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Asaphil boss confident PH can book Tokyo slot

05:07 AM September 16, 2019

Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (Asaphil) president Jean Henri Lhuillier is upbeat about the RP Blu Girls’ chances at clinching a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics via the WBSC Asia/Oceania Qualifier on Sept. 24 to 29 in Shanghai, China.

“I think this year’s preparations have been the best so far and we have the best team for this tournament,” Lhuillier said.

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The Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Blu Girls will face powerhouse teams Chinese Taipei, Australia, China and New Zealand, along with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Korea.

“Historically, the Blu Girls have bested the teams they will face in this tourney, this is why I have good hopes for the team,” Lhuillier added.

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“We are also very excited about getting to compete in the Olympics as this is the first time softball is part of the roster,” said Randy Dizer, Blu Girls head coach.

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