06 January 2018

Stallion Laguna announces signing for PFL 2018

By Ivan Saldajeno

BIÑAN—A Filipino-Iranian striker headlines Stallion Laguna's preseason acquisitions ahead of the upcoming PFL wars tentatively starting this February.

Club president and head coach Ernie Nierras told Dugout Philippines on Saturday after the first day of Laguna's open tryouts at the Biñan Football Stadium that the team signed Farbod Mahmudi.

The 22-year-old Mahmudi previously played for Juventus Sao Paulo's youth team in 2014.

However, don't expect him to quickly suit up for Laguna once the season begins.

"Right now, he's still in Iran. He should be here sometime in April when he's ready from his team," said Nierras.

However, there will still be new faces for Laguna at the season kickoff as he announced that former Ateneo player Anton Amistoso will join its first team after spending some time with the second team and that it also signed Japanese player Ken Kensei.

"He's here already. He attended the first tryouts," Nierras said of Kensei.

He also bared that the club is close to signing a centerback that will backstop Ko Kyung-Joon

Meanwhile, the core of the team that came close to stealing a spot in the Final Four following a late surge led by skipper Balut Doctora, super striker Jhan-Jhan Melliza, ace goalie Bitoy Rosalia, and foreign players Carlo Polli and Ko, who will rejoin the team following a brief spell in Vietnam, will stay for the new season.



  1. That just seems weird! Nierras is club president and head coach. It's like it's not a pro club. On top of that he's still involved in women's football with the WNT.

  2. FC Meralco Manila

    To our players, fans, management, staff and sponsors:
    It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the club will be ceasing operations immediately and will no longer participate in the second season of the Philippines Football League.
    Circumstances beyond our control have made it difficult for FC Meralco Manila to continue. The board and management of the Sparks have tried to arrange for new investors that would keep the organization running, but those efforts have sadly fallen short.
    We sincerely apologize to our fans, and thank them for all the support over the last seven years. Special thanks also to our sponsors Jollibee and Mizuno for believing in the club and being there for us. Thanks as well to the City of Manila for being our home.
    The management of the team is currently in the process of searching for new teams for our players. These amazing athletes and people deserve to continue plying their trade, and we will do all in our power to find them new clubs.
    An announcement regarding the Youth Academy will be made in due course. Updates regarding this will be posted on the Academy pages and groups.
    The club also encourages all Sparks fans to keep on supporting the league and Philippine football as a whole.
    Maraming salamat. Paalam po sa inyong lahat.

  3. Puro kasi basktbol at vball ang inaatupag ni Manny vakla pangilinan. Wlng suporta sa fcmm, ni hndi nga pinapanood ang club nya.