| MANILA (11 Sept 2008) – The Philippines national women’s team have appointed a new coach in Joel Villarino and where they will be hoping for better fortunes in the AFF Women’s Championship in Vietnam on 8-21 October, 2008.
And Villarino had maintained from the onset that he will be making several improvements to the team with new strategies so as to better their performance from the last edition in Myanmar.
In 2007, the Philippines women’s team lost all their group matches – with a 9-0 beating to Vietnam and then conceding slim defeats to Indonesian (2-3) and also Malaysia (1-2).
For the current edition, the Philippines women’s team have been placed in a tough Group B alongside 2007 runners-up Thailand, Singapore and Australia.
Group A is composed of defending champion Myanmar, hosts Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Malaysia.