Young Panamanian footballers are shown during an under-15 national team player identification event. (Photo courtesy of Federación Panameña de Fútbol)
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- After three days of observing players from the provincial leagues of Panama Este, Panama Oeste y Colon, head coach Jorge Dely Valdes will continue with the process of identifying potential Panama under-15 national team squad members in the country’s interior.
On Saturday, he’ll visit the Estadio Aristocles Castillo in Santiago, Veraguas, before spending time the following day at the Estadio Los Milagros in Chitre.
"We start playing naturally through games and where we assess their various abilities,” said Dely Valdes, who guided Panama to a pair of FIFA U-17 World Cups (2011, 2013). “From there, we will make a selection of those who will be evaluated in a more specific way over the following weeks.”,
The second-ever CONCACAF Boys Under-15 Championship is scheduled to be played August 13-19, 2017, at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA.