Azkal Scandal?? Cristy Ramos accuses 2 Azkals of sexual harassment

3 03 2012

A sexual harassment complaint was filed by Cristy Ramos against football players Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado before the  disciplinary committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The case stemmed from an incident before the friendly game between Philippines and Malaysia last February 29. She sent a letter addressed to Mr. Lim Kia Tong, chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee.  The letter detailed her experience while being Match Commissioner of the friendly.

In her letter she said that as the Match Commissioner, it was her responsibility to check and verify the player’s identifications before the game. The Philippine National Football Team popularly known as the Azkals were at their changing room when she was to inspect the players. She narrated that the players were rowdy and did not take the inspections seriously.  No. 25 (Lexton Moy) stood by her said and apparently said “Must be a B cup”, the remark elicited laughter from the other players. No. 12 (Angel Guirado) was only wearing his briefs during his inspection while the other players keep on laughing according to Ms. Ramos, who is a daughter of ex-President Fidel V. Ramos.

Moy, Guirado, and the rest of the Azkals are now in Nepal for the AFC Challenge Cup. They will face North Korea on March 9. Last year, some Azkal members were accused of rape by a model but the issue eventually died down as no formal charges were filed while the accused players vehemently denied any wrongdoing.

caloycomment: Since we are now employing “professional” players in our national team then they should act accordingly… more


Azkals mangle Brave Reds 4-0

3 07 2011

The Azkals dominated the 2nd leg of its World Cup qualifier match against Sri Lanka 4-0 to clinch a 2nd  Round match-up with Kuwait.  The aggregate score is 5-1 in favor of the Philippine National Football Team that made history for making its first appearance in the 2nd Round of any World Cup qualifiers.

The World Cup dream was kept alive by the goals of Emilio “Chieffy” Caligdong (19min), Phil Younghusband (43, 57 pen), and Angel Guirado(50). It was a dominating display for Azkals who played for the first time a match with significance in the country’s capital. The match was very entertaining and watching a rout by the Philippines can make a regular Sunday of a Filipino sports fan extra special.  The match was telecast by Studio 23 and there will be a replay on July 5 at 4 pm.

Azkals battles Sri Lanka Today

3 07 2011
Meet and Greet the Azkals Team

Image by budiputra via Flickr

The second leg of the World Cup Qualifier match between the national football teams of the Philippines and Sri Lanka will be held to day at the Rizal Stadium.  The first leg ended in a lucky 1-1 draw.  The winner of this match is set to face Kuwait in the next round.

Hundereds of tickets will be sold today via Ticketworld and spectators are advised to follow the guidelines on what items can they bring to watch match.  The security will be tight.

Here are some of the prohibited items:

  • Cigarettes and Lighters (Strictly No Smoking)
  • Video and Still Cameras (Only accredited media are allowed )
  • Laser Pen and Pointers (You know what can these do)
  • Weapons and sharp objects
  • Candles, Fireworks, or any Pyrotechnic
  • Glass Bottles, PET Bottles, Cans, and any hard plastic containers ( There is an area where you can buy food and drinks)

Complete guideline are in the Ticketworld Site.

Both teams are in high spirits and fans can expect a very competitive match.  The Azkals will finally show their stuff in the country’s capital.  Much is expected in them.  Good luck Azkals!!!!

Asian Games Football: Most Famous Miss eliminates defending champs

17 11 2010
Shirt badge/Association crest

Image via Wikipedia

Many called it Qatarstrophe.  Some call it the worst miss ever.  What ever you call it, the miss by Qatari youngster Fahad Khalfan cost the Qatar a spot in the quarterfinals and a chance to defend its Asian Games football crown.  The sorry miss has been viewed at Youtube and other social networking sites by millions has brought the young Qatar forward some “fame”.  Qater lost to Uzbekistan 0-1 when the latter scored in extra time.

caloycomment: He is lucky that he is not from South America because chances are some fanatic would try to kill him when he gets home like  Andres’ Escobar of Colombia. I also hope that Qatar will not send him to a coal mine.  Losing football matches are so much of a big deal in some parts of the world. It was tough for him and hopefully he will recover.