13 March 2013
Stallion , Global try to keep pace on top of UFL standings against PachangaDiliman , Air Force
Karl Decena, InterAKTV ·
United Football League contenders Stallion Sta. Lucia and Global FC try to keep pace with each other near the top of the standings as they play in separate matches in the United Football League Thursday at the Emperador Stadium in Mckinley Hill in Taguig.
Stallion faces Pachanga Diliman FC at 5:15 p.m., while Global battles Philippine Air Force at 7:30 p.m.
Interestingly, Stallion and Global, which are currently tied at second in the League table with 15 points in five games, made a surprising transfer move last Tuesday.
Stallion put national team mainstay Jason De Jong on loan to Global in an effort to help the defending League champion beef up its squad for the 2013 Asian Football Confederation President’s Cup this May.
But De Jong’s availability for Global on Thursday “remains to be seen,” the team’s official website reported.
Despite that, Global’s deep roster composed of Azkals members and foreign imports still makes them a force to reckon with against struggling Air Force, which sits at the bottom of the standings after being winless in four matches.
Stallion, meanwhile, is still considered as favorites in its match against Pachanga Diliman, with team captain Ruben Doctora and Spanish imports Rufo Sanchez and Joaco Cañas leading the Cup titlist.
Pachanga is also looking to nail its third victory to move up slightly in the standings where they currently sit at sixth place.
AKTV will start the live coverage at 5 p.m.