MANILA (14 Feb 2019) – The AFF Under-22 Championship this week in Phnon Penh, Cambodia will be used by the Philippines to mould a credible team ahead of the SEA Games this year in Manila.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) had this week called up 23 players for the team’s challenge in Group A together with Vietnam, Thailand, and Timor Leste.
Other than using local based players, the PFF had also called in a handful from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and foreign based players.
“We wish the team the best of luck as they compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes.
“We hope that the players can maximize their full potential during the competition. Joining the tournament is part of the players’ preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this year.”
The team is under head coach Salvador Salvacion.
ARCILLA, Alexandre Goalkeeper Ateneo de Manila University
ASONG, Michael Goalkeeper San Beda University
BALOBO, Kenry Goalkeeper San Beda University
BAGUIO, Lawrence Defender De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
BALBINO, Winces Defender Lyceum of the Philippines
EBARLE, Major Dean Defender Kaya FC Iloilo
CLARINO, Jose Miguel Defender University of the Philippines
GRIERSON, William Jay Defender Ateneo de Manila University
JARVIS, Jordan Defender Eastern Sports Club (Hong Kong)
MAHINAY, Banjo Defender Lyceum of the Philippines
MANSUETO, James Defender Lyceum of the Philippines
SANCIANGCO, Ray Defender University of the Philippines
BORLONGAN, Jeremiah Midfielder University of the Philippines
GUINABANG, Jumbel Midfielder Arellano University
DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Midfielder Ceres Negros FC
LAGUERTA, Earl Midfielder De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
LAPAS, Christian Midfielder University of the Philippines
LOVITOS, Vincent Midfielder De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
MAGDATO, Kyle Midfielder University of the Philippines
SAAVEDRA, Daniel Midfielder University of the Philippines
WINHOFFER, Mark Midfielder Yale University (USA)
ANDES, Rico Forward National University
LIMBO, Troy Forward Sunderland RCA FC (England)