The Philippine Water Polo team is set to compete Friday with the defending champion, bidding to smash Singapore’s 28-year reign in competitive water sport.
Romark Belo, a Palaweño water polo center forward/center back, early Friday said that Team Pilipinas is confident and ready to take on Singapore citing their no-loss streak during the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that began Sunday in New Clark City Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac.
“Kabado pero malakas ang loob kasi maraming Filipino fans ang sumusuporta sa amin,” Belo said.
Team Philippines is set to bag either gold or silver medal depending on tonight’s game with Singapore.
The competition is set on a round-robin play with the home team winning against Thailand, 7-4, on Thursday. They drew with Indonesia, 6-6, last Tuesday.
Considered a bruising and physical contact sport on the water, water polo is played with seven field players including the goalkeeper on each opposing squad.