MANILA (11 Aug 2011) – The Philippines women’s football team or Madiltas are aiming for a place in the semi-finals of the AFF Women’s Championship 2011 which will be held in Vientiane, Laos on 16-25 October 2011.
There are currently 30 players in training and where they will be trimmed to just 20 before the departure to Vientiane.
“Although, it will be tough because we will be in the same bracket with Thailand and Vietnam, we will go there to win,” said Malditas team captain, Marielle Benitez.
“We have been training hard and preparing ourselves by competing in the Ang Liga which is a Men’s tournament to get the much needed exposure against quicker and tougher opponents.”
The Philippines women’s team, or Madiltas as they are more known as, have been placed in Group B against Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand.
Group A are Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and hosts Laos.
AFF WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
Group A: Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam , Laos
Group B: Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand.