THE PHILIPPINE Women’s National Football Team is in a training camp in Corona, California in preparation for the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup.
The team’s US training started last December 27 and is expected to last until March.
Philippine Football Federation (PFF) President Mariano Araneta made the arrangement for the US training and chose coach Richard Boon and assistant coach Clint McDaniel to keep an eye on the national team.
Included in the camp are former De La Salle University (DLSU) goalkeeper Inna Palacios, Hiraya FC’s Camille Rodriguez, La Salle’s Sarah Castañeda and Malditas team captain Patrice Impelido.
They are joined by Outkast FC’s Alesa Dai Dolino and Mea Bernal, Season 79 MVP Kyla Jan Inquig of La Salle and Sarah’s younger sister Anicka Castañeda, who is an incoming freshman at La Salle.
The Malditas are set to play against the host team, Jordan in the opening match of the league on April 6 at the Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan.
On April 9, the Philippine national team will face China at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan while on April 30, they will face Thailand at the same venue.
The Philippines is currently ranked 69th in the world while Jordan is 50th, China 16th, and Thailand 30th.