Coach Ayo confirms exit from DLSU, denies trying to bring players

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 02, 2018 11:42 PM
Ayo confirms exit from DLSU, denies trying to bring players
Aldin Ayo has broken his silence at long last

For the first time since different reports have stated that he has left De La Salle University for University of Sto. Tomas, Aldin Ayo has some words to say.

“Much gratitude to Boss ECJ (Danding Cojuangco), the managers, school heads, the DLSU community, and all of the fans. The two years I have spent with the Archers are two well-spent years indeed,” he posted on Twitter late Tuesday night.

Asked if this is some sort of confirmation that he is no longer with the Green Archers, the two-time collegiate champion coach answered, “Yes.”

Ayo is yet to give a categorical statement on his next move.

What he would like clarified is that he has no intentions whatsoever to bring any current DLSU player with him. “Ni isang player, wala akong gustong isamang player (galing sa) La Salle,” he told ABS-CBN Sports.

The 40-year old mentor also went on to explain his silence all throughout the rumblings. “The reason I kept mum is because of an agreement not to disclose any information before the first week of January or until the school makes its official statement,” he said.

He then continued, “I am only breaking my silence since the news has come out earlier than expected and only after getting permission.”

Late last month, news broke out that Ayo has left DLSU and will be relocating to UST.

Despite repeated attempts by reporters to get his side, however, the enigmatic coach kept mum.

Ayo and the Growling Tigers have been linked as early as the onset of Season 80.

The last word the Sorsogon native had on such link was at the end of the season. “I don’t want to comment on that,” he told reporters then.

In his two-year tenure for the Green Archers, Ayo registered a record of 30-5 in the UAAP, with one championship and one runner-up finish.

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