Members of the Philippine Under 14 football team left for Manila yesterday to undergo a series of tune-up matches before flying to Vietnam on June 8 for the ASEAN Football Confederation Festival of Football.
The squad has been in the province since the month of May to undergo rigid training for the competition.
Seven players from Negros Occidental joined the 22-member team to don the country’s color in Vietnam tilt.
They are Riza Isabelle Rodriguez Carmona, Mary Jojiel Dechimo Junco, Janice Uy Pia Samillano and Edniela May Salem Sijub of San Carlos City; Noelle Mikaela Leonardia De Asis and Irish Oliveros Navaja of Bacolod City, and Thea Claire Javellana Concepcion of Talisay City.
Completing the pack are players coming from other parts of the country. They are Joannah Marie Embalsado Adao, Michaela Celine Syliangco Adriano, Cassandra Bleu Vanessa Hassig Alleje Alexi Nina Bolcan Arrieta, Shannon Alaine Guevarra Arthur, Janna Raizel Teruel Barcemo, Martie Cinelle Adigue Bautista,Maria Teresa Galvez Bernardo, Louise Gabrielle Macabenta Del Fierro, Ma. Pamela Denise Sta. Ana Diaz,, Karissa Mariel Syliangco Enriquez, Kristiana Ciara Bollozos Pickering, February Gae Aragon Saluria, Ma. Beatrice Isobel Castaños Velasco and Nina Ricci Sausi Yanto.
Directing the team is head coach Robert Manlulo while Melissa Chris Marquez is the team’s goalkeeping coach, Warren Concepcion as team administrator and Rafael Lizares Jr. as team manager.
The team will be clashing in the week-long hostilities against the best teams in the Asian region that include Korea, China, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Hongkong, Laos, Myanmar and host-Vietnam.*
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