The Littlest General: Francis Munsayac’s younger brother is his #1 supporter

Ceej Tantengco on Jul 17, 2016 05:50 PM
Francis Munsayac’s younger brother is his #1 supporter
That’s Migs, team captain Francis Munsayac’s younger brother—and his #1 fan.

If you watch NCAA games in the arena, chances are you’ve seen a kid in full Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals gear: wearing a miniature Munsayac jersey, with a basketball in his lap and a red-and-white balloon in hand.

 

That’s Migs, team captain Francis Munsayac’s younger brother—and his #1 fan.

 

The Little General’s Instagram is peppered with photos and videos of his four-year-old brother, so much so that many mistake them for father and son. Their father, Mike, shares: “idol niya talaga kuya niya,” adding that Francis is the one teaching Migs how to play basketball.

 

The Munsayac family throws their 100% support behind Francis’ basketball career even when he isn’t playing. “Sometimes, ‘yung mga teammates niya nagsi-sleepover sa bahay sa Marikina,” says Mike. “’Yung nanay ko nagpe-prepare ng pagkain para sa kanila kaya pati siya familiar sa buong team.” 

 

“Proud ako na naging team captain siya. Alam ko naman ever since na may leadership skills siya, at nakikita ko ngayon na nakikinig talaga sa kanya ‘yung team,” Mike adds. “Galingan pa niya, nandito lang kami para sumuporta.”

 

On Francis’ part, the Little General is optimistic about his team’s progress. “Okay talaga si Coach Ariel [Sison],” he says, referring to their first-year head coach. “Nandoon ‘yung open communication. Pagkatapos ng bawat game, manalo o matalo, may open forum ang team para pag-usapan ‘yung nangyari sa court,” he says.

 

This means teammates are frank with each other about their mistakes, instead of leaving it to the coach to give advice. “One time nagkaroon ng altercation,” Francis admits. But overall, he believes the process makes for a happier, more united team. “Nakakatulong iyon. Ang samahang nasusubok…kapag nalalampasan ang pagsubok na iyon, mas lalong tumitibay,” he says.

 

It’s still early in the season—plenty more games to show off EAC’s growth. For the Littlest General, though, it’s much simpler: “Go kuya!”

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