THE Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Technical Department is hoping that the country’s U14 team will deliver and give good results, said John Carmona, PFF regional technical director, who is based in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
The national boys team is currently seeing action in the Regional Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival of Football 2015 from August 12 to 22 at Bander Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam.
“The level of this age category is not that high, but based on their experience last year, they have been giving us good results. They also have a longer preparation compared to the U16 national team,” Carmona added.
Joining the U14 national squad are three young booters from the Negros Occidental Football Association, including John Jason Callejas, Rob Cyrow Delima, and Chris Arro Sumilhig Canoy.
The trio joined Pierre Junde Galeno of Bukidnon FA, Cavite FA’s Kriz Izaac Olarte, Cebu’s Antonio Alforque, Ronald Addie Bitor and Loyd Soco; Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental FA’s Jethro Borlongan, Carlo Dorin and Greg Naquines; CRFA’s Courage Nissi Dumpayan and Junuel Fianca; Davao’s Amir Amaikurut and Joshua David Mella; FAR’s Sean Latreall Lee Daliva, Sky Juan Guererro, Carlos Vicente Lozano, and Francisco Muñes Jr.;
Iloilo FA’s John Kenneth Salvaloga and Hanns Kristan Soldevilla; Laguna’s Ildefonse Xike Yie Zandre Escobin, Jaime Vincent Ko and Jan Vincent Nico Quintana; Arthuz Aaron Cezar of Leyte FA; NCR’s Vin Joel de la Cruz; Rodel Cimafranca of Negros Oriental FA; Neil Jarantilla of Misamis Occidental-Ozamiz FA, and Eldwin Greg Escosora of Mindoro.
Leading the team is head coach Eliezer Fabroada with assistant coaches Laurence Dave Gerali and John Michael Castaños, and physiotherapist Ryan Albert Geronimo.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 18, 2015.