21 July 2018

"Josie" hampers Marikina's homecoming as game vs Davao moved to Carmona

By Ivan Saldajeno

MARIKINA--This time, the weather spoiled the reopening of "Camp Big Falcon".

As announced during the pre-match press conference on Saturday, the scheduled clash between JPV Marikina and Davao Aguilas on Sunday will now be played at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona.

The match was supposed to be Marikina's first home game at the Marikina Sports Center since the first game of the PFL season against Cebu.

Marikina, in fact, was scheduled to play its previous two home games at the said venue only that the unavailability of the pitch in its previous meeting against Davao and the decision of Cebu to beg off from playing a few days after hampered the said schedules.

This time, as explained by designated match commissioner Red Avelino, inclement weather during the past few days due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Severe Tropical Storm "Inday" and the then low pressure area that would become Tropical Depression "Josie" soaked the grass pitch of the Marikina Sports Center, and with the rains still expected on Sunday, the transfer of the match venue was then made.

Also, the kickoff time was moved an hour earlier at 3 p.m.

Davao looks to strengthen its hold of third spot in the league standings against struggling Marikina, which recently let go of backup goalie Felipe Tripulca to Laguna.

PFL - Ceres-Negros 7-1 Global Cebu

Ceres Negros: Doblas, Herrera, Steuble (C), Munoz, De Murga, Manny Ott (Christiaens 76′), Porteria, Mulders (Nazari 60′), Dizon, Maranon, Powell (Reichelt 72′)
Global Cebu: Badelic, Lee (Bricenio 67′), Beloya (Beaton 27′), Melgo, Jarvis, Regala, Marasigan, Valmayor (Villegas 60′), Sarmiento, Angeles, Roberts (C)

PFL - Stallion Laguna 2-0 Kaya Fc-Ililo

Stallion Laguna: Tripulca, Linatoc, Nierras, Joon, Ishihara, Alquiros, Doctora (Bugas 66′), Polli (Villareal 89′), Arboleda, Tuason (Melliza 54′), Sy
Kaya Iloilo: Villanueva, Omura, Tacusalme, Kaole, Felongco, Tanton, Osei, Angeles, Giganto (Villasenor 70′), Tacagni (Amita 70′), Bedic

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20 July 2018


Ceres-Negros Coach Risto Vidakovic is looking forward to the next league matches to assess his new signings for the club.
The busmen signed five new players in the fold to reinforce the current core. League veterans Paul Mulders, Jerry Barabaso, and Curt Dizon signed for the Negros squad.
Goalkeeper Roland Muller returned from family duties while Aussie striker Blake Powell aims to make his mark for the defending PFL champs.
After their first practice at the Panaad Stadium with the team, Vidakovic was quick not to give early assumptions about the new signings.
“It’s to early to talk about them,” said the Ceres mentor. “We need to see them in the games and that’s it. You never know. The first impression, not important.”
The champion coach was happy with the new additions given that the team will be navigating across three competitions in the next few months.
Ceres-Negros is on the tail-end of the Philippines Football League and is nearing the AFC Cup ASEAN Finals. They will also participate in the Copa Paulino Alacantara on September.
“We need all the players that can compete for the first eleven. It’s also increasing the competition between the players so it’s good for the team,” added the former Betis defender.
Vidakovic will now have the luxury of an expanded pool after losing plenty of players to injuries in the last few months. “If I have five more players, then I can choose,” he added.


