31 March 2017

PFL : New signings for Ilocos United

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Pics of Ilocos United players

Pic taken by Hussein Purugganan San Juan

Nate Burkey , Kennedy Ozaka , Cedric Hodreal , John Kanayama and other players

Azkals in AFC qualifiers: No smooth ride the rest of the way R

The Philippines may have opened its AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Nepal Tuesday, but the Azkals can’t expect a smooth ride the rest of the way as they attempt to advance to the prestigious competition in 2019 for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
The Azkals leaned on a brace from Phil Younghusband and a goal each from Iain Ramsay and Javier Patino to overwhelm Ghorkalis at Rizal Memorial Stadium, but there were still spells in the match where the home side switched off, allowing Nepal to pull a goal back even with a man disadvantage.
Azkals manager Dan Palami was delighted with the victory that ended a four-match winless run for the team. But he expressed concern over the performance of the Azkals, saying stronger teams could have punished the Filipinos with their mistakes, particularly in defense.
“We can’t expect everything to be easy from hereon,” said Palami. “We are the top seeds in our group and we must play like one. We have to get better because we might not even qualify with that kind of game.”

The Azkals will face a familiar foe in Tajikistan in Dushanbe on June 13 for their second assignment in Group F.

The Tajiks, who lost to the Azkals in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu, are desperate to pick up points after they suffered a 1-2 defeat to Yemen in the other group match in Doha, Qatar.
“It’s going to be a different game (against Tajikistan) because they are a more physical side compared to Nepal,” said veteran James Younghusband.
The Philippine Football Federation is lining up a friendly against powerhouse China in Guangzhou in early June before the Tajikistan game.
Only the top two teams from Group F will qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams, eight more than in the previous edition won by Australia in 2015.

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/242916/azkals-afc-qualifiers-no-smooth-ride-rest-way#ixzz4cwR4A22n


Three players in Jorrel Aristorenas, Luke Woodland, and Omid Nazari are the latest signings for Ceres-Negros FC in the first quarter of 2017. Aristorenas and Woodland were signed early in the year with Nazari completing his move to the Bacolod squad late this month.
Aristorenas moved to the Busmen after his stint with Loyola Meralco for the last three years which saw him win the latest PFF National Club Championship and feature in the National Under 23 squad last 2015. The 23-year old is an attacking player who prefers to play in the midfield and is known as a provider from the middle of the park
Luke comes in from England after a brief stay in York City. The current Azkals player has played for England in the youth level after going through the youth levels for his boyhood club Bolton Wanderers. He featured for the Azkals in 2015 at the young age of 19 and was a steady presence in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign. Now at 21, the dynamic player can play either defensive midfield or center back for his squad.
Omid was born in Malmo in Sweden to an Iranian father and a Filipina mother. The striker played in the youth teams of Malmo FF before breaking into the first team. Nazari then continued in other teams in Sweden before moving to Global FC in 2016 where he contributed in the team’s double win in the United Football League. The Filipino-Iranian also featured in the Iran National team, playing friendlies for the Asian powerhouse.
Both Aristorenas and Woodland are featured in the Group Stage of the 2017 AFC Cup while Nazari will be included once the team qualifies for the next round. The three players are tagged to be key contributors in Ceres’ quest for silverware this season.

28 March 2017

YouTube : Philippines 4-1 Nepal


Manilla: Captain Phil Younghusband scored twice in the first half as the Philippines made the ideal start to their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-1 home win over 10-man Nepal in Group F at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Tuesday.
Younghusband missed a penalty after Nepal’s Bikram Lama had been sent-off, but the Philippines captain made amends with two goals in the space of three minutes midway through the first half.
Iain Ramsay extended the advantage for the home side soon after, and after Bishal Rai had struck in first half stoppage time for the visitors, Javier Patino sealed the win in the closings stages of the second half.
The Philippines had an early chance to take the lead as Nepal’s Bikram Lama was sent off for handball after just 13 minutes, but visiting goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong saved Younghusband’s resulting penalty.
But the Philippines captain made no mistake after 21 minutes as the home side were awarded another spot kick following a foul by Rabin Shrestha on the striker, and despite the Nepal goalkeeper again guessing the right way, Younghusband’s strike was too good.
And just two minutes later the home side added a second as Younghusband converted from inside the penalty area.
The Philippines then added a third after 27 minutes as Nepal failed to deal with a free-kick played into the penalty area and Ramsay eventually hooked the ball into the bottom corner.
But in first half stoppage time Nepal pulled a goal back as substitute Bishal Rai ghosted into the penalty area to fire home following good work from the visitors.
The second half started as a cagey affair, but with 18 minutes remaining the home side restored their three-goal advantage as Patino fired home from inside the area.


AFC Asian Cup qualifier : Philippines 4-1 Nepal

Venue : Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila

Match time : 8 pm Philippines

Tv : NO !

Livestream link : https://mycujoo.tv/ch/340?id=4994

13 min Red card Nepal
1-0 Phil Younghusband
2-0 Phil Younghusband
3-0 Ian Ramsay
3-1 Nepal
3-1 HT
4-1 Patino
4-1 FT

27 March 2017

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers : Philippines squad list against Nepal




Azkals tipped to squirm past Nepal side

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Being stuck in one of its worst runs of results in recent years hasn’t tilted the odds against the Philippines as it opens its AFC Asian Cup Qualifying campaign against Nepal on Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Azkals are still fancied to pick up the full three points against the supposedly inferior Nepalese in the 8 p.m. kickoff, but they will be under scrutiny after an unconvincing display in the goalless draw against Malaysia in a friendly last Wednesday.
Tajikistan and Yemen clash in the other Group F match in Dushanbe. Only the top two teams from the group after the two-round home-and-away play will advance to the 24-team Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.

The Philippines has never played in the continental showpiece tournament, although it came within a whisker of the event when it reached the finals of the AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives only to lose to Palestine, 1-0.
After reaching new heights with a landmark 3-2 victory over North Korea in World Cup Qualifying last year, the Azkals have yet to pick up a win of the same magnitude.
A sad AFF Suzuki Cup stint, in which they failed to score in two of their three games and failed to return to the semifinals, has cranked up the pressure on the Azkals, who are winless in their last four matches.
“It motivates us, whatever happened in the past,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. “We’re confident we can do the job.”
The Azkals will miss Misagh Bahadoran (knee) and Kevin Ingreso (hamstring) due to injury.
Coach Thomas Dooley has also relieved Martin Steuble of national team duties, following a disagreement during the Malaysia match and in training the day after, according to sources. Dooley replaced him with Antonio Ugarte of Kaya.

Azkals updates - Ingreso and Bahadoran injured

Azkals to miss key players vs Nepal AFC Asian Cup qualifying tom to injuries.
Kevin Ingreso (hamstring) and Misagh Bahadoran (knee) ruled out.


26 March 2017

Friendly : Bahrain U23 1-0 Philippines U23

Bahrain U23 won 1-0 in  a frienly on Sunday against Philippines U23.

Bahrain scored in injury time.

Davao Aguilas FC launch on


DAVAO City's very own professional football team Davao Aguilas Football Club (FC) will be launched at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 26. This was bared by Aguilas FC chief executive officer Ramon Ferrer Manuel who said the team was formed as the city's official team to the upcoming Philippine Football League in 2017. Coaches are former national football team member Melchor Anzures (head), Ramonito "Lalas" Carreon (assistant) and Ronoel Garfin (goalkeeping). They will mentor Dabawenyos Roeder Stephen Ignacio, Dominador Tato IV, John Philip delos Santos, Leo Abunas, Amir Andre Amaikurut and Khalil Imran Jikiri along with Kim Versales of Masbate, John Resty Gumban of M'lang, North Cotabato, Gerald Layumas of San Carlos City, Ian Oliver Sonza of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; Renante Bangi, Dinn Tiboron, Ed Merill Walohan, Mujer Sumail and Nur Hazzanal Mentang of Cotabato City; Alexis Joseph Cabisante of Tagum City, Mark Anthony Bugay of Tagum City, Stephen Juriel Burda of Iligan City, Nico Macapagal of Dumaguete City; Marlo Mendoza and Ian Jay delos Reyes of Compostela Valley, Jay-r Bucayan of Laguna, Franco dela Torre of Cagayan de Oro City; Van Rey Diaz and Princeton Zyreel Josue of Bukidnon, Richard Talaroc, Jr. of Misamis Oriental, Andrei Cheng and Quincy Julian Kammeraad.

