WHAT the Philippine men’s football team failed to do on foreign soil, it tries to accomplish right on its home turf.
The Azkals are set to face Malaysia in a return friendly on April 27 in Cebu City, almost two months after the Filipino booters settled for a scoreless draw in Kuala Lumpur last March 1.
The Philippine Football Federation confirmed the development on its website late Thursday, giving the Azkals a third friendly for the month of April.
In the middle of their buildup for the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in May, the Thomas Dooley-mentored Azkals will also face Nepal on April 11, before going up against Qatari club team Al-Ahli three days later, with both matches to be held in Doha.
Patrick Deyto sparkled for the Philippines in the away friendly against Malaysia as the goalkeeper denied numerous attempts from the Malaysian strike force in his seniors’ team debut.