Songhwa Jo “I have the will to solve it amicably” VS IBK “The return that fans don’t want”

Jo Song-hwa, setter of IBK Industrial Bank of Korea in women’s professional volleyball, moves to attend the reward and punishment committee held at the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 10th of last month. News 1

Song-hwa Jo (28) and IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, a professional volleyball team, had a legal battle.

On the 14th, at the Seoul Court Complex in Seocho-gu, Seoul, the 50th Civil Division of the Seoul Central District Court held an interrogation period on the request for an injunction to suspend the effect of contract termination filed by Jo Song-hwa.

On this day, Songhwa Jo explained, “The things the club chose (the reason for the contract termination) were sincerity, contract fulfillment, and maintaining dignity.”

He continued, “Jo Song-hwa faithfully fulfilled the contract with sincerity.”

He admitted that “the maintenance of dignity was insufficient, as the club pointed out.”

Songhwa Jo added, “But this is because the club said, ‘Do not respond to the media and wait.'”

He also pointed out that “the player learned of the contract termination through the media.”

He continued to criticize, saying, “I haven’t received any documents.”

“However, we are still willing to settle the matter amicably with the club,” Jo Song-hwa’s side emphasized.

He added, “Player Song-hwa Jo is clearly showing his will to play as a volleyball player.”

The club responded, “The essence of this case is a protest.”

The club pointed out, “The player who had not returned despite the club’s persuasion expressed his intention to return to the team when former manager Seo Nam-won was sacked.”

He further emphasized, “The player who protested said, ‘The manager has been sacked, so he wants to come back.'”

He added, “If you accept this, the very existence of the club will be shaken.”

At the end, he added, “Even the fans don’t want the player to come back.”

Previously, Songhwa Jo left the team in November of last year.

He rejected the club’s offer to return.

IBK decided to terminate the contract on the 13th of last month.

Cho Song-hwa, who became a free player, was unable to play in the V-League this season as he could not find a new team until 6 pm on the 28th of last month, the deadline for registration of additional players of the Korea Volleyball Federation.

Meanwhile, the court decided to decide whether to cite the injunction request within one week.

If the application for injunction is cited, Song-Hwa Jo can recover her status as an IBK IBK player and receive a salary.

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