Yangon: Korea Republic hardly put a foot wrong as they beat the Philippines 8-0 to open their AFC U-16 Championship Group H qualifier on a resounding note at the Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon on Monday. The Philippines tried but there was little they could do to stop Korea Republic, who took the lead in the 11th minute through striker Kim Dong-hyeon. Defender Lee Tae-seok made it 2-0 in the 27th minute and Philippines goalkeeper Enrico Mangaoang was easily the most overworked player on the pitch. Substitute striker Jeong Sang-bin added to the Philippines misery with a hat-trick in the 73rd, 85th and 89th minutes. Midfielder Park Se-jun scored twice (67th, 74th) and Paik Sang-hoon (65th) completed a superb showing by Korea Republic
Bongbong Roxy Dorlas (Philippines Head Coach) "Our players played well in the first half, but Korea Republic broke our spirit in the second half. Our main weakness was fitness. AFC competition are of very high standard and every team is strong but we'll keep try our best."
China PR scored a second successive win in their bid to qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Malaysia after beating the Philippines 2-0 in a Group H tie at the Thuwanna Stadium on Wednesday. China PR, who had opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over hosts Myanmar on Monday, could have won by a wider margin if not for several spurned chances. Their superior technique and physique made it difficult for the Philippines and China, after several close chances, opened the scoring through midfielder Zhang Xingliang in the 39th minute. China adopted a more aggressive approach in the second half but the Philippines, beaten 8-0 by Korea Republic on Monday, defended stoutly. The Philippines even had several chances to level the score but their resistance was finally broken in the 89th minute when substitute Pan Yusheng scored China’s second. Liu Junwei (China head coach) "Our team created chances but we missed many. Our players are inexperienced and they need to play more international competitions. The next match is important if we want to qualify. Although Korea Republic scored many goals against the Philippines, we'll be looking for the best result." Bongbong Roxy Dorlas (Philippines head coach) "I believe we could have beaten China PR today. We blocked many of their attempts and our counter attacks were also working well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t score despite having several chances.”
Philippines Boys Under-16 To Participate In JENESYS 2017 U16 Tournament The Philippine Boys Under-16 national team will participate in the JENESYS 2017 Japan-ASEAN U-16 Football Tournament which will be held from 8-12 March 2018 at the Miyazaki Prefectural Comprehensive Sports Park in Miyazaki, Japan. The tournament is composed of ten ASEAN countries and domestic Japanese teams including the Japan Boys Under-15 National Team. The Philippines U16 team is in Group B with Indonesia and Cambodia. The team is composed mostly of the players that participated in the AFC Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers that was held in Yangon, Myanmar last September 2017. The head coach is Roxy Dorlas assisted by Christian Salanguit, Christopher Pedimonte, Ralph Datoy, and Joshua Castelo. “We wish the Philippine Boys Under-16 team the best of luck as they participate in the tournament,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. Players:
AMAIKURUT, Amir – Ateneo de Davao University BUMATAY, Kristian – Far Eastern University BUYCO, Luis Joaquin – Don Bosco Technological Centre CARO, Leland Raphael – Xavier School Nuvali DE MESA, Miguel – De La Salle Zobel ELEFAN, Genesis Aaron – Arellano University EMERY, Karl James – De La Salle Canlubang FLORES, Jethro – Christian School International GO, Paolo Gabriel – St. John’s Institute LIM, Lorenzo Iñigo – De La Salle University MANGAOAG – Enrico Marquell – De La Salle Zobel MEER, Emmanuel – Southridge School MEER, Enrique – Southridge School PEÑA, Jacob Aguistin – De La Salle Zobel ROXAS, Matteo Lorenzo – Southridge School UY, Timothy Dalton
The Philippine Under-16 Team left for Japan today 5 March 2018 in preparation for the tournament.
The Philippines U16 boys' team wins their first match at the 2018 Japan-ASEAN U16 Football Exchange Programme tournament after defeating Timor Leste U16 earlier today at the third placed teams' playoff round, 5-3.
