13 February 2018

Matchday One - Group F: Ceres Negros 9-0 Boeung Ket

Bacolod City: Ceres Negros of the Philippines got their 2018 AFC Cup campaign off to a stunning start by posting a comprehensive 9-0 victory over Cambodia’s Boeung Ket in Group F at a saturated Pana’ad Park and Stadium on Tuesday

The margin of victory equalled the AFC Cup record, first registered by Uzbekistan's Nasaf Qarshi who beat India's Dempo in a group stage tie in 2011.

Ceres made their early dominance count by taking the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Mike Ott’s cut-back eventually found its way to Takumi Uesato to finish from close range, before Spaniard Bienvenido Maranon made it two soon after with a header from just a yard out.

With the rain coming down heavily, the floodgates had now well and truly opened as Uesato added his second by tapping in Jeffrey Christiaens’ cross and Maranon then dinked home a penalty after the lively Mike Ott was brought down by Touch Pancharong.

OJ Porteria bent in a fifth with the outside of his right foot just after the half hour and, after a period of relative calm, Sub Sovanrithy headed Patrick Reichelt’s cross from the right into his own net as the hour approached.

Captain Carli de Murga headed in a seventh from Manuel Ott’s cross, before the provider turned scorer when his shot from distance found the bottom corner. Porteria then rounded off the scoring with his second to bring a miserable evening for Boeungket to an end.



  1. Please Ceres get a homegrown and let them play, develop your own player so you have your own identity. I'm happy of your achievements really bit your system of developing football in Negros had no impact on the club. You are content now on purchasing players who are born outside of our country not only a few but all starting eleven. Where's the pride of Negros? We are one of the pillars of Philippine Football please show some pride by bringing in signings of our homegrowns. We could be more happier to see a couple of homegrowns playing in the starting eleven and you could make an investment on them as many teams will purchase your players if they become superstars in their own right and time.

    1. use to be global = fil foreign
      Now ceres = fil foreign
      Once the pool of fil foreign get old or depleted it will back to square 1.

    2. That’s what youth teams are for
      Each PFL team’s mandatory requirements to either have a youth team or a football academy
      We got UAAP/NCAA season ongoing right now. Outsourcing youth players from own academies or youth clubs or college level isn’t a club’s responsibility or mandate but only an option

    3. they will never get old or depleted cause filipina are international wives dadami at dadami yan katulad sa PBA.

    4. Madami naman tayong half bloods sa youth at college level kasabayan nila yung sa pananaw mo e dalisay na dugong Pilipino walang bahid ng dugong banyaga - siguradohin lang nila na wala silang ninuno na intsik o kastila
      Would you consider them homegrown talents or do they have to be “100%” ethnic Filipino to be considered homegrown?

  2. Sa aking pagkaintindi sa larong football -dito ipinanganak at dito Natuto maglaro ng football ang isang tinatawag na homegrown kahit na may dugong banyaga sya. Meaning produkto sya talaga dito sa Pilipinas Hindi sa isang club na nandun sa Europe or America.

  3. We are already seeing quality homegrowns doesn’t matter if half-blood sila or not
    But perhaps we won’t get to see them become Azkals maybe next decade when they have developed further

    1. agree. mabigyan lang sila ng enough experience sa professional level and international competitions like afc cup and champions league tataas din ang confidence ng mga homegrown players. yun lang naman kulang din ng homegrown players eh. confidence sa kaya nilang gawin.