18 April 2018

17 April 2018

PFL PREVIEW: GLOBAL CEBU V CERES-NEGROS

The biggest rivalry in the modern age of Philippine club football. Global Cebu and Ceres-Negros lock horns for their first meeting in the Philippines Football League on April 18 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Global has been winless in the league after surrendering losses to JPV Marikina and Stallion but have turned the corner earning a come from behind draw against the Davao Aguilas. Ceres meanwhile has been unbeatean so far with wins over Kaya FC and JPV.
Both teams have gone different routes in the AFC Cup with Ceres on its way to the Zonal semifinals while Global has been eliminated even after getting points in the latter matches.
It has always been tight in league action for both squads. Alternating wins from the hosts by an average of 1.25 goals per game was the story of last year with Ceres getting an outlier with a 4-1 win in the one-time PFL Final.
Rufo Sanchez, Darryl Roberts, and Wesley Dos Santos have been carrying the load for the Cebu squad so far and the return of Paul Mulders have put them in better shape.
A scoring resurgence from Takumi Uesato may have been dampened with an injury from last game but inspired play from Patrick Reichelt, Bienvenido Maranon, and Carlie De Murga may be enough to match up well with the hosts.
A tight match is expected Wednesday night (April 18) with Global eager to get its first win and Ceres vying to continue their streak. The match kicks off at 7pm with a livestream available at PFLTV.PH.
http://ceresfootball.com/pfl-preview-global-cebu-v-ceres-negros/

16 April 2018

YouTube - Philippines 0-5 Korea Republic (AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018: 5th/6th Playoff)

Benlarbi issues rallying cry to Philippines stars

Amman: Philippines coach Rabah Benlarbi has urged his players to seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has been thrown their way when they face Korea Republic for a place in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Both sides finished third in their respective groups to set up the crucial play-off for fifth place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018, the winner of which is guaranteed a place at France 2019 along with China PR, Thailand, Australia and Japan who have all made the semi-finals in Jordan.


Despite his side being far from favourites to win Monday’s eagerly anticipated showdown, Benlarbi believes the Philippines are more than ready to give their all given what is at stake.


“We still have a chance to qualify for the World Cup, so we must play without any pressure,” he said.


“The Philippines have absolutely nothing to lose as nobody really expected us to be in the position that we find ourselves in.


“We must give our all, as we have 90 minutes to reach the World Cup, it is potentially a once-in-a-lifetime moment for my players.


“If they all do their very best, they can achieve their goals.”

Benlarbi was also quick, however, to acknowledge the size of the task his side faces against a Korea Republic team he feels were unlucky not to qualify for the tournament’s semi-finals.


“I am a little surprised to be playing Korea Republic as they were one of the best teams in Group B and deserved, in my opinion, to go to the semi-finals and of course the World Cup,” declared the Frenchman.


“In football, though, you always have a chance. We know the strengths that the Koreans have, that they are a very compact team and that they are the only team to have not conceded at this tournament.


“They do not have many weakness, but they have a few and we will try to focus on those. It will be difficult, but we have one or two possibilities and we will use those to score against them.”

Meanwhile, opposite number Yoon Duk-yeo is urging his Korea Republic stars to give one final push as they attempt to finish the AFC Women’s Asian Cup on a high by qualifying the World Cup.


“Although my players did their utmost during the group stage, we could not go to the semi-finals as was our plan before we came to Jordan as was our plan.” he said.


“But this match against the Philippines is, of course, a very important one for us, as we can qualify for the World Cup by winning it.