The team lost their first two matches and is already out of contention in the tournament.
Philippines Under-16 Put on a Good Effort in the JENESYS 2017 U16 Tournament
The Philippine Boys Under-16 were able to put up a fight in their JENESYS 2017 Under-16 Tournament in Miyazaki, Japan.
The Boys U16 team bowed down to Indonesia Under-16 in their opening match, 7-1, last 8 March 2018. Their second game was a 3-0 defeat to Cambodia Under-16 last 10 March to finish third in Group B.
The team claimed their only win of the tournament after beating Timor Leste Under-16, 5-3, last Sunday 11 March 2018 before losing their final match, 5-0 against the Miyazaki Selection Team.
“We thank the Philippine Boys Under-16 team that participated in the JENESYS 2017 Under-16 Tournament,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “Although it proved to be a challenging campaign for the team, the experience the various players have earned from the tournament will be valuable to them.”
26 July 2018 Philippines Under-16 Head To Surabaya For The AFF U16 Championship 2018
The Philippines Boys Under-16 National Team will compete in the upcoming AFF U16 Championship 2018 which will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia from 29 July-11 August 2018. The Philippines is in Group A and will face tournament host Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Timor Leste. The team is led by PFF Head of Youth Development Reiji Hirata as head coach, assisted by coaches Salvador Salvacion, David Javellana, and goalkeeping coach Ralph Nino Datoy. The team conducted their training camp at the PFF National Training Center inside the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite for the past 3 weeks. During the send-off brunch held last 25 July 2018, Philippine Girls Under-16 coach and former Philippine Women’s National Team captain Marielle Benitez gave an inspirational talk to the team. “We wish the Philippine Under-16 Team good luck in the upcoming AFF U16 Championship 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “Coach Reiji Hirata has already made a good showing in the recent AFF U19 Championship and we hope that he can inspire and lead the team to victory.” The team will fly to Indonesia tonight, 26 July 2018. Players:
BARRERA, Franc John – Goalkeeper – San Beda University CABANLET, Sirius Emory – Goalkeeper – Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati FABRIGAS, Jetrick – Goalkeeper – Olongapo National High School ANG, Jerome – Defender – Far Eastern University AQUINO, Raphael Gianne – Defender – La Salle Green Hills FERNANDEZ, Paolo – Defender – La Salle Green Hills GO, Josh Ralph – Defender – Corpus Christi School, Cagayan de Oro JARANDILLO, RJ Vincent – Defender – Saint Paul University, Iloilo LAMPAYAN, Liam – Defender – De La Salle Zobel LAMPINES, Alexis Jeremy – Defender – San Beda University ROSQUILLO, Jaime – Defender – Barotac Nuevo National High School, Iloilo SOLLORIN, Konrad Keim – Defender – Ateneo de Iloilo, Iloilo DELA CRUZ, Resty Lloyd – Midfielder – Davao National High School MITRA, Jan Mier – Midfielder – De La Salle Zobel ORTEGA, Antoine – Midfielder – Muntinlupa & Barcelona, Spain REYES, Sandro – Midfielder – Marinduque & Barcelona, Spain ROXAS, Fernando – Midfielder – Ateneo de Manila University TUAZON, James Carl – Midfielder – Central Philippines University, Iloilo LUMAPAS, Christian – Forward – Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu MCDERMOTT, Thomas – Forward – Cebu City & Washington DC USA TACARDON, Florence – Forward – Claret School of Quezon City, Iloilo VALENZUELA, Khent Brian – Forward – Central Philippines University YU, Renard – Forward – Xavier School
Fixtures: 29 July 2018 – 7:00 PM local time (8:00 PM Philippine time) Indonesia vs Philippines Delta Sidoarjo Stadium 31 July 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Philippine time) Cambodia vs Philippines Joko Samudro Stadium 2 August 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Philippine time) Philippines vs Myanmar Delta Sidoarjo Stadium 4 August 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Philippine time) Philippines vs Vietnam Joko Samudro Stadium 6 August 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Philippine time) Timor Leste vs Philippines Joko Samudro Stadium pff.org.ph/2018/07/26/philippines-under-16-head-to-surabaya-for-the-aff-u16-championship-2018/
Former Barca recruit to boost RP U16 team to ASEAN tilt
TOP PLAYERS OF THE PHILIPPINE U16 TEAM TO THE ASEAN U16 CHAMPIONSHIP IN INDONESIA.
by Jack Biantan
The Philippine Boys U16 team, boosted by a former Barcelona FC recruit, a Filipino French player and a Fil-American youngster will open their campaign in the ASEAN U16 tournament against host Indonesia on July 29 at Surabaya, Indonesia.
Match Fixtures for Philippines:
July 29- Philippines vs Indonesia; July 31-Philippines vs Cambodia; Aug. 2- Philippines vs Myanmar; Aug. 4-Philippines vs Vietnam; Aug. 6- Philippines vs Timor Leste; Aug 9 Semis; Aug. 11 Finals
The Filipinos are in Group A of the two-week tournament organized by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) with Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Timor Leste.
Former Barcelona FC recruit Sandro Reyes will definitely add strength to the RP U16 team of Japanese coach Reiji Hirata. Reyes played for the Barcelona youth team as a youngster but has came back to study and live here the Philippines.
He will also get help from Fil-American Thomas McDermott, whose mom trace her roots from Cebu. Filipino French Antoine Ortega Boutain will also bolster their line-up against our ASEAN neighbors.
Mindanao is represented by three fast rising footballers, Josh Ralph Gojol Go of Corpus Christi School of Cagayan de Oro, Resty Llyod Dela Cruz of Davao, and Franc John Delos Santos Barrera of Basilan City now playing for San Beda University in Manila.
Other members of the team are Jerome Ang Estabillo-FEU-Floridablanca, Pampanga, Raphaelle Gionne Aquino-La Salle Greenhills-San Juan, Sirius Emory Regondola Cabanlet-Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati (Taguig), Jetrick Piolo Fabrigas-Olongapo Natiobnal High School, Paolo Rafael Galan Fernandez-La Salle Greenhills, and RJ Vincent Jaya-on Jarandillo-Barotac Nuevo.
Completing the line-up are Liam Reyes Lampayan- De La Salle Zobel, Christian Joseph Durano Lumapas-SHS-Ateneo de Cebu, Jan Meir Vittali Mitra- De La Salle Zobel, Jaime Rosquillo Domingo-Iloilo, Fernando Antonio Roxas, Konrad Keim Espesor Sollorin-Iloilo, Florenz Carlos Tacardon Claret School QC, James Carl Garcia Tuazon-Iloilo-CPU, Khent Brian Bermejo Valenzuela-iloilo CPU, Renard Robert Lopez Yu Xavier School.
Assisting coach Reiji Hirata are PFF Technical Director Ariston Caslib and Coaching Education Head Marlon Maro.
They are on their last phase of their training in the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite and will travel to Surabaya, Indonesia on July 27.
The team was formed after a series of trials of the Festival of Football program conducted during the summer months all over the country.
HOST Indonesia opened their campaign in the ASEAN U16 Championship with an 8-0 massacre of the Philippines at the Delta Sidoarjo Stadium in Suriyaba Indonesia.
A parent of one of the Filipino players sent me the official line-up of Indonesia and all of their players were born on 2002. All the players of the Philippines are one year younger. We sent players who are born 2003.
In youth football a difference of one year is already a big disadvantage. So on the pitch, we were outrun, out muscled and out scored by an older team. We are expecting more trashing from our older opponents from New Zealand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Timor Leste. It will be unbearable to watch.
It is also good to note that the Indons prepared for this tournament for two years. The Philippine team? As usual, two weeks. How can we expect a positive result with two weeks of preparation.
Then what really happened? Why did we send an underage team to this competition only to be massacred? Was there a miscommunication or was this intentional to prepare these lads for next year? The Philippine football community deserves an answer.
Philippine U16 Men’s football team takes on ASEAN’s best with the help of overseas-bred talent.
