PBA: Meralco import Suleiman Braimoh 'brings a lot to the table' | Inquirer Sports

PBA: Meralco import Suleiman Braimoh ‘brings a lot to the table’

/ 02:56 PM October 25, 2023

Suleiman Braimoh during the match between FC Barcelona and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, corresponding to the week 22 of the Euroleague,

FILE–Meralco import Suleiman Braimoh who played for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv in the Euroleague. (Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto)

MANILA, Philippines—It seems like Meralco finally got the import problem fixed for the time being.

After the departure of Feron Hunt, the supposed import of the Bolts for the upcoming PBA conference, coach Luigi Trillo bared that the squad has found someone who can bring a lot to the table in Suleiman Braimoh.


“[We’re] excited to have him, I think we’ll work closely with him and I think he brings a lot to the table,” said Trillo during the PBA Media Day at One Esplanade in Pasay on Wednesday.


“Su has been a vet. He’s about 33 or 34, played in Israel and even in this part of the world in Japan.”

Braimoh tried his luck in the 2011 NBA Draft but to no avail, but that didn’t stop the Nigerian from stamping his mark around the world.

Most recently, Braimoh played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Euroleague. It was, however, his 2019 run with Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Basketball Cup that made him a must-see player.

Other than winning the title for Jerusalem, Braimoh was also named as the league’s MVP for that year.

FILE–Meralco Bolts' coach Luigi Trillo.

FILE–Meralco Bolts’ coach Luigi Trillo. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

It seemed like Trillo was keeping tabs on his career even before signing him a few days ago and the head coach knows what exactly Braimoh is capable of.

“He’s a guy who does a little bit of everything well… He’s more of a four but he can also spread it out so he, indeed, does a little bit of everything.”


Other than Braimoh’s abilities and talents inside the hardwood, what Trillo also found to be commendable was his attitude.

After all, being called up on short notice just a few days before a tournament can be stressful. Yet, Braimoh showed up and exuded leadership for the Bolts in just two team practices.

“His character is also very good. In the two days that I saw him, I saw him as a leader too,” bared Trillo.

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Braimoh and Meralco will start their Commissioners’ Cup stint on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Philsports Arena when they face Rain or Shine. 

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