UAAP MVPs Gayoso, Clarino among Azkals call-ups for Bangabandhu Cup
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 01, 2018 01:42 PM
A pair of UAAP MVPs will be representing the Philippines in Bangladesh.
Former UAAP Men's Football champions and MVPs Jarvey Gayoso of Ateneo de Manila and Ian Clariño of the Davao Aguilas headline a young batch of Philippine Azkals call-ups for the upcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh.
Gayoso, an incoming fourth-year striker for the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles will be making his second appearance for the Azkals after getting called up for an international tournament back in 2017.
The 21-year old Gayoso was the UAAP's MVP back in Season 79 after leading the Blue Eagles to their first men's football title in Since UAAP Season 75.
Clarino on the other hand, will be making his first Azkals stint after helping the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons to a second UAAP men's football crown in the last three seasons.
Clarino capped off his graduating year with an MVP plum and a UAAP championship.
Joining Gayoso and Clarino are regular Azkals call-ups such as Amani Aguinaldo, Misagh Bahadoran, Kenshiro Daniels, Fitch Johnson Arboleda, and Paolo Salenga to name a few.
The Bangabandhu Gold Cup is an international tournament organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation which will feature six nations including Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Palestine, Tajikistan, and the Philippines.
The Azkals will be grouped with Laos and Bangladesh in Group B. Their first assignment will be against Laos on Wednesday, October 3rd.
The tournament, which runs from October 1-12, will help serve as preparation for the Azkals' upcoming major tournaments, namely the AFF Suzuki Cup from November to December and the AFC Asian Cup on January.