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    PSL Manila trainer Shun Takahashi yet to get used to all the attention from volleyball fans

    Oct 2, 2016
    Shun Takahasi is amazed at the popularity of volleyball in the country and how even deputy coaches like him are given much attention. 

    IT has been two weeks since Shun Takahashi arrived in Manila to help train the PSL squad for the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but the Japanese coach is still not yet used to all the attention.

    The 26-year old Takahashi, deputy to head coach Moro Branislav at F2 Logistics Manila, has been getting much more than selfie requests.

    [See PSL Manila warned of 'Olympic-level' competition in FIVB World Club Championship]

    "Pictures and selfies (are) ok," said Takahashi with a thumbs up.

    But the former Japan national team setter admitted it sometimes gets uncomfortable, and revealed he was shocked to get 40 Facebook friend requests in one day.

    [See Pinay spikers hope first impression lasts for Japanese coach Shun Takahashi]

    "Because there's no privacy anymore," he said. "Because I came here (in the) Philippines to teach and train volleyball."

    "One day, 40 people sent me friend requests on Facebook. In Japan, my Facebook friends are my (personal) friends only," he said.

    [See Assistant coach Ramil de Jesus explains why he's unable to take part in PSL Manila training]

     

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