Gilas Women U16: Yumul celebrates birthday with win in national team debut

June 25, 2022

Kristan Yumul made sure her first ever game donning a Pilipinas jersey would be special. The 5-foot-9 shooter did not only play a large part in Gilas Pilipinas Women’s 104-68 trouncing of Indonesia on Friday to jumpstart their FIBA Asia U16 Women’s Championship Division B campaign; the game day apparently coincided with her 17th birthday too, so she was able to celebrate in style.

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AFC qualifiers: Holtmann delivers in debut, leads Azkals past Mongolia

June 11, 2022

Fil-German winger Gerrit Holtmann made sure his debut for the Philippine men’s national football team would be memorable. The VfL Bochum striker proved to be the difference-maker, rifling in a heroic last-minute goal in the stoppage time of the second half as the Azkals emerged victorious against Mongolia, 1-0 in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualification third round on Saturday at the MFF Football Centre in Ulaanbaatar.

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