Captains Janelle Chojnacki, left, and Jonathan Takano, second left, receive the CNMI flag during the send-off ceremony for the CNMI men’s and women’s national squads that will compete in the EAFF E-1 Preliminary Round 1 in Mongolia next month. Attending the ceremony at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville last Friday, were Northern Mariana Islands Football Association vice present Vickie Izuka, center, NMIFA Executive Committee member and Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan, fourth left, and NMIFA president Jerry Tan, right.
Emiliana King acknowledges the crowd after she was introduced as the lone Tinian player to make it to the CNMI Women’s National Team.
NMIFA president Jerry Tan encourages the national teams not to get intimidated by their foes in Mongolia.
Gabrielle Race shakes hand with NMIFA Executive Committee member and Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan after receiving her team uniform.
NMIFA Executive Committee member and Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan congratulates Jerlyn Castillo for making in to the national team.
CNMI Women’s National Team head coach Luem Khen Khoo checks on the crowd at the bleachers while waiting for the start of the send-off ceremony.
NMIFA general secretary Ross Zapanta, right, briefs spectators about the tournament in Mongolia.
Members and officials of CNMI Men’s National Team wait to be introduced during the send-off ceremony.
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