Voukeng Mbativou: "I went through a lot of struggle to get to this spot"

“I came into the club one month ago, Afyon Club is a dynamic club with a lot of potentials"

by Sead Dedovic
Voukeng Mbativou: "I went through a lot of struggle to get to this spot"

Voukeng Mbativou Christian Arthur is a great volleyball player who plays as a middle blocker, who is currently playing in one of the stronger leagues, Turkey. In an interview with worldofvolley, he revealed what it's like to play in Turkey, about the adventure in Egypt, but also about plans for the future.

Wolrdofvolley reporters were first interested in his opinion of Turkey and what it was like to play there? “Turkey has one of the top world leagues and eventually top talented players. The country is a focal point of some major volleyball events in Europe and the World, I feel comfortable and confident in this kind of environment." "The league is very organized obviously and the players have a huge motivation in every game.

The country itself is heart-warming and I am getting used to the food." "I can’t ignore also the economic aspect of the country with is an important business hub in Europe and share a good bilateral relationship with Africa and my country Cameroun”.

His team is not playing properly at the moment, and they have 12 defeats “I came into the club one month ago, Afyon Club is a dynamic club with a lot of potentials. I believe that they did their best during the first part of the league." "I watched some of the 13 previous games with two beautiful wins and some defeats in the tie break, we can do better in this second part of the regular season." "My job for the next 13 matches is to give my best to reach the playoffs together with the team because I really love winning”.

He had a great adventure in Egypt, but he decided to go one step further “Yes, I started my season in Zamalek club in Egypt, It was excellent but I could not complete the season there because of the offer from the Turkish Superleague." "It is very important for any player in the world to play in one of the top leagues, it’s not about the money, it’s about the status, opportunities, better organization and infrastructure, these things always help athletes to show their most unexpected potential”.

Voukeng Mbativou Christian Arthur plans

He also revealed what plans he has for the future? “I have extreme plans with Volleyball, I’d like to share a personal story first. I discovered volleyball in 2014 at a little training center called “Cite U Volleyball” founded by coach Yende Lavoisier who later gave me the chance to play in University team." "I fell in love with the discipline and decided I will become one of the best, I joined the national team 2016/2017 and became what the world know about me today…" "I went through a lot of struggle to get to this spot and I don’t want to stop, I want to finish my career in the best world leagues, with the best team because I will work to deserve it." "Some of my plans with Volleyball a post-career plans and for now they remain undisclosed, maybe when the time comes I few years WorldofVolley will have exclusive insights about it”.

Volleyball in Cameroon is still not at the top level and it takes time to get to that level “Volleyball in its general spirit and assessment is growing in my country Cameroon, mostly at the level of national teams, from my observation the Cameroon federation president Serge Abouem and executive office have set major strategies for national teams, the results are obvious at the level of performance." "I believe more should be done at the level of the local championship for the local talents.

The Cameroon Volleyball lack marketing and subsidiary setups to build a major African league which can be sustainable and attractive”. Voukeng Mbativou Christian Arthur certainly has a future ahead of him!