27 April 2019

Kaya-Iloilo on top of PPL table after opening night win vs GAU

By Xy-Zha Cabanlong

MANILA—Amidst the controversy looming around club football in the country, the Philippine Premiere League pushed through with the opener at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Fresh from their AFC Cup fixture, Kaya-Iloilo made a statement that they wanted to draw first blood in the PPL by winning against Green Archers United, 3-0.

"Preparation towards this game is really tough. The whole week, we had 4 changes [in the schedule]. Preparation is really hard, nevertheless, kahit sino naman makalaban, our game plan is to really start strong and set the tone early that's why nakuha namin yung goal dun sa early minutes of the game." said Kaya-Iloilo coach Noel Marcaida

An assist coming from Darryl Roberts paved the way for Ariel Amita to score the first goal at the 13th minute of the game.

Just three minutes later, Jovin Bedic fired the second goal off the feed coming from Yannick Tuason.

"Gusto lang namin mag start ng mabilis and motivation namin na tapusin na lang agad yung laro." said Bedic, who was named the Man of the Match.

But the Green Archers won't back down easily in spite being down by 2 goals early in the game. They were able to hold off Kaya from scoring up until the halftime whistle.

It took Green Archers a long while to hold off Kaya from scoring another goal, something that which, Coach Dolfo Alicante was proud of, in spite their loss.

"We played a good game. I'm a little bit satisfied with the performance of my team in the second half." Says Green Archers United Coach Dolfo Alicante

It was, after all, the first time in 3 years that Green Archers United FC are playing at a top-flight league, having begged off in playing for the now defunct Philippines Football League.

He admitted that the adjusting from their long lay-off was also a challenge and that they needed to work on it further.

"Maybe in our second or third game, makapag-adjust pa further. So, tonight, I have seen our weaknesses and we will work on those."

Yannick Tuason etched the win for Kaya-Iloilo after scoring an impressive goal from near the penalty area at the 79th minute of the game.

Kaya-Iloilo tops the table with full 3 points while Mendiola FC and Philippine Air Force FC have 1 point apiece after ending their match with a 2-2 draw

Sumayao clarifies PPL's stance with PFF

By Xy-Zha Cabanlong

MANILA—Speaking in front of the media ahead of the match between Kaya-Iloilo FC and Green Archers United FC, Philippine Premier League Commissioner Bernie Sumayao clarified the issues that went abuzz social media last night.

Sumayao made it clear that the PPL is owned by the PFF and his role in the league is just to manage and operate.

However, he also stated that there is an agreement between the league and the PFF that PPL has the autonomy to make decisions with regards to how the league will be operated.

"From day one, we have been in the spirit of Philippine football. Always have been and always will be. I never deviated from that. Yun ang main goal - para sa development ng football," said Sumayao. "I want to make this very, very clear; we want to work with the PFF, we have nothing against the PFF. We want to collaborate, we want to work with them."

Sumayao stressed out that they did not claim to take the helm in club licensing and the PPL will never do that, contrary to the accusations that came up on social media prior to the opening of the league.

Club licensing will always be at the call of the PFF and the AFC.

The commissioner also clarified that Stallion Laguna and Global Makati never signed any participation agreement and did not pay any participation fee, which, the five teams; Philippine Air Force FC, Mendiola FC, Kaya-Iloilo FC, Green Archers United FC and Ceres-Negros FC have signed and complied prior to joining the league.

"In theory, they never really joined the league. How can you withdraw on something that you never even joined?" Sumayao further said.

In spite of the atrocity, Sumayao remains reconcillatory and is willing to compromise.

"Tama na yung pag-aaway, tama na yung politics kasi hindi naman tayo pumasok dito para dyan, so tapusin na yan. I want to sit down, I want to be able to sit down with all the stakeholders involved and thresh it out, work together for the success of the league." Sumayao said.,

He also mentioned that PFF president Nonong Araneta has never waived his commitment to help as the governing body of football in the country and also wants the league to happen.

