Kaya FC has signed a number of players in its bid to contend for the title in the upcoming United Football League season.
Among the club’s new recruits is Emmanuel Mbata, one of the league’s most potent strikers after leading Pasargad FC last year with 10 goals. His inclusion would also help the team’s struggles on the offensive end, with him forming a deadly attacking duo with promising striker OJ Porteria.
Also joining Kaya is former Stallion Sta.Lucia player Jovin Bedic and Danilo De Jong, brother of national team player Jason De Jong.
Kaya also lured a couple of players abroad such as Andrew Liauw from Holland, Mati Alvarez from Argentina and Scott Baginski from Australia.
Kaya coach David Perkovic hopes that the new signings will help them surpass their performance last season, where the team, which was picked as one of the favorites for the League crown, only managed to finish fourth place.
“I definitely think this is a squad that will represent top football Kaya wants to play,” Perkovic said. “We’ve got the pieces here which will play good football.”
Apart from the new signings, Kaya will still be led by veterans Anton del Rosario and Chris Greatwich, among others.
"These six will help fill the void from the departure of a passel of players. Apart from Kigbu and Burkey, Kaya also bid adieu to Aussie CB Daniel Zeleny, who is reportedly either headed back to India or to Bahrain, and Junior Munoz, now with Stallion. Kross Ubiam, Nico Bolzico, Jonah Romero, Alex Obiang, Dario Dakic, Sean Iliff, Jiggs Cruz, and Vinny De Ocampo are also moving on.#
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