The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called up 23 players that comprise the squad for the Philippine Under-23 team that will compete in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers to be held in Malaysia from 22-26 March 2019.
The Philippines is drawn to Group J and will face host Malaysia, China PR, and Laos. The tournament also serves as the qualifiers for the 2020 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament.
The players called up formed the Philippine Men’s Under-22 team that participated in the recent AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The players will hopefully form the squad for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held this November in Manila.
“We wish the Philippines Men’s Under-23 team good luck in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “It is a dream for each player to play in the Olympics someday. This tournament will also serve as an avenue for them to enhance their abilities in preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year.”
The head coach is Salvador Salvacion and assisted by Coaches Randolfo Clarino, Christopher Pedimonte, and Ralph Datoy. The team conducted their training sessions and friendly scrimmages against school-based teams at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in preparation for the tournament.
The team left for Malaysia this Wednesday 20 March 2019.
|ASONG, Michael||Goalkeeper||San Beda University|
|BALOBO, Kenry||Goalkeeper||San Beda University|
|SEMBLANTE, Jessie Reil||Goalkeeper||San Beda University|
|BAGUIO, Lawrence||Defender||De La Salle - College of St. Benilde|
|BALBINO, Winces||Defender||Lyceum of the Philippines|
|CLARINO, Jose Miguel||Defender||University of the Philippines|
|EBARLE, Major Dean||Defender||Kaya FC Iloilo|
|GRIERSON, William Jay||Defender||Ateneo de Manila University|
|JARVIS, Jordan||Defender||Eastern Sports Club (Hong Kong)|
|MANSUETO, James||Defender||Lyceum of the Philippines|
|SANCIANGCO, Ray||Defender||University of the Philippines|
|BORLONGAN, Jeremiah||Midfielder||University of the Philippines|
|DE BRUYCKER, Dylan||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|LAGUERTA, Earl||Midfielder||De La Salle - College of St. Benilde|
|LAPAS, Christian||Midfielder||University of the Philippines|
|LOVITOS, Vincent||Midfielder||De La Salle - College of St. Benilde|
|MAGDATO, Kyle||Midfielder||University of the Philippines|
|MAGTOTO, Mark||Midfielder||San Beda University|
|MARZAN, Jerome||Midfielder||San Beda University|
|SAAVEDRA, Daniel||Midfielder||University of the Philippines|
|SUBA, Mariano Jr.||Midfielder||San Beda University|
|GAYOSO, Javier||Forward||Ateneo de Manila University|
|LIMBO, Troy||Forward||Sunderland RCA FC (England)|