PHL U14 blanks Cambodia
Determined to improve their record after three successive setbacks, the Philippine U14 Girls’ Football Team blanked Cambodia, 3-0, in the Asean Football Confederation Festival of Football in Vietnam yesterday.
Dominating the first half with their intensity, the nationals made all three goals in the first half, with Nina Ricci Sausi Yanto scoring the first goal in the 12th minute.
Negrense Janice Uy Pia Samillano of San Carlos City made it 2-0 in the 24th minute, while Casandra Alleje delivered Philippines’ third goal in the 43rd to put pressure on the Cambodians.
Bacolod to host
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has agreed to host next year’s 5th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship games set on August 1-5, 2012.
Expected to join in the competition are 600 to 700 players and coaches from 16 countries led by defending champion Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hongkong China, Laos, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, India, UAE, Brunei Darussalam, Mayanmar and the host country Philippines.
Considered as a new sport in the country, tchoukball (pronounced chookball), was invented in 1960 by Dr Hermann Brandt, a Swiss sports scientist. It is gaining grounds in different countries and starting to become popular in the Philippines.