UP Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami and UP President Alfredo E. Pascual after signing the MOA
Could football be on the way to becoming the Philippines’ national sport? Today, the University of the Philippines partnered with Philippine Azkals Foundation, Inc. to build the UP-Azkals Football Field, which will improve the existing field. The partnership aimed to promote human kinetics and sports in the university and in the country.
Under the memorandum of agreement, the Futbol Pilipinas Azkals Foundation, Inc. will oversee the architectural and engineering construction for the UP Diliman Football Field, which will be part of the UP Diliman Sports Complex Zone.
After the field is constructed, the Futbol Pilipinas Azkals Foundation, Inc. will turn over the field to the university, and will officially be called the UP-Azkals Football Field.
According to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, “Which athlete would not be inspired to train harder if given new equipment or training grounds?”
Azkals Team Manager Dan Stephen Palami said, “If we all work together to make sure they get the support they need to play their best; then I believe there is no dream, no trophy, and no honor beyond their reach.”
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