Alyssa Valdez hopes Thailand stint paves way for other Filipino players to suit up overseas
Alyssa Valdez will fly to Thailand in Jaunary and finalize her contract with local club 3BB Nakornnont. Jerome Ascano

VOLLEYBALL star Alyssa Valdez hopes more opportunities will pave the way for Filipino players to see action overseas following the interest expressed on her by Thailand team 3BB Nakornnont.

Valdez is flying over to Bangkok by next year and talk to club officials regarding her contract.

"I thank 3BB Nakornnont for giving me the opportunity to join them next year. We are still threshing out details as of now, but I will be flying to Thailand on January 15 to begin preparing for a tournament starting January 29," she said in a statement.

"I am very excited about this and hope that this open doors for more Filipino volleyball players to get the chance to play overseas. This is a blessing that has been very timely as we celebrate Christmas season," she added.

Valdez asks for prayers as she takes on another challenge in her celebrated career.

"I'd like to request your prayers and support since this is a challenge I've never encountered before," she said. "I also like to thank my family, friends, and fans for sticking with me through thick and thin."

"It's always been a dream to play internationally and this is a very important step to making it happen. Thank you," she said.

On Christmas day, Philippine Super Liga (PSL) president Tats Suzara sent a text message saying top club teams in Thailand are eyeing to get the services of Foton star Jaja Santiago, RC Cola Army opposite spiker Jovelyn Gonzaga, and the F2 Logistics pair Aby MaraƱo and Kim Fajardo.

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