MANILA, Philippines — Chery Tiggo bid farewell to Dindin Santiago-Manabat forward of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League season because the star wing spiker appears to make a comeback on the worldwide stage, significantly in South Korea.
The Crossovers on Thursday night wished Manabat nicely in her future endeavors, which implies she’s going to now not play for the group beginning subsequent yr.
“We thanks for the fervour and years you shared with us. All the most effective, Dindin,” Chery Tiggo wrote.
Sources advised Inquirer Sports activities that Manabat’s camp has but to interact in talks with the PVL golf equipment as she is eyeing a chance in South Korea.
One other supply disclosed that Chery Tiggo supplied Manabat an extension as her contract expires on Saturday however the veteran participant “desires to check her capabilities as an expert volleyball participant.”
6 years with my UAAGI/Foton/Chery household! I’m so blessed to be a part of this wonderful group. Marami akong natutunan from administration, coaches, teammates and experiences kasama kayo. Salamat 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/B39xXOBy6l
— Aleona Santiago (@dindinsmanabat) December 29, 2022
The previous Nationwide College stalwart spent the final six years with Chery Tiggo, taking part in for the Foton Tornadoes within the Philippine Superliga since 2016 with one championship within the Grand Prix of the identical yr.
After a high-scoring efficiency within the 2022 Open Convention, the 6-foot-2 wing spiker suffered an ankle harm, lacking the entire Invitationals and taking part in sparingly within the Strengthened Convention, the place she additionally entered the well being and security protocols that brought about her to overlook some video games.
Manabat and her sister, Jaja Santiago, led the Crossovers to a historic first PVL professional championship in 2021 as she unleashed 32 factors of their come-from-behind five-set victory over the Creamline Cool Smashers within the winner-take-all Recreation 3 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.
The 29-year-old hitter is predicted to attract a number of provides from different PVL groups along with her talent set and expertise together with stints in worldwide leagues when she performed in Japan V.League for the Toray Arrows in 2018 and Kurobe AquaFairies in 2019. She additionally noticed motion with Nakhon Ratchasima within the Volleyball Thailand League early this yr, teaming up with Mylene Paat.
Paat, who had an MVP run within the Strengthened Convention, is predicted to cleared the path for Chery Tiggo subsequent season because the group misplaced one in all its veteran and stable attackers.
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