Manila, Philippines: Tots Carlos and Aduke Ogunsania have been named in the Philippine women’s volleyball team for an international friendly against Thailand and Japan at the San Juan Arena this weekend.
The reigning PVL Open Conference MVP from the Crimeline will strengthen the national team in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) International Challenge as well as donate the Philippine team jersey for the first time as the middle blocker of Choco Mucho.
The Filipino speakers, who had another heartbreaking time at the 31st Southeast Asian Games after missing a new podium in Hanoi, Vietnam, will face Thailand on Saturday and Japan on Sunday.
Japan and Thailand have already arrived in the country ahead of Week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), which starts next week at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The two Asian powerhouse teams are testing SEA Games promoters Alyssa Valdez, Mylan Putt, Abby Marano, Kat Tolentino, Jema Gallanza, Del Palomata, Majoy Baron, Iris Tolenada, Kyle Negrito, Don Macandili and Cath Arado.
Middle blocker Jaza Santiago will not attend the event as he is already in Japan. Signals’ Ces Molina and Rhea Menezes, who played in the biennial meeting, were also not part of the list.
The Philippine men’s volleyball team will also play a pair of exhibition matches on June 16 against Japan and June 27 against Germany.
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