And Richard Gomez the chef de mission of the Philippines in the Asian Games, is also urging SBP that is not too late to reconsider sending a Philippine team that will compete in basketball in Asiad. According to him, the deadline for the submission of final lineup is until August 9, 2018.
Now see the positive statements of Gomez encouraging SBP to reconsider their decision and send a team that will represent our country in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
“If you are gunning for the World Cup, manalo muna tayo sa Asian Games.” Gomez to SBP, see list of statementsFor Gomez, Asian Games is also as important as FIBA World Cup. See his official statements below.
“I think the Asian Games is just as important as the World Cup, as important as the Southeast Asian Games,” said Gomez during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum.
For him, sending a team that will represent our country in basketball in Asiad is a responsibility not only for the National Sports Association (NSA) but most importantly for the Filipino people. See official statement below:
“The fact remains that we have a team. We have to represent basketball in the Asian Games. Parang unspoken commitment na natin ‘yun, di ba? Not just for the NSA but for the Filipino people,” said Gomez.
Goma also said that we need to dominate first the Asiad before really gunning for the World Cup. See official statement below:
“If you are gunning for the World Cup, manalo muna tayo sa Asian Games,” said Gomez, who also heads the fencing federation in the Philippines. “Kaya natin sa Southeast Asian Games, manalo muna tayo sa Asian Games.
He also emphasized that the last time that our country won gold in Asiad was way back 56 years ago. See official statement below:
“The last time nag-gold tayo, 1962. And then the last silver medal, time pa ni Jaworski. Let’s try to prove (ourselves) first the Asian Games. Then, kapag na-hit natin, labanan natin World Cup. Go for smaller apples muna. Then let’s hit the big apple,” Gomez said.
And for him there are so many pro and talented players that can really play basketball for the country. See the official statement below:
“Marami naman tayong professional players. All-year round, kundisyon sila. Try to pick the best players na puwede ka makabuo ng team, panlaban naman ‘yun,” said Gomez.
Gomez to SBP: 'Let's go for Asiad glory before aiming for World Cup'
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