League leaders Ceres-Negros FC meets Global Cebu FC for the third time this season on July 20 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in the City of Manila.
The two rivals will meet for two consecutive matches this month with Ceres gunning to earn points in their quest for their second consecutive PFL title.
Both teams have met twice this season with the Negros outfit winning both matches in the historic stadium.
Ceres-Negros FC scored a hard-earned 2-0 victory last April 18 in Rizal Memorial. Mike Ott and Stephan Schrock scored a goal each in the match to keep the Cebu side at bay.
Their second meeting was also an interesting affair when they withstood home squad’s second half comeback to score a 4-3 win last June 16.
Stephan Schrock and Mike Ott both scored a brace while Darryl Roberts registered a brace of his own with Paolo Salenga scoring the other goal for Global.
Both teams have produced good results in their past matches leading up to the Saturday tiff. Ten-man Ceres-Negros lorded over the Davao Aguilas in Tagum to score a 3-1 result.
“Coming from a victory against Davao, the team had a good break after the last few weeks,” said Ceres Assistant Ian Treyes. “We are focused on our next games against Global. Hopefully we can perform well and get the next two games so we can focus on the AFC Cup,” he added.
A depleted but resilient Global side scored early but conceded late against the Aguilas to go home with a 1-1 draw last Wednesday. Ceres foward Nessi Ramos is well aware of the challenge ahead and is raring to go in the next match.
“We saw how Global drew against Davao the last game and they’re still strong team for me. We’re still focused on the game tomorrow and we have new players it will be a challenge for us,” said the former St. La Salle standout.
The opening of the transfer window saw three Global players moving to the Negrense squad last July 15. Paul Mulders, Curt Dizon, and Jerry Barbaso have reinforced ASEAN Finals bound squad and will possible feature against their former club.
Australian striker Blake Powell has also joined the defending PFL champions and will also likely play in their upcoming match. The A-League veteran has featured for clubs such as Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix, and lately with the Central Coast Mariners.
The league match is set to kickoff at 730pm and will be shown live via PFLtv.ph.

19 July 2018

PFF reveals busy coming months for Azkals

WITH top international competitions in its cards in the coming months, the Philippine national men’s football team will be busy in preparation as it tries to put up a good showing, this according to the country’s football federation president.
Set to play in the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in January next year, the Philippine Azkals, now handled by new coach Terry Butcher, will be shuttling here and there in the lead-up to these tournaments to develop their game and camaraderie.
In a statement, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) President Mariano Araneta said the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept. 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on Sept. 11.
There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Mr. Araneta said the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that the Rizal Memorial Stadium will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country’s hosting of the 2019 SEA Games.
“Our fans will get to watch our new team,” Mr. Araneta said, referring to the now Butcher-led squad.
British Butcher took the Azkals reins from American Thomas Dooley, who handled the team from 2014 to 2018.
The Azkals begin their Suzuki Cup campaign in November that will see them compete in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format.
The Philippines will host Singapore at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Nov. 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to determine who makes the group stage.
On Nov. 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand at Panaad before closing their group stage against Indonesia on Nov. 25.
The semifinals will run from Dec. 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on Dec. 11 and 15.
After a quick Christmas break the team flies to the Middle East on Dec. 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence.
Mr. Araneta said that there are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates for the Asian Cup.
The group schedule is as follows: Jan. 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, Jan. 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then Jan. 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai.
The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers.
The Philippines booked a spot in the Asian Cup after a 2-1 victory over Tajikistan in its final Asian Cup Qualifiers group match on March 27.
In the prestigious tournament, the Philippines will join 23 other nations which proved their worth to be part of the quadrennial football meet. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo

