SERBIAN professional Milos Nikic was one of the star performers for Al Rayyan. During the Qatar Cup, Rayyan relied heavily on Iran’s Milad Ebadipour. But with him being off colour, Rayyan quickly roped in Nikic, who was plying his trade with Italian giants Modena Volley (who are coached by former Qatar boss Roberto Piazza) and he made a quick impact.
Gelling well with Cuban Oreol Camejo, Nikic proved to be a tough nut to crack, both in the semifinal against El Jaish and in final.
“I joined the team late. I didn’t know much about the players. The coach provided us with the best possible practice so that we could form a good team.
“I’m happy that I could add some quality to the team. Also, we’re pleased to bag the Emir’s Cup,” said Nikic, who had played an instrumental role in helping his national team clinch the FIVB World League crown last year.
The 31-year-old wing spiker thoroughly enjoyed his maiden stint in Qatar.
“I didn’t expect the standard of the game in Qatar to be so high. The third set which was quite tough and interesting illustrated just that. I really enjoyed playing here and I’m looking forward to coming here again and playing next season,” he added.