After lengthy wait at Dubai airport, PH basketball team sets out for Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 14 2018 08:37 PM

The Philippines men's national basketball team is on its way back to Manila following an 81-73 loss to Iran in the Asian qualifiers of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Tehran.

According to a social media post by ESPN 5 Friday night, coach Yeng Guiao and the squad were set to board their plane after a prolonged delay at a Dubai airport.

The team is expected to arrive in the country just as Luzon braces for Typhoon Ompong. 

Guiao and his squad will take on Qatar in a closed-door game at Araneta Coliseum on Monday. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

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