Rivan Nurmulki's Story During Quarantine Before Appearing in the Japanese Volleyball League
As soon as he arrived in Japan, the two-time Most Valuable Player title winner, aka Proliga's best player, was immediately quarantined in a house provided by his club in Nagano.
"Yes, the pliers are clear when quarantine is boring," said Rivan Nurmulki to Bogi Triyadi from Liputan6.com via WhatsApp conversation, Sunday (18/10/2020).
During quarantine, Rivan couldn't go anywhere. However, Nagano provided everything that the 25-year-old volleyball player needed, such as food, vitamins, etc.
"Can't go anywhere, and the rules here are strict. Quarantine can't come out at all for 14 days," said Rivan.
Even though he can't go anywhere, Rivan always tries to maintain his body condition. "Just light exercise," he said.
Today, Rivan has been released from quarantine. The player who strengthens the Surabaya Bhayangkara Samator in Proliga will soon join his colleagues at Nagano Tridents.
"It seems like Tuesday, there were two exercises to prepare for the first game," said Rivan. When asked if all were introductions, Rivan answered briefly: "Yes".
Nagano Tridents lost to host Osaka Blazers Sakai in the first two matches of V.League Division 1. In the first match, Nagano surrendered 1-3 (14-25, 19-25, 25-23, 20-25). While in the second match, Nagano lost 0-3 (23-25, 21-25, 23-25).
Furthermore, Nagano will face JTEKT Sting on October 24. If played, Rivan Nurmulki has the opportunity to face two JTEKT Sting star players, namely Yuji Nishida and Felipe Fonteles.