Hello everyone. Probably, you all know the news about Montano x Rabita. After her complaint some volleyball sites and fb pages wrote about it. Some of them blamed Rabita (don't forget no matter there is always a thing to blame AZE teams). Let's look to this situation from the other side. Today I got an email. Read the official answer of Rabita and decide who guilty is !
We, as a club Rabita BAKU from Azerbaijan would like to share with you our opinion, the facts and the truth related about Mrs. Madelaynne MONTANO`s issue – as it was reported on your web site.
Madelaynne MONTANO – former (fortunately former) player of Rabita BAKU complaint about our club to FIVB and shared with media that Rabita BAKU did not made her last payment and “HUGE” amount is still owed by the club.
Yesterday, on 31st July 2013 we got a SMS by phone that Mrs. MONTANO sent a legal to FIVB about her last payment that “was not paid” by Rabita BAKU as the player says -without any information to the club by her or by her representative one or some days before they shared this “info” with media and FIVB.
Last time we as a club spoke with Mrs. MONTANO`s husband by phone on 12nd July when our administration were out of Baku as well as the President for a tragic personal reason that happened in family of the club President and he informed us if the Club was not going pay until 21st of July they will go in another way and we asked them to wait until we are back in Baku and the payment would be immediately done. On 17th July, the first job that club administration did as soon as got back to Baku was sending LAST payment of salary of Mrs. MONTANO – that is totally not a HUGE amount as it is speculated, just the 5% (five)of her contract for the last season.
After the payment which was done on 17 JULY 2013 – on 31st July 2013 we got sms that we were complaint about to FIVB etc that was really surprising for us as it is weird to get complaint after payment done 2 weeks ago. When we informed Player that the payment was done 2 weeks ago she said no money entered in her account.
As it was after working day yesterday, today on 1st August in the morning we immediately asked the bank to send the payment order document that PROVES Rabita BAKU made payment on 17th July to the Player, we sent one copy to Player to see and be SURE that the payment done. The player can prove that this document was sent her today and 100% shows that The Club made its last salary payment to the Player.
The player after this email keeps on saying to send this email to her lawyer about who we heard ONLY yesterday first time- as the player ONLY YESTERDAY sent us her name and email as her official lawyer (they changed lawyer as first time they were saying her agent Mr.THANOS was also her lawyer that was not accepted by the Club). Until yesterday we did not have any info about new lawyer. Even though the player says the lawyer sent two letters, called many times etc. We asked the Player to resend these emails “in case they exist” once again as we have NEVER got any email to our club address or administration email – finally we realized the mail went to the mail that is not official mail of the club email@example.com or sending copy to the members of administration- but to another email that is used only for some large sized attachments and FIVB documentation.
The Player after this says The club must pay her bonus for victories but even then she has no right to complain about bonus as the new season has not started yet and there is no any deadline for bonus and such a serious club and rich club as you noted, did not become richer with this littler amount and will not become poorer paying this amount.
This is is the first part explaining the complaint of Mrs. MONTANO the player for whom Rabita BAKU made GREAT image not only in Europe but also in the World and sure for her current status the player must always thank Rabita BAKU.
Rabita BAKU was in Final FOUR of Champions League BEFORE Mrs. MONTANO. Rabita BAKU is one of the teams that has outstanding results for such a short period:
-Just three times participated in Champions league and 2 times played FINAL (2011 and 2013)
- In last two years The Club World Champion on 2011 and Silver Medalist of World Champs 2012
- 6 times Consecutive Azerbaijani Super league Champion
-CEV Cup bronze medalist 2010
We are sure you have all info about Rabita BAKU which is thankful not only to Mrs. MONTANO (like she says she took team to Final Four) but to all coaching staff, players who were around her making AMAZING job starting from SKORUPA to CASTILLO. All team members who did great job. Fortunately 7 of 12 Players are again with us and there are players playing their 5th, 4th,3rd seasons in Rabita BAKU.
We are sure all of these show our level no matter what others do say! Rabita BAKU makes STARS from a NAME, that is also big plus for this STABLE club.
second part is in next post