Sumayao belied the rumour that the league did not reach out to Stallion and Global as he mentioned that league director Ritchie Gannaban tried to reach out and asked both teams of what they need in order for them to formally hop in the roster of the teams that would beef up the PPL.

As it stands, the PPL will only have 5 teams playing for the season but the possibility of adding a 6th team is looming around especially if it will put the country's standing at the AFC Cup.

"We are studying the situation very carefully. If it is necessary for us to get a 6th club, we are already making plans to see how we can make that happen." Sumayao said.

To prove that there was indeed support and blessing coming from the PFF, an AFC elite referee was tapped to man the match between Kaya and Green Archers.

"He is the country's first Filipino AFC elite referee, he would not gamble on that. PFF will also not gamble on sending an elite referee to us for the match tonight if they do not support PPL. It says a lot about the PFF supporting the league with having the AFC elite referee calling the game," Gannaban said.

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Philippine Premier League - Air Force 2-2 Mendiola Fc 1991


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PFF Club Licensing Appeals Body Issues Decisions

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Club Licensing Appeals Body have assessed the appeals lodged by club licensing applicants Mendiola Football Club and Philippine Air Force Football Club.
After evaluation, the Appeals Body remanded the club license application of Mendiola Football Club back to the First Instance Body (FIB) and rejected the appeal of Philippine Air Force Football Club on the ground, among others, that a license applicant should first have a legal entity to apply for a club license.
With the above decisions, Mendiola FC must await the decision of the First Instance Body if they will be granted a license to participate in PFF club competitions for 2019.
On the other hand, Philippine Air Force FC cannot participate in PFF club competitions this year. However, they can apply for a club license for the 2020 competition.
The respective applicants have been notified of the decision.
The league operator and its officials have also been notified and were directed not to include in the league fixtures these two unlicensed clubs.

26 April 2019

Stallion Laguna , Global Makati back out of PPL 2019

By Ivan Saldajeno

MAKATI--Off-field drama ensued right on the eve of the start of the Philippine Premier League season when both Stallion Laguna and Global Makati announced that they will not participate in the said domestic football calendar.

"Our lawyers advised us today not to participate, because they don't recognize the PPL," Mark Jarvis, the owner of Global Makati, said in a joint press conference with Stallion Laguna president and head coach Ernie Nierras on Friday night at the Gilligan's Restaurant in Greenbelt.

For his club's part, Nierras said that Laguna opted out of signing the needed participation agreement for a team to join this season, citing several reasons.

"One is that the PPL never answered our financial questions and concerns," the fiery mentor said, even claiming that Bernie Sumayao, the league commissioner, gave the Binan-based side an "unapproved" agreement to be signed, which Nierras declined to do so.

Nierras added that the reverting of the competition format from the home-and-away format of the Philippines Football League to the centralized venue format, which was used by the United Football League and its other predecessors, remains a concern for Laguna.

"We're not in agreement with that because the professional league in the Philippines is a qualification for the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) [competitions], and per AFC rules, the matches should be home-and-away," he further said, reiterating about his squad's memorandum of agreement with the City Government of Binan, in which the club will play its home games at the Binan Football Stadium.

 "We do not intend to ruin our relationship with our fans, sponsors, supporters, and especially the city of Binan," Nierras added.

He then lashed at Sumayao for the late incorporation of the league to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"How can you start the league at the end of March when the PPL was only incorporated on March 15? They only got their SEC documents on March 15. They submitted the league rules and the participation agreement in March. This is very unprofessional," Nierras continued.

The PPL was initially slated to kick off on March 30 but was moved a month later to give way to the reapplication of the club licenses for Mendiola and Air Force.

However, Jarvis claimed that the said sides are still denied of club licenses.

"[In] a letter that we just received this afternoon, Mendiola have not been approved. Air Force are disallowed," Jarvis said upon reading the letter.

Laguna was initially scheduled to face Kaya-Iloilo on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila with both clubs already promoting their match on social media and even on national television.

But in the official announcement of the opening night twinbill, Kaya-Iloilo will instead face old UFL rival Air Force.

"Our team manager Samantha [Nierras] got a call from Ritchie Gannaban saying that Stallion was removed from the schedule because we have not paid the participation fee," Ernie Nierras bared his side of the sudden schedule change, reiterating anew about the participation agreement that "hasn't been approved yet by the [Philippine Football] Federation."

However, Jarvis said that the Iloilo-Air Force match-up slated for a 7:15 p.m. kick-off Saturday night and the 4 p.m. curtain-raiser between Green Archers United and Mendiola could put the league in peril.

"Any game that will be performed this weekend will be illegal," he claimed.

Nierras then added, "We have no confidence whatsoever in the ability of Bernie Sumayao in running the league.... We will only in a professional league that is sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation."

25 April 2019

PPL Saturday


Game 1-4:00 PM Home: Globe Green Archers United FC vs Away: Mendiola FC 1991 Game 2-7:15 PM [LIVE on 5Plus] Home: Philippine Air Force FC vs Away: Kaya FC-Iloil

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Philippine Premier League

To the Managements of Kaya FC-Iloilo, Green Archers United, Mendiola FC 1991 and Philippine Air Force FC On behalf of the PPL Commissioner, please be advised that since Stallion Laguna FC has not confirmed its participation in the PPL and since we are awaiting the outcome on the licensing issue of Global (PFF had given them until Friday to settle the issue), we have no other recourse but to revise the Match Schedule for Saturday, 27 April 2019, to wit: 4:00 PM Archers v Mendiola 7:15 PM Air Force v Kaya We shall forward the final Match Schedule within the day. Meantime, kindly take this message as an advance notice regarding the matches this coming weekend. We sincerely apologize for the numerous changes. Rest assured that we are doing our best to ensure that we start off the league in the right foot.

23 April 2019

Mike Ott scores winner

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Just when everyone thought Persija Jakarta will walk away with a comfortable home win, Ceres Negros pulled a huge comeback at the death.

Ceres Negros came alive in the endgame to stun Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in the AFC Cup at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday.

After a goalless first half, Jakarta surged ahead early in the second half as goals from Sandi Sute (49th minute) and Bruno De Matos (57th) gave the home side a 2-0 lead.

The comeback began in the 70th minute, when Miguel Tanton scored on a free kick to put Negros on the board.

Negros then got the equalizer in the 85th minute when Bienve Maranon converted on a feed from Stephan Schrock.

Mike Ott then capped the rally after Schrock found him off a cross for the stoppage time game winner.

Negros remains perfect after four matches at 12 points, bolstering its lead in Group G and drawing the club nearer to a playoff spot.

Jakarta remained stuck in third place with four points.

22 April 2019


Ceres-Negros and Persija Jakarta meet for the second time in history, this time in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta for Matchday 4 on April 23.
Both teams faced each other for the first time last April 3 at the Panaad Stadium where Ceres produced a vital 1-0 victory against the visitors.
Maranon was the lone goalscorer of the match which saw plenty of near misses from both squads that would have changed the outcome of the tie. Stephan Schrock was named the man of the match after a stellar performance on the pitch.
The win put the Filipinos on pole position with nine points while the Indonesian have dropped into third with four points after three matches.
Persija would be hard-pressed to avenge their defeat in the Philippines and will maximize the home support to find the edge in staying alive in the competition.
The Liga One champions need to secure maximum points to be in step of at least the best second position in the ASEAN Zone. The return of striker Silvio Escobar and defender Novri Setiawan will be vital to compensate for the automatic suspension of Frenchman Steven Paulle.
The Philippine representatives will have a full squad available for the Tuesday afternoon match which is expected to be filled by thousands of home supporters.
Schrock, Maranon, and the rest of the busmen will compete for the challenge of the likes of Bruno Matos, Riko Simanjutnak, and the ageless Ismed Sofyan.
The busmen are fully aware of the difficulty of the match at hand, especially when playing against a big crowd.
“Every away game in the AFC Cup is hard because we already know the high level of the opponent,” said defender Carli de Murga. “Of course Indonesian fans are supporting their team very hard especially with Persija Jakarata.”
“This match is very important for us. If we win we almost go through so it means a lot. So we are focused a hundred percent to go there and get the three points,” he added.
Kickoff is set at 330pm (430pm PH time) in the historic stadium with the match shown live over 5PLUS channel, ESPN5 YouTube, and Fox Sports 2.

20 April 2019


MANILA (19 April 2019) – As part of their preparation for the year-end SEA Games which they will be hosting, the Philippines will be sending their Under-22 team for the Merlion Cup which will be held in Singapore in June.
The Philippines Football Federation (PFF), through President Nonong Araneta, fresh from receiving a second mandate as member of the powerful FIFA Council, said the U22 will need more international exposure.
“We’re joining the Merlion Cup for the U22 and we can always do the (training) camp in Qatar in preparation for the SEA Games,” said Araneta.
The Philippines’ U22 team will be competing at the SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

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18 April 2019

Philippine booters pitch overseas training camps in buildup

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Football Federation is lining up international competitions and overseas training camps for both the men’s U-22 and women’s squads to gear them up for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on home ground in November.
PFF president Nonong Araneta, who is fresh from receiving as second mandate as member of the powerful Fifa Council, said the U-22 Azkals are eyed for a stint at the Merlion Cup in June while the Malditas are set to do battle at the Asean Football Federation Women’s Championship in August.
 “We’re joining the Merlion Cup for the U-22 and we can always do the (training) camp in Qatar in preparation for the SEA Games.,” said Araneta.
The women’s side just came off a campaign in the second round of the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Qualifying Tournament and is looking forward to facing the likes of regional power Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Timor Leste in the pre-SEAG Asean bootfest.
“The women’s team is actually more exposed and they now have the AFF championships. After that we can camp, maybe ask China if they can help us with a camp,” he said.

Phl is staging men’s football at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, which needs construction of individual seats at the bleachers’ section to meet international standard, and the women’s division at Binan Stadium. At least two venues are needed for each division.
“We will prepare the teams but as far as preparations for the venues, that’s the concern of the organizing committee (Philippine SEAG organizing commitee),” he said.


PSM Makassar edges Kaya-Iloilo to take Group H lead

By Kevin Estrada
It took just a three-minute stretch for PSM Makassar to take the Group H lead away from Kaya-Iloilo after they silenced Panaad with a 2-0 win in Holy Wednesday afternoon.
First-half goals by Rizky Pellu and Eero Markkanen put the Indonesian side on top of their group, which featured a wild finish to the return fixture as it ended with 10 men each.
Noel Marcaida’s side were vertically challenged in this tie, with centre-half Camelo Tacusalme suspended due to cards, and it posed a problem facing a tall frontline that Darije Kalezic had.
In the searing heat of Bacolod, PSM took initiative from the get go, with their first attempt came 15 seconds after kicking off, when Markkanen caught Louie Casas off his line with his long ranged effort.
That aggressiveness bore fruit 21 minutes later when Pellu headed home the left-footed cross from Wiljan Pluim just near the six-yard box past Casas.
The Finn then doubled their lead three minutes later after simply brushing aside Jalsor Soriano and slots the ball into the net with his right foot, and the magnificent goalkeeping by Rivky Mokodongpit got them a comfortable cushion at the break.
PSM went down to ten men seven minutes after the restart with Abdul Rahman given marching orders by referee Mongkolchai Pechsri for a second bookable offense, with the Thai had whistled 38 fouls between them.
But just four minutes before time, disaster struck for Kaya-Iloilo after Soriano was given a straight red for kicking Marc Klok whilst on the ground after a foul.
Joven Bedic gave a fighting chance at full time after the Kaya skipper pulled one back from the spot after Jordan Mintah was fouled inside by Hasyim Kipuw, but it turned out to be a late consolation as their three-match unbeaten run was snapped at their own patch.
Kaya-Iloilo (4-4-2): Casas (GK), Matas, Omura, Soriano, Bedic (C), Angeles (Amita 68′), Osei, Felongco (Tuason 77′), Mintah, Tacagni (Pasinabo 57′), Roberts
PSM Makassar (4-2-3-1): Mokodompit (GK), Markkanen, Klok, Rachmat (Kipuw 63′), Munhar, Rizky Pellu, Taufik Hidayat (Adi Utama 86′), Rahman, Beny Wahyudi, Arfan (Asnawi 83′) , Pluim (C)


17 April 2019

AFC Cup - Kaya Fc Iloilo 1-2 PSM Makassar (Indonesia )



FEU blanks UE to clinch Final Four berth


Jermi Darapan netted the match-winner as Far Eastern University (FEU) clinched a Final Four berth at the expense of University of the East (UE), 1-0, in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s football on Sunday at the FEU-Diliman Football Field in Quezon City.
Darapan came off the bench to strike the lone goal in the 79th minute, giving the Tamaraw Booters the first semifinal spot this season with a league-best 24 points on a 7-3-2 win-draw-loss record.

Head coach Bobae Park’s FEU squad also posted its third win in a row to reclaim the top spot.
UE bowed out of Final Four contention as it dropped to the bottom with eight markers on a dismal 2-2-8 slate.
The Red Warriors actually led the standings early in the season but suddenly crashed to a seven-game winless run.
Meanwhile, Katipunan rivals University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo De Manila University battled to a 1-1 draw.
Kintaro Miyago hit the opener for the Maroon Booters in the sixth minute but Rupert Baña quickly struck the equalizer for the Blue Booters just three minutes later.
With the stalemate, UP remained at No. 3 with 20 points on a 6-2-4 card while Ateneo slid to No. 2 with 23 markers on a 7-2-3 sheet.
In the other fixture, also-ran Adamson University shocked last season’s finalist University of Santo Tomas, 1-0, behind Rey Poncardas’ 64th minute goal.
The Soaring Falcons ascended to No. 6 with 11 points on two wins and five draws against six losses. Adamson also snapped a four-game losing skid.
The Golden Booters suffered their third setback and fell to No. 5 with 17 markers on four wins and five draws.

16 April 2019



16 APRIL 2019; BACOLOD CITY, PHILIPPINES — Two weeks after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Indonesia, Group H leaders Kaya FC–Iloilo and PSM Makassar face off once again, this time at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod, Philippines. Both teams are currently deadlocked with five points, with Kaya slightly ahead on goal difference. With third placed Home United just a point behind in the standings, Wednesday’s 3pm encounter provides a massive opportunity for both sides to create a cushion atop Group H.
“It’s a crucial game. The team that gets maximum points will stay at the top of the table to start the second round,” said Iloilo head coach Noel Marcaida. “The team that is hungrier to get the three points will get the result. It’s going to be a test of character, not just for our players, but for them as well. We expect them to work hard to get three points tomorrow, and we’re ready for that. If we have an answer for their set pieces, I think we’ll be having a positive outcome.”

Given what’s at stake for both sides, Kaya goalkeeper Michael Casas is hoping home field advantage will play its part.
Tomorrow will be a big game for us especially that we are here at home. We will get more confidence, especially from our fans traveling from Iloilo. We’re expecting PSM to do their best and for sure we’ll need to perform,” he said. “We’re expecting PSM to attack more and we’ve worked hard not only in training, but off the field as well. We’re studying their attacks. As coach said they’re dangerous in set pieces, they’re big boys. But we’re at home, our families are watching, so we’re motivated and we’re eager to win the game tomorrow.”
PSM Makassar were on the way to taking all three points in the teams’ first meeting in Indonesia, but Eero Markkanen’s penalty was canceled out in thrilling fashion by a 93rd minute goal from Marwin Angeles. PSM’s head coach Darije Kalezic is expecting Wednesday’s encounter to be equally tight.
“The first game showed us that we’re pretty much two equal teams. We have the same strengths. We played the first game 1-1 and I’m expecting tomorrow to be a tough game for both teams,” he said.
Having thumped the reigning ASEAN Zone Champions, Home United, 5-0, in their last time out in Panaad, Kaya FC–Iloilo will be full of confidence playing in Bacolod once more. Head coach Noel Marcaida, however, is wary of any over confidence from his side.
“Playing in Panaad will be to our advantage. It’s a home game away from home, but Panaad is in the Philippines, and we represent the country. We’re also used to playing at 3pm. We’re happy and we’re really looking forward to playing here in Panaad,” he said. “ But every AFC game is very important. This is a big stage. Whatever results came before are irrelevant. We need to focus on the match ahead.”
Tickets to tomorrow’s match will be available at the stadium entrances. Prices are at: P20 for Bleachers, P50 for Grandstand, and P100 for VIP. For those unable to make it to the Panaad Stadium, the match will be aired live on 5Plus (formerly Aksyon TV), and will be streamed live over their website, and YouTube channel.

11 April 2019

Philippines 7-0 Palestine

The Philippine Women’s National Team hammered Palestine, 7-0, last Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.
However, with Chinese Taipei defeating IR Iran, 4-1, in the other match, the Philippines missed out on a spot to the final round of the 20The Philippines raced to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Joyce Semacio converted from the penalty spot in the 17th minute followed by Alisha del Camp and Eva Madarang in the 29th and 31st minutes.
In the second half, the Philippines padded their score in a 10 minute span. Madarang added a second in the 60th minute. Captain Patrice Impelido also made her mark in 62nd minute. Sara Castañeda added further gloss with two more goals in the 66th and 70th minutes to complete the result.20 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Asian Qualifiers.
The Philippines, which is led by head coach Marnelli Dinzon, finished Group C in second place with two wins and one loss. The Olympic qualifiers is the first of at least three tournaments the team will participate this year with the AFF Women’s Championship 2019 set this August and the 30th Southeast Asian Games this November.
“We thank the Philippine Women’s National Team for their formidable display in the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “The team may not have advanced to the next round, but their performance on the field is a testament on how far Women’s football has improved in the country in recent years.”

09 April 2019

Today : AFC Women's Olympics Qualifier - Philippines 7-0 Palestine


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05 April 2019

Anvaya Beach Football Invitational , April 27

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03 April 2019

UAAP: Gayoso nets hat-trick as Ateneo routs Adamson in men's football

MANILA, Philippines – Jarvey Gayoso became the league's top goal-scorer as Ateneo de Manila University overwhelmed the Adamson University, 7-1, in the UAAP Season 81 men's football tournament on Sunday at the Far Eastern University (FEU)-Diliman pitch.
Gayoso produced a hat-trick to raise his total goals to seven, leap-frogging teammate Rupert Baña who has six goals to his name.
With the result, Ateneo is now at the top of the table, as University of Santo Tomas (UST) dealt FEU its second straight loss, 1-0.
Alijreh Fuchigami's second-half header over goalkeeper Dave Parac was enough for the Growling Tigers to moved up to third place.
FEU has 15 points for second place, while UST has 14.
Meanwhile, defending champion University of the Philippines joined De La Salle University in fourth place with 13 points, after a 2-0 win.
Karl Bugayong put the Fighting Maroons just seven minutes after the opening whistle, before King Miyagi double his team's lead with a 51st minute strike.
The Falcons stayed at the near bottom of the table with eight points.

Ceres stays perfect , edges Persija Jakarta

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Ceres Negros went 3-for-3 in the first round of the group stages of the AFC Cup after edging Persija Jakarta, 1-0, at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Wednesday night.

Bienve Marañon's strike was the difference as Negros created some separation from the rest of Group G with the second round happening later in the month.

Marañon received a feed from Martin Steuble and headed in the ninth goal that turned out to be the winner for Negros.

Negros is now 3-0 in the table for nine points.

Jakarta, on the other hand, fell to a tie with Becamex Binh Duong, 2-1 winner at Shan United, for second with four points, although the former is up on overall goal difference.

YouTube - Philippines 2-0 Iran - AFC Women's Olympic Qualifiers (Full match)

02 April 2019

Philippine Women’s National Team In 2020 Olympics Asian Qualifiers Round 2

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Women’s National Team is inching closer towards the dream of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they compete in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Asian Qualifiers Round 2 in Doha, Qatar from 3-9 April 2019
The team will face IR Iran, Chinese Taipei, and Palestine in Group C.
In the first round held in Tajikistan last November 2018, the Philippines finished second in Group A with wins over Singapore (9-0), Tajikistan (3-1) and, Mongolia (5-1), while yielding a loss against Chinese Taipei (5-0).
“We wish the Philippine Women’s National Football Team the best of luck as they embark on another round of Olympic Qualifiers in the Asian region,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes.” Women’s football has come a long way and we hope the team builds on this ahead of the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games this November.”
The Olympic qualifiers is the first of at least three competitions for the Women’s National Team this year. The AFF Women’s Championship is set for August 2019 in Thailand and the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November 2019 in Manila.
Marnelli Dimzon is the head coach assisted by coaches Gerald Orcullo and Melo Sabacan.
MVP Sports Foundation supports the Philippine Women’s National Team.
23 players were called up for the tournament. The team left for Qatar this Monday, 1 April 2019.


CAVILL, Stacey Janet MargeryGoalkeeperPerth Glory (Australia)
PALACIOS, Inna KristianneGoalkeeperGreen Archers United FC
PARIÑA, KimberlyGoalkeeperFar Eastern University
AMITA, AnalouDefenderOutKast FC
BERNAL, MeaDefenderOutKast FC
HODGES, Chelo MarieDefenderDe La Salle University
LAM, Mary HarrietteDefenderFar Eastern University
LONG, Hali MoriahDefenderGreen Archers United FC
MONTELIBANO, ChristinaDefenderDe La Salle University
PACHEJO, HannahDefenderFar Eastern University
SHELTON, TaraDefenderHoly Names Academy (USA)
SIMARAGO, CalahDefenderUC Santa Barbara (USA)
TOMANON, PatriciaDefenderFlorida International University (USA)
CASTAÑEDA, Sara IsobelMidfielderDe La Salle University
DOLINO, AlesaMidfielderOutKast FC
IMPELIDO, Patrice MaeMidfielderHiraya FC
LADERO, LoretaMidfielderOutKast FC
MENDAÑO, Rocelle MarieMidfielderDe La Salle University
NAVAJA, IrishMidfielderDe La Salle University
RODRIGUEZ, Kathleen CamilleMidfielderHiraya FC
DEL CAMPO, Alisha ClareForwardDe La Salle University
MADARANG, EvaForwardRogers State University
SEMACIO, JoyceForwardMiriam College
DateMatchTimeTime (PST)Venue
3 April 2019IR Iran vs. Philippines8:00 PM4 April 2019 1:00 AMGrand Hamad Stadium
6 April 2019Philippines vs. Chinese Taipei8:00 PM7 April 2019 1:00 AMGrand Hamad Stadium
9 April 2019Palestine vs. Philippines7:00 PM10 April 2019 12:00 AMSaoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium