Akari taps Raffy Mosuela as interim head coach for 2024 PVL season

Raffy Mosuela takes over as Akari’s interim head coach. (Akari Power Chargers Facebook)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Akari Chargers finally named its newest head coach for the upcoming 2024 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season.

Following the departure of Brazilian tactician Jorge Souza de Brito after a four-conference stint with the Chargers, Akari just appointed assistant coach Raffy Mosuela to become their new head coach announced last January 23, 2024.

“Charging into an exciting new chapter with a new interim head coach leading the way. Coach Raffy Mosuela has taken on the role of interim head coach for the Akari Chargers,” wrote Akari in a Facebook post.

A former volleyball player who took his talent to the PLDT Home TVolution-Air Force and the Philippine Air Force, the Chargers have high hopes for Mosuela in leading its revamped roster this 2024.

Aside from his head coaching stint with the varsity high school team of the University of the East, Mosuela also became Akari’s assistant mentor during the past PVL season.

Mosuela will be working side-by-side with the franchise’s newly named Director of Volleyball Operations Taka Minowa who is also the chief tactician of the NXLED Chameleons, Akari’s sister company.

Currently, Mosuela has a promising pool of young stars in Faith Nisperos, Fifi Sharma, and Ced Domingo.

Backstopping the trio are the veteran members, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Michelle Cobb, Erika Raagas, and Gretchel Soltones.

Mosuela will have to prove his worth to claim the permanent head coaching job in Akari. Last conference, the Chargers finished with a 5-6 win-loss record and are looking to redeem themselves once the PVL conference kicks off this February.