The Panamanian Soccer Federation (Fepafut) reorganized the performance of the national team on the next FIFA date, scheduled for mid-November.
Due to the fall of the commitment agreed with Colombia, Fepafut sought a new rival for the date of November 16, and found it in Honduras, which will receive the Panamanian team in the capital Tegucigalpa.
Colombia, which still has no coach, suspended their friendly matches in November due to the presence of some possible candidates summoned in decisive instances of the Libertadores and South American Cups, as well as the fact that the friendlies would coincide with the dispute of the internal tournament.
Added to this, the Colombian Federation said that the rivals it had to face, Panama being one of them, did not meet the sporting expectations that the country’s team has.
For that reason, Fepafut moved to get a rival that could play the game on November 16.
After that clash, Panama will travel back home, to receive at the Rommel Fernandez stadium its Ecuador counterpart.
In these clashes, the acting coach, Garý Stempel will continue to test pieces, and for this he has called strikers Carlos Small, Alfredo Stephens and Jorlian Sánchez, as well as defender Andrés Andrade.
Small plays for Rio Grande Valley of the United States; Stephens in the Santa Clara of Portugal; Sánchez is the top scorer of the Leones Negros of the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico; Andrade plays for the Link of Austria.
Alberto "Negrito" Quintero, who missed the World Cup due to injury and plays for the Club Universitario de Deportes of Peru, was also included in this call.