But they were nearly deemed ineligible for UE before the season started, according to UE head coach Jack Santiago.
"To be honest, very hopeless na kami. I just spoke to the president of the school and he told me to be ready with an all-Filipino (lineup) again," Santiago said.
"On the time na kailangan nang ipasa ‘yung documents and papers, na-clear na yung papeles ni Precious (Momowei)," he added.
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The dilemma wasn't limited to just the Red Warriors' latest crop of foreign recruits.
"And it goes to some of my young players also. Not because of the papers but ‘yung mga grades nila so good thing na naayos lahat before the deadline," Santiago bared.
All's well that ends well, however, for a resurgent UE side that went full throttle in its opener and now eyes to replicate its winning ways against a stacked UP Maroons on Wednesday.2023-10-01T08:06:12Z dg43tfdfdgfd