Revived UAAP rule angers DLSU community, Ben Mbala fans
The return of an eligibility rule that was suspended in the last two seasons now endangers the possible return of Ben Mbala in the UAAP Season 81.
Due to the ‘seven years out of high school’ rule, the two-time MVP might not be eligible for the next UAAP season, which was suspended in the past two years.
This rule enraged the De La Salle community, because to them, it seems the decision was specifically revived to halt Mbala’s eligibility to play.
Porket it’s ben’s 8th yr out of high school next yr ibabalik nyo yang bullshit na rule na yan na sinuspend pala nung season 79 and 80 lol nice uaap!!!! bulok kayo bwiset.
— klei (@vcitonara) December 5, 2017
buti pa yung rule na-revive
yung puso kong patay na patay sa ‘yo, kelan kaya?¿
CHAROT DAMING ALAM EH NOH #walanGAalis
— revived rule (@dlszhobehl) December 5, 2017
sucks that theyd do everything to get ben out of the uaap 🙄 threatened, mga sis? 🙃 https://t.co/Uv2EnvoeQH
— dyleon (@beedlxcakekd) December 5, 2017
edi wow lang talaga pota https://t.co/ySq0MkNUBc
— ㅤiya (@taftarchers) December 5, 2017
scared na sila na baka si ben nanaman daw MVP why not diba he deserves it. https://t.co/cQUVADgBGF
— Sheena 🌸 (@shingggxx) December 5, 2017
Mbala’s school records from Southwestern University showed he graduated high school from Institute Ndi Samba in Yaounde, Cameroon in 2011, which means that next season will be his eighth year out of high school.
UAAP officials said that they have suspended the rules before as only a few players would be available for college teams due to the implementation of the K-12 program.
They said that the rule will resume next year.