SKIPPER Kevin Louie Alas has been given the green light to play, paving the way for his debut in the 27th Southeast Asian Games on Thursday when Sinag Pilipinas plays host Myanmar.
Alas missed the Nationals’ first two games against Singapore and Cambodia due to flu and tonsilitis.
But the former Letran star player said he’s fully recovered and is prepared to suit up in his first game with Sinag Pilipinas.
“OK na ang lagay ko. Ready to play na ako. Binigyan na rin ako ng green light ng mga duktor,” said the son of Alaska deputy coach Louie Alas.
“I am happy that I can help the team na,” he added.
Alas attributes his quick recovery to ‘Divine Intervention,’ revealing that coach Jong Uichico gave him a blessed oil, which he applied on his neck and back.
“Gumaling nga ako agad eh. Effective. Parang pinahiran (ng milagro),” he said while sharing to Spin.ph a photo of the oil bottle with a picture of Our Lady of Mary Mediatrix of all Grace.
Alas said he hopes he can instantly create an impact when he plays his first game with the national team.
“Gusto ko talagang tumulong. Disappointed ako nung una dahil I prepared for this ng mahabang panahon tapos bigla pa akong na-sideline,” he said.
“But I know everything happens for a reason, so hopefully tomorrow (Thursday) I can give my best and help lessen the team’s turnovers,” he said.