Azkals star James Younghusband
James Younghusband will take an advisory role for the Philippine Women’s National Football Team as his way of giving back to the football community. Credits to James Younghusband.

Philippine Azkals star player James Younghusband is taking a break from playing but will still be seeing action on the field as a mentor for the Philippine Women’s National Football Team.

The Filipino-British footballer is set to serve as advisor to the women’s team of Coach Let Dimzon in their quest for glory and gold in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

“This is my way, since I’m taking a break from playing, to give back to Philippine football and I think I can give and pass on some good words to the girls and help them out,” Younghusband shared in an interview with the Inquirer.

Younghusband said he is looking forward to sharing his Azkals game experiences with the women’s team which recently scored a big jump in FIFA rankings and is now gearing up for AFF Women’s Championships in Chonburi, Thailand.

Philippine Women’s National Football Team in training for AFF Women’s Championships in Thailand. Credits to Mia Montayre via PilipinasWNFT.

“I’m quite excited. I think there’s so much potential with the girls and the staff,” the Azkals player said.

James Younghusband, who last played against Kyrgyzstan in the Asia Cup in Dubai in January, also recalled what he had learned from the time he played for SEA Games.

“We missed out on an opportunity to play in another one although I was still eligible at that time. What I’m trying to stress is that you really have to make the most out of the opportunity to play in the SEA Games,” Younghusband shared.

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