Striker Assada Homhuan, left,  vies for the ball against a PSW Futera Football Academy player.
Striker Assada Homhuan, left, vies for the ball against a PSW Futera Football Academy player.

Under-12 football team get a boost-up ahead of their games in Japan

sports September 08, 2018 15:03

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

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The national under-12 football team boosted up their confidence ahead of the Toyota International Junior Cup in Japan next weekend with two wins from three warm-up games at the Srisaman Football Club last week.



The national squad selected from the Toyota Junior Football Clinic project kicked off their friendly series with a 7-0 win over Sacred Heart Convent School Bangkok on Monday, their first match after undergoing a training session at the Armed Forces Development Command under the supervision of Piyapong Pue-on, the former national striker.

On Wednesday, they took on their predecessors, the under-13 team who won the Toyota International Junior Cup in Toyota 12 months ago. The successors went down 1-10 in that second warm-up game at the same venue.

On Friday, the team salvaged their pride by posing a 6-2 win over PSW Futera Football Academy also at Srisaman pitch.

Striker Assada Homhuan from Phuket emerged the top scorer (five goals) from the three games, which included a hat-trick against PSW Futera Football Academy.

All 24 players of the team will receive a certificate of the Toyota Junior Football Clinic at the Armed Forces Development Command on Sunday. They will leave Thailand on Wednesday to compete in Toyota between 15 - 17.