Oping Sumalinog gets PBA clearance just in time for Cignal debut vs Flying V
Oping Sumalinog has been cleared to play for Cignal in the D-League. Jerome Ascano

OPING Sumalinog has been given the green light by the PBA to suit up for Cignal in the D-League Foundation Cup. 

Sumalinog's D-League stint was put on hold due to a live contract with TnT Katropa, but the issue was resolved late Wednesday, according to team manager Borgie Hermida.

His clearance came just in time for the Hawkeyes' conference-opener against the Jeron Teng-led Flying V on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. 

"Okay na si Oping, napayagan na siya," Hermida said in a text message.

[See Atkins to play on loan for Cignal, but Sumalinog fails to get clearance]

On-loan from TnT Katropa, the former Ateneo standout reinforces a squad looking to score back-to-back titles this season.

He will play alongside Jason Perkins, Pamboy Raymundo, Raymar Jose, and another late addition, Simon Atkins.



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