28 February 2019

AFC U16 Women’s: Bangladesh 10-0 Philippines

 The Philippine Girls Under-16 team had a rough start in the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers second round after yielding to Bangladesh, 10-0, last Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Bangladesh raced to a 6-0 scoreline at the half before adding four more goals in the second half to complete the rout.
The Philippines next face China PR on Friday 1 March 2019. The top two teams at the end of the second round will advance to the final round this September.

YouTube - Lao Toyota FC 1-1 Kaya FC-Iloilo (AFC Cup 2019 : Group Stage)

27 February 2019

AFC U-16 Women - Philippines vs Bangladesh


Bangladesh 10-0 Philippines FT

26 February 2019

Kaya FC–Iloilo Raring to Go in AFC Cup Return

Lao Toyota FC vs Kaya FC–Iloilo
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:30PM Philippine Time
Laos National Stadium

26 February, 2019; Vientiane, Laos — After a two-year absence from the AFC Cup, Kaya FC–Iloilo are set to make their awaited return against Laotaian champions, Lao Toyota, on Wednesday night (February 27). The match will take place at the Laos National Stadium, and will kickoff at 7:30pm Philippine time. The game will be aired live and free in the Philippines on 5Plus, and on ESPN5’s online streaming platforms.
Kaya FC–Iloilo is in Group H with last year’s ASEAN champions, the rulers of Laos, and the Indonesian league runners-up.
“We are grouped with PSM Makassar, Home United and Lao Toyota. For me, I think we’ll be having a big challenge moving forward. But coming from the history that we have — Kaya FC played in the AFC Cup in 2016 and made the Round of 16 — we’ve come here to perform to a different level. I want my players to have a great performance on a big stage like the AFC Cup,” said Iloilo head coach Noel Marcaida.
But without a competitive match since the end of October, Kaya have their hands full against a team that has dominated Laotian football in recent times. Since their inception in 2013, Lao Toyota have won the domestic league title three times, including the last two seasons. The Laotians are also experienced on the Asian stage, having participated in two previous AFC Cup campaigns.
“I think for both sides it’s very important to get a good result in the first game. This game will dictate how far we can go in this tournament, so it’s important for us to get three points,” said Marcaida. “This is their third AFC Cup campaign, and they’ve been the champions of the Lao league, but we come here ready. We’re prepared for what’s necessary for tomorrow’s game. We will see on the pitch tomorrow how it plays out. We have plans, they have plans. If those plans work in our favor, we’ll have a positive result.”
Lao Toyota’s second-year Japanese coach believes their extensive preparation and experience will be their edge in tomorrow’s awaited contest.
“We’ve had three months preparation for this competition. We also have some new players who can improve our tactics and team spirit. I’m happy with the additions,” said head coach Jun Fukuda. “This is the first game for both teams and this is a very important game for both. We have four experienced players who have already played in AFC Cup before. The first game is tough for everyone, but we’ve prepared a long time, and we’ll use our experience to win this first game.”
For Iloilo captain Jovin Bedic, who was part of Kaya’s 2016 AFC Cup run, the club’s edge goes beyond skill and experience.

“We have quick wingers and quality strikers, but most important is our brotherhood in the team. We’re like family. That’s our strength.”

Philippines Girls U16 Team Competes In AFC U16 Women’s Qualifiers Round 2

The Philippines Girls Under-16 National Team return to action compete in the second round of the AFC U16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers which will be held from 27 February – 3 March 2019 in Mandalay, Myanmar.
The Philippines will face Bangladesh, China PR, and host Myanmar in Group E. The top two teams in each group at the end of the qualifiers will advance to the final round to be held in Thailand on September 2019. The final round also serves as qualifiers for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which will be held next year.
The team’s head coach is Gerald Orcullo and will be assisted by coaches Joyce Landagan, Marielle Benitez, and Eleonora Dillera. The team manager is PFF Board of Governors female member Lalaine Sarmiento.
In the qualifiers held last September 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the team defeated Nepal and Malaysia, and lost to Myanmar to advance to the second round as one of the two best second placed teams at the end of the group stage.
“Over the past few years, this team has made major strides in international competitions with two silver medal finishes,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We hope that this team, led by a formidable coaching staff, make it to the AFC U16 Women’s Championship 2019 final round to be one step closer of reaching the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.”
22 players will represent the team in the second round of qualifiers. The core of players were part of the team that played in the first round of qualifiers.
In preparation for the tournament, the team conducted a training camp at the PFF National Training Center inside the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite and had several tune up matches with several school teams.
The team left for Myanmar last Monday 25 February 2019.


Isabelle MAPANAOGoalkeeperMuntinlupa City
Gretl Margrethe TANGoalkeeperDavao City
Lianne Marie CODefenderDavao City
Shelten Nicole CRUCESDefenderOrange, California, USA
Lyka Jane CUENCODefenderOlongapo City
Stella Maria DIVINODefenderQuezon City
Katarina Pryde GARCIADefenderEdina, Minnesota, USA
Isabella Maria HOSKINGDefenderPhuket, Thailand
Gabrielle Satine TUAÑODefenderQuezon City
Micha Pauline SANTIAGODefenderManila
Alyanna Marie YATCODefenderQuezon City
Keanne Maicah ALAMOMidfielderDallas, USA
Breanna Alexis HOESEMidfielderManila
Astrid Heiress IGNACIOMidfielderQuezon City
Traci Paige LIMMidfielderQuezon City
Isabelle Meagan ONGMidfielderMakati City
Kylie Faith PANAGANMidfielderLa Trinidad, Benguet
Jianna Kate SIMONSMidfielderHong Kong
Denise Angela DIAMANTEForwardDavao City
Maria Gloria LAZOForwardQuezon City
Arianna Christine LePAGEForwardSta. Clara, California, USA/Manila
Mikaela Jacqueline VILLACINForwardCadiz City

PFF Conducts 1st Board Meeting For 2019

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) conducted its first Board of Governors meeting for 2019 last 9 February 2019 at the PFF House of Football in Pasig City.
The board received the report of the national team’s committee on the major competition results from November 2018 until January 2019 which included the Men’s National Team’s recent participation in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 last November 2018, and in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 last January 2019 in United Arab Emirates. Men’s National Team consultant Scott Cooper also briefed the board with the Men’s National Team plans for 2019.
The Women’s National Team’s successful stint in the 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament – Asian Qualifiers Round 1 last November 2018 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan was also discussed
The importance and benefits of the conferment by the AFC of the AFC Coaching Convention – A Diploma Level Membership to the PFF was also discussed. The recognition allows the PFF, as a member of the AFC Coaching Convention, to offer and conduct its own ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ Coaching Certificate Courses, under the auspices of the AFC Coaching Convention, up to the equivalent of AFC ‘A’ Level beginning 2019.
On PFF membership, the board decided to declare Cagayan De Oro – Misamis Oriental FA to have ceased to exist as a member of PFF for its failure to adopt and ratify a new set of compliant statutes which is a mandatory requirement of membership to PFF and refusal to comply with PFF directives.


Ceres-Negros FC opened their 2019 AFC Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Shan United FC last February 26 at the Panaad Stadium. OJ Porteria topscored with a brace while Bienvenido added another. Zan Min Tun and Dway Ko Chit scored for the visitors.
The home team was dominant in the first half, controlling the pace and it took nineteen minutes for them to break the deadlock. A cutback pass from Jeffrey Christens bounced off two Ceres players before it fell to Porteria who blasted a left footer to make it 1-0.
The Myanmar side had their chance just after the hour mark from a Gustavo free kick but it was cleared by the Ceres defense. Minutes later Maranon raced through another through pass before he was brought down by Phone Min forcing the referee to point to the spot.
Maranon floated the ball dead center at the expense of the keeper who jumped to the wrong side to make it 2-0 for the Busmen. It was almost 3-0 in the 43rd minute when Stephan Schrock beat the keeper with a chip but if was a foot over the crossbar.
Ceres had two more chances in the dying minutes with a long distance attempt from Stephan Schrock but the keeper did well to parry the shot away. Kevin Ingreso found the back of the net after a corner but the assistant referee called an offside on the play.
The half ended with Ceres leading 2-0 over Shan.The second half was a different story as Shan fought back to earn a goal in the 57th. A good cross into the bo allowed Zan Min Tun to sneak in a snapshot to make things interesting.
Porteria had a chance a minute later from distance but Phone made a fine save to deny Ceres. The home side pushed for another goal but Shan was resilient to deny the hosts.
The Negros squad added another after a magical reverse pass from Schrock found Porteria who did good work of his defender before striking another left footer past the keeper to make it 3-1.
hings went from good to bad after the restart after a quick run saw the visitors scoring another goal. A quick run in the flanks resulted to a cross which bounced off a defender and into subsitute Dway Ko Chit who conveniently headed in to make it 3-2 in the 77th.
Four minutes were added on with Ceres barraging in the Shan box highlighted with an acrobatic shot from Schrock which went into the side netting. The referee blew the final whistle to secure the three points to the Philippine squad.
Ceres-Negros moved to temporary first place in Group G after Becamex Bin Duong and Persija Jakarta finished with a 0-0 draw. The busmen will face the Vietname squad on Match Day 2 in Bin Duong.

25 February 2019


Ceres-Negros FC now sets its sight on the AFC Cup where they will face Myanmar’s Shan United in Group G of the ASEAN Zone on February 26 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.
The busmen were grouped in the zone’s toughest group which also includes Vietnam powerhouse Becamex Bin Duong and Indonesian giants Persija Jakarta.
The Philippine Champions are looking forward to redeem themselves after failing to make the second stage of the AFC Champions League when they fell to Yangon United at home last February 5.
The Negros squad aims to make a good start in the group stages when they face familiar foes in Shan United whom they have faced three times in 2018.
They first met the Taunggyi-based squad in the ACL Preliminaries whom they outlasted by winning in penalties after 120 minutes of action.
The again faced each other again in the group stages of last years AFC Cup where Ceres scored two late goals to earn a victory in Bacolod while a penalty from Bienvenido Maranon was the difference in match under searing conditions in Yangon.
The visitors have strengthened their lineup with Brazilians in Maycon, Dedimar, and Hedipo Conceicao to correct their narrow losses from last year.
Ceres-Negros meanwhile has added Bosnian Mahir Karic up front to reinforce their core and recent local signings in Jun Badelic, Dennis Villanueva, and Alvaro Silva.
Ceres-Negros will be parading their full lineup in front of their home fans to maintain their positive starts in all group games in the last three years.
A come-from behind equalizer against Selangor in Panaad in 2016, a 1-1 draw in Hanoi in 2017, and a 9-0 defeat of Beoung Ket at home last year have put the Filipinos on ideal results in opening day.
History aside, another grinding match is expected in the Panaad Stadium with both teams gunning for maximum points at opening day.
Festivities start at 7PM with the match scheduled to be shown live on national tv on the 5Plus channel and on cable tv via Fox Sports 2.

20 February 2019

AFF U22 : Philippines 0-3 Thailand



AFF U22 LG CUP: Thailand 3-0 Philippines

PHNOM PENH (19 Feb 2019) – Two wins out of two have given Thailand their place in the semi-finals of the AFF Under-22 LG Cup 2019 following their 3-0 win over the Philippines in a Group A this afternoon at the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Two goals in the first half and then another after the break gave Thailand – the winner of the inaugural tournament in 2005 – the full six points from two matches played.
“It was a much better performance than what we showed in the first game (against Timor Leste),” said Jaroensak Wonggorn, the scorer of the first goal after the match. “But the heat was really intense today.”
In spite of the bearing heat, Thailand showed no signs of letting things slide as they took the early initiative to push forward.
And just three minutes into the game, the found the opener when Jaroensak beat the offside trap to fire the ball past Philippines custodian Michael Cangco Asong.
The Philippines were struggling to contain the speedy Thai forwards and they could not stop them from adding to the scoreline in the 12th minte with Kittipong Sansanit providing the cross and Jedsadakorn Kowngam nodding the ball in from close.
The Philippines finally came alive in the second half as Mark Winhoffer used his physical presence to his advantage. But with the lack of support upfront and Rico Andres lacking that precision with the crosses, it was always going to be a struggle.
The best that the Philippines could muster was a well-taken freekick from Winhoffer right at the hour mark but which came off the crossbar instead.
And seven minutes to the end, Thailand wrapped things up with their goal of the game when captain Saringkan Promsupa burst through for a stiff grounder past Asong.
“Thailand were every bit as what we expected them to be,” said captain Dimitri Limbo. “But we tried very hard to match them and I thought that we came close in the second half.”


