Monday, May 02, 2011

King Raja to grace Philippine Football Conference

SAN Beda will host the 1st Philippine Football Conference on May 14 and 15.

The two-day conference will have K. Rajagopal, who guided Malaysia to the AFF Suzuki Cup and the 2009 Southeast Asian games gold medal as one of the speakers.

Rajagopal earned the nickname King Raja in the 2009 Sea Games, when his Malaysian side knocked off eight-time defending champion Thailand in the semis and beating Vietnam in the finals.

It was Malaysia's first gold medal in 20 years.

Aside from King Raja, also invited are Masao Nakayama and Yoshio Kato, from Japan's grassroots development along with Philippine Azkals coach Hans Michael Weiss.

Local experts are also set to speak in the first-of-its-kind football conference. Oliver colina, a two-time awardee of the Sportswriters Association of Cebu and the current coach of the U13 team, was invited together with John Carmona, the PFF Regional Director for visayas, Lettecia Bautista, the U16 girls head coach and Marlon Maro, the head of hte PFF Coaches' Education.

For details, you may contact the Philippine Football Conference at 0917 522 1516 or 0917 821 8274.

Here's the event's promotional poster. (Courtesy of facebook)

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