Kouame to make Gilas debut in Clark qualifiers after Fiba OK

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Angelo Kouame inside Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp. SBP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Angelo Kouame has been cleared to make his much-awaited debut for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in Clark after his registration with Fiba was approved.

Kouame, who acquired a Philippine passport last week, gained Filipino citizenship last month after his naturalization was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“As we’ve always said, the earlier we see Ange wearing a Gilas jersey for an official FIBA game, the better it would be for our program in the long run,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio.

“We’re thrilled that he’ll get the chance to play in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers here at home and we cannot wait to see him and the rest of the team in…

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