- Meralco was tasked to play for the Philippines in FIBA 2018
- According to Meralco’s coach, it will be ‘very, very difficult’ for them
- Meralco’s schedule in PBA Governor’s Cup has been adjusted due to FIBA 2018
Meralo Bolts is set to play for the Philippines in the upcoming FIBA Asian Champions Cup 2018. There have been reports going around before that San Miguel Beermen was to represent the country in FIBA.
However, San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua has denied the said issues. According to him, he hasn’t “heard from anyone from Fiba.”
KAMI has learned that Meralco has now been tasked to play for the Philippines by Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) board, as requested by FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. Meralco’s coach, Norman Black, has admitted that they are in for a sturdy battle. He said that it will be “very, very difficult” for the team to fight against great teams in Asia.
Despite the ongoing PBA Governor’s Cup, Meralco’s scheduled games will not be greatly affected as they already adjusted it. According to Mercalco board governor Al Panilio, only the game against Rain or Shine on September 28 will be adjusted. Nonetheless, the match against Blackwater Elite on October 5 will still push through.
Meralco will be on a two-week break as they compete in FIBA 2018. The league will start on September 27, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Last year, Philippine basketball team Chooks-to-Go was set to compete in FIBA against China and placed in the 5th spot.
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