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/sports/2017/03/25/davao-aguilas-fc-launch-533047

Nepalis confident vs Azkals in AFC game

By Olmin Leyba
MANILA, Philippines - Although lower in world ranking and 0-3 against the Philippine Azkals in their last three meetings, Nepal will go into their AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers duel with the host Pinoys positive about their chances for a reversal.
The 170th-ranked Nepalis, who in prior friendlies with Phl conceded a 0-4 loss in 2011 and a pair of 0-3 setbacks in 2014, set out to reverse the trend when they clash again with the No. 124 Azkals in Group F of the ACQ on Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
“The Philippines’ players are physically and technically sound than us but it does not mean we are not capable of winning the match,” Nepal coach Gyotuku Koji was quoted by The Himalayan Times. “We will definitely go for a win.”
The Gorkhalis draw confidence from their twin triumphs in 2016, the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh and the AFC Solidarity Cup in Malaysia.
“Those successes have instilled confidence in the team and we will give the Philippines a tough fight,” Nepal skipper Biraj Maharjan, who also captained the U-23 squad that ruled the 2016 South Asian Games, said.
Maharjan said the 20-man team “prepared well for the encounter and the players are ready to give their best performance.” He, however, expressed concern on the hot weather in Phl as opposed to the cool environs in Nepal.
The Gorkhalis, who left Kathmandu for Manila yesterday, didn’t play a tuneup before the duel with the Azkals.

25 March 2017

Azkals update - Antonio Ugarte get call-up

Antonio Ugarte (Kaya Makati Fc) replacing Martin Steuble (Ceres fc) in the upcoming Asian Cup qualifiers against Nepal on Tuesday.

Stallion bags Invitational Cup title

By Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Stallion Laguna FC beat Loyola Meralco Sparks FC-Taguig, 2-0, in extra time to win the first Stallion Invitational Cup title at the Biñan Football Stadium on Friday.
The host club had to survive the challenge of fellow Philippine Football League member despite the absence of key players Ruben Doctora, Nathan Alquiros and Fitch Arboleda.
Doctora and Alquiros missed the match due to injuries while Arboleda is currently on duty with the senior men’s national team.
Substitute Ryo Tamiya and wingback Nana Thomert lifted the host squad to its first-ever championship at their new home stadium in Laguna.
Tamiya, after coming off the bench late in the match, quickly made his presence felt with a shot off a rebound of Matthew Nierras’ initial strike to take the lead in the 105th minute of extra time.
With just a few minutes left in the match, defender Thomert pierced Loyola’s defense with a goal of his own from an impressive run from the wing in the 120th minute.
“We were dominated by Loyola in the first half but we were able to make adjustments in the second half and get back into the game,” Stallion head coach Ernest Nierras said after the match.
Loyola battered the defense of the Stallions with a dominant display of attacking skills and Maxime Ziepop’s attempt in the 31st minute nearly hit the target.
However, Stallion FC goalkeeper Roland Sadia stood firm in between the sticks to foil the attempts of their foes, which had a 68-32 advantage in possession percentage.
The assertive stance of Loyola in its attacks continued in the second half but the Stallion’s back line stood firm until the end of regulation.
“Our substitutes also stepped in when they were called in,” added Nierras. “We were able to play what we wanted, which is to run and pass, run and pass. This victory is a good way for us to start the year.”

24 March 2017

Friendly : Bahrain U23 4-0 Philippines U23

Bahrain U23 won 4-0 against Philippines U23 in  a friendly on Friday in Bahrain.

They play again on Sunday.

Philippines Clash with Nepal for Asian Cup Qualifiers

The Philippines will host Nepal for their first match in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers. The Match will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on 28 March 2017, 8:00PM.
Coming from a scoreless draw against Malaysia, the Philippines are now well focused on the clash against Nepal whom they have a played for four times with a record of two 3-0 wins in 2014 and a 4-0 win in 2011, all on international friendlies. The last time Nepal beat the Philippines was in 1982 with a 1-0 margin in the King’s Cup.
Tickets to the match are now available online through SM Tickets and will be sold at the gates during match day.
Click here to puchase tickets.


23 March 2017

Azkals not panicking over scoreless draw, looking forward to Nepal match

By Cedelf P. Tupas

There’s no reason to panic, but the trend of unconvincing performances from the Philippines continued Tuesday night in a goalless draw against Malaysia in a friendly at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Almost a year after flashing their best attacking display against North Korea in the World Cup Qualifiers, the Azkals failed to break down a less heralded team in Malaysia as they were left stymied by the well-drilled and organized visitors.
Granted that the Azkals only got back to training three days ago, after a disappointing AFF Suzuki Cup campaign, it still came as a surprise that the Azkals weren’t able to finish off their chances with Phil Younghusband back playing up front alongside Chinese Super League veteran Javier Patino.

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley was quick to shrug off the result as the team looked ahead to their AFC Asian Cup Qualifying opener against Nepal on Tuesday when his team will be heavily favored to pick up three points.
“We would have loved to win after 26 years (against Malaysia), but the most important thing is the Nepal game,” said Dooley, who is expected to ink a fresh deal that will see him handle the Azkals until the end of the qualifying campaign.
“We ran a lot, we played nicely, but we just couldn’t finish. The last pass, I think, was a bit off.”
Azkals manager Dan Palami said the result was disappointing, although “it was a good base from which to start our preparation for the Nepal match.”
Finding positives out of the result, Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge welcomed the clean sheet against one of Southeast Asia’s better sides.
Still, the Azkals’ inability to find the back of the net against teams that are set up solidly defensively remained a concern.
Pressing Malaysia’s centerbacks early, the Azkals only managed a couple of clear chances through Younghusband and Patino in the first half as they lacked that cutting edge in the attacking third for most of the match.
Adding to the Azkals’ woes was the suspected knee injury suffered by Misagh Bahadoran, whose chances of suiting up against Nepal are now slim. Bahadoran was subbed off in the 30th minute, replaced by Mike Ott.
“It’s a day-to-day observation,” said Palami. “We don’t ever risk a player getting injured.”

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/242123/azkals-not-panicking-scoreless-draw-looking-forward-nepal-match#ixzz4cBwywWDN

Stallion Invitational Cup - Loyola Meralco Sparks 0-2 Stallion Laguna

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Stallion Laguna win 2-0 against Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc

Global Fc did not show up for third place match against Deft Touch FC

22 March 2017

Thomas Dooley unalarmed after Azkals pegged back by Malaysia in goalless friendly

From Christian Jacinto

THE Philippine Azkals and Malaysia settled for a draw for a fifth straight time as their international friendly ended goalless on Wednesday evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Azkals struggled to find a breakthrough against the tough Harimao defense in a game that was fought mainly at midfield before a few hundred home fans.

In the end it was Malaysia which had the best scoring chance as Ahmad Bakwan Mazri's blistering run late in the match almost resulted in the winner.

Luckily for the hosts, his shot sailed right.

Not even late substitutions from coach Thomas Dooley could spark a resurgence for the Azkals, who six more days to fix their finishing before opening their 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers next Tuesday in the same venue against Nepal.

"Overall, I'm not happy that we tied but the most important game is Nepal next week. I'm happy with the performance of the players. I'm happy with how we performed," Azkals coach Thomas Dooley said.

"It was kind of the last pass into the box which was a little bit off. Otherwise we could have gotten the lead in the first half. And after the first goal, that could have been easier," he added.

Malaysia head  coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee was naturally delighted with how they fared against an almost full-strength Philippine side.

"Our defense went very well. We were very organized. We were able to counter whatever strength the Philippines had," he said.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/thomas-dooley-unalarmed-after-azkals-pegged-back-by-malaysia-in-goalless-friendly#SHs1Tz6HFIqi0gCk.99

International Friendly : Philippines 0-0 Malaysia

Start 7.30 pm

no Tv

Official livestream link :


0-0 FT

Roland Muller retires from international play after six years with Philippine Azkals

PHILIPPINE Azkals goalkeeper Ronald Muller has retired from international duties on Wednesday.

Muller has 22 caps, playing mostly as alternate to Neil Etheridge.
The Germany-born Muller made his debut with the country's Under-23 side in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games before making his senior debut the same year.
"A new experience gave me a chance to see a part of my roots, teammates becames like brother! We lost, fought and won together. I had a great time, I was and will be forever proud to played for this beautiful country," Muller said in an Instagram post.
"I gave always 100%. Hard decision saying 'Goodbye.' Time to take care of my own family. Thank you for the support and for all what you did to me. I will never forget this part of my life and I'm so thankful for this chance. I will always be an Azkals!"
The 29-year-old Muller was originally in the 23 man line-up for their friendly with Malaysia.
He will still be playing  for Ceres Negros FC as they continue their run in the 2017 AFC Cup.
With Muller’s departure, home grown keeper Patrick Deyto is set to get more exposure in international tournaments.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/roland-muller-retires-philippine-azkals-fil-german-football#Bu38VuOJlE829m3a.99

21 March 2017

Azkals GK Roland Müller retire from Azkals !

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Azkals GK Fil-German Roland Müller (Ceres fc) has retired from the national team.

Roland got a call-up for the matches against Malaysia and Nepal but has retired confirmed the NT goalkeeping coach Jon Pascua in his website .


Global Fc reserve GK Nick O'Donnell is replacing Roland Müller.

Friendly : Philippines vs Malaysia

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Wednesday Semifinals - Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup - Update

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Semifinals Wednesday at Binan Football Stadium

1 pm Stallion Laguna vs Deft Touch Fc (USA)

3.30 pm Loyola vs Global Cebu  Fc

Update Result :

Stallion Laguna 2-0 Deft Touch Fc
Loyola win by default against Global Fc. Global Fc did not show up

Finals on Friday

Philippines Face Malaysia In Asian Cup Buildup

The Philippine Men’s National team are set to face Malaysia in a FIFA International A match tonight, 7:30 PM at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The friendly match will be the team’s first game back in action this year. The match serves as preparation for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifier match against Nepal on 28 March 2017.
It will be the fifth meeting between the Philippines and Malaysia since 2012. The past four games all ended in draws. The last Philippine win was in 1991 during the South East Asian Games held in Manila.
With a full squad available for the match, Philippines head coach Thomas Dooley is eager to finally record a win over Malaysia.
“(The last win over Malaysia) was a long time ago and we feel this is the right time,” said Dooley during the pre-match press conference.
Team captain Phil Younghusband echoed Dooley’s words.
“If we want to go further, we have to beat the teams that we have yet to beat in the past,” said Younghusband.

20 March 2017

PFF ADVISORY: Livestream details of the Philippines vs Malaysia Friendly Match

The International Friendly match between the Philippines and Malaysia on 22 March 2017 will be shown online through livestreaming.
The PFF has availed of the AFC livestreaming facility in partnership with mycujoo.tv.
The livestreaming details are:
22 March 2017 (Philippines vs Malaysia)
Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium
Kick-off time: 7:30 PM
Livestream link: http://pff.org.ph/pff-tv/
Atty. Edwin B. Gastanes
General Secretary


Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup : Global Cebu 4-2 Kaya Fc Makati

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Global Cebu goals : Hartmann (2) , Sasaki and Rick Van Haaren

Belmont-Deft Touch FC 7 - 0 Davao Aguilas FC
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PFL : “JPV Marikina FC.”

We’ve finally sealed the deal and our home base will be in Marikina City. Our new name will be
“JPV Marikina FC.”

We hope for your continued support in this new chapter for our team.


19 March 2017

Sparks Triumph in Kaya-Makati Outing

After a splendid win against Belmont-Deft Touch FC, the Loyola Meralco Sparks came back to action with a smooth handling of Kaya-Makati FC in the group stage of the 2017 Stallion-Laguna Invitational Cup. The second half well-distributed scoring spree secured the Sparks the top spot in the group stage.
With the national team call ups out for the match, a bunch of new signings went to the pitch out and took over attacking duties. Connor Tacagni broke the deadlock 40-minutes into the game after several missed chances by the Sparks. Tacagni took charge and rapidly slipped past his opponents for the finish. Just before the first half ended, Tacagni had the chance to double the lead but his header was off.
Samuel Kouame opened the second half with his solo effort against Kaya’s backline and sent it to the back of the net. Kouame quickly setup another goal opportunity to Ashley Flores and the winger tripled the lead. The game was in favor to the Sparks but a sneaky goal by Kaya disrupted the squad’s rhythmn. The flag was up in one of Kaya’s attacks but no whistle was called by the referee. The confusion led to Ric Padilla leaving his post and gave Kaya an open chance to score. Sparks quickly responded with another goal. James Hall fired from the outside and Kone Yaya followed with the rebound. Yaya also sealed the game as he scored another one minute before the final whistle.well as he found the perfect spot to contribute two minutes later.
Despite the win, head coach, Aris Caslib, acknowledged the effort of Kaya-Makati FC.
“Overall the result was for us but then the boys of Kaya did their job as a unit,” said Caslib.
The head coach also noted that the mental battle inside the pitch dictated the flow of the game.
“It’s more of the concentration. Every match will always have a different problem and hopefully all the challenges of team will be addressed,” added Caslib.
Next Wednesday, the Sparks will face a another test as the will face either Kaya FC or Global FC. The game will kickoff at 3:30pm at the Binan Football Stadium.

Stallion nips Global in Invitational Cup


Host Stallion Laguna FC dominated Global FC Cebu, 3-0, to sweep the first phase of elimination of the Stallion Invitational Cup on Saturday at the Binan Football Stadium in Laguna.

Team captain Ruben Doctora Jr. completed a brace to lead the Stallions registered their second-straight win in the tournament.

Doctora delivered the first goal in the ninth minute of the match to give the Stallions a 1-0 lead at halftime.

The home team was relentless after the break and Nathan Alquiros doubled their lead with a goal in the 55th minute.

Doctora sealed the victory with another goal in the 71st minute with a strike from deep inside the box off a beautiful pass from newly-signed teammate Jhan-Jhan Melliza.

With the win, Stallion FC topped Group A with an unbeaten record of two wins while Global FC dropped to a 1-1 (win-loss) card going into the second stage.

Meanwhile, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC-Taguig trounced Kaya FC-Makati, 5-1, through the brace of newcomer Kone Yaya in Group B.

Yaya struck his first goal in the 76th minute of the bout followed by another strike in the first minute of stoppage time to propel his club to second consecutive win in the competition.

Filipino-British forward Connor Tacagni secured the first goal of the contest with a conversion in the 40th minute to put the Sparks ahead, 1-0, going into the break.

Samuel Kouame added a strike of his own to Loyola score line in the 57th minute while ex-Stallion FC standout Ashley Flores extended Loyola lead in the 61st.

The Sparks ended the opening stage with two wins on top of Group B while Kaya had only one point with one draw and one loss.

Meanwhile, the Stallion Invitational Cup continues for its second round of games at the club’s home stadium in Laguna with a double-header match date on Monday.

Belmont-Deft Touch FC, a composite club based in the United Stated, plays Davao Aguila FC at 1 p.m. while Global Cebu meets Kaya at 3:30 p.m.


18 March 2017

Ceres players called-up for Azkals friendly versus Malaysia

Ten players from Ceres-Negros FC were officially called up for national team duties for the friendly match against Malaysia this month. The friendly match set for March 22  will serve as a tune-up before the Azkals take on Nepal for the third round of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying the following week.
The ten players called up by the Philippine Football Federation are:
  • Jeffrey Christiaens
  • Carli de Murga
  • Kevin Ingreso
  • Roland Müller
  • Junior Muñoz
  • Manny Ott
  • OJ Porteria
  • Iain Ramsay
  • Martin Steuble
  • Luke Woodland
They will be joined by different local players like Misagh Bahadoran and the Younghusband brothers and overseas-based players’s such as Mike Ott, Javier Patiño, Neil Etheridge, and Daisuke Sato.
Ceres, who is in the middle of the AFC Cup group stages, will contribute the most players in the fold including Carli De Murga. The Ceres co-captain who’s already had three starts for the club this year returns to the Azkals after a long layoff since his injury in 2014. The Azkals will have matches at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on March 22 against Malaysia with the qualifier on March 28 versus Nepal.


Men’s Team line-up for Malaysian Friendly

The Philippine men’s team faces Malaysia for an international friendly match on 22 March 2017, 7:30PM at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Here is the 23 player line-up under Coach Thomas Dooley

AGUINALDO, Amani Manuel
ARBOLEDA, Fitch Johnson Daviz
DANIELS, Kenshiro Michael 
DE MURGA, Carlos Alberto
DEYTO, Patrick Philip
ETHERIDGE, Neil Leonard
MÜLLER, Roland Richard
MUÑOZ, Jim Junior
OTT, Manuel
OTT, Mike Rigoberto
PATIÑO, Javier
PORTERIA, Jose Elmer
SATO, Daisuke
STEUBLE, Martin Markus