18 February 2019


Ceres-Negros FC completed their preseason camp after completing two training matches against Singapore Premiere League squad’s Home United FC and Geylang International FC last February 14 & 19 in Singapore.
The busmen flew to the lion city after their elimination from the AFC Champions league and faced their tormentors in last years ASEAN Final on Valentines day.
The first half ended scoreless with Ceres earning three good chances but all missed their mark to break the deadlock. The second half saw a different story with the visitors racing to two quick goals.
A goal from Bienvenido Maranon off a Miguel Tanton assist and a scrappy goal by Stephan Schrock from a keeper error broke the deadlock for the match while Home United added another in the end.
The second match a more intense affair which saw a many cards with three people sent off. A lone goal from Mike Ott from a Maranon assist would be the difference in the training match with Geylang.
The PFL champs will now complete their preparations before facing Shan United in its opening group match in the AFC Cup of February 26 in Bacolod. Ticket details will be announce on the Ceres-Negros FC Facebook event.

Vietnam U22 2-1 Philippines U22

The Philippines Under-22 Team almost claimed an upset win, but were inflicted with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Vietnam in the opening match of the AFF U22 Championship 2019 last Sunday 17 February 2019 at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
After goalkeeper Michael Asong kept Vietnam at bay with several stops on defence, the Philippines took the lead in the 51st minute. Midfielder Jeremiah Borlongan fired a free kick past the Vietnam defense.
The Philippines held on for most of the second half until Vietnam found their resolve by scoring in the 74th and 78th minutes to turn the match around.
Assistant coach Andres Gonzales hailed the resilience of the players despite the loss.
“The boys fought hard, but we collapsed towards the end,” explained Gonzales. “The players did well under the circumstances.”
The Philippines U22 next face Thailand U22 on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

17 February 2019

YouTube : AFF U22 Championship - Vietnam U22 vs Philippines U22

International Friendly : Geylang International (Singapore) 0-1 Ceres-Negros

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PHNOM PENH (17 Feb 2019) – Two quick goals in the second half gave Vietnam a hard fought 2-1 win over the Philippines in the opening game of Group A of the Under-22 LG Cup 2019 this afternoon at the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
But the win would no doubt have given Vietnam head coach Nguyen Quoc Tuan plenty to think about as his team wasted a hatful of chances and had to endure some anxious moments before they were able to pick up the full points.
“I am pleased with the results today,” he quipped afterwards.
Vietnam were the overwhelming favourite at the start of the match but as the game progresses, they would find things hard going as Philippines keeper Michael Cangco Asong made saves after incredible saves.
Nguyen Huu Thanh, Le Van Xuan and Tran  Bao Toan all failed from close or from afield as Asong hit all the right notes to stop the ball from going in at the end of an exhilarating first half.
But just six minutes after the breather, Vietnam fell behind when Jeremiah Chaboun Borlongan dug in superb freekick to beat custodian Phan Van Bieu from close.
The Philippines then held on for long periods before they finally caved in the 74th minute when substitute Tran Danh Trung made good on the cross from Xuan Tu.
And four minutes later, Vietnam finally went ahead for the first time in the game off a clever flick from another substitute Le Minh Binh from a corner.
“The boys fought hard. But we collapsed towards the end. Thi sis the results of just two weeks of training. I don’t blame the players. They did well under the circumstances,” added Philippines head coach Andres Gonzales.

16 February 2019

AFF U22 - Sunday 17. February - Vietnam 2-1 Philippines

Sunday 17. February

Vietnam 2-1 Philippines

National Stadium , Phnom Penh , Cambodia

Start 4.30 pm (PH time)

JB Borlongan scored for Philippines U22


15 February 2019

Philippines Men’s Under-22 In AFF U22 Championship 2019

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called up 23 players that comprise the squad for the Philippine Under-22 team that will compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 17-26 February 2019.
The Philippines are in Group A together with Vietnam, Thailand, and Timor Leste.
The players called up come primarily from the university teams that participate in either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with a few coming from overseas based teams and Philippine professional club teams.
The head coach is Salvador Salvacion assisted by Coaches Andres Gonzales, Randolfo Clarino, Christopher Pedimonte, and Ralph Datoy. The team had training sessions and played against local clubs as build-up for the tournament.
The Under-22 team will be also form part of the Philippines team for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers this March in Malaysia and hopefully the squad for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held this November in Manila.
“We wish the Philippines Men’s Under-22 team the best of luck as they compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We hope that the players can maximize their full potential during the competition. Joining the tournament is part of the players’ preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this year.”
The team left for Cambodia today Friday 15 February 2019.