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Dimzon upbeat but cautious on Malditas' chances in SEAG

On her first tournament as the Malditas gaffer, Let Dimzon hopes to continue what Buda Bautista had started in Tajikistan. (File photo by Mia Montayre/PilipinasWNFT)
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- Let Dimzon is both optimistic and wary about the build-up on her first ever tournament as the tactician of the women's national team when they conclude their final training last Friday night before flying to Malaysia later in the morning.

Despite losing all of their matches during their training camp in Japan, Dimzon is positively looking forward to the Southeast Asian Games with all systems go as they try to end their 32-year medal drought when their campaign kicking off against the hosts on August 15.

"Ang objective naman namin is to place. At since yung first game is against Malaysia and I think we can get [three points], kelangan namin talaga i-prepare yung next game against Vietnam. With regards to pace, mataas pa rin sila kesa sa atin," Dimzon said as she cites the Indochinese side, Thailand and Myanmar as the teams to beat in the women's tournament, with the latter even failed to qualify for the Women's Asian Cup last summer.

Despite the availability of forwards such as Kyra Dimaandal, Charisa Lemoran and Camille Rodriguez, Dimzon said that she did not utilized them most of the time as they are waiting for the status on Eva Madarang's right arm before making drastic changes in the squad for the biennial meet that is part of their build-up for Jordan next year.

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