By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.
Teams of Philippine Azkals and Chinese Taipei are in Bacolod City to prepare for Friday’s kick-off of the 2nd Philippine Peace Cup 2013 from October 11-15 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.
The Azkals arrived 3:15 p.m. yesterday at the Bacolod-Silay Airport via Philippine Airlines flight PR 907, while Chinese Taipei landed 5:10 p.m. via Cebu Pacific flight 5J 477.
Leading the Azkals’ squad is German coach Hans Michael Weiss alongside players: keepers Neil Etheridge and Bago City-born Edward Sacapano, Rob Gier, Paul Mulders, Patrick Reichelt, Marwin Angeles, Misagh Bahadoran, Jerry Barbaso, Jeffrey Christiaens, Jason de Jong, Chris Greatwich, Mark Hartmann, OJ Porteria, Chieffy Caligdong, and siblings Phil and James Younghusband.
Meanwhile, Bundesliga Club Eintracht Frankfurt’s Stephan Schrock, Jerry Lucena from Esbjerg fB, Juani Guirado and Patrick Deyto are set to arrive today at 9:45 a.m. via PAL flight PR 903.
On the other hand, Chinese Taipei is composed of head coach Kuei-Jen Chen, assistant coaches Chi-Feng Chen, Jiunn-Ming Chen and Ching-Jen Fang; team manager Yen-Jui Chen; Physio Therapist Kuo-Feng Sung; Media Officer Ke-Ming Chnag; and players Ruei Wang, Yu-Hung Chiu, Chang-Lun Lin, Mao Li, Kai-Chun Huang, Ming-Chan He, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Ting-Yang Chen, Wei-Chih Pan, Hung-Hsu Tai, Yin-Hung Tai, Yin-Hung Kuo, Meng-Chian Lee, Yueh-Han Lin,Chih-Hao Wen, Victor Zi Hsuan Chou Hsieh, Po-Liang Chen, Tai-Lin Lee and Yi-Wei Chen.
Also to arrive today at 6:50 p.m. via PAL flight PR 909 are Match Commissioner P. Sivakumar from Singapore and two referees from Malaysia./WDJ