By Jan Carlo Anolin
The Philippine polo team makes the most out of homefield advantage when it faces Malaysia Wednesday in the 0-2 goals division in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas.
The Philippine polo team, from left, Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam, Eusebio, Santi Juban, coach Anthony Garcia, Rep. Mikee Romero and Antonio Veloso pose before a friendly game against Argentina at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas. (MB Photo / Jansen Romero)
Action in 0-2 goals was initially scheduled Tuesday but officials postponed it for Wednesday due to the threat brought by typhoon Tisoy.
Mikee Romero, riding his horse, poses during a tuneup game between the Philippine polo team and Argentina for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games at Miguel Romero Field in Calatagan Batangas. (Carlo Anolin)
With fair weather and playable field expected, Brunei and Indonesia kick off hostilities at 11 a.m. while the Nationals battle Malaysia at 1 p.m.ADVERTISING
“They (Philippines) have been practicing at the field longer than anybody so it will factor in their game. They know the in-and-outs of the field,” a tournament official said.
Team captain and veteran polo player Antonio Veloso banner the Philippines alongside Noel Vecinal, Jam Eusebio, Nicole Eusebio and Stefano Juban.
Keith The, 18, and 50-year-old Mohamad Zekri Ibrahim will be spearheading the Malaysian squad while Prince Jeffri, 65, and Prince Qawi will lead Brunei.
Meanwhile, Indonesia will lean on the efforts of Billy Lumingtang and Acep Krisnandar.