18 July 2018

Uesato bids Ceres-Negros goodbye as Muller, Mulders rejoin Busmen


Japanese striker Takumi Uesato scored the goals that gave Ceres-Negros the 2-0 win against Stallion Laguna FC in their last home game at the Panaad Stadium in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at the start of the month.
Yesterday, the club confirmed that Uesato is moving on out, paving the way for the return of goalkeeper Roland Muller and Paul Mulders and the acquisition of Jerry Barbaso and Curt Dizon from Global FC and Australian striker Blake Powell.
In his social media account, Uesato thanked his Ceres family and the Negros fans for supporting him.
“Goodbye…thank you so much Ceres family. I love Ceres family..Thank you always (for the) support,” he posted in his Facebook account.
Rejoining the team is ace goalkeeper Muller whose outstanding performance last year helped Ceres-Negros capture the AFC Cup ASEAN Zone Championship and the inaugural PFL crown.
Muller took a leave from Ceres at the start of the season this year to attend to his family. Two days ago, he posted a message in his social media account announcing his return.
“Announcement: COMING BACK HOME ­čĺŤ thankful for the trust of the sportmanagment, coaches, teammates, staff. I will work hard that I will asap to be back on my strength and help the TEAM,” a posted on instagram.
Tapped to join then Ceres-La Salle in 2014, Mulders moved to Global Cebu last year and saw action for the team during the AFC Cup Group Stage and in the PFL where the Cebu team finished runner-up to Ceres.
Also moving from Global to Ceres are national campaigners Barbaso and Dizon.
he 30-year-old Barbaso used to play for Laos FC before joining Global in 2009, while Dizon, a winger/forward, played in Spain with Gimnastica Segoviana CF in 2013 before his Philippine debut with Globalin 2014.
Further boosting Ceres’ lineup is Australian striker/attacking midfielder Powell, who played in the National Premier League in New South Wales and A-League’s Central Coast Mariner.
Meanwhile, Ceres club administrator Nicolas Golez said they are still waiting for the official communication from the PFL to confirm the July 21 and July 25 games between Ceres and Global at the Panaad Stadium.
Golez said the match scheduled today against Stallion was rescheduled while the back-to-back games against Global are yet to be confirmed.
He said they are looking forward to the two matches against Global for the new players and to prepare for the AFC Cup ASEAN Final home against Home United of Singapore on Aug. 1 at the Panaad Stadium.*NAB


15 July 2018

Barbaso leaves Global

Global Cebu is set to lose another key player as veteran defender Jerry Barbaso announced his departure from the club.
"I am sad to leave you all," Barbaso said on Facebook last night.He did not detail his departure from Global Cebu.
Barbaso has been with Cebu since he began his pro career in 2009 and has never transferred to another club.
"The time that I have spent with you guys is one of the best time of my life which I am sure i will cherish throughout my life," he continued as he thanked the club.
Cebu is still reeling from the loss of Wesley Dos Santos and Patrick Deyto, who are set to formally join Davao when the transfer window officially opens on Monday.
Three days ago, JPV Marikina FC missed out on playing at its homecourt at the Marikina Sports Complex after Global begged off from playing the scheduled match.
A statement made by the league early this week said Global Cebu FC has notified Liga Futbol Inc (LFI) that they would not be able to play their scheduled match against JPV Marikina due to "circumstantial reasons that the club has provided the LFI".*PNA


Former Azkals GK Roland M├╝ller back with Ceres-Negros Fc !

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14 July 2018

Coach Ernie-less Laguna downs gritty Marikina

By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--A blistering first half was enough for Stallion Laguna to hold off JPV Marikina, 3-2, in the first game of PFL Saturday at the Binan Football Stadium.

Playing sans head coach Ernie Nierras as he is completing his AFC coaching course this weekend, Laguna survived a second half scare from Marikina as interim coach Richard Leyble scored a win in his head coaching debut.

Laguna went 2-0 up in a three-minute stretch with Yannick Tuason opening the scoring in the 14th minute and Carlo Polli doubling the lead in the 17th.

Franco Dela Torre made the match exciting as he gave Marikina its first goal of the match in the 30th minute.

Terrence Linatoc, however, restored order with a 44th minute strike for the 3-1 count.

In the 58th minute, Marikina was awarded a penalty due to a handball inside the box, and Keigo Moriyasu did not disappoint by drilling in the goal.

However, Marikina failed to capitalize on the shot to inch closer as Laguna became even more aggressive down the stretch.

Laguna is now on 21 points after 17 matches, three points below Davao, which is hosting Negros as of posting, for third place.

Marikina remained in fifth place with 14 points.



