18 February 2019

CERES COMPLETES PRESEASON CAMP IN SINGAPORE

Ceres-Negros FC completed their preseason camp after completing two training matches against Singapore Premiere League squad’s Home United FC and Geylang International FC last February 14 & 19 in Singapore.
The busmen flew to the lion city after their elimination from the AFC Champions league and faced their tormentors in last years ASEAN Final on Valentines day.
The first half ended scoreless with Ceres earning three good chances but all missed their mark to break the deadlock. The second half saw a different story with the visitors racing to two quick goals.
A goal from Bienvenido Maranon off a Miguel Tanton assist and a scrappy goal by Stephan Schrock from a keeper error broke the deadlock for the match while Home United added another in the end.
The second match a more intense affair which saw a many cards with three people sent off. A lone goal from Mike Ott from a Maranon assist would be the difference in the training match with Geylang.
The PFL champs will now complete their preparations before facing Shan United in its opening group match in the AFC Cup of February 26 in Bacolod. Ticket details will be announce on the Ceres-Negros FC Facebook event.
http://ceresfootball.com/ceres-completes-preseason-camp-singapore/

Vietnam U22 2-1 Philippines U22

The Philippines Under-22 Team almost claimed an upset win, but were inflicted with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Vietnam in the opening match of the AFF U22 Championship 2019 last Sunday 17 February 2019 at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
After goalkeeper Michael Asong kept Vietnam at bay with several stops on defence, the Philippines took the lead in the 51st minute. Midfielder Jeremiah Borlongan fired a free kick past the Vietnam defense.
The Philippines held on for most of the second half until Vietnam found their resolve by scoring in the 74th and 78th minutes to turn the match around.
Assistant coach Andres Gonzales hailed the resilience of the players despite the loss.
“The boys fought hard, but we collapsed towards the end,” explained Gonzales. “The players did well under the circumstances.”
The Philippines U22 next face Thailand U22 on Tuesday 19 February 2019.
http://pff.org.ph/2019/02/18/vietnam-u22-2-1-philippines-u22/

17 February 2019

YouTube : AFF U22 Championship - Vietnam U22 vs Philippines U22

International Friendly : Geylang International (Singapore) 0-1 Ceres-Negros

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AFF U22 LG CUP: COMEBACK WIN FOR VIETNAM

PHNOM PENH (17 Feb 2019) – Two quick goals in the second half gave Vietnam a hard fought 2-1 win over the Philippines in the opening game of Group A of the Under-22 LG Cup 2019 this afternoon at the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
But the win would no doubt have given Vietnam head coach Nguyen Quoc Tuan plenty to think about as his team wasted a hatful of chances and had to endure some anxious moments before they were able to pick up the full points.
“I am pleased with the results today,” he quipped afterwards.
Vietnam were the overwhelming favourite at the start of the match but as the game progresses, they would find things hard going as Philippines keeper Michael Cangco Asong made saves after incredible saves.
Nguyen Huu Thanh, Le Van Xuan and Tran  Bao Toan all failed from close or from afield as Asong hit all the right notes to stop the ball from going in at the end of an exhilarating first half.
But just six minutes after the breather, Vietnam fell behind when Jeremiah Chaboun Borlongan dug in superb freekick to beat custodian Phan Van Bieu from close.
The Philippines then held on for long periods before they finally caved in the 74th minute when substitute Tran Danh Trung made good on the cross from Xuan Tu.
And four minutes later, Vietnam finally went ahead for the first time in the game off a clever flick from another substitute Le Minh Binh from a corner.
“The boys fought hard. But we collapsed towards the end. Thi sis the results of just two weeks of training. I don’t blame the players. They did well under the circumstances,” added Philippines head coach Andres Gonzales.
http://www.aseanfootball.org/v3/aff-u22-lg-cup-comeback-win-for-vietnam/

16 February 2019

AFF U22 - Sunday 17. February - Vietnam 2-1 Philippines

Sunday 17. February

Vietnam 2-1 Philippines

National Stadium , Phnom Penh , Cambodia

Start 4.30 pm (PH time)

JB Borlongan scored for Philippines U22



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15 February 2019

Philippines Men’s Under-22 In AFF U22 Championship 2019



The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called up 23 players that comprise the squad for the Philippine Under-22 team that will compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 17-26 February 2019.
The Philippines are in Group A together with Vietnam, Thailand, and Timor Leste.
The players called up come primarily from the university teams that participate in either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with a few coming from overseas based teams and Philippine professional club teams.
The head coach is Salvador Salvacion assisted by Coaches Andres Gonzales, Randolfo Clarino, Christopher Pedimonte, and Ralph Datoy. The team had training sessions and played against local clubs as build-up for the tournament.
The Under-22 team will be also form part of the Philippines team for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers this March in Malaysia and hopefully the squad for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held this November in Manila.
“We wish the Philippines Men’s Under-22 team the best of luck as they compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We hope that the players can maximize their full potential during the competition. Joining the tournament is part of the players’ preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this year.”
The team left for Cambodia today Friday 15 February 2019.

http://pff.org.ph/2019/02/15/philippines-mens-under-22-in-aff-u22-championship-2019/

14 February 2019

Global Cebu FC to pay out 2018 salary debts

By Beatrice Go
MANILA, Philippines – After being in hot water for several months, Global FC owner Mark Jarvis is committing to pay the salaries the team owes its players and staff for as long as 8 months.
"We're addressing the issues of the players past and present. We're planning part-payments over two months – in waves – to pay the players off," Jarvis told reporters on Tuesday, February 12. (READ: Broken promises: Why Global Cebu players are unhappy)
"It's been a tough couple of months. This is to start 2019 with a clear and positive look."

At the start of February 2019, Global player Anton del Rosario revealed the names and how long the mentioned players and staff have not been receiving compensation from the club.
The Philippine Premier League (PPL) is monitoring Global – now renamed United Makati FC following the results of a Facebook poll – as the club is mandated to pay out its debts before the league kicks off at the end of March 2019.
Noncompliance would forfeit the club's entry to the new top tier football league of the Philippines.
According to Jarvis, the reason why the payments were delayed was because the club sponsors of the 2018 Philippines Football League season have not completely paid their dues.
But Jarvis promised that the Makati-based team will enforce programs to keep the club financially sustainable in the inaugural PPL season together with its partner MMC Sportz.
This has resulted to the re-signing of 7 to 8 players and head coach Dragutin Stević-Ranković, while new talents are coming in to see action in the country's professional club football league.
United Makati looks to activate the fans in its locality, work together with the local government, and tap Makati-based businesses to prevent the poor financial situation that unfolded in 2018.
"We're going to have a meeting with the new league management and to see how the commercial rights can be distributed, then we create a program to take advantage of the fellowship of the fans," MMC Sportz Asia CEO Eric Gottschalk said.
"Everything will be related to United Makati and we will help the league to grow. We have support from the highest authority of the Makati government."
In turn, the club which will be based in University of Makati will continue providing its grassroots program catered to the Makati community, with a goal to eventually pull in the country's talents to their youth and professional teams.
The focus on the grassroots level has also led Jarvis to put a salary cap on the club's players.
As Global FC, the club has won 3 national titles in the United Football League, has seen action in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup thrice, and nailed an AFC Champions League berth once in 2017. – Rappler.com
https://www.rappler.com/sports/by-sport/football/223335-global-cebu-fc-to-pay-out-2018-salary-debts