By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.
Philippine-Azkals’ midfielder Fil-German Patrick Reichelt recently signed up with Bacolod City-based club Ceres-La Salle FC.
This was confirmed yesterday by team head coach Ali Bernard Go, who said that acquiring the services of the national team veteran is part of the club’s plan in beefing up for the upcoming President’s Cup.
The 25-year-old Reichelt, who saw action for 2nd tier Singhtarua FC in Thailand, has also played for Global FC in the UFL as well as several German clubs.
Reichelt will also be a huge addition to the firepower of the reigning PFF-Smart Club national champion, which is currently tied at No. 2 with Philippine Airforce in UFL’s 2nd tier.
On Friday, Ceres-La Salle FC blanked the All-Japan FC, 2-nil.
After a scoreless first half, the Bacolod club came out with a strong second half offensive with J Baguioro finding the back of the net in the 69th minute, and Korean Jin Ho Kim sealed the victory in the 75th minute.
With the win, Ceres-La Salle FC has now three wins, a loss, and a draw in five games.
“We still have 17 games left with Agila FC as our next assignment. The Top two teams in the 2nd tier will go up to the league’s Division 1,” Go said.
Completing the roster are Kevin Rob Hartmann, Younousse Yaogo, Jalsor Soriano, Hwa Seo Park, Angelo Marasigan, Thomas Louis Booth, Hyeok Gyu Goo, Samson Olaniyi, Lemuel Unabia, Oladipo Okunaiya, Jayson Panhay, William Espinosa, Jae Jin Lee, Jason Cordova, Tristan Kit Robles, Joshua Beloya, Hanesin Prince Antony, Kyum Son Cho, Camelo Tacusalme, Guen Hyeong Park, Yong Chan Son, and keepers Jae Hun Hyoun, and Louie Michael Casas.
Assisting Go in the coaching task are assistant coach Ramon Janeo and Korean Cha Soung Yooung as technical director.
Ceres-La Salle FC is managed by Leo Rey Yanson./