07 April 2013

4 Cebuanos relish training with PHL U19 team

Sunday, April 7, 2013
IT was a good a learning experience for the four Cebuanos who showed up 
for the second camp of the under-19 Teen Azkals in Manila last week.
University of San Carlos booters Keen Agot, Junjay Arizabal, Renko Gaudiel 
and University of San Jose Recoletos’ Raphael De Guzman were among the 
many hopefuls who joined the nationwide camp.
“I was very happy and shocked with the training,” said Agot, who is 
trying out for the midfield.
It was Agot’s first shot in a national tryout and he was able to observe 
how it was different from their regular trainings in school.
He said that trainings are already patterned after countries outside,
 more rigorousand intense.
“Nagkadugay kay nagkalisod. Hangak gyud,” said Agot.
Every morning, the boys did some fitness drills and ball control sets 
and practiced their shooting in the afternoon.
They just came back yesterday from a weeklong training and they were 
among those 18 players selected to play the tuneup games against 
Green Archers and Global FC.
Teen Azkals coaching staff Glen Ramos said they are still evaluating 
the players and only after then will they release the 25-man lineup.
Ramos said the Teen Azkals Academy Sports Clinic will be held in 
Cebu next month with the Under-19 coaching staff.
The clinic will be held from May 14 to 19 and costs P2,500. 
At the same time, they will also scout potential players in Cebu
 who can join the under-19 team.
The lineup is expected to be named in June, a month before
 the team is set to have a training camp in Australia.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 08, 2013.


  1. Gi-negosyo na man ning national team.

  2. Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk... Why is this happening?

  3. Hs ha training tapos ikaw p mgbabayad? Try out na di ko maintindihan

  4. I dont think the clinics for the training pool. I think its for those who wants to train lang maybe with the national team, hence its a clinic

  5. They already have 4 cebuanos, and now suddenly theyre looking for more. Is it coz the coach is from Cebu?

    I find that strange. They have had try outs in Manila, they had tune up games, and now they suddenly wanna look for more players?

    1. Dude, scouting of players is a normal thing regardless of schedule and place. Just so happens that the coaching staff chose to have a sports clinic in Cebu. Doesnt really mean theyre looking for more players, but if ever they come across an exceptional player, itd be stupid if they didnt invite him right to train with them right?

  6. They look for other players at the expense of P2,500.00? This is robbery in disguise lol!

    1. U got that wrong. Its the sports clinic that costs 2500. Read it right

    2. It is clear as day.For you to be noticed you have to join their clinic because how can you be scouted if you don"t.

      And besides if there is nothing suspicious why call it Teen Azkals Academy Sports Clinic? And why do you have to bring the whole coaching staff of the U19 National Team?

    3. The clinic is for training bai. Not a try out. All sports teams do that. If the coaching staff sees someone good then theres no harm in inviting him to join the team. And ask them. Hint for u, the head coach is from cebu

    4. So how can you be spotted if you don't join the clinic? How is the coaching staff "see someone good"? Are they going to conduct a separate try-out? Just my three cents questions.

    5. Damn ur stupid