28 November 2017

Philippines National Team in CTFA International Tournament

The Philippine Men’s National Team will participate in the four-nation Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) International Tournament scheduled on 1-5 December 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Philippines will play against host Chinese Taipei, Laos, and Timor Leste. All the tier 1, “A” matches will be held at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei.
The tournament schedule is outside the FIFA international match window and there is no mandatory release by clubs of players for national team duty.
Team management is headed by Jefferson Cheng as Team Manager while the coaching staff is led by Marlon Maro as Head Coach, assisted by Randolfo Clarino, Marlon Piñero, Ronoel Garfin, and Ramonito Carreon.
Available players who were called up include those from Philippines Football League clubs and several standouts from the U22 team. They will be joined by James and Phil Younghusband, Simone Rota, Angel Guirado, Ruben Doctora Jr., and Mike Ott.
The tournament is seen as a good opportunity for the young players to experience being part of the Men’s Team and show their potential in the higher level.

  1. Nathanael ALQUIROS – Stallion Laguna FC
  2. Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC
  3. Junell BAUTISTA – Davao Aguilas FC
  4. Jaime CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC
  5. Justin CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC
  6. Julian CLARINO – University of the Philippines
  7. Reymart CUBON – Davao Aguilas FC
  8. Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC
  9. Ruben DOCTORA Jr. – Stallion Laguna FC
  10. Javier GAYOSO – Ateneo de Manila University
  11. Angel GUIRADO – Davao Aguilas FC
  12. James HALL – Davao Aguilas FC
  13. Ray JOYEL – Far Eastern University
  14. Christian LAPAS – University of the Philippines
  15. Kintaro MIYAGI – Univeristy of the Philippines
  16. Nick O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC
  17. Mike OTT – Angthong FC
  18. Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC
  19. Yannick TUASON – Stallion Laguna FC
  20. Adam TULL – Kaya FC Makati
  21. Reynald VILLAREAL – Stallion Laguna FC
  22. James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
  23. Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
1 December 2017 – 4:00 PM
Laos vs Philippines
3 December 2017 – 7:00 PM
Chinese Taipei vs Philippines
5 December 2017 – 4:00 PM
Timor-Leste vs Philippines



  1. Terrible squad! Wouldn't even count this as a 'B' team. This is just a Philippines selection. Its not even the management of the senior MNT!!

  2. What a pathetic squad. No JPV players? Also two mediocre Chengs on the squad? One is already bad but two of them equals disaster. They should call it Davao National Football Team.

  3. Gayoso, Lapas, Miyagi and Joyel are from different schools but both of them are playing for Kaya Makati FC in the WFL .those guys especially Gayoso is under the radar of Davao Aguilas.

  4. Why is his name "Adam Tull"?? When in fact it's Adam Reed.

    Anyway, gotta agree... pathetic squad to say the least!!

  5. Why Dooley isn't coaching this squad? I thought he'll use this tournament to experiment in preparation for the Tajikstan match in March?

    1. i think hanggang jaunuary 2018 yung contract ni dooley s nt we dont know yet if they will extend his contract.

    2. The Wales national team are considering Dooley as their next head coach.


    3. aww lets hope the better for the team. sana mg qualify tayo sa asian cup. no news yet if ma extend c dooley

  6. Maro? Really???!!!

  7. pasalamat na lang kayo at dalawa lang ang anak ni chen. pano kung 5. 5 chen ang nasa squad. haha

  8. No Dooley? Is this a "B team", but FIFA is recognizing the match. If our team loses our rankings might suffer. I'm not really confident with this squad especially with Maro and Cheng at the helm.