Ten-man Ceres Negros whipped Davao Aguilas 3-1 last July 14 at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City. Jeffrey Christaens, Bienvenido Mara├▒on, and Amani Aguinaldo scored for the busmen while Kim Sungmin added one for the home squad.
Davao had the earliest chance in the match with a Philip Younghusband free kick but his shot from twenty-yards was easily collected by Toni Doblas.
Ceres went ahead on the 6th minute when Christaens sent a long ball into the box only for keeper Ronilo Bayan to misread the ball and watch it go to the back of the net.
OJ Porteria gave it a go in the 17th minute but his dipping ball was still a yard over the bar. Mara├▒on would have his chance minutes later after an Uesato through ball allowed him space to shoot but his attempt bounced off the woodwork.
Patrick Reichelt’s left-footed attempt in the 27th minute was handled well by the opposing keeper. Things went bad for Ceres ten minutes later when Mike Ott was sent off after the assistant referee’s recommendation.
Younghusband again threatened from a free kick in a more dangerous area but the attempt was easily collected by Doblas. Porteria had his own near the halftime whistle but his curling attempt was tapped away by Bayan near the top corner.
The Aguilas threatened early in the second half to force Doblas off his line to clear the ball intended for Kim. Risto Vidakovic made twin substitutions near the hour mark and put in Manny Ott and Carli De Murga and rest Kevin Ingreso and Porteria.
Ott immediately announced his entry with a thundering strike from 25-yards. His shot however sailed over the bar. The returnee made another key pass in the hour mark picking out Takumi Uesato whose left footed shot was tapped out for a corner.
Manny Ott sent a corner in the box which fell near Amani Aguinaldo who did enough to see the ball past the goal line for the 2-0 lead. De Murga culminated a Ceres attack from the back but his attempt was way over.
Reichelt skillfully broke away from the defense and tried to sneak the ball past the keeper but Bayan did well to foil the attempt.
Ceres were given a penalty minutes later when De Murga was fouled on the box as he was about to take a shot on goal. Maranon stepped up on the spot and drilled dead center to mark his return to goal-scoring form after missing matches due to injury.
Phil Younghusband tried to shoot past the defense of Aguinaldo moments later but his attempt was way off target. Maranon was later on replaced by Steuble in the 84th minute to complete the substitution for the visitors.
Things went sour minutes later when Doblas rushed out of his line to get the ball before clearing it to the sidelines. Matthew Hartman tripped the keeper on his way back but the referee allowed the continuation of the play. Takashi Odawara had a golden chance to score but his attempt was way off.
Uesato took a chance from distance and chipped the keeper but his shot curled off target. Davao would get a goal back near the end when Kim chested in a De Bruycker cross to make things interesting for the Aguilas.
Ceres-Negros however held on for the lead and earn their fourth straight victory over Davao and increase their lead at the table to 15 points.
“I think we were lucky in the beginning we scored a lucky goal, after that it was more easier to play,” said Risto Vidakovic. “I want to congratulate my players because it was the third game in a week and they played with one player less. We played much better than them, scored three goals, and I think we deserved the win,” he added.
“Im very proud of every single player if you consider the situation we were in,” said Man of the match Patrick Reichelt who was also the designated team captain. “What the boys did with one man down, working super hard, and even scoring two more goals. I’m proud of each and every one.”
Ceres-Negros are now six points away from the PFL title with five matches left in the season. They will now focus on matches against Stallion Laguna and Global Cebu before the face Home United in the Asean final in August.
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PFL - Davao Aguilas 1-3 Ceres-Negros

Davao Aguilas vs Ceres-Negros

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0-1 Christiaens
Mike Ott Red card for Ceres-Negros
0-1 HT
0-2 Aguinaldo
0-3 Maranon (PK)
1-3 Kim

PFL - Stallion Laguna 3-2 JPV Marikina

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Stallion Laguna 3-2 JPV Marikina FT

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12 July 2018

Major changes in Davao Aguilas' locker

Davao Aguilas makes changes in their squad in attempt to bolster the ever growing family of the club.

