Jaja Santiago announces engagement to Japanese coach


Volleyball star Alyja “Jaja” Santiago is set to tie the knot with Japanese coach Taka Minokawa.

The middle blocker took to Instagram on Saturday to announce her engagement with Minokawa who’s one of her coaches in Saitama Ageo Medics of the Japan’s V.League.

Miokawa is currently Japan’s team assistant coach for the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup.

“Too many attempts and finally without him kneeling to ask me. I said yes!,” wrote Jaja alongside snaps of her and Minokawa, including a selfie of her flexing her engagement ring.

She added, “It’s not about how long the relationship was, it’s about how he makes you feel that he is the right one”.

The former National University Lady Bulldogs team captain’s last known relationship was with former teammate Maika Ortiz.

Jaja, who has been playing for Saitama since 2018, first hinted at her romance with Minokawa last July.

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