30 September 2014

Araneta-less UC to face Fasco today

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A HUGE void will be left open in the University of Cebu (UC) Erco-Bro Nationals squad that will open their campaign in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart National Club Championship today because of the absence of Ian Araneta.
The former Azkal striker won’t be suiting up in UC Erco’s opening Group D match with Football Association of South Cotabato’s (Fasco) Real Marbel FC today at 2:30 PM at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch because of commitments with his club Philippine Air Force FC.
“Ian is negative (to play). Airforce has an activity and couldn’t allow Ian to travel.
Hoping that that it will change and he can come before the start of the game,” said Cebu Football Association (CFA) board member and Erco FC head Rodney Orale told Sun.Star Cebu.
But despite the absence of Araneta, Orale is still confident about the team’s chances to advance and believes that the rest of the players in the team will step up their game.
“We’re ready for tomorrow’s game,” said Orale. “Everyone will contribute. All the players are very competitive. I see us giving a great game. I hope that the football community (in Cebu) will help us to have a home pitch advantage.”
UC Erco’s next assignment will be Davao del Norte Football Association’s (DNFA) UM Tagum FC on Friday. Group E will also be here in Cebu with the group composed of Leyte FA’s Laos FC, Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Football Association’s Magis FC and Naga City-Camarines Sur Football Association (NCCSFA) ABC Stars FC.
The No. 1 team of both Group D and Group E will advance to the national tournament wherein both teams will join winners of groups A, B and C, and three United Football League teams.
The eight teams will be divided into two groups and the top two teams of each group battle in the semi-finals.
UC Erco earned a spot in the group stage of the PFF Smart National Club Championship after winning the Men’s Open division of this year’s edition of the annual Aboitiz Football Cup. UC Erco, then comprised of mostly Nigerians, beat Leylam FC, 4-1, for the title.
Because of a rule in the PFF Smart National Club Championship that limits each team to only five foreign players, UC-Erco had a total revamp to their roster.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 01, 2014

Azkals Team Roster for Malaysia friendly


The long awaited return of the Philippine Men's National Team back to the stage. On Saturday 4th of October 2014 the Azkals will start their training camp until Wednesday 8th of October 2014.

On Thursday 9th of October 2014 the Azkals will leave to Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia to play a FIFA friendly match on Saturday 11th of October 2014 against The National Football Team of Malaysia. The squad will return on Sunday 12th of October 2014 back to the Philippines.

Azkals Team Roster for the upcoming Training Camp and the FIFA friendly vs. Malaysia 

GK Patrick Deyto, Nicholas O'Donnel 

DF Amani Aguinaldo, Jeffrey Christiaens, Kenshiro Daniels, Juan Guirado, Anton Del Rosario, Simone Rota, Daisuke Sato, Rob Gier

MF Paolo Bugas, Jason De Jong, Curt Dizon, Christopher Greatwich, Simon Greatwich, Mark Hartman, Manuel Ott, Paul Mulders, Jose Elmer Porteria, Misagh Bahadoran, Carli De Murga

FW Emilio Caligdong, Patrick Reichelt, James Younghusband, Phil Younghusband

Jerry Lucena, Roland Mueller, Mike Ott, Alvaro Silva, Javier Patino and Martin Steuble depending on the release of their overseas clubs.

Ruben Doctora Jr. is currently injured and is not available for the upcoming training camp and match.

Source  : The Azkals FAcebook

29 September 2014

Azkals to play Malaysia

Malaysia FA website confirm that Azkals will play Malaysia in a away friendly on October 11

The friendly will be played at 8.45 pm at Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor

FAM website link

This is the third friendly against Malaysia this year , the first two matches have ended 0-0

Ceres dumps San Beda, 6-0 to top Group A Qualifier

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

Defending champion Ceres-La Salle Football Club blanked San Beda FC, 6-nil, yesterday and refused to yield any goal to complete their 2-0 win-loss run in the just-concluded Group A Qualifier of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart National Club Championship 2014 played at the North Football Field, Talisay City.
The home squad came out to be too much for visiting Rizal FA’s San Beda side with three goals in the first half led by Fil-Spanish Carlie de Murga’s 19th minute goal.
San Carlos City’s Jayson Panhay scored his first of two in the 28th minute to give Ceres their second goal in the match as veteran forward Adrián Gallardo broke San Beda’s defense to nail the champion’s third goal in the 34th minute.
Playing with high level football, Panhay scored his second goal with two minutes past the resumption of the match to further extend Ceres’ advantage to 4-nil.
The visitors continued to struggle on their defense as they failed to stop the raging Ceres’ attacks. Gallardo struck his second goal in the 54th minute and Kim Sang min sealed the match three minutes later.
On Saturday, the Ceres side demolished the Dipolog, 15-nil.
The Bacolod-based club headed by Korean mentor Cha Soungyooung is bannered by team captain Fil-Spanish defender Juani Guirado, co-skipper and goalkeeper Michael Casas, second choice keeper Bago City-native Eduard Sacapaño, Fil-Ams forward Nate Burkey and defender Jason Sabio, Fil-Belgian wingers Jeffrey Christaeans and Angelo Marasigan, Fil-German midfielders Manny Ott and Patrick Reichelt, Fil-Italian twins Marvin and Marwin Angeles, Talisay City’s Camelo Tacusalme and Jalsor Soriano, San Carlos City’s Arnie Pasinabo Jr., Lemuel Unabia and J Baguioro, as well as foreign reinforcements Irish-Nigerian Orman Okunaiya, German Kevin Capolei, and Koreans Jin ho Kim, Kyum-Son Cho and Yong Chan Son.
“With the win, Ceres FC will advance to the national elimination as the Top team of Group A,” said Paulline Javelona, Group A Qualifier General Coordinator and Negros Occidental Football Association Secretary-General.