The first of six players to confirm their change of team colors, was Wes Dos Santos. “This club is very good in this country. I think it’s the best club to be part of right now. Coach already asked me to train hard and prepare for the 18th as I want to play already.” He was then followed by Patrick Deyto who is also his teammate back in Global. Not to mention, Marco Casambre, a young left-footed defender with a very bright future especially gaining a spot in the national team, who also came from Global, has signed for Davao. “Davao is one of the biggest clubs in the PFL and talagang professional yun paghawak sa club so kailangan maging professional din ako para sa club na ito. I hope na we will get to the finals and win this league and hoping we will make it to AFC next season.”

Here are the other signings of the club for this transfer window so far:
Diego Alves
Julian Clarino
Ray Joyel

Diego, who is also a Brazilian like Wes Dos Santos, has played for club Kasetsart in 2nd Div Thailand league. “I feel very happy to come to Davao. I feel good that I am here with this strong club. I want to give my best for Davao and qualify for the AFC. I feel very good overall.”

Julian, better known as Ian, who is fresh from college football, captained his UP Maroons side to the championship just before he graduated and scored that crucial goal to help his school lift the trophy. He added, “Sobrang blessed ako na nakapasok ako sa club na ito dahil kasi ayun, magaling yun mga kasama ko and nandito yun mga best players na nasa national team and gusto ko matuto sa experiences namin.”

Ray, the first choice keeper for FEU, also recently graduated and is now eligible to play for Davao. He is someone who is very determined to learn from his peers and coaches alike hoping he will be the number 1 choice for the position of the club in the future. “I feel a little pressure. Siempre professional level and maraming magaling na kasama kaya naprepressure ako. Sana mawala yun pressure ko kasi nagustuhan naman nila yun nakita nila sa SEA Games.”

They are just few of the many more signings this club will surely get. We will have to see which signings will be proven worthy and valuable in the upcoming games after July 15 when these boys get eligible to play for the club already.


11 July 2018


Ceres-Negros FC produced a great performance in Iloilo to beat Kaya FC 1-0 last July 11 at the Iloilo Sports Complex. Patrick Reichelts strike and Toni Doblas’ outstanding play made the difference for the busmen.
The visitors had the best chance early in the match when Carlie De Murga attempted a shot off a corner which was saved well by Ace Villanueva.
Kaya had a good opportunity in the 7th minute when Eric Giganto latched on to a ball inside the box and tried to curl one towards the top corner but Doblas was there for the fine stop.
The busmen went ahead in the 15th minute after Takumi Uesato eluded the offside trap before he issued a ball towards Reichelt who tapped in the go ahead goal.
Ceres had the best chance to double the lead in the 28th when Reichelt layed off to Mike Ott. Tacusalme however denied Ott when he headed his chance off the line and initiated a Kaya counter that was thwarted by Junior Mu├▒oz.
Kaya went down to ten men when Robert Lopez-Mendy pushed Amani Aguinaldo from behind to earn his second yellow and a sending off in the 34th minute.
The home squad had a chance minutes later after twenty-yard shot from Mike Menzi but it was saved by the keeper. Reichelt had a golden chance for a brace before the break but his solo effort went straight to Villanueva.
Iloilo threatened from the start of the second half even if they were a man less. Jovin Bedic shook off some defenders before blasting a shot that went over the bar.
Ceres wrested control later on when Porteria stole the ball from a defender to try his luck from the edge of the box. Villanueva however denies the winger of his chance. The Kaya keeper was at it again when he blocked a solo effort from Mu├▒oz in the 70th minute.
Substitute Bienvenido Mara├▒on tried to redirect a cross into goal but Villanueva did well to block the effort. He would have another chance minutes later but his attempt off a deflected ball was a foot wide of the open goal.
Kaya FC had the best chance to equalize in injury time but Jayson Panhay’s well placed shot was tipped away by Doblas. Ceres held on for the win and break Iloilo’s unbeaten streak at home.
Man of the match Toni Doblas was all praises for his team for playing well under tough conditions against in Iloilo.
“It’s always difficult against Kaya  because they are a good team and they have plenty of motivation. Today the weather was bad, the pitch was very difficult, but I’m very very proud of my team because we played smart. No easy game for us but we are very happy,” said the veteran keeper.
Ceres Coach Risto Vidakovic was happy with the win despite the extra physical displays shown by the home side in the last couple of games.
“As always, we are trying to play football and I think we beat them with good football. It was a very fair game,” said Vidakovic. “We are now one step closer to the title, maybe we can now focus on the AFC Cup.
Ceres-Negros are now nine points away from the league title with six games left in the league season. They will now travel to Davao Thursday morning for their final away match in Tagum City.

