By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer
IT WILL be the Philippines’ turn to visit defending Suzuki Cup champion Malaysia on June 1 when the two nations clash in an international friendly in Kuala Lumpur.
Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta yesterday confirmed they have accepted Malaysia’s invitation for a match, ahead of the Azkals’ series of games at home.
Malaysia and the Philippines battled to a 1-1 draw with Fil-German Denis Wolf scoring his debut goal for the side last Feb. 29 just before the Azkals left for the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the team finished a tournament-best third.
But the friendly is remembered more for the alleged incident that happened in the Azkals locker room during the prematch inspection.
Saying that she felt alluded to when a size of a brassiere was mentioned during the inspection, AFC match commissioner Cristy Ramos filed a complaint against player Lexton Moy for sexual harassment. Ramos also claimed that player Angel Guirado was in his underwear when she held the inspection.
The case is still pending before the PFF Disciplinary Committee.
The Azkals who will undergo a camp in Tagaytay from May 20 to 31 are slated to play three matches at home in June.