21 June 2021

Jarvey Gayoso joins Kaya-Iloilo training in Bangkok

 by Jonas Terrado

Jarvey Gayoso has finally joined his new club Kaya-Iloilo ahead of their AFC Champions League playoff match against Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port on Wednesday, June 23 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Gayoso took part in Kaya’s first training session in Bangkok after flying in from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he played in all three matches of the Philippine Azkals in the World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers.

“Understandably, Kaya plays a different formation and a different style of play, it’s all about adjusting as fast as possible because the competition’s coming up soon,” said Gayoso in an interview provided by the club’s media relations.

“But it’s nice to play with these guys because a lot of them I’ve met and I’ve played with also so it’s nice to play with a lot of them. So, I’m excited for the qualifiers and I’m ready, we’re ready,” added the former Ateneo star whose signing was announced last June 13.

He and Kaya are aiming to pull off an upset win over Shanghai and become the second Filipino club to play in the group stage of the Champions League.

United City gained a direct berth to the ACL by virtue of winning last season’s Philippines Football League.


11 June 2021

Philippines 3-0 Guam


Azkals demolish Guam, 3-0



The Philippine Azkals finally got back in the winning column after thumping Guam, 3-0, in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers in Sharjah Stadium, United Arab Emirates.

After an early goal from Angel Guirado in the first half, the Filipinos boosted their second half performance as an own goal from Guam’s Marcus Lopez and a late direct free kick from Mark Hartmann sealed the victory for the national squad.

Bagging its third victory in the prestigious tourney, the squad has now solidified its third place position in the Group A with 10 points and improved its chances to advance in the next round of Asian Cup qualifiers.

The Nationals are set to finish their group stage campaign when they face Maldives on 15 June.


Philippines 3-0 Guam


10 June 2021

11. June - Philippines vs Guam , Livestream


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Match start 10 PM PHT

Azkals youngblood out to show more



Philippine Azkals youngster Jefferson Tabinas is eyeing to unleash more of his skills as the national squad continues its hunt for Asian Cup qualification in the FIFA World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualifiers in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Deemed as the most impressive player on Azkals’ return to international action against China last Tuesday, the 22-year old center back is raring to go all out with only two games left for the team in the prestigious qualifiers.

“Always. I hope that I can play better,” Tabinas said after their 0-2 performance against China.

“We had a lot of accidents, but everyone played good and I’m proud of them.”

Playing for Mito HollyHock in the J2 League, the Shinjuku-born talent was one of the nine new faces called up for national duty, alongside fellow Azkals youngsters Jarvey Gayoso, Mark Winhoffer, Mar Diano and Michael Kempter.

And despite his newcomer status, the Filipino-Japanese booter quickly earned praises from head coach Scott Cooper after showing a defensive masterclass that prevented China from making clear chances inside the box.

“I think we can take pride in that, Jeff Tabinas made a very good Azkals debut,” Cooper said.

In fact, Tabinas himself said that he was never intimidated in facing a stronger opposition led by Chinese star We Lei of Espanyol and naturalized forward Elkeson of Guangzhou Evergrande.

“I don’t know if it’s okay to say this but it was easy for me because I had in my mind a more special striker but there was nothing like that.”

“It was easy for me to play with them.”

But regardless of his impressive showing, the young defender is not letting his guard down as the Nationals still have an ax to grind when they face Guam on 11 June and the Maldives on 15 June.

“I think [of] this as the lowest, so that I can play more. When I have more matches then I can play better than today.,” Tabinas added.

“I can focus on the game and have a lot of communication with my teammates. That’s my style so I have to keep it always.”