Azkals, friends face Madrid XI for Sendong victims

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2011 05:15 PM | Updated as of Dec 24 2011 04:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals and several local players will play against a Spanish league team for the benefit of Sendong survivors.

The Philippine side will face Internacional de Madrid, a third-tier Spanish league squad, in a friendly game on January 7 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The event will be called "Dili Kamo Nag-iisa," according to one of the organizers, Craig Burrows.

Over 1,000 were killed and at least 1,000 others went missing when tropical storm Sendong ravaged the southern Philippines over the weekend.

PFF members hit by Sendong

Even the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) suffered casualties.

Juni Caaway, a referee from Iligan, was killed during the storm’s onslaught.

Norman Lozano, another referee, lost 4 children.

The match's local organizing committee said ticket details for the friendly will be released soon.

“Tickets will be made available for a minimum donation set low enough to encourage all levels of society to attend but high enough that the donation will be meaningful,” the committee said in a statement.