Bulgarian PM Disappointed with Volleyball Mess

Sports | June 15, 2012, Friday // 13:11|  views

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov (pictured) is unhappy with the volleyball scandal. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again commented on the situation with the country's national men's volleyball team.

The Prime Minister has stated he is disappointed with both former coach Radostin Stoychev and Bulgarian Volleyball Federation head Dancho Lazarov.

Stoychev resigned on Monday, as he had declared that he would not lead the team in the Olympic games if Lazarov does not quit. Key player Matey Kaziyski also declared he would skip the Olympicv tournament of changes do not take place in the federation.

"They are both wrong now," he told Nova TV on Friday.

"Lazarov did everything necessary for us to have volleyball. Stoychev did his job...They should have waited until the Olympic Games are over," Borisov said. He believes Stoychev's ultimatum was a mistake.

Stoychev was dismissed by the federation on May 13, a day after his team was defeated by Germany in the second semifinal of the 2012 Olympic Games-European Qualification Tournament in Sofia. Lazarov claimed that Stoychev's team "lost deliberately."

The popular and successful coach harshly criticized the federation for its inefficient management, the scandals that have marred all championships, the inflated number of board members, the existence of fictitious clubs.

Internet forums have been overflowing with furious comments at Lazarov as most fans fervently supported Stoychev from the moment the conflict erupted. Fans are urging people to boycott the matches of the team and call for the resignation of Lazarov and other people from the federation.

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Tags: Boyko Borisov, volleyball, coach, martin stoev, Radostin Stoychev, Dancho Lazarov, Federation, scandal, Olympic Games


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