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Four local football players here have been selected to join the Philippine Team that is expected to compete in the Asian Football Federation Under-16 Boys Championship 2022 in Indonesia.

The four members of the Football Kings United- Dumaguete who were chosen are Francis Gabriel Maturan of Negros Oriental Montessori International School; John Mekhi Lagahit of Jose B. Cardenas Memorial High School in Canlaon City; Aaron Nathan Dionaldo and Julio Antonio Base Yoldi of Silliman University.

City Public Information Officer Catherine Aguilar, in an interview on Wednesday, said the four students were among 15 of 132 football players in the country who vied for slots in the Philippine Team during the tryouts.

The City was notified on Monday regarding the selection of the four local athletes, she said.

The boys will be joining the training camp of the Philippine Team, although no specific details were made available yet, she added.

The Asian Football Federation U-16 Boys Championship 2022 will be held in Indonesia from July 21 to Aug. 13 this year.

Football Kings United head coach Andy Mananquil expressed gratitude to his players, coaching staff Damian Nocete and Henry Craig Schmidt, team manager Richard Maturan, Negros Oriental-Siquijor Football Association (NOSirFA) President Engr. Elmer Gallardo, Canlaon Hijos Football Club Coach Abundio Lagahit Jr. (who happens to be the father of selected football player John Mekhi), Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, the provincial government, and all sponsors for their continued support. (Judy F. Partlow/PNA)

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