Filipinos in the Shiga Prefecture in Japan are offered free tickets to watch the highly-awaited showdown between the Ravena brothers Kiefer and Thirdy on Sunday.

/ 27 September 2021

Shiga Lakestars offers Filipino fans supporting the siblings free admission to the Ukaruchan Arena for the team’s season opener next weekend.

“Attention, invite Filipinos to home games for free. All Filipinos who are invited will enter for free on the opening game. #ravenabrothers,” the club posted on its social media page on Sunday.

The game is being billed as a “Sibling Rivalry,” as it will feature Kiefer’s Shiga Lakestars and Thirdy’s San-En NeoPhoenix, the team’s season opener slated next weekend.

For Filipinos to avail the free admission, they are required to fill out a Google Docs form, which they will present to get a free ticket to the arena.

Kiefer is set to make his debut which almost didn’t happen after the PBA initially said no to the Filipino star’s plan due to his pre-existing contract with NLEX.

Eventually, Kiefer was given official release to play for Lakestars in the 2021-22 B.League season.

For Thirdy, this will be his second season to don San-En’s jersey starting from last year. 

Now, he leads the eight Filipinos proudly representing the country in the Land of the Rising Sun that also includes Juan Gomez de Liano (Earthfriends Tokyo Z), Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (Nagoya Diamond Dolphins), Javi Gomez de Liano (Ibaraki Robots), Kemark Carino (Aomori Wat’s), Kobe Paras (Niigata Albirex), and Dwight Ramos (Toyoma Grouses).

Kiefer invited Filipino fans in Japan to attend the game and support their games. 

Inimbitahan ko po kayong panoorin ang laban naming magkapatid ni Thirdy, ang Shiga Lakestars kontra ang San-En NeoPhoenix. Malapit na malapit na po, at maraming salamat po sa pag-suporta sa aming dalawa,” said Kiefer.

Sana po magpatuloy ang suporta niyo all throughout this season,” he continued.