Preparations for Philippine football is already afoot, now that the list of players to attend the training camps in Bacolod later this month have been released.
Two sets of rosters were posted on the Azkals Official Website on Monday. The first one released is the list of camp participants that would qualify for the U-22 squad. Coached by John Carmona, this squad (which has to be composed of players who were born after January 1, 1991) is preparing for the AFC U-22 Asian Cup Qualifiers to be held in Myanmar this June. This lineup is bannered by famillar names that were part of the teams that participated in the Southeast Asian Games and the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy, as well as famillar names in the UAAP and NCAA.
U-22 Squad List
Jose Paolo PASCUAL (Global FC)
Anthony ALBAO - (San Beda)
Florencio BADELIC - (Emilio Aguinaldo College)
Anthony Montero Tongson - (Ceres FC)
Jimmy Malalo-an - (Ceres FC)
Jacques Van Bossche - (Koninklijke Standaard Wetteren)
John Carlos Ejara - (University of San Jose-Recoletos)
Ronald Batisla-ong - (UST & Pachanga FC)
Allen Jose Serna - (UP & Diliman FC)
Raymark Kenneth Fernandez - (UP & Diliman FC)
Niño Ochotorena - (Barra FC of Dipolog City)
Gabriel Borja - (Loyola Meralco Sparks FC)
Alejandro Baldo Jr. - (San Beda)
Marwin Janver Angeles - (Global FC)
Marvin Janwer Angeles- (Global FC)
Angelo Verheye Marasigan - (KAA Gent)
Aaron de Rama - (Hungerford Town FC)
Divino Regis - (UST & Pachanga FC)
Christopher Pedimonte - (San Beda)
Jeremy James Theuer - (Nomads Auction Manila FC)
Shirmar Felongco - (UST & Pachanga FC)
Michael Jeremy Mabanag - (Ateneo & Agila FC)
Jeffrey Christiaens - (MFKM Torhout / Global FC)
David Franz Fornea - (San Beda)
Fitch Johnson Arboleda - (UE & Agila FC)
Gerardo Valmayor III - (UP & Diliman FC)
Amani Manuel Aguinaldo - (FEU-FERN & Loyola Meralco Sparks)
Jose Elmer Porteria - (Falls Church High School in VA)
The other roster that had been released pertains to the participants to the senior national football team, as they continue their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup to be co-hosted by Thailand and Malaysia later this year.
Although the roster has been released, it is not final, as there are particular names not on the list that the coaching staffs may want to include, such as De La Salle University and Green Archers United Globe FC keeper Patrick Deyto, who has been impressive as the Archers custodian in the UFL.