FIBA World Cup: No Raymond Almazan for Gilas in Spain after visa denial

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Aug 03 2019 09:10 PM

Raymond Almazan thinks not being able to join his team in a visa group application was a factor in his application being denied. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

One more Gilas Pilipinas pool member won’t make the national team’s Spain training camp.

Raymond Almazan will be missing the trip together with June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario, RR Pogoy, and Stanley Pringle.

Fajardo, Standhardinger, Rosario, and Pogoy are playing in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals while Pringle is “slightly injured,” according to Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao.

In Almazan’s case, his visa application to Spain was denied.

“Nagka-problema daw kasi,” Almazan said.

“Nu’ng inayos ko kasi ’yung visa, may appointment ako ng 7 in the morning kaso may playoffs kami ng Alaska nu’n so di ko napuntahan. Pero nare-sched naman and napuntahan ko. Siguro du’n nagka-problema, di nasabay sa mga player ng Gilas talaga.”

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