PFL - Kaya Fc-Iloilo 0-1 Ceres-Negros

10 July 2018


Please be informed that Global Cebu FC has notified Liga Futbol Inc (LFI) that they would not be able to play their scheduled match against JPV Marikina FC (M57) on 11 July 2018 at the Marikina Sports Complex due circumstantial reasons that the club has provided the LFI.



Ceres-Negros meets Kaya Iloilo for the fifth and final time this league season on July 11 at the Iloilo Sports Complex in the heart of Iloilo City.
The two rivals have played to two consecutive 1-1 draws in historic venue with the third match tipped to break the tie in the books.
The script for both matches were the same as late goals were matched with late equalizers from both squads. Ceres scored first in the initial match with a Mike Ott tap-in but Noy Felongco came home with a surprise equalizer just moments later.
Robert Lopez-Mendy took advantage of a counter to score in the second match only to find his effort cancelled out by a breath-taking free kick by Kevin Ingreso towards the top corner.
Ceres-Negros still have a virtual six point gap over Kaya which the busmen aim to increase their lead in their quest for their second consecutive league title.
“We want to win,” said Ceres Coach Risto Vidakovic when asked about his objective for the coming match. “It’s always a tough game against Kaya and it will be the same tomorrow. They will fight, they still have options to win the league, and they will try their best.” he added.
“We have to be prepared tomorrow we have to fight. For us its very important to win tomorrow because if we win, I think we can already be focused on the AFC Cup,” said the veteran coach.
Super Herrera will be suspended while Stephan Schrock is questionable after he was subbed out of after getting a reckless challenge late in the match. Kaya’s Felongco is also suspended while Camelo Tacusalme may be bothered by a hamstring injury.
The match has been reset to a 3pm kickoff as inclement weather may force 30-min rain delays during the match. Tickets are available at the stadium for the local fans while the game will be broadcast live via PFLtv.ph.

AFF Women’s: Indonesia 3-3 Philippines

The Philippine Women’s National Team ended their AFF Women’s Championship campaign on a positive note after a late 3-3 draw against Indonesia at the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang, Indonesia.
The Philippines were already two goals up thanks to Kyla Inquig (9’) and Joyce Semacio (14’). However Indonesia fought back in the second half to lead the match, 3-2.
In the dying minutes, Quinley Quezada netted the equalizer in the 5th minute of stoppage time to give the Philippines the draw.
The Philippines, managed by Jefferson Cheng and coached by Buda Bautista, finished the group stage in 3rd place with 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 losses.
“The Philippine Women’s Team put up a good fight in their AFF Women’s Championship run,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “Their performance in this tournament bodes well for the team in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers later this year and the 30th South East Asian Games next year.”

