Kouame reresbak kay Ratliffe
Handang makipagsabayan sina Ange Franck Williams ‘Angelo’ Kouame at Gaorge Isaac Go ng Gilas Pilipinas kina former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) imports at naturalized Ricardo Ratliffe o Ra Gun-A ng South Korea at Lester Prosper ng Indonesia.
Sa rematch ito ng national men’s team at Indonesians at laban sa Koreans sa 30th International basketball Federation (Fiba) Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers third & final window sa Clark Freeport sa June 16-20.
“I think anytime you wear the Philippine jersey, no matter who you play against, is a big challenge but specifically for these two guys and I think for Ratliffe, we and Ange had the opportunity to play him back in the 2019 Jones Cup and he beat us. He played 20 minutes and that was it. So, now it’s a chance for us to see how much we have improved, and we have a gage because we have a previous game,” litanya ni Go sa The Game Huwebes.
Pinunto naman ng bagon g naturalized na si Kouame, “It’s a great challenge ’cause two years ago we played against him and to be able to compete again with them is also a huge opportunity for us. For me, personally, I take this as a way for me to see where I’ve got from this year and where I can take it from so it’s gonna be a good thing for us.”
Namamayagpag sa Group A na may 3-0 win-loss record ang Pinoy quintet, isang panalo na lang upang sumulong sa tournament proper sa Jakarta sa August . (Janiel Abby Toralba)