By Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines—Jinggoy Valmayor, league’s leading goal scorer, will miss two games in the best-of-three finals series of the UAAP men’s football tournament.
Valmayor, the former rookie of the year, has been suspended for “violent conduct,” according to the tournament commissioner Rely San Agustin.
So the Maroons will have to get past no. 1 Far Eastern University sans their top offensive option starting Thursday in game 1 at the FEU-Diliman gym.
If the series reaches a sudden death, Valmayor could suit up for the Maroons.
The national under-23 squad standout was sent off last week for headbutting University of Santo Tomas’ Nicanor Palacio in their final four match.
“I’m disappointed,” said UP coach Anto Gonzales regarding Valmayor’s actions.
Meanwhile, the Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws begin their own best-of-three finals in UAAP football at 10 a.m., also at FEU-Diliman field.