Ahomiro gets go-signal to play in PVL Open Conference
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 26, 2017 04:28 PM
Kiwi Amy Ahomiro will get to see action in the PVL Open Conference after the league amended a rule for foreign residents.
Perlas middle Amy Ahomiro will get to see action in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference starting July 1.
Days after the league announced the ineligibility of the former Ateneo de Manila star to play in the second conference, the PVL recently amended its rule about permanent foreign residents that paved the way for Ahomiro to suit up for the Spikers.
Ricky Palou of the organizing Sports Vision said the league will still allow players with Alien Certificate of Residence (ACR) provided they have been residing in the Philippines for at least a decade, giving Ahomiro the greenlight to play for the Nai Muhammad-coached Perlas.
Ahomiro studied high school at Brent School before suiting up for the Lady Eagles where she was part of their two UAAP champion teams.
"Our next conference is an Open Conference, not All-Filipino," said Palou. "This is so because we will allow foreign nationals who are residents of the Phl and holders of an ACR to play in our league.
"However, we have put a restrictions and only foreign residents and ACR holders of an ACR for 10 continuous years will be allowed to play in Open Conference," he added.
The rule changes came in the aftermath of the Power Smashers intention to field Thai Pachari Saengmuang, who has an ACR for three years now, but was later disallowed after the PVL board voted against it.
The news is a welcome development for Perlas especially since seasoned Dzi Gervacio is taking a leave of absence to study in the United States for two months.
"Yes, Kiwi (Ahomiro) will play this conference," said Charo Soriano, one of the Perlas managers and co-founder of Beach Volleyball Republic.
Ahomiro will thus rejoin a talented crew of former University of the Philippines standouts Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon, Ateneo libero Gizelle Tan, Ella de Jesus, Jem Ferrer, Suzanne Roces, Mae Tajima and Sasa Devanadera.