Manabat ready to reinforce Paat in Thailand Volleyball League

Dindin Santiago-Manabat will join the Thailand Volleyball League. (PVL photos)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Another Filipina superstar will be taking her talents to the upcoming 2021-2022 Volleyball Thailand League.

After Mylene Paat’s signing with the Nakhon Ratchasima volleyball club last year, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Paat’s former teammate in Cherry Tiggo, will set up their highly-anticipated reunion in Thailand.

Multiple sources have already confirmed that Santiago-Manabat will be flying to Thailand after agreeing to sign with Ratchasima for the second round of the ongoing season.

The move will put Santiago-Manabat as one of the few Asian imports to grace Thailand’s prestigious volleyball league aside from Paat.

Santiago-Manabat will look to add more firepower in the Ratchasima offense and help improve the team’s middle blocking defense soon as she arrives.

The six-foot-two Filipina stalwart will have the chance for a terrific debut in Thailand when Ratchasima faces volleyball club Nakornnont on Sunday, February 6.

Despite their Thailand stints, both Santiago-Manabat and Paat will still be available for the upcoming 2022 Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

With the Thailand league ending in March, the dynamic duo will still have enough time to return to their mother teams in the PVL that is planned to kick off this mid-February and will have the chance to give Cherry Tiggo back-to-back championship titles.