04 April 2013

4 Cebuanos eye spots in PH U19

Thursday, April 4, 2013
FOUR young Cebuano booters have taken the opportunity to be part of the national under-19 team dubbed as the Teen Azkals.
Keen Agot, Junjay Arizabal, Renko Gaudiel and Rafael de Guzman are now in Manila to join the training for the national team. This is a follow up from the first tryouts last March in San Carlos City and the four got into the 39-man pool.
Agot, Arizabal and Gaudiel from University of San Carlos stayed only for three days in the two-week first tryout session because their school recalled them.
Since classes are out and they are on vacation, they decided to push their luck on getting the chance to join the national rooster.
Agot and Gaudiel are applying for the midfield position, while Arizabal is trying out as a striker. De Guzman, who is from the University of San Jose Recoletos, is a goalkeeper.
The week-long tryout will be the last stop before the team releases its 25-man lineup.
For this second tryout, players from the different parts of the country are in Manila and will be training under head coaches Glenn Ramos and Marlon Maro.
“Pakita ra gyud namo among performance ug dili magpalupig,” said Agot.
This is Agot’s first time to try out for the national team and said he was inspired by his family, friends and teammates.
The training session is twice a day and they also had a practice game against the Green Archers last Wednesday and they will play with Global FC today.
The Teen Azkals is formed for the 2013 Asian Football Confederation U-19 Qualifiers, Asian Football Federation U-19 and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
Agot shared that if they get in the final selection, he will be willing to take a break from school to focus on his the opportunity to play for the national team.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 05, 2013.


  1. "chance to join the national rooster."


  2. talents are there but fat bastard palami wants instant success by taking in foreign base players all the time.
    Pity these players once final call up they won't get call up for foreign base players who are plying in non-leagues or reserve players get priority.
    sad plights of local players.

  3. If they are talented why can't they compete against foreign based players. Because of financial considerations I'm sure Dan Palami will prefer local based players than foreign based if........ they are talented?????.

    1. Look at his team. He prefers foreigners. Why? Because everytime he takes a dump, dollars fall out of his big ass. He wants instant success with both NT and Club.