Coach Dale Apologizes for Allowing Grieving Players to Compete in MPL MY
Homebois coach Steve "Dale" Vitug apologized for forcing EXP laner Muhammad Irfan "Sepat" bin Aujang and analyst Muhammad "Saiful" Bin Aujang to compete in the fifth week of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia (MPL MY) Season 11 while they were still mourning their father's death. The coach also addressed the criticism the team received from fans due to their lackluster performance in previous matches. Coach Dale defended his players, claiming he takes full responsibility for the consequences as a coach.
Homebois is currently in third place in the regular season of the MPL MY Season 11. The squad showed impressive performances in its opening matches until its first upset in the third week of the league season.
Coach Dale issues apology for allowing grieving Sepat and Saiful to compete
Through a post-match interview, Homebois’ Filipino coach Dale apologized to the family and friends of Sepat and Saiful for forcing the two brothers to participate in the fifth week of MPL MY Season 11 despite the recent death of their father.
“Sorry to the family and friends of Sepat and Saiful for forcing them to play despite what happened to their father,” he said.
Coach Dale also addressed the recent lackluster performance of the squad. He explained that toxic fans should direct their hate towards him instead of the players.
“I’m also asking for forgiveness from the staff of Homebois for our downfall. I’m thankful because they are still there and continued to support us,” said coach Dale.
“As a coach, it’s my responsibility and I’ll take the consequence. What I can say to the Malaysian fans, is they can be toxic towards me but not to the players. If they have problems with the players, they should come to me,” Dale said.
Homebois recovered from its mid-season slump with a 2-1 victory over Madness Esports in the fifth week of the MPL MY Season 11. As we move further into the season we shall see if the squad can keep its momentum going and secure an upper bracket spot in the playoffs stage.