Despite feeling the tragic loss, James and Phil Younghusband are determined to play with the Philippine Azkals in their upcoming game.
James and Phil Younghusband laid to rest the remains of their mother, Susan Placer-Younghusband last September 15 at the Heritage Park in Taguig City. The 49-year old-mother of the two Philippine Azkals football players passed away last September 10 due to a heart attack. James, Phil, and their younger sister Keri, are now orphans as their father had also passed away four years ago.
James and Phil tried to hold their emotions during the burial, but it was Phil’s rumored girlfriend, Angel Locsin, who was very emotional during the burial. Neither Angel nor Phil gave interviews. The Younghusband family asked the public to give them enough time and privacy to grieve.
Also present to condole with the family was Gab Valenciano, and he said, “I don’t exactly know what to say but I do know there are a lot of people who love them who will be there for them.”
According to people close to James and Phil, the brothers are determined to still play with the Philippine Azkals in their game against Taiwan scheduled on September 18.