MILO in hot water over Barcelona training stint.

MILO Philippines are currently in hot water with the local footballing community after news broke out of their supposed failure with fulfilling their promise to two promising footballers who won a competition they recently held.

Lara Angela Amante and Lien Dale Manuel, both from Tondo, Manila respectively are the two winners of the recently held Road to Barcelona contest held by MILO in cooperation with Spanish Giants FC BARCELONA last September.

News broke out recently that MILO has supposedly informed the kids that they will not be able to go through with the promise of an all expense trip to Barcelona after the two kids supposedly failed to get the required papers in time. But some sources have informed us that their slots will be given to 2 other kids who can AFFORD to shoulder the expenses for the trip to Spain. This is contrary to their promise of an ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Barcelona for the two winners.

Now no less than Azkals Head Coach Thomas Dooley has extended a helping hand towards the children involved.

MILO PHILIPPINES has released an official statement regarding the matter and it remains to be seen if Lara and Lien will be able to fulfill their dreams of going to Spain.

3 thoughts on “MILO in hot water over Barcelona training stint.

  1. Way to go Thomas Dooley, that is what football is all about, offering a hand when you fall over, even if its not your team mate. I heard Thomas Dooley is in the Hall of Fame in the USA so he must have been good, what position did he play anyone know?. Lucky kids indeed to meet him, bet you Dan Stephen Palami who more or less started Football in the Philippines does something also, they are after all his future players for the Azkals in a few years and must be good little football players, maybe the next Philippines Messi??? Who knows!!! I would love to watch them play, someone should do a short documentary on them if they are that good. Albert Almendralejo did the one on Simone Rota I heard and that was good I saw it.

    1. Hi Bea. Coach Thomas played as a Defender during his youth. Both these kids are below 13 years of age. One of them is a girl though. Only Lien would be eligible for the azkals. Both of them also play for YFL teams.

  2. The statement of MILO that they are helping these two kids process their passports and visas is not true. They waited last minute to fix the documents. No representation was made to the Spanish Embassy till late. It was actually some parents of Malaya FC (where Lara plays for also) who are trying to move mountains to help her ans Lien get their passport and visas.

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