Filipino-Danes Want to Play for The Phillipenes

Philipine football team manager Dan Palami said yesterday that a Filipino-Danish soccer player, who plays for Denmark’s national team and another Fil-Danish, who is with a professional club team, have both signified interest in playing for the national team.

Palami said Dennis Cagara, who saw action for Denmark’s national football squad, and Jerry Lucena, a midfielder for the Danish First Division AGF Aarhus, expressed interest in joining the nationals.

Cagara and Lucena’s fathers are Filipino and their mothers Danish.

The 25-year-old Cagara played as a left back for AGF Aarhus in the Danish First Division and has played a total of 43 games, scoring five goals for various national youth teams. He played six games for the Denmark national under-21 football team.

The 30-year-old Lucena, meanwhile, played as a midfielder for the same team.

Palami, who has just arrived from Frankfurt after meeting with officials of the Deutscher Futball-Bund, the national sports association for football in Germany, said that Cagara, Lucena and another prospect in Fil-German Stephan Markus Schrock, could immediately join the team as soon as they obtain a Philippine passport.

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