Christmas Message From Michael Weiss
Hans Michael Weiss 2012-12-23 12:00:00
Dear Supporters, Fans, Critics and football people in the Philippines,
I want to take this opportunity and show my gratitude to everyone who has supported the Football National Team in the year 2012.
This year 2012 is coming to an end and in my opinion, it was an extremely successful one with the following highlights:
1) Placed 3rd in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup (March 2012)
2) CHAMPIONS in Peace Cup held in the Philippines (October 2012)
3.) Semifinalists in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup (December 2012)
We were able to achieve our goals in making our team better due to intensive training activities and the various football training camps we were able to set up for our National Team:
1) Dubai camp (February 2012)
2) Bacolod, Philippines (June 2012)
3) Chicago, USA (August 2012)
4) South East Asia ( Cambodia,Singapore, Laos, September 2012)
5) Bahrain and Kuwait (October 2012)
With all the preparations and intensive training periods, we were travelling with high hopes to the AFF Suzuki Cup where we duplicated the success of 2010 by reaching the semifinals again and beating Myanmar the first time in the history of Philippine Football.
Despite not reaching the Finals in the Suzuki Cup, I think we have grown steadily in the past 2 years under my guidance, creating one historical success after another, being the “most improved team” in the FIFA and ELO rankings and having gained respect and recognition from our opponents and the WORLDWIDE FOOTBALL COMMUNITY.
I always said that the BEST for the Philippine football has yet to come and I am 100% convinced that we will be stronger in the next years and a football nation to be taken seriously.
With the combined efforts of all stakeholders in the country and going in one direction, I am sure we will bring joy and glory to the wonderful country of the PHILIPPINES!!
Maraming Salamat sa inyong lahat. Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong taon! God Bless you and your family.
Hans Michael Weiss