Revived rule makes Mbala ineligible next season

first_imgPerkins perfect fit for Fuel Masters Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The return of an eligibility rule that was suspended in the last two seasons could prevent La Salle’s two-time Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala from seeing action in UAAP Season 81 next year. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “The way I understand it is the Seven Years Out of High School will resume next year,” said a league source. “The question is if we put it back, will it be applied retroactively or prospectively.”Mbala’s school records from Southwestern University showed that the 6-foot-8 stalwart graduated high school from Institut Samba in Yaounde, Cameroon, in 2011, which means that next season will be his eighth year out of high school.A reliable source provided the Inquirer with copies of Mbala’s records. The 23-year-old Mbala had earlier said he would still study his options regarding his return for next season, but Ayo had hinted that his star would suit up next season. “He still has one year based on the ground rules of the UAAP,” Ayo said, while also hinting that he will be staying put as La Salle coach. “Ben still has one more year in the UAAP. He’ll be here next year.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The Cameroonian who led the Green Archers to the Season 79 crown and a runner-up finish last Sunday might not be eligible to play next season due to the “Seven Years Out of High School” rule, which was not implemented in the last two seasons.While La Salle coach Aldin Ayo expressed confidence that Mbala would play for the Archers in 2018, the UAAP Board’s March 12, 2016, decision might end up spoiling his return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn that meeting, the UAAP Board ruled that the “Seven Years Out of High School” rule shall be applied after Season 80 unless “such suspension is extended or the rule amended or repealed.”League officials had said the decision to suspend the rule was changed out of necessity as only a few players would be available for college teams in the next few years due to the implementation of the K-12 program. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Premier League team of the weekend: Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton stars included

first_img 11 11 11 Centre-back: Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) – Coming up against the hardworking Danny Ings and the spritely Daniel Sturridge in only his second Premier League start will have been daunting for the Argentine, who had a shaky full debut against West Brom last week. He came through excellently though, winning six aerial duels and complete four tackles as he helped the Toffees to a 1-1 draw with rivals Liverpool. 11 Left winger: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – After an ineffectual start to the campaign, the Chilean star has burst into life. His scintillating display against Manchester United was a joy to watch as he nabbed a brace from just three shots on goal. He also made four tackles to help his team keep out the Red Devils. Central midfield: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) – The classy French playmaker is a superb all-round footballer. Known for his passing, Cabaye’s distribution was excellent once again as he claimed an assist, but it’s now his defensive side that is impressing too. He made four tackles to halt West Brom’s foray’s forward and helped his team claim a clean sheet. 11 Centre-back: Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) – The Big F****** German had a Big F****** Problem on his hands going up against Anthony Martial on Sunday, but he came through with flying colours. The 31-year-old used all his experience to marshal the teen star and finished the game with clean sheet. Easy. Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – We don’t really need to say too much here. The Argentine’s five goals in 20 minutes were sheer brilliance. 11 Central midfield: James McCarthy (Everton) – Another player who was superb defensively at the weekend was the Toffees’ Irish star. He broke up play at Goodison Park with considerable ease and with showed he’s not just a destroyer with some fine, and accurate, passing too. Right winger: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – The Premier League has a new baby-faced assassin. The Belgian has got three goals and two assists in his four Premier League appearances so far. His display against Newcastle was marvellous and, while Raheem Sterling struggles to make an impact, proves Manuel Pellegrini does know how to spend big money correctly. Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes (Watford) – He might have had his critics in the past but the Brazilian shot-stopper has been in great form for the Hornets this season. The Octopus’ long limbs helped him keep out Glenn Murray’s penalty, while also making five other saves to deny Bournemouth, ensuring Watford claimed a share of the spoils. 11 11 Left-back: Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) – The Austrian star made his first Premier League start of the campaign against Norwich City and put on a good display. His appearance also allowed the talented Jeffrey Schlupp to push forward, resulting in a goal for the Ghanaian. Right-back: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – A modern full-back if ever there was one. Able to charge upfield and assist his team-mates when Arsenal are on the attack and impressive defensively too, Bellerin is establishing himself as on of the best right-backs in the Premier League. He was a real threat against Manchester United and completely upstaged their summer signing Matteo Darmian too. 11 11 11 It was another weekend full of goals, excitement, and shocks in the Premier League.We’ve had the first managerial departures of the season with Dick Advocaat and Brendan Rodgers leaving Sunderland and Liverpool respectively.Manchester City are back at the top of the table after an astonishing 6-1 win over Newcastle, while rivals Man United drop down after being beaten comprehensively by Arsenal.But who were the outstanding performers in a thrilling two days of action?Click the right arrow above to find out who makes talkSPORT’s team of the weekend… Attacking midfield: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) – The deadliest free-kick taker the Premier League has to offer. His double against Swansea saved Spurs from a Europa League hangover. The Dane needed to be on form too with attacking team-mates Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane all struggling to make an impact. last_img read more