09 July 2018

AFF U19 - Philippines 2-7 Laos

In the first match at the Joko Samudro Stadium in Gresik, 10-man Laos outplayed 9-man Philippines 7-2 to earn their second win of the tournament so far. They had earlier beaten Singapore but lost to Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In a match that had no bearing on the top two positions, Laos struck first after only four minutes through Phouthasone Vongkosy but Fidel Victor Palogan Tacardon levelled terms in the 16th minute.
Ten minutes later, Shaden Vergara and Lextoxa Thongsavath got into a scuffle and both were duly sent-off. Soon after Bounphachan Bounkong pulled on his scoring boots and hammered a remarkable four goals within 19 minutes (35th, 39th, 47th, 54th). Nilan completed the rout with two goals in 79th and 85th minutes.
Philippines had Geri Martini Vellgania Rey sacked in the 58th minute before Fidel blasted a second in the 20 minutes later. Philippines completed their group fixtures with one win (over Singapore in their opening game) but lost their remaining games.
The semi-final fixtures will be settled tomorrow when the last of the Group B matches are staged with Cambodia facing Timor Leste while Malaysia battle Myanmar.


Philippines Under-19 Team Brace For AFF U19 Championship In Indonesia

The Philippines Men’s Under-19 National Team is all set to compete in the AFF Under-19 Championship beginning 1 July 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The team left for the tournament on 29 June 2018 after a final tune-up match with Davao Aguilas FC last 27 June 2018.
The Philippines is in Group A and will face Singapore on 1 July, Vietnam on 3 July, host Indonesia on 5 July, Thailand on 7 July, and Laos on 9 July.
The coaching staff is headed by PFF Head of Youth Development Reiji Hirata and assisted by coaches Roxy Dorlas, Gerald Orcullo, Christian Salanguit, and goalkeeping coach Anthony Albao.
“These players have a lot of potential and are very creative,” said Hirata.
“We wish the Philippines Under-19 team, led by Coach Reiji Hirata, the best of luck in the AFF Under-19 Championships in Indonesia,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “The team is in a tough group but they are determined to give their all on the field.”
The team had their preparations at the PFF National Training Center inside the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite in the month of June 2018.
  1. KAMMERAAD, Quincy Julian – Goalkeeper – AVV Zeeburgia
  2. BLANCO, Jason Edward – Goalkeeper – Far Eastern University – Bukidnon
  3. SEMBLANTE, Jessie Reil – Goalkeeper – San Beda University – Cebu
  4. BAITO, Vince Eric – Defender – San Beda University – Iloilo
  5. BENGAY, John Paul Josheb – Defender – Far Eastern University – Bukidnon
  6. FORROSUELO, Pete Andrei – Defender – Far Eastern University – Zamboanga del Norte
  7. FRIGILLANO, Viejay – Defender – Far Eastern University – Ozamiz
  8. TOBIAS, Mark Jessar – Defender – Far Eastern University – Cagayan de Oro
  9. ABSALON, Kieth – Midfielder – Far Eastern University – Masbate
  10. BAMBROFFE, Adam Christopher – Midfielder – Whyteleafe U18 FC
  11. BODE, Jed – Midfielder – De La Salle Santiago Zobel – Iloilo
  12. BROCE, Joshua – Midfielder – National University – San Carlos City
  13. DALAM, Ealhwine Johoiakim – Midfielder – Far Eastern University – Zamboanga City
  14. GUARI├ĹA, Anton Miguel – Midfielder – Kaya FC Elite – NCR
  15. MONTEVERDE, Redwin Griffith – Midfielder – University of the Philippines – NCR
  16. REY, Geri Martini – Midfielder – Far Eastern University – Iloilo
  17. TACARDON, Fidel Victor – Midfielder – University of the Philippines – NCR
  18. CHAVEZ, Samuel Reuben – Forward – San Beda University – Surigao del Sur
  19. MAQUILING, Leo Gabriel – Forward – Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu – Cebu
  20. PABUALAN, Chester Gio – Forward – Far Eastern University – Bukidnon
  21. SUBA Jr., Mariano – Forward – San Beda University – Tarlac
  22. VERGARA, Shanden – Forward – De La Salle Zobel – San Carlos City
  23. VILLANUEVA Jr., Christopher – Forward – San Beda University – Butuan City
1 July 2018 – 7:00 PM local time (8:00 PM Manila time)
Singapore vs Philippines
Joko Samudro Stadium
3 July 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
Vietnam vs Philippines
Gelora Delta Stadium
5 July 2018 – 7:00 PM local time (8:00 PM Manila time)
Philippines vs Indonesia
Gelora Delta Stadium
7 July 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
Philippines vs Thailand
Gelora Delta Stadium
9 July 2018 – 3:30 PM local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
Laos vs Philippines
Joko Samudro Stadium

