The Philippine Football Federation has released the final lineup for the Philippine Women’s and Men’s Under-22 National Teams for the upcoming 2017 South East Asia games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Philippine Women’s Football Team
• ALMEDA, Joanna Michelle – De La Salle Zobel/Green Archers United FC
• ARCE, Hazel Romina – Far Eastern University
• BERNAL, Mea – Outkast FC
• CASTAÑEDA, Anicka Chabeli – De La Salle Zobel/Green Archers United FC
• CASTAÑEDA, Sara Isobel – De La Salle University
• DEL CAMPO, Alisha Claire – De La Salle Zobel/Green Archers United FC
• DIMAANDAL, Kyrhen Angela – De La Salle University
• DOLINO, Alesa – Outkast FC
• DURAN, Mary Christine – De La Salle University
• IMPELIDO, Patrice Mae – Hiraya FC
• INQUIG, Kyla Jan – De La Salle University
• LEMORAN, Charisa Marie – University of Santo Tomas
• LONG, Hali Moriah – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
• MADARANG, Eva – Moonpark College
• NAVAJA, Irish– De La Salle University
• PALACIOS, Inna Kristianne – De La Salle University
• RODRIGUEZ, Kathleen Camille – Ateneo de Manila University
• RUETAS, Faith Sean – St. Theresa of Lisieux High School
• SUDARIA, Jovelle – Far Eastern University
• TOMANON, Patricia – Florida International University
There are six additions to the team that played in the past 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualification campaign held last March. These players are Rodriguez, Dimaandal, Lemoran, Inquig, Bernal and Ruetas.
As preparation for this tourney, the PWNT held a training camp in Japan during the first week of August. The squad is led by head coach Let Dimzon of the Far Eastern University, with Ateneo’s Jaypee Merida and Gerard Orcullo as her assistants.
Dimzon shared, “Ang objective naman talaga namin dito is to be one of the placers.”
Philippine Men’s Under-22 Football Team
• BALABAT, Nimrod – San Beda College
• BAUTISTA, Junell Mark – Davao Aguilas FC
• BELGIRA, Kou Ichi – JPV Marikina FC
• BORLONGAN, Jeremiah – University of the Philippines/Kaya FC Makati
• CLARINO, Julian Mariano – University of the Philippines/FC Meralco Manila
• CHENG, Jaime Vicenzo – Davao Aguilas FC
• CORSAME, Roberto Jr. – Arellano University
• CUBON, Reymart – Far Eastern University/Davao Aguilas FC
• DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Alain Lucienne – Davao Aguilas FC
• GADIA, Daniel Bernan – FC Meralco Manila
• GAYOSO, Javier Augustine – Ateneo de Manila University
• GROMMEN, Joshua Jake – Ceres Negros FC
• JARVIS, Jordan Blair – Davao Aguilas FC
• JOYEL, Ray Joseph – Far Eastern University/Kaya FC Makati
• KOIZUMI, Yoshiharu – De La Salle University
• LAPAS, Christian – University of the Philippines/Kaya FC Makati
• LIMBO, Dimitri Lionel – Kaya FC Makati
• ROCHA, Jeremiah Raphael – Ateneo de Manila University/Kaya FC Makati
• TALAROC, Richard Jr. – Davao Aguilas FC
• VILLANUEVA, Nathanael Ace – FC Meralco Manila
All members of the Men’s U-22 squad play their football locally. They will be led by veteran coach Marlon Maro, who will be assisted by Marlon “Bagets” Pinero, Randolfo Clarino, and Anthony Albao.
The squad recently competed in the AFC U-23 Championship qualification tourney where they faced Japan, China and hosts Cambodia. Unfortunately the team lost all their games. Nevertheless, hopes are high that the squad will be able to improve on the country’s 10th place finish in the 2015 SEA Games held in Singapore.
“I’m satisfied with the team’s preparations and my hope is that we’ll be in the last four following our intensive preparation in Japan and Cambodia,” commented Maro.
Both squads start their respective campaigns on August 15 at 8:45PM. The PWNT shall take on Malaysia, while the Men’s U-22 team will face Cambodia..