STALLION Football Club, fresh from a 2-1 conquest of erstwhile unbeaten Loyola Meralco Sparks, has tapped Filipino-Briton Levi Gilmar Di Silva Fernandez to reinforce its roster.
The 21-year-old Fernandez is expected to arrive on March 27. His name is Portuguese-sounding but is actually of Jamaican ancestry and was born in England. His grandmother, Concepcion Fernandez, hails from Laguna. She will be joining Levi this month to help facilitate his application for a Philippine passport.
“Levi will be playing for Stallion FC while on loan from Alloa Athletic of the Scottish Champions Side, from April 1 to August,” Stallion Head Coach Ernest Nierras said.
Nierras said the lanky forward will be a huge addition to his team that boasts of current and former national players, among them defender Simone Rota and forwards Ruben Doctora Jr. and OJ Clarino.
According to agent Steve MacCallen, Fernandez possesses sound technical skills and “has a very good tactical understanding of the game.”