Philippines Women’s National Team In AFF Women’s Championship 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The journey of the Philippines Women’s National Team to make their mark as one of the best teams in Asia continues as they compete in the AFF Women’s Championship 2018 starting from 30 June 2018 in Palembang, Indonesia.
The team made great strides having competed in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 last April. In their maiden Women’s Asian Cup campaign, the Philippines faced Jordan (2-1 win), China PR (0-4 loss), Thailand (1-3 loss), and narrowly missed out on a spot to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France to Korea Republic (0-5 loss).
The Philippines, currently ranked 73rd in the FIFA Women’s Rankings, are in Group B for the tournament. The team will face Myanmar (1 July), Singapore (3 July), Vietnam (7 July), and tournament host Indonesia (9 July). The top two teams at the end of the group stages will advance to the knockout stages.
“We wish the Philippines Women’s National Team the best of luck in the AFF Women’s Championship 2018,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “Last April, this team made history as they came close to qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. The hoped-for success that this team will achieve in this tournament should continue to inspire women’s football players in the country. Our hopes and prayers are with the team as they compete for regional supremacy in Southeast Asia.”
Team manager is Jefferson Cheng and head coach is Letecia “Buda” Bautista, assisted by Marnelli Dimzon, Josephine Loren, and goalkeeping coach Melo Sabacan, the same coaching staff that led the Philippines to qualification in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2017 in Tajikistan. The Head of Delegation is PFF Women’s Committee Chairperson Lalaine Sarmiento.
The team is also supported by the MVP Sports Foundation.
Last Wednesday, 27 June 2018, the team management tendered a send-off dinner for the team delegation.
18 players have been called up for the tournament led by team captain Patrice Impelido, goalkeeper Inna Palacios, and midfielder Camille Rodriguez. The team had their tournament preparations at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila from 9 June to 27 June 2018.
  1. CAVILL, Stacey Janet Margery – Goalkeeper
  2. PALACIOS, Inna Kristianne – Goalkeeper
  3. REYES, Nicole Julianne – Goalkeeper
  4. DOLINO, Alesa – Defender
  5. HARRISON, Sofia Nicole – Defender
  6. IMPELIDO, Patrice Mae – Defender
  7. LONG, Hali Moriah – Defender
  8. TOMANON, Patricia – Defender
  9. CASTA├ĹEDA, Anicka Chabeli – Midfielder
  10. INQUIG, Kyla Jan -Midfielder
  11. LEMORAN, Charisa Marie -Midfielder
  12. PARADO, Hanna Malone -Midfielder
  13. NAVAJA, Irish -Midfielder
  14. RODRIGUEZ, Kathleen Camille -Midfielder
  15. SEMACIO, Joyce -Midfielder
  16. DEL CAMPO, Alisha Clare – Forward
  17. MADARANG, Eva – Forward
  18. QUEZADA, Quinley Murielle -Forward
1 July 2018 – 4:00 PM local time (5:00 PM Manila time)
Philippines vs Myanmar
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
3 July 2018 – 7:00 PM local time (8:00 PM Manila time)
Singapore vs Philippines
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
7 July 2018 – 7:00 PM local time (8:00 PM Manila time)
Philippines vs Vietnam
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
9 July 2018 – 4:00 PM local time (5:00 PM Manila time)
Indonesia vs Philippines
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium