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UST endorses Aldin Ayo ban appeal

Aldin Ayo's ban appeal got some backing from UST. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--University of Santo Tomas has endorsed an appeal for the lifting of former head coach Aldin Ayo's indefinite ban.

The UAAP confirmed on Tuesday that UST wrote the league a letter of endorsement.

Right after the UAAP Board of Trustees meted him an indefinite ban for the alleged training bubble he put up for the Growling Tigers in Sorsogon City, Ayo said that he will appeal the sanction.

His appeal gained some ground after the Sorsogon City PNP reported that what really transpired in Sorsogon City was actually an agricultural activity, which is allowed under all circumstances amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The association will tackle the appeal in due time," the UAAP said in a statement.

UST recently named Jinino Manansala, one of Ayo's assistants, as its new head coach, but he was placed in an interim basis pending the verdict on Ayo's appeal.

If the UAAP lifts the ban, Ayo can once again coach the Growling Tigers.

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