In other qualifying matches, Stallion FC topped Group B as M’lang FC made it in Group C.
“We will be waiting for the results of Groups D and E since their matches will start on October 1-3. Edging the Group D is Erco FC of Cebu FA while for Group E is Laos FC from Leyte FA,” described Javelona.

The top teams in the qualifying tournaments will join the top three teams in the 2014 UFL First Division led by defending champion Global FC, Loyola and Kaya FC to complete the eight teams in the national elimination.

The eight teams will then be divided into two groups with top two teams advancing to the crossover semifinals while the winners enter the championship match.
Supervising the Group A Qualifying include: NOFA’s General Coordinator Paulline Javelona and Tournament Commissioner Mike Batales, PFF’s Match Commissioner Bert Honasan and Referees’ Assessor Dennis Estaniel, and referees Steve Supresencia, Kent Guboyan, Joemarie Dignadice and Francia Encalgado./

WDJ Watchmen Daily Journal

28 September 2014

UFL FA League Cup

UFL FA League Cup Sunday

Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc 3-0 Green Archers United

James Younghusband(2) , Caygill

27 September 2014

San Beda blanks Dipolog in opener

September 27, 2014

RIZAL FA’s San Beda FC dumped Dipolog MC FC of Zamboanga del 
Norte-Dipolog FA, seven-nil in Friday’s opener of the Philippine Football 
Federation (PFF)-Smart National Club Championship 2014 Group A Qualifier
 at the North Football Field, Talisay City.
After 40 minutes of scrappy game, Chris Pedemonte scored two 
consecutive goals – of his three, in the 42nd and 45th minutes to give
 San Beda a two-nil advantage in the first half.
In the resumption of the second half,Geno Palampan nailed San Beda’s 
third goal in the 52nd minute as Pedemonte added in the 74th minute to
 extend the lead to four-nil.
With 10 minutes left in the game, San Beda blasted three more goals behind
 CJ Asley Flores (81st), Jef Taycung (84th) and Jay Sobrano (87th) 
to seal the win.
San Beda faces defending champion Ceres-La Salle FC next.
Meanwhile, star-studded Ceres FC is expected to display strong game
 today against visiting Dipolog side.
The Bacolod-based club, headed by Korean mentor Cha Soungyooung,
 will be bannered by team captain Fil-Spanish defender Juani Guirado, 
co-skipper and goalkeeper 
Michael Casas, second choice keeper Bago City-native Eduard Sacapaño,
 Fil-Ams forward Nate Burkey and defender Jason Sabio, Fil-Belgian wingers 
Jeffrey Christaeans and Angelo Marasigan, Fil-German midfielders Manny Ott 
and Patrick Reichelt, Fil-Italian twins Marvin and Marwin Angeles, Fil-Spanish right
 back Carlie de Murga; Talisay City’s Camelo Tacusalme and Jalsor Soriano, 
Sancarlos City’s Arnie Pasinabo Jr., Lemuel Unabia, J Baguioro, and 
Jayson Panhay; and foreign reinforcements Spanish veteran forward 
Adrián Gallardo, Irish-Nigerian Orman Okunaiya, German Kevin Capolei, 
and Koreans Jin ho Kim, Kim Sang min, Kyum-Son Cho, and Yong Chan Son.
Supervising the tournament are Negros Occidental Football Association’s 
Paulline Javelona (general coordinator), Mike Batales (tournament commissioner), 
PFF’s Bert Honasan (match commissioner), Dennis Estaniel (referees’ assessor), 
and referees Steve Supresencia, Kent Guboyan, Joemarie Dignadice,
 and Francia Encalgado.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 27, 2014.

26 September 2014

UFL FA League Cup - Saturday - Results

14:15Global FC
Laos FCRizal Memorial StadiumDetails
17:15Dolphins United FC
Forza FCRizal Memorial StadiumDetails
20:15Kaya FC
Team Socceroo FCRizal Memorial StadiumDetails
Global Fc vs Laos Fc :

Global FC XI : aguinaldo, bahadoran, barbaso, briones, de jong, deyto, elhabib, hoshide, minegishi, rodriguez, sato

83 min Minegeshi (Global)
1-0 FT

UFL postpones games amid schedule conflict

MANILA, Philippines - The United Football League (UFL) has revised its schedule to give way to the games of Ceres-La Salle FC and Stallion FC in the group stage of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart Club National Championship to be held in Iloilo and Bacolod, respectively.
As per the original schedule of the UFL FA League Cup, the first competition for this year football season in the country’s premier league, Ceres and Stallion both have games on Sunday, September 28 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium (RMFS) in Manila.
On the other hand, they are also scheduled to play games in their home provinces for the group stage of the national club championships, which is organized by the PFF, from September 26 to 28.
Reigning and defending national club champs Ceres FC, a club under the Negros Occidental Football Association, will be competing in Group A in Bacolod while Stallion FC, representing Iloilo Football Association, will play in Group B in Iloilo.
According to the new schedule released by the UFL on Friday, September 26, the game of Ceres FC versus Philippine Army FC, originally scheduled on Sunday, September 29, is now moved to October 23 still at the RMFS while the game of between Stallion FC and Manila Jeepney FC, first booked to be on September 29, will now be played on October 20 at the Emperador Stadium.
Meanwhile, the game of Laos FC and Manila All-Japan FC will also be moved from Tuesday, September 30 to Sunday, October 5.
As of press time, Stallion FC already played its debut game for the group stage of the national football stint, conquering Del Monte FC of Bukidnon with a commanding 7-1 victory.
Ceres FC, however, will be playing is first match in Group A on Saturday, September 27 against DMCC FC of Dipolog. -Rappler.com