Almond Vosotros insists he's not distracted by game-fixing mess as SEAG looms

Almond Vosotros is not bothered at all about the game-fixing issues he was dragged into. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—Almond Vosotros denied that he had any involvement in the 2018 game-fixing scandal that is now subject to a court trial in Singapore.

The TNT guard even told Dugout Philippines on Monday that he is not thinking about the said case at all.

"Di ko naman siya pinapansin kasi hindi naman yun totoo and honestly, di ko naman kilala yung tao na yun," said Vosotros, who was named to the Philippine men's 3x3 basketball team to the Southeast Asian Games, during the athletes' send-off ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center here. "Hindi ko yun ginawa at hindi ko yun gagawin."

He also said that his focus right now is on reclaiming the SEA Games gold after relinquishing it last year in Hanoi.

"Ang focus namin is to win the gold in the SEA Games," added Vosotros, who will be joined by Lervin Flores, Joseph Sedurifa, and Joseph Eriobu in the Gilas Pilipinas quartet.

Vosotros was dragged to the case after Singaporean national Koa Wei Quan allegedly offered bribes to him three times during his stint with the Provincial Electricity Authority in the Thai Basketball Super League.

Vosotros, though, admitted that he could not sense if something fishy was going on during his time there.

"Wala akong idea at that time kasi yung focus ko lang doon is maglaro," Vosotros further said.

But while his main focus is on his Gilas stint, Vosotros revealed that he could consider legal action against Koa like how Ian Sangalang is planning to do following his conversation with PBA commissioner Willie Marcial earlier Monday.

"If kailangang malinis yung name ko, gagawin ko," Vosotros further said.

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