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‘He’s my boy’ says Bright Akhuetie on Ange Kouame

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Bright Akhuetie and Ange Kouame are still in good terms.

The UP import has made things clear that there is no bad blood between him and the Ateneo reinforcer.

“We’re good, he’s my boy,” Akhuetie stated.

Kouame drew flak from most fans from the Diliman side when he collided at Akhuetie’s knees which caused the latter to leave the game during the 6:31 mark in third period after suffering a hyperextended left knee.

After the game, Akhuetie reached out to his younger fellow African student-athlete regarding the backlash that he received.

“We talked after the game on Instagram. I told him to not mind the boos. It’s basketball, it happens, and I’ll be okay,” the Season 81 MVP assured.

“I saw his interview and I read it and I was like, I saw something like he lost confidence or something with the boos and that that he was affected, so I had to tell him to keep his head up.”

The Season 81 Rookie of the Year said that he tried to apologize to Akhuetie, but Akhuetie explained that the he wasn’t able to hear any words that Kouame uttered.

“I didn’t hear him say anything. When I got back in, I just have to play the way referees wanted us to play,” Akhuetie shared.

There you have it, Akhuetie and Kouame have finally buried the hatchet. (CGZ)