22 October 2014

Thursday : AFF Beach Soccer in Malaysia - Philippines 2-5 Laos

KUANTAN (22 Oct 2014) – Thailand and Indonesia will start as favourites in the inaugural AFF-Felda Beach Soccer Championship which kicks off tomorrow here at the Teluk Chempedak beach in Kuantan.

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) are organising the event for the first time this year in the hope that it will help to develop the sport further after it came into FIFA’s recognition in 2005.
“We feel honoured to be part of this championship of course,” said Thai team manager Tiranan Kanchanhom. “Whether we are the favourites or otherwise, we just want to do our best in this meet.”

Added Indonesian head coach Ida Mahayasa: “we have prepared well for this meet. And we really want to play well but I hope that we have good referees.”
Other than Thailand and Indonesia, the only other team who had previously played at the Asian level is the Philippines.

“So far the reception has been fantastic,” said Philippines team manager Rea Celine Villa. “I hope that we can put up a good show in this meet.”


Philippines matches :

23. October Philippines 2-5 Laos

24. October Philippines vs Myanmar

25. October Philippines vs Malaysia


In the last game of the day, Laos edged the Philippines 5-2.
“Not bad for a country with no beach,” exclaimed Laos coach Sysaveuy Saysanasy. “The lads played hard and this win gave us confidence for the next match.”
The scorers for Laos were Tona Bounmalay and Phithack Kongmatilath (two goals each) and another from Tu Mouakong Thao as the Philippines came back off Ali Mahmoud Ramos and Simpron Saludres.


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