Fabiana hopes to take SESI-SP far this year
Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 24, 2014 – She has been riding the crest of the wave for a while now and SESI-SP team captain Fabiana Claudino is hoping things will continue in her favour as her club heads into the finals of the Brazil Women’s SuperLiga on Sunday against Unilever.
"The expectation is high. I am super happy we have reached the final,” she said. “This was a season of overcoming and we have gone through a difficult time with a lot of unity and team spirit. Our team has come to believe in their potential we are seeing the results.”
Victory in the SuperLiga will be another feather in the cap for SESI-SP, who won the 14th edition of the Women’s South American Club Championship in February to secure their ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship scheduled to take place from May 7 to 11 in Zurich, Switzerland. This will be the first time that team from Sao Paolo will be taking part in the world event, which will feature six teams as in last year’s edition.
Fabiana knows that it will be
difficult to face Unilever in Sunday’s final, a team she knows well, having won
the Super Liga title with them in the 2010/11 season.
Well aware of the importance of her role as captain of the Sao Paulo club,
Fabiana has been working hard to ensure that she is also in good shape to lead
her team to victory. "I'm in good form and this is due to my family, my
friends and also to our group. This has reflected on my performance on the
court,” said the player who also captained the Brazil women’s team to a gold
medal at the Olympic Games in 2012.
SESI - SP will take on Unilever on Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 (local time) at the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.