Atoy Co suspended two games, to miss crucial Mapua games against Letran and Arellano
Mapua coach Atoy Co is handed a two-game ban after his second ejection in a game this season. Jerome Ascano

MAPUA will have to again see action without coach Atoy Co after the fiery mentor was slapped a two-game suspension by the NCAA management committee.

The Cardinals seeks a fifth straight win when they battle league-leading Letran at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Co was ejected due to continuous complaining with six minutes to play in the Cardinals’ win over lowly Lyceum last week, and the NCAA has ordered the Mapua coach to skip the games against Letran on Tuesday and Arellano on Friday.

[See Mapua bucks coach Atoy Co ejection, Allwell Oraeme fouling out to beat Lyceum]

It was Co’s second ejection this season, the first one interestingly also against Lyceum in the first round when he took his shirt off while in the stadium.

[See Naked fury at refs prompts Atoy Co to take off shirt after Mapua nearly loses 43-point lead]

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