14 December 2016

Three PH clubs in Asian tilt next year?

Philippines could have three clubs playing in Asian Football Confederation competitions next year, following the AFC’s decision to allot one slot to the country in the AFC Champions League preliminary round.
Reigning United Football League champion Global FC will vie in the top club competition—the AFC Champions League—in the continent starting in January, while Ceres-La Salle will once again compete in the AFC Cup group stage.
A third Philippine club—the Loyola Meralco Sparks—could make the AFC Cup, if Global qualifies for the main draw of the Champions League, where some of the biggest clubs in Australia, Japan, China, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates see action.

The Sparks finished third in the UFL league competition this year.

It's a huge honor and a responsibility at the same time being the pioneering Philippine club in the Champions’ League,” said Global chief executive Dan Palami, who is also manager of the national men’s football team.

“It’s going to be a tough journey since we’ll have to win three games before reaching the group stages. But I’m happy for Philippine football. Having a Philippine club in the Champions League is a testament to the growth and development of the sport in the country.”
Global won’t have the luxury of time to prepare as it starts its bid against Singapore side Tampines Rovers on Jan. 24 at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The winner of the clash will travel to Australia for a Jan. 31 knockout match with A-League side Brisbane Roar. Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua await the survivor of the game in Brisbane on Feb. 7 with the winner moving on to the main draw of the Champions League.

Wanted: Foreign players
Palami said the club is still in the process of acquiring foreign players, as the likes of Omid Nazari, Milan Nikolic and Ivan Petrovic left Global after their championship winning season last October.
If Global ends up playing in the second-tier competition, the AFC Cup, the Filipino side will be in Group F alongside Malaysian champion Johor Darul Tazim, Magwe of Myanmar and the winner between Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia and Lao Toyota of Laos in a playoff.
Ceres landed in Group H with Vietnam league champ Ha Noi T and T, Felda United of Malaysia and Tampines Rovers of Singapore. If Tampines makes the Champions League main draw, Geylang International will take its place in the group.


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/232399/three-ph-clubs-asian-tilt-next-year#ixzz4SqzQw1xz

10 comments:

  1. Ayan , nasanay kasi kayo sa foreign player kaya hanap na naman ng bago. Pa bilib kasi kahit kulang sa pera ang club.

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    1. Nasanay? Nikolic, Petrovic, Kaole, and Kouassi lang ang foreigner nila, tas lahat pinoy na. Anong pinag sasabi mo? Bobo ka ba?

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    2. Ay eto si 04:44 walang alam sa Asian Football, basa ka muna ng regulations bago ka magpost para di cancer, sobrang basic nun.

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    3. baka ikaw wala alam mag research ka muna

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  2. ano problema mo? hindi mo naman pera yun kay Dan Palami naman. at ang foreign player ay di rin gano kamahal unlike sa mga Chinese team at sa Johor Darul Ta'zim na galing pa sa Argentina ang mga Player nila. Si Nikolic at si Petrovic ay galing sa Div.2/3 ng mga bansa nila kaya di gano kamahal. mas okay pa siguro kung kukunin nila sina Alvaro Silva,Iain Ramsay,Hagi Gligor,Jeffrey Malcherek,Jeffrey Tumanan,bryan Gioe,Posarelli at least considered pa sila na local.

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  3. allowed ng AFC ang foreign players sa kada FOOTBALL CLUB. Cocoment coment, halatang wla namang alam sa football.

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    1. Dan Palami is a businessman and had done the ROI on this issue of getting more expensive foreign players. There is big money to be made if the team move on to the champions league and beyond. Added to this is attracting more investors to his team if they do well. This is all part of his calculation.

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  4. Testament to the growth and development of sport in the country.tama yan ang mga clubs ang mag create ng crowd na may respective strong regional bloc.AFC cup and champions league ang mag serve bilang promotion sa launching ng PFL 2017.may real respresentation na ang visayas & mindanao hindi centralize ang sport sa Imperial Manila kundi nationwide na

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  5. Foreign players will not immediately left you behind if you offer them big contracts and if Global does have deep pockets they should sign Brazilian or Argentinian players and not some second rate ones. Foreign based pinoys are also expensive because you have to offer them higher salaries as compared to homegrown talents and you cannot guarantee that foreign clubs will buy and have bigger transfer fees for your foreign based pinoys while homegrowns can give you much money if they develop and train many youths then blossom up to a promising talent.

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