Reigning NOPSSCEA men's football titlist West Negros University XI are ready to help the newly-formed RP Under-16 team in their preparation for the Oct. 3-11 Asian Football Championship Group E Qualifier through tune up games that will polish their skills.
WNU booters' head coach Norman Fegidero, who mentored the national men's football team during the AFC Challenge Cup Group B qualifying matches last year in Iloilo , said they are willing to play tune up matches with the national U16.
Fegidero, who acknowledged the importance of the AFC qualifying event, said the West Negros team is ready to help the cause of the host country in its bid to secure a spot in the AFC U16 Championship next year.
Also set to provide “pointers” for the national team in another tune up match is the University of St. La Salle football team.
The series of games against the NOPSSCEA men's team will test the skills of the national squad, event coordinator Warren Concepcion said, adding it will heighten their preparations for the competition against the national U16 teams of Japan , Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Bangladesh .
The final 23-man RP U16 lineup is composed of: Florencio Badelic Jr. (goalkeeper/Holy cross High School/Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon); Allen Shane Belera (defender/Don bosco Technical Institute/Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); Gabriel Borja (midfielder/Philippine Science High School/San Juan, Metro Manila);
John Paul Brillantes/defender/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ); Sabin Antonio Bustamante/midfielder/Silliman University/Dumaguete City); Christopher Nicholas Camcam/goalkeeper/PAREF southridge School-Muntinlupa/Makati, Metro Manila); John Gerald Clemente/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo );
Joseph Ryan Fermin/midfielder/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/San Juan, Metro Manila); Juan Paolo Garciano/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Manila); John Mark Golez/goalkeeper/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo );
Iñigo Rafael Gonzales/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Mandaluyong City); Joseph Stephen Janeo/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ); Francis Joseph Gilbert/midfielder/Holy Cross High School-Bukidnon/Cagayan de Oro City); Gerald Mark Layumas/midfielder/Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos/San Carlos City, Neg. Occ.);
Jason Lofranco/forward/Holy Cross High School-Bukidnon/Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon); Jose Kim Lustro/defender/Calinog Nat'l High School/Iloilo); Sidney angelo Magbanua/midfield/Don Bosco Technical Institute/Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); Melecio Manuel Mentor/forward/don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); June Demmie Molinos/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/Iloilo);
Carlos Alberto Gerardo Monfort/forward/Ateneo de Manila University/Quezon City, Metro Manila); Christian Jerico Allan Noel/Don Bosco Technology Center, Cebu); Juan Diego Quemado/forward/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Manila); and, Rogie John subere/midfield/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ).
Head coach is coach Glenn Ramos while the assistant coaches are John Carmona and John Michael Castaños.*NAB
Source : Visayan Daily Star