Slovenia AHC as a training partner, but if he is well-received locally, he may be able to play on loan,” a club official said, adding, “For now, he is enjoying his stay.”

“It’s a good time (for players who don’t currently get much playing time), and if a good team comes along, we’ll give them a chance to train abroad,” Tilikainen said.

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