New Iranian star Amin Esmaeilnejad can’t play abroad because he didn’t complete military service in his homeland2 min read
The debate on the future of the revelation of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Amin Esmaeilnejad, who seems to have received offers from important clubs from the Italian SuperLega and Polish PlusLiga heated up. The 25-year-old opposite’s performance in the three weeks of the preliminary round of the competition was so good that it attracted a lot of interest.
In fact, he finished in second place in the ranking of best scorers behind the Dutchman Nimir Abdel-Aziz. Despite this, he can’t go abroad due to the existing law in the country. Amin still has one year of military service left, and next season he’ll forced to move to a military team.
He has already spent one year of his military obligation playing in Shahdab Yazd, helping them win their first-ever national title, and for the next year, he’s expected to go to Gorgan Pass.
And for this reason, he is legally not allowed to play abroad.
However, many volleyball enthusiasts and fans of this sport in Iran believe that this is the best time for Amin to play in a great league and, probably become a global champion. In this regard, the former middle blocker of the Iran National Team Adel Gholami launched a campaign on Instagram, asking for support from the world of volleyball and sport in general in regard to this problem. Later, famous athletes in Iran requested Amin’s exemption from military service, which he himself reposted on his Instagram page.
But for now, no decision was made…