WITH its spot in the next round of the 2020 Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers already assured, the Philippine women’s national football team now trains its sight on a sweep of group play in its clash today against fellow unbeaten team Chinese Taipei at the Hisor Central Stadium in Tajikistan.
Off a 5-1 victory over Mongolia on Sunday, the Philippine Malditas are now in joint first place with Chinese Taipei with a 3-0 record in Group A, leaving their encounter today with much weight as it is for solo top spot.
Against Mongolia, Shelah Cadag once again led the way, scoring a hat trick (8’, 15’ and 85’) with Camille Rodriguez (60’) and Kyla Inquig (81’) providing a goal each.
The win was a continuation of the Malditas’ good showing in the tournament that saw it beat Singapore, 9-0, and host Tajikistan, 3-1, previously.
They now try to add Chinese Taipei to their list of conquered in their scheduled 4 p.m. match.
The second round of the Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers starts in April 2019. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo