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Souza de Brito on Valdez, Morado exclusion: Mas bata at matangkad ang gusto ko

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The exclusion of Alyssa Valdez and Julia Morado from the national women’s volleyball team pool was due to the coaching staff’s desire to have young bloods.

This was the statement of national women’s volleyball team consultant Jorge Edson Souza de Brito during his Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum guesting on Tuesday morning.

“I need some fresh blood, some fresh players, younger and taller,” Souza de Brito said. “For this time, I think you have here all the best.”

Last week, national team head coach Odjie Mamon was heckled by Valdez and Morado fans after he said that the two volleyball stars “were never considered” for the national team pool.

Both Valdez and Morado were fixtures in the national women’s volleyball team in their previous international tournaments.