Europe-bound Soulemane Chabi Yo says pandemic forced him to leave UST | Inquirer Sports

Europe-bound Soulemane Chabi Yo says pandemic forced him to leave UST

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:28 PM November 01, 2021

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FILE – UST big man Soulemane Chabi Yo during the UAAP Season 82 Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

MANILA, Philippines — Soulemane Chabi Yo has decided to forego his final year with University of Santo Tomas, according to The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, on Monday.

Chabi Yo is reportedly heading to Europe to play for a fourth-tier team in Spain.


“My plan was to finish my playing years in UST before leaving but since COVID came, that destroyed all the plans,” the Beninese forward said, as per the Varsitarian.


“I hope you guys will understand me. Thank you all and thanks to the UST community for the love and support. I wish all the best to the team and also good luck on the upcoming season.”

The UAAP, which did not push through with its 83rd season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is eyeing a February return.

Soulemane Chabi Yo

FILE – Soulemane Chabi Yo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

In his only season with UST in 2019, the Beninese forward led the fourth-seeded Growling Tigers to UAAP Season 82 Finals.

The 25-year-old Chabi Yo was also named MVP that season after averaging 16.9 points and 14.7 rebounds in the elimination round.


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