25 April 2019

PPL Saturday


Game 1-4:00 PM Home: Globe Green Archers United FC vs Away: Mendiola FC 1991 Game 2-7:15 PM [LIVE on 5Plus] Home: Philippine Air Force FC vs Away: Kaya FC-Iloil

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Philippine Premier League

To the Managements of Kaya FC-Iloilo, Green Archers United, Mendiola FC 1991 and Philippine Air Force FC On behalf of the PPL Commissioner, please be advised that since Stallion Laguna FC has not confirmed its participation in the PPL and since we are awaiting the outcome on the licensing issue of Global (PFF had given them until Friday to settle the issue), we have no other recourse but to revise the Match Schedule for Saturday, 27 April 2019, to wit: 4:00 PM Archers v Mendiola 7:15 PM Air Force v Kaya We shall forward the final Match Schedule within the day. Meantime, kindly take this message as an advance notice regarding the matches this coming weekend. We sincerely apologize for the numerous changes. Rest assured that we are doing our best to ensure that we start off the league in the right foot.

23 April 2019

Mike Ott scores winner

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Just when everyone thought Persija Jakarta will walk away with a comfortable home win, Ceres Negros pulled a huge comeback at the death.

Ceres Negros came alive in the endgame to stun Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in the AFC Cup at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday.

After a goalless first half, Jakarta surged ahead early in the second half as goals from Sandi Sute (49th minute) and Bruno De Matos (57th) gave the home side a 2-0 lead.

The comeback began in the 70th minute, when Miguel Tanton scored on a free kick to put Negros on the board.

Negros then got the equalizer in the 85th minute when Bienve Maranon converted on a feed from Stephan Schrock.

Mike Ott then capped the rally after Schrock found him off a cross for the stoppage time game winner.

Negros remains perfect after four matches at 12 points, bolstering its lead in Group G and drawing the club nearer to a playoff spot.

Jakarta remained stuck in third place with four points.

22 April 2019


Ceres-Negros and Persija Jakarta meet for the second time in history, this time in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta for Matchday 4 on April 23.
Both teams faced each other for the first time last April 3 at the Panaad Stadium where Ceres produced a vital 1-0 victory against the visitors.
Maranon was the lone goalscorer of the match which saw plenty of near misses from both squads that would have changed the outcome of the tie. Stephan Schrock was named the man of the match after a stellar performance on the pitch.
The win put the Filipinos on pole position with nine points while the Indonesian have dropped into third with four points after three matches.
Persija would be hard-pressed to avenge their defeat in the Philippines and will maximize the home support to find the edge in staying alive in the competition.
The Liga One champions need to secure maximum points to be in step of at least the best second position in the ASEAN Zone. The return of striker Silvio Escobar and defender Novri Setiawan will be vital to compensate for the automatic suspension of Frenchman Steven Paulle.
The Philippine representatives will have a full squad available for the Tuesday afternoon match which is expected to be filled by thousands of home supporters.
Schrock, Maranon, and the rest of the busmen will compete for the challenge of the likes of Bruno Matos, Riko Simanjutnak, and the ageless Ismed Sofyan.
The busmen are fully aware of the difficulty of the match at hand, especially when playing against a big crowd.
“Every away game in the AFC Cup is hard because we already know the high level of the opponent,” said defender Carli de Murga. “Of course Indonesian fans are supporting their team very hard especially with Persija Jakarata.”
“This match is very important for us. If we win we almost go through so it means a lot. So we are focused a hundred percent to go there and get the three points,” he added.
Kickoff is set at 330pm (430pm PH time) in the historic stadium with the match shown live over 5PLUS channel, ESPN5 YouTube, and Fox Sports 2.

20 April 2019


MANILA (19 April 2019) – As part of their preparation for the year-end SEA Games which they will be hosting, the Philippines will be sending their Under-22 team for the Merlion Cup which will be held in Singapore in June.
The Philippines Football Federation (PFF), through President Nonong Araneta, fresh from receiving a second mandate as member of the powerful FIFA Council, said the U22 will need more international exposure.
“We’re joining the Merlion Cup for the U22 and we can always do the (training) camp in Qatar in preparation for the SEA Games,” said Araneta.
The Philippines’ U22 team will be competing at the SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

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18 April 2019

Philippine booters pitch overseas training camps in buildup

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Football Federation is lining up international competitions and overseas training camps for both the men’s U-22 and women’s squads to gear them up for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on home ground in November.
PFF president Nonong Araneta, who is fresh from receiving as second mandate as member of the powerful Fifa Council, said the U-22 Azkals are eyed for a stint at the Merlion Cup in June while the Malditas are set to do battle at the Asean Football Federation Women’s Championship in August.
 “We’re joining the Merlion Cup for the U-22 and we can always do the (training) camp in Qatar in preparation for the SEA Games.,” said Araneta.
The women’s side just came off a campaign in the second round of the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Qualifying Tournament and is looking forward to facing the likes of regional power Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Timor Leste in the pre-SEAG Asean bootfest.
“The women’s team is actually more exposed and they now have the AFF championships. After that we can camp, maybe ask China if they can help us with a camp,” he said.

Phl is staging men’s football at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, which needs construction of individual seats at the bleachers’ section to meet international standard, and the women’s division at Binan Stadium. At least two venues are needed for each division.
“We will prepare the teams but as far as preparations for the venues, that’s the concern of the organizing committee (Philippine SEAG organizing commitee),” he said.