Though they’re hard to find in Kazakhstan but the Gilas faithfuls came on time to support the national squad as they bid for a spot in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
That sixth man is of course are the Filipino fans who are majority of them are OFWs scattered around the globe.
Basketball commentator and currently with the Gilas as a correspondent posted a tweet that they have finally found them.
Three Filipinos posing for a photo along with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel high-flying guard Scottie Thompson.
We found em.
These guys traveled three hours by plane from a different part of Kazakhstan just to watch Gilas Pilipinas tonight. 🇵🇭 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OHVL82kZ6O
— Chuck Araneta 🇵🇭 (@chuck_araneta) February 24, 2019
Though they’re are not as massive as the Pinoy power crowd who came for the Gilas vs Qatar match few days ago but their chants and cheers were enough to boost the team’s morale.
Gilas has now secured a ticket for the 2019 FIBA World Cup after they finished as the fourth best team of Group E and F of the Asian Qualifiers.