MANILA, Philippines—Far Jap College head coach Olsen Racela vented out his frustrations following his group’s third straight loss within the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball event on Tuesday.
Racela mentioned his Nigerian heart Emman Ojoula wasn’t getting any calls all through the sport which he felt performed an enormous half within the Tamaraws’ sorry loss to College of the Philippines.
“It’s simply unfair we didn’t get the calls ultimately I felt there have been fouls in opposition to Emman (Ojoula),” Racela mentioned in Filipino shortly after FEU’s 73-70 setback.
“Really for the previous a number of video games, they’ve been holding Emman. Emman is one the most effective guys in sealing they usually’re not giving him sufficient credit score,” he added. “I’m speaking concerning the officers who aren’t calling fouls regardless of Emman getting held many occasions.”
Racela recalled a specific play down the stretch the place he thought the officers missed a foul in opposition to Ojoula and what ought to’ve been a touring violation on UP’s Ricci Rivero which as an alternative led to a basket that gave the Preventing Maroons a 67-64 cushion.
“That sequence, Emman was held and Ricci Rivero traveled. In a vital scenario and when it’s a detailed recreation, one name or one non-call could make or break the sport for us and that’s what occurred,” mentioned Racela, whose squad dropped to 3-6.
The PBA legend urged referees to be “extra constant” in making calls.
Racela, although, recommended his gamers for combating till the ultimate buzzer in opposition to a UP aspect which pushed its profitable streak to eight video games.
The Tamaraws hope to reverse the shedding pattern on Thursday in a key conflict in opposition to Nationwide College.
“We’re chasing NU so we have to put together for them. We now have 5 extra video games left so it’s nonetheless a protracted season however that recreation on Thursday shall be a vital one.”
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