COACH Ramil de Jesus says he is giving no special treatment to Michele Gumabao even as excited volleyball fans await her debut with AirAsia in the Philippine Super Liga.
The multi-titled coach said Gumabao is still far from top form after spending weeks inside the 'Bahay ni Kuya' in the reality show Pinoy Big Brother, adding the former La Salle star won’t get a starting spot at AirAsia until she proves she deserves it.
Gumabao is making her PSL All Filipino debut less than two weeks after exiting ABS-CBN's hit reality television program as the league holds its first event outside the metro dubbed "Spike on Tour! - the Out-of-town series" on Saturday at the University of San Carlos Gym in Cebu.
"Walang VIP treatment," said De Jesus, saying the 21-year old spiker is still not in 100 percent condition during practice.
“Nagte-training na rin naman siya sa amin twice, pero wala pa power at endurance, bumaba laro niya ’di siya nakakatalon,” said De Jesus.
“Pero just in case singit-singit siya sa laro pero hindi siya magsa-start," he added. "Masipag naman siya mag-ensayo at na-miss niya ang volleyball habang nasa loob (ng PBB house) siya."
Systema and Cignal clash in the men's match at 2 p.m. before AirAsia battles league-leading Petron at 6 p.m. in the women’s match.