Once again the Philippines’ best young players are being tested in international play.
The men’s U16 national team is in Surabaya, Indonesia, to battle five other teams in the group stage of the Asean Football Federation U16 championship.
This squad, like other Philippine national youth teams, concluded their training camp at the PFF Artificial Turf Pitch in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite last Wednesday. The pitch is part of the PFF national training center.
The Philippines kicked off this campaign with a match against the hosts on July 29. It was a difficult game, with Indonesia running out 8-0 winners. Two days later the Pinoys will try to bounce back against Cambodia. August 2 will see the Pinoys dueling with Myanmar, followed by a tough match against Vietnam on the 4th. The group stage will end with a test against Timor Leste on August 6. The top two teams proceed to the semifinals.
The celebrated Sandro Reyes, a Marinduqueno who was trained in the FC Barcelona youth system, is in the side. The attacking midfielder is currently in the youth team of FC Sants, a club from Catalonia in the Spanish third tier. This is Sandro’s second campaign with a youth national squad.
Reyes’ Sants teammate, Antoine Ortega, a Filipino-Frenchman, is also in Surabaya. Ortega will play in the holding midfield slot deeper than Reyes. Hopefully their club chemistry will help the national team score goals in this tournament.
Up top is Filipino-American TJ McDermott, from Fredricksburg, Virginia. The striker is so gifted that he is reportedly on the radar of the USA national youth team program.
McDermott will be playing this competition with a heavy heart. His father passed away while he was enroute to the Philippines for this camp. McDermott elected to play anyway, perhaps believing that his late father would have wanted it that way.
Another notable on the squad is James Tuazon, a gifted Ilonggo attacking mid from Central Philippine University who has impressed coach Reiji Hirata.
“He can control the game and he has good ideas (on the pitch),” says the veteran Japanese mentor.
Hirata was also effusive of Ortega, noting his his organizational skills and leadership, as well as his decent shooting.
The coach also said that Reyes “can make a difference,” and praised his one-touch passes that often leave defenders confused.
Another talented striker is the towering Renard Yu from Xavier School.
Florenz Tacardon is also in the squad. The Claretian winger, whose older brother Fidel scored the game winner in the U19 team’s 2-1 win against Singapore, is also in the roster.
Atenean Andy Roxas, nephew of former national team player Randy, is a box-to-box threat while Khent Brian Valenzuela is another offensive weapon from Iloilo.
The first-choice goalie is Franc Barrera from San Beda. The native of Basilan was scouted in the Mindanao Peace Games. Hirata admires Barrera’s reactions and pointed out a huge save he made in Wednesday’s scrimmage win against Claret.
Hirata also appreciated the PFF Artificial Turf Pitch within the San Lazaro Lesiure Park where the team trained. He noted that it is the same quality as the synthetic turf fields in Japan, and he is eager to see the planned dormitories, classrooms, and offices that will help complete the center.
“As always we are proud to play our role in boosting the performance of our youth national teams,” says Manila Jockey Club VP for Marketing, Eduardo Ramirez de Arellano. MJC manages the facility.
I would like to ask when you say under 16, does it include players already 16 years of age? Coz my idea of under 16 is that players 15 yrs and below, coz when ur 16yrs old during the competition then your not suppose to play. Otherwise they should just call it 16 and below cup. Im I wrong in saying so? I dont know Im just confused :-)
Most every team in the AFF championship has trained for at least a month or more before competing in the AFF championship. The PFF only sent a team trained for 2 weeks and then expects them to be able to compete against kids who were trained in professional academies. Where is the sense in that?
I thought that since they have now their own national team training center established to house and train their players better, that they would follow other countries and prepare their youth teams better, but it is more of the same. I have been calling for a national scouting system to be developed for years, but this simple solution seems to elude the powers that be at the PFF as well.
Lack of organization, foresight and preparation continue to bedevil the leadership to this day and yet they expect their teams to get results. They shouldn't expect any different if they don't put in the work to make their teams competitive.
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