Philippine representative Mighty Sports Apparels faces a daunting task of hurdling its opening assignment after being pitted against host Taiwan a day after the opening of the 38th William Jones Cup on Saturday.
Game is set at 7 p.m. with Mighty Sports team manager Jean Alabanza hoping the presence of Filipino migrants in the game will give his boys the added motivation.
Also out to boost the campaign of Mighty Sports are NBA veteran Al Thornton, FIBA Manila Olympic Qualifying veteran Hamady N’Diaye of Senegal and former PBA import Zach Graham.
After Taiwan, Mighty Sports, backed by Scratch It Pera-Pera Agad-Agad! and Symarom, will face South Korean on Monday, a team from the United States on Tuesday and Japan the following day.
Coach Bo Perasol described the team’s first four days as a killer stretch.
“That’s going to be a crucial stretch for us because certainly it will set the trend,” added Mighty Sports president John Sy.