The Azkals development team has announced its withdrawal from the Philippine Football Federation, becoming the second team to do so in the 2022-23 season.
ADT made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that “events that have occurred to us in recent weeks have forced us to take this action.”
All of ADT’s remaining matches — eight to be exact — will result in a 3-0 win for their opponents, leading to a change in title race between Kaya-Iloilo and Dynamic Herb Cebu.
Cebu transfer two points after Kaya will enter the final game of the season against Stallion-Laguna on Wednesday.
ADT WITHDRAWED FROM PFL With a heavy heart, the Azkals Development Team announces its withdrawal from the Philippines…
Kaya will also play Stallion on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
ADT was founded in 2020 as a development team for players who are in the spotlight to become senior Azkals for international tournaments.
On the domestic front, ADT reached the final of the Copa Paulino Alcantara 2021 but lost to Kaya with a score of 1-0.
Most of the ADT players are suitable for this country in the past two Southeast Asian Games, but didn’t make it past the group stage on both occasions.
In this year’s regional meeting in Cambodia, the Philippines finished bottom of Group A after winning just one point thanks to an equalizer in the last minute of injury time leading to a 1-1 draw against the host country.
“ADT was established to complement the efforts of the Philippine Football Federation to continuously prepare young Filipino athletes for international competitions, including the Southeast Asian Games.” ADT said.
Among the standout players suitable for ADT are Sandro Reyes, Oliver Bias, Oskari Kekkonen, Yrick Gallantes, Dennis Chung and Andres Aldeguer.
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