5 PH footballers begin camp, nurse dreams of trip to Munich

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES The five were chosen after the National Youth Futsal Cup organized by Allianz PNB Life, PFF and Henry V. Moran Foundation last May.The four-day AJFC, now on its ninth edition but with the Philippines in the lineup just this year, is being held at Finns Recreation Club under the supervision of FC Bayern coaches led by Klaus Augenthaler and retired striker and AJFC ambassador Giovane Elber.“Have fun and enjoy,” Sollorin remembered the coaches telling them.Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore also sent their players aged 14 to 16. The final cast will fly to Munich on Aug. 17 to 22 to meet the FC Bayern players, train under the coaches of the German club and watch the Bundesliga 2017-2018 opening match at Allianz Arena.One participant will also get the Good Sportsmanship award which is equivalent to a one-week scholarship later this year at Aspire Academy, an internationally-renowned sports institution in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Battle on top: SMB, Star collide McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Former FC Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber (fourth from left) joins PH’s Konrad Keim Sollorin, JM Mitra, Jasper Beruan. Aeron Tenollar and Jeofrey Fresado at theAllianz Junior Football Camp at Finns Recreation Club in Bali, Indonesia.BALI, INDONESIA—More than skills training and the much-coveted trip to the FC Bayern junior camp in Munich, Germany, camp directors want the 49 teenage players participating in a football clinic here to learn teamwork and improve on their character.Coach Jess Landagan of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) said the five Filipino players, all aged 14, at the ongoing Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) have yet to overcome their timidness and develop concentration.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “They get shy around the other kids,” said Landagan. “At the same time, they’re still very playful.”“I told them to interact with the other kids and assert themselves on the field,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Konrad Keim Sollorin of Ateneo de Iloilo, Aeron Tenollar of Baguio City, JM Mitra of De La Salle Zobel and Gawad Kalinga Football Program’s Jasper Beruan and Jeofrey Fresado arrived here Monday and began camp the following day.They were accompanied by Allianz PNB Life brand director Rei Abrazaldo. Mitra’s parents and Sollorin’s father are also here. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

SKD’s Perimeter Invasion against CAF, FIFA Rules

first_imgThe crucial final soccer final between eventual champions, Grand Bassa and Nimba County on Sunday violated a major rule in association football and this must be corrected in the future.It was the presence of many soccer fans who were on the perimeter of the pitch.In CAF, FIFA and LFA rules, only a selected number of technical officials, a selected number of sports journalists, medics and security officers that are allowed around the perimeter of the pitch.Sadly, the law was broken last Sunday and many who should not have been there found themselves around the perimeter of the field. If the law of the game was followed, the match commissioner for the match would have requested that all those who had no business being there should be out of the perimeter before the commencement of the game.Among those who had no business being around the perimeter were soccer fans, lawmakers and senators. The lawmakers in question abandoned their regular VIP location and made their presence around the perimeter. It was an indication that something was not going right on Sunday.The perimeter invasion, perhaps, was due to the poor estimate of prospective attendees. For example, it makes sense to believe that the organizers overestimated the number of people that would have attended the finals or they did not.If someone with information had informed the organizers that at least the stadium could only accommodate 35,000 fans, tickets for the game could have been made around that number.But assuming that the perennial issue of ticket-recycling had a field day, which it was, with security men and gatekeepers being major conduits, still a group responsible for the tickets’ issue could have observed the capacity of people and institute an emergency measure.That could, honestly not have made much success but it could have made a bit of difference.The committee could have foreseen the eventual overflow and predicted a solution. But since that was not done, against all common sense, it resulted into the enormous suffering that some soccer fans went through, with many fainting at the stadium.The Liberia Football Association may be unhappy for the situation on Sunday, since what happened could bring the anger of CAF and FIFA on Liberia.The point is any football that is organized in Liberia is, as a Liberian musician said, “their area.”Interestingly, many self-proclaimed soccer ‘tacticians’ have stated that since the tournament was organized by the Ministry of Youths and Sports and not the LFA, any negative situation would not have affected Liberia.“That’s not true,” said an official at the LFA yesterday who would not use his name because he was not authorized to speak for the association, “as far as CAF and FIFA are concerned, whatever happens in Liberia that affects football is LFA’s business either positively or negatively.”That may be so, but are the technicians at the Ministry of Youths & Sports aware of it?In the end, such a national tournament to celebrate ten years of peace and unity cannot be used to break the rules and stab the vehicle of unity in the back.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more