All Filipinos must be proud for Philippine Teen Azkals U19 as they will compete for Kanga Cup - the most prestigious youth football tournament in the world.
21 players out of the 45 qualifiers will represent the Philippines in September for this prestigious cup
In a pep talk held at OneA events place in Antipolo Azkals hero Chieffy Caligdong gave an ispirational message to the teens "Do not be intimidated by foreigners, Along the field you will fight and die as a Filipino" he asserts.
The Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere with teams from across Australia and overseas to participate in the event. The event sees over 250 teams of 4000 players take part in over 650 games in just 5 days!
The 2013 Kanga Cup is the largest in the event's history, with an international line-up boasting entrants from New Zealand, Korea, the Philippines, and Canberra's Sister City Beijing
Head Coach Marlon Maro explaining to the Teen Azkals hopefuls that they must uplift the moral of our team. Aim high to qualify until SEA games and Olympics. They should play harder.
While football superstar Mr. Bert Honasan gave some pointers and tips to Teen Azkals for their upcoming competition. "Practice Hard, Follow your Coach, Rest and recover" he adds.
During the night a Nice painting by Claire Yen for Azkals player Chieffy Caligdong was displayed at the events place.
Team Manager Mr. Alvin Carranza and Chito Manuelwishes the boys the best of luck and inspired them by assuring that he is giving his full support to the team.
#TeenAzkals with a #Minion Gaudin, Jose Brian, Julito and Ronilo. They will represent PH for #KangaCup in AU pic.twitter.com/zf6D4dxq8WI've talked to some players namely Gaudin, Jose Brian, Julito and Ronilo, they're from CSB and among the 21 who will fly to Australia. I've ask a few questions about how they were able to get included in the top roster.
— carl valenzona (@CarlValenzona) June 29, 2013
How did they discover you?
Brian: Sa province po ako naglalaro tapos na discover ako ni Coach Marlon
How does tha management pick and select players?
Julito: Nag-iikot talaga sila sa buong Pilipinas para hanapin ang pinakamagagaling na players tapos dinadala nila sa Manila
What place has the most number of great players?
Ronilo: Visayas and Mindanao po talaga ang karamihan.
How do you prepare for the Kanga Cup?
Jose: Consistent practice, Discipline at hard work. Kung ano ang instructions ni Coach yun po ang sinusunod namin.
Like Phil Younghusband and Chieffy Calindong, the Teen Azkals U19 are the future supertstars of Philippine Football.