Two new recruits will soon be suiting up for the Philippine Azkals national football team.
Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta yesterday said Fil-American booters Demetrius Omphroy and Matthew Uy will be around when the Azkals play a series of friendlies against Southeast Asian foes.
Omphroy, an American-born Panamanian, who plays defender and last played for Toronto in the US Major League Soccer, hooked up with the Azkals, along with Uy when the national squad went to the United States for a two-week camp and a friendly against the Chicago Inferno.
Uy, a defender, was a former member of the US national under-20 squad.
They will don the country’s colors against Cambodia on Sept. 5 in Phnom Penh.
“They will play against Cambodia. The two first came in as substitutes. But they gave a good account of themselves,” said Araneta.
The fixture against Cambodia will kick off a series of friendlies as the Azkals intensify their preparations for the Suzuki Cup.