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PVL: Selimovic back for unfinished business

By Mark Escarlote on May 21, 2019 06:46 PM

“I don’t really want to remember that. It’s really hurtful for me but yes I’m back and I really hope that I’m not gonna have the same issue again. I will finish this season -- Motolite import Edina Selimovic

Bosnian Edina Selimovic is back to settle unfinished business.

The 6-foot-3 middle blocker makes her return to the Philippines two years after her last stint, this time, for newcomer Motolite in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.

Selimovic debuted in 2017 playing for Pocari Sweat, but the towering import saw action in just two games before going down with a torn hamstring that abruptly ended her stint.

She was replaced by American Krystak Rivers, who eventually helped the Lady Warriors win the inaugural import-laden conference crown.        

“I don’t really want to remember that. It’s really hurtful for me but yes I’m back and I really hope that I’m not gonna have the same issue again. I will finish this season,” said Selimovic, who after recovering from her injury helped her club team in her country win the championship.

Selimovic also welcomes the chance of playing with good friend Myla Pablo, whom she played with during her short stint with Pocari Sweat.  

“I’m really excited. Myla is a good friend of mine and we became really close here,” she said. “I’m happy that I’m with the same team with her again. I’m excited to play with her.”

Selimovic and her partner Cuban Gygy Silva, who is yet to arrive, together with Pablo will lead a relatively young squad composed of the core of University of the Philippines and Adamson University.    

“I’m used to play with younger players or even older players so I’m fine, I’m adjusting fine. I don’t have that problem,” said Selimovic, who flew in a few days ago.

Looking at the six-team field, Selimovic knows that it won’t be an easy task to bring Motolite to the big stage but it is a goal that the team will try to achieve.

“We’re not gonna look at the other teams, we’re gonna look at what’s best for us. Do our work and do our best and play 110% every game. It doesn’t matter who we play against,” she said.

Motolite will debut on June 1 against returning BaliPure, which was the last team Selimovic played against in her first foray in the PVL.  

 

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