The Philippine Under-18 Men’s National Team will compete in the upcoming AFF U18 Championship 2019 from 6-19 August 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Philippines is in Group A and will face Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Timor-Leste, and Brunei. The top two teams will advance to the knock-out stages.
Christopher Pedimonte is the head coach of the team. He is assisted by assistant coaches John Paul Merida, Ramonito Carreon, and goalkeeping coach Anthony Albao.
“It will be a tough competition for us,” said Pedimonte. “But we have a balanced team and this competition will have a great impact on them when they return back to their respective schools or clubs.”
The PFF called up 23 players for the competition. The team held a closed training camp at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite in preparation for the tournament.
“We wish the Philippine Under-18 Men’s National Team all the best in the AFF U18 Championship 2019,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “This will be a great opportunity for the players to gain valuable international exposure.”
The Philippines Under-18 Men’s National Team is supported by Philippine Sports Commission and MVP Sports Foundation.
|CACHUELA, Erik Mink||GK||South Cotabato||St. Alexius College|
|CEZAR, Artuz Arron||GK||NCR||Ateneo de Manila University|
|MANGAOANG, Enrico Marquell||GK||NCR||De La Salle Zobel|
|AMBONG, Alimar Job||DF||Negros Occidental||National University|
|BORLONGAN, Jethro Adriel||DF||Cagayan de Oro City||La Salle Green Hills|
|CHAVEZ, Samuel Reuben Wilhelm||DF||Surigao del Sur||San Beda University|
|DELA CRUZ, Jet Gabriel||DF||Leyte||Ateneo de Manila University|
|ESCOSORA, Eldwin Greg||DF||Oriental Mindoro||San Beda University|
|FIANZA, Junuel||DF||Benguet||Benguet State University|
|ROSQUILLO, Jaime||DF||Iloilo||Barotac Nuevo NHS|
|TANO, Deo Ritchie||DF||Negros Oriental||National University|
|VICENTE, Shran Dyrick||DF||Benguet||Baguio City NHS|
|AGOT, Christian Vierh||MF||Cebu City||University of San Jose Recoletos|
|CLAUOR, Luis Funcion||MF||Bacolod City||University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos|
|LOZANO, Carlos Vicente||MF||NCR||La Salle Green Hills|
|MANITI, Jacob Francis||MF||Australia||Melbourne Victory FC U20|
|PINERO, Earl Jappeth||MF||Dumaguete City||National University|
|SAN JOSE, Nicolai Art||MF||Rizal Province||San Beda University|
|SANTOS, Raphael Luigi||MF||NCR||University of the Philippines|
|TACARDON, Francis Arturo||MF||NCR||University of the Philippines|
|BUGAS, Pocholo||FW||Compostela Valley||FEU|
|DORIN, Carlo||FW||Cagayan de Oro City||Lyceum of the Philippines – Cavite|
|SOCO, Loyd||FW||Cebu City||University of the Philippines|