Ferhat Akbas enjoys best of both worlds


Turkish coach Ferhat Akbas will embark on a new journey in Japan as assistant coach to volleyball legend Kumi Nakada

Kobe, Japan, May 10, 2017 – Japan’s new assistant coach Ferhat Akbas foresees fusion of distinct styles when their national team season starts this month.

Akbas attended the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Kobe 2017 with coach Kumi Nakada to observe during the competition, which is highlighted by the best international stars representing the world’s elite club teams.

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Ferhat Akbas attended the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Kobe 2017

Nakada and Akbas are two of the brightest minds that will steer the Japan women’s team in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and all the way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Their partnership will synergise into a unique blend of European flavour and the patented style of play in Japan.

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Ferhat Akbas arrived in Japan on May 1 to embark on his new journey with the Japan women’s national team

The young Turkish tactician is backed by rich experience as an assistant coach on the club level and as coach on the national level.

Watch Akbas as he talks about the dynamics of club volleyball and his outlook on the national team.


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