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Limpag: ‘Match-fixing’ in Cesafi basketball


NOW that I have your attention, the straightforward answer is no, there’s no match-fixing in Cesafi basketball and I’m sure if there ever was one, the hard-working Cesafi Commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy, and not me, would be the first to bring it out in the open. However, the University of the Visayas has found itself in a unique situation in the semifinals, it now has the luxury of choosing whom to face in the Cesafi finals.

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