Filipinas drop by Gilas Pilipinas training

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The Philippine women’s football and men’s basketball teams. –SBP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—From one world competitor to another, the Filipinas paid a visit during one of Gilas Pilipinas’ training sessions ahead of the Fiba World Cup. 

In a tweet sent out by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, members of the Philippine national women’s football team were seen talking with Gilas Pilipinas team including Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson on Friday.

“The Filipinas, who played at the recently concluded 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, paid a visit at tonight’s Gilas training,” wrote the SBP.

Though incomplete, the Filipinas made their presence felt by seemingly giving a pep talk to coach Chot Reyes’ wards.

Sensational goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel was in attendance alongside team captain Hali Long and reserve goalie Inna Palacios.

Sarina Bolden, who made history by giving the Filipinas its first win in the World Cup with a goal over New Zealand, was also at Philsports Arena where Gilas Pilipinas holds their scrimmages.

The Filipinas, fresh off their historic Women’s World Cup campaign, arrived home in Manila last week and have been meeting fans and supporters around the Metro and other provinces.

Gilas Pilipinas, meanwhile, is in the homestretch of its training for the Fiba World Cup scheduled in two weeks in Manila.

The Philippines is slotted in Group A against the Dominican Republic, Italy and Angola.

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