Kai Sotto excited to play with Gilas’ naturalized player Kouame

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Kai Sotto in a Gilas Pilipinas jersey. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — While Filipino basketball fans can’t wait to see Kai Sotto make his debut for the Philippine men’s national team, he too has a lot of reasons to be excited.

Among the things that Sotto raring for is to finally share the court with his teammates, particularly Angelo Kouame.

Sotto arrived in Manila late Monday night hoping to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas as early as the final window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup in Clark exactly two weeks from now.

“Of course, I’m excited,” Sotto told Lyn Olavario of News5 in Filipino upon his arrival. “I’m very excited because it’s my first time to play for the [men’s] national team.”

“I can’t wait to join the team.”

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