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Mapua forfeits FilOil game anew as players deal with ‘high fever’

Delfin Dioquino
Mapua forfeits FilOil game anew as players deal with ‘high fever’

WINLESS. Mapua falls to 0-7 in the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup.

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The Mapua Cardinals remain winless in the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup after losing their last two games by default

MANILA, Philippines – Mapua forfeited its second straight game in the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup as several of its players remained unwell.

Scheduled to face the Arellano Chiefs on Monday, August 15, the Cardinals failed to field a team for their 1 pm clash.

Thanks to the default win, Arellano cracked the winning column and improved to 1-4 in Group A.

“Six [Mapua] players have high fever and are in isolation for non-COVID-19-related illnesses,” the league said in a statement.

Mapua also forfeited its match against the NU Bulldogs on Sunday as it remains winless in Group A with a 0-7 record.

With one game left against the EAC Generals on August 20, the Cardinals will get a chance to end their campaign on a winning note as the league will clear players who will test negative for COVID-19 to see action. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.