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
Kim Jung Soo (Korea Republic Head Coach) "Even though we got the victory with an 8-0 result, I'm not satisfied my team's performance. My players couldn't play well in first half. The weather and stadium pitch were a challenge for my players. Thankfully, the substitutes created the goals in the second half. We’ll face Myanmar in the next game. I know this game will be difficult for us but our target is to win each game and we'll focus for victory."
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."
The Philippine Under-16 Boys National Team begin their AFC Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers campaign today 25 September 2017 at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
The team arrived in Yangon last Saturday 23 September ahead of the tournament and is in Group H along with Korea Republic, China PR, and host Myanmar.
The tournament will run from 25-29 September with the top team and the best second placed team advancing to the final round next year in Malaysia which also serve as qualifiers for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2019.
AMAIKURUT, Amir Andre – 23 December 2012, Tacurong City
BASMAYOR, Juan Miguel – 10 March 2002, Muntinlupa City
BUMATAY, Kristian Harald – 02 May 2002, Quezon City
BUYCO, Luis Joaquin – 02 May 2002, Bacolod City
CARO, Leland Raphael – 31 May 2003, Pasay City
DE MESA, Miguel – 22 May 2002, Mandaluyong City
EMERY, Karl James – 23 March 2002, Calamba City
FERRER, Yuki John – 12 July 2002, Janiuay, Iloilo
FLORES, Jethro – 29 March 2003, Los Baños, Laguna
GO, Jacob Christopher – 06 June 2002, United States
GRESENS, Oliver Gerhard – 07 October 2002, Muntinlupa City
LIM, Lorenzo Iñigo – 26 June 2002, Cebu City
MANGAOANG, Enrico Marquell – 29 May 2002, Mandaluyong City
MEER, Emmanuel – 18 March 2002, Makati City
MEER, Enrique – 18 March 2002, Makati City
MOLINA, Jiannecel – 25 April 2002, Parañaque City
PEDERNAL, Jacob Joaquin – 31 January 2002, Mandaluyong City
PEÑA, Jacob Agustin IV – 27 November 2002, Muntinlupa City
ROXAS, Matteo Lorenzo – 10 December 2002, Munitnlupa City
SAN JOSE, Nicolai Art – 26 August 2002, Calamba, Laguna
SIMONS, Elijah Wade – 26 August 2002, United States
UY, Timothy Dalton – 05 October 2002, Quezon City
WINTER, William Michael – 07 January 2002, Mandaluyong City
The Philippines Boys U16 coaching staff is headed by former national team player Coach Bongbong Roxy Dorlas and assisted by Christopher Pedimonte, Christian Salanguit, and Mark Anthony Francisco.
“It’s a great opportunity ever since I started in coaching. It’s always a dream for me to eventually to handle a national team and this is a great opportunity to coach the youth players who will eventually be Azkals players,” said Dorlas.
The team is composed of 10 players from the Emelio Caligdong coached AFF Under-15 team and 13 others, who were chosen after tryouts. The team had a training camp in the University of Los Baños from 13-27 August and in Manila from 3-21 September.
25 September 2017 – 3:00 PM local time (4:30 PM Manila time) Korea Republic vs Philippines
27 September 2017 – 3:00 PM local time (4:30 PM Manila time) Philippines vs China PR
29 September 2017 – 6:00 PM local time (7:30 PM Manila time) Myanmar vs Philippines
The Philippine Under-16 football team is optimistic but wants to remain realistic of its chances in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship 2018 qualifying stage.
Setting their qualification campaign into motion, the junior Filipino booters tackle South Korea on Monday at 4:30 p.m. (Manila time) at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
Head coach Roxy Dorlas, who is on his first stint as mentor of a national team, is hopeful of an all-out effort from his young Azkals.
“As a coach and as a player before, we always want to have results and good performance. With the mentality and the attitude of the players that we have, their desire of winning is very high,” Dorlas, who was a former Philippine Azkal, told The Manila Times.
Team skipper Juan Miguel Basmayor shares the same confidence heading into the qualifying phase of the biennial youth football tournament.
“Based on the national teams that I joined in the past few years, I think this is the best team that I had. I believe that this team would go further than the other teams that I’ve joined,” said Basmayor, a junior booter from De La Salle Zobel.
However, the Philippines is set to battle it out with powerhouse teams South Korea, China and Myanmar in Group H for the lone sure spot to the main stage.
“It’s a very tough group… We can expect high-quality football. That’s why we’re trying to be realistic. We target to have a good performance,” said Dorlas.
Having to face strong oppositions, the 30-year old Dutch-Filipino coach has a constant reminder for his junior booters.
“I keep reminding them that they are a group of talented football players. We just stay positive and keep encouraging each other that we have a chance,” said Dorlas.
MORE than a hundred teams have entered in the 2nd Congressman Freddie Siao Football Festival at the Ludo Football Field in Barangay Santiago, Iligan City. Sixty seven teams saw action yesterday in U10, U12, U14, U17, and Ladies Open categories yesterday while the same number of teams are also expected to join today in the Men’s Open and 35 above categories. No less than the lone representative of Iligan City in the Philippine Congress, Frederick Siao officially kicked off the festival with the president of the organizing club Amorseco FC, Ritchie Nuenay. The tournament is in line with Iligan’s 2017 Diyandi Festival to celebrate the feast of Iligan’s Patron St. Michael Archangel. The two-day open competition is also a project of the Iligan City government, the 2017 Diyandi Executive Management Board, City Tourism, and the City Sports office. Teams from as far as Ginggoog City, Lanao del Norte, Lanao Del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, El Salvador City, are competing in the tournament. Trophies and medals were given to the winners in the 10 Under (2007) and 12 Under (2005) categories while cash prizes, trophies and medals will be given to the winners in the 17 Under (2000), Ladies Open, Men’s Open and Men’s 35 Above categories. Today’s Results: Ladies Open Champ FC 95 B 1st Runner-Up ICFC - A 2nd Runner-Up PJFC (Pagadian) Boys 17 Champ - CMU - A Kids 1st Runner-Up GA FC - A 2nd Runner-Up Kidchester U 10 Champ OLLES - A (camp philips ES) 1ST RUNNER-Up Fames (FC Baroy) 2nd Runner-Up OLLES B