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Gilas back home after Serbia OQT campaign

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:58 PM July 03, 2021
Jong Uichico Gilas Pilipinas

Photo from Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico’s Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas is back in the Philippines following its campaign in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

Gilas assistant coach Jong Uichico posted a photo on his Facebook account of the team’s arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Saturday.

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While Gilas still has to prepare for the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup, the team first has to spend some time in quarantine as per government protocols due to COVID-19.

Gilas bowed out from Olympic contention after it suffered two losses in the group stage qualifiers.

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Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament

Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament. FIBA PHOTO

Host Serbia eked out an 83-76 win over Gilas on Thursday before the Dominican Republic handed the young Philippine side a 94-67 beating on Friday.

The national team is expected to head back to Calamba to prepare for the Asia Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia set from Aug. 21 to Aug. 28.

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