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Azkals happy with
Benguet footballers

BAGUIO CITY -- Aly Borromeo, team captain of the Philippines' "Azkals" football team on Monday described the Benguet Province football team as "good in the sport."

The two teams had friendly games at the football field of the Benguet State University during the first day of the national team's cool climate acclimatization practice.

Borromeo also described the weather as pleasant and was happy with the warm reception given by local officials and their local fans.

Football used to be among the favorite sports of the natives here -- having been exposed to the European and Americans during the colonization period in the Philippines.

The nationals are also set to play against the Baguio football team at the Baguio football field within the Burnham Park area Wednesday afternoon.

Borromeo said they are scheduled to have a week-long practice here before they embark on similar matches in Metro Manila, Myanmar and Japan.

The "Azkals" will face the national team of Mongolia on March 15 for the second game in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup.

A week ago, the popular nationals beat the Mongolians 2-0 in a lone game played in Bacolod City.*PNA



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