July 06, 2023

Espejo, Umandal lead charge for AVC Cup for Men

Marck Espejo headlines the Philippine Men's National Volleyball Team that will compete in the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup for Men.


The tournament will be held from July 8 to 15 in Taiwan.


This will mark Espejo's return to the national team since missing the 32nd Southeast Asian Games.


Also joining him are fellow Cignal HD Spikers in Jau Umandal, Manuel Sumanguid, and Chu Njigha.


Cotabato's Madz Gampong, Rex Intal, Lloyd Josafat, Kim Dayandante, Steven Rotter, and Vince Lorenzo; La Salle's Noel Kampton; and Ryan Ka.


The Philippines is grouped with Mongolia and Macau in Pool D.


There are 17 nations participating in the regional competition. They are grouped into six pools with Pool A the lone one with just two countries.


The Philippines will first face Macau on July 9 before meeting Mongolia the next day.