29 January 2014

Azkals preparations for AFC Challenge Cup


Azkals is scheduled to play a charity match for Yolanda victims against a Asean All Stars team in Bacolod in February. No date yet because there has been a conflict of schedule with Panaad Stadium. PFF may make a decision this week.

AFC Challenge Cup draw  will be in Maldives


Azkals will be playing away against Malaysia on March 1. The squad for this friendly will be mostly locally based players.

A friendly on FIFA match day March 5 is not yet confirmed.  Earlier reports was that Azkals was going to play Azerbaijan in Dubai . This is the only match day were the best foreign based players can play before AFC Challenge Cup.


Azkals is scheduled to play  a 4-nations tournament in Pakistan in April with Pakistan , Afghanistan and Palestine. Doubtful if all teams will join this tournament especially if they are drawn in same group in AFC Challenge Cup.

Also plans for a European training camp in April , but also doubtful if Azkals go to Pakistan.

Training camps and friendlies except on March 5 will be in conflict with the match schedule in UFL.


AFC Challenge Cup is scheduled to start on May 19.

New head coach :

A new head coach for Azkals is expected to be announced not later than next week.


  1. New Azkals coach revealed on @TheScorePH with @tjmanotoc tonight 9:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN @SportsAndAction Ch 23

  2. Was not announced ... But Azkals got a new coach,, :)

  3. Nice :) any idea who will be the new coach?

  4. He's the one! http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-dooley/5a/a07/7b0