“Our players have given some excellent performances during the group stage, and I will ask them to, once again, give their all as we look to qualify for the World Cup.”

http://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-womens-asian-cup/latest/news/benlarbi-issues-rallying-cry-to-philippines-stars

15 April 2018

14 April 2018

PFL : JPV Marikina 0-3 Ceres-Negros Fc

PFL : JPV Marikina 3-0  Ceres-Negros Fc


Rizal Memorial Stadium


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13 April 2018

PFL PREVIEW: JPV MARIKINA V CERES-NEGROS

Ceres-Negros FC returns to league action when they take on JPV Marikina FC on April 14 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Both squads have played memorable matches in last years competition with a win apiece and two draws for each club.
JPV drew first blood in their first meeting with a 2-1 win in June of last year. The Marikina side also forced a come from behind win in their first meeting in Bacolod from two goals down.
Ceres made amends with a 5-0 rout in Panaad before their final meeting saw a 2-2 decision when they played last November in Biñan.
Assistant Coach Ian Treyes is well aware of the threat of the Japanese flavored side especially after playing some memorable games in 2017.
“We know that JPV and Ceres have good games in the past years and the margin is not too big,” said the former University of Saint La Salle standout. “I hope we can play our best tomorrow and we can see a good game, he added.
The assistant coach is also wary of the short gap in between tournaments that will make it challenging for the Negros squad but trusts the teams depth to maintain its good form so far.
“Coming from a game abroad in the AFC Cup is difficult for us. We need to recover from the previous game and we’ll adjust again for the game against JPV. We’ll need some other players to step up for this game,” added Treyes.
Marikina currently sits on top with six points after three games while Ceres has three points from their lone match. The match is set to kick-off at 7PM with a livestream available at PFLtv.ph
http://ceresfootball.com/pfl-preview-jpv-marikina-v-ceres-negros/

PFL : Stallion Laguna 3-1 Kaya Fc




Livestream link :

https://www.pfltv.ph/livestream/kaya-fc-makati-stallion-laguna-fc/1135845







12 April 2018

Philippines Achieved Highest FIFA Ranking At 113th

Philippine Football Federation officials congratulated the Philippine Men’s National Team after the team garnered its highest FIFA ranking at 113th last Thursday 12 April 2018.
The rankings boost, which saw the Philippines move up by 9 places from 122nd last month, came at a very opportune time. Previously the Philippines’ highest FIFA ranking was 115th last May 2016.
The Philippines qualified for their first ever AFC Asian Cup appearance after a thrilling 2-1 win over Tajikistan last 27 March 2018 in front of a packed crowd at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Following the rankings update, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has placed the Philippines in Pot 4 for the 2019 Asian Cup Final Draw which will be held on 4 May 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“We congratulate the Philippine Men’s National Team for claiming their highest FIFA ranking to date at 113th,” said PFF president Mariano Araneta Jr. “The team’s achievement is a fitting testament to how far Philippine football has improved in a short span and we hope that it will sustain.”
“It is another historic milestone for Philippine football,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “It shows that football in the country is on ascendancy brought on by the achievements not just by the Men’s team, but by the Women’s team as well.”
http://pff.org.ph/2018/04/12/philippines-achieved-highest-fifa-ranking-at-113th/

Malditas relegated to playoffs as Thailand book tickets to France

By Kevin Estrada

The Philippines tried with all their might against Thailand, but in the end it was just too good for the ASEAN powerhouse as they made their second-ever consecutive Women's World Cup appearance with a classy 3-1 win in their Group A finale in Amman's King Abdullah Stadium, early Friday morning Manila time.

What was a close encounter in the first half turned into a convincing rout for the Chabakaew, stopping the Malditas anew to book their flight to France by ending their group as runners-up on back-to-back wins, returning to the last four for the first time in 32 years, where they finished third in the fifth edition in Hong Kong.

In the other match, China brushed aside Jordan 8-1 to sweep all their matches and head to the semifinal as group winners.

At the opening whistle, both teams went into attack mode early in an even matched affair, but it was Kearra Bastes-Jones who were the busier goalkeeper, palming away several Thai corners at will.

The Malditas had better quality of their chances, with Marisa Park had her shot saved by Waraporn Boonsing from close range

However, it was the Thais that drew first blood from the spot in the 28th minute, when Tahnai Annis' arm interfered Taneekarn Dangda's shot with Kanjana Sung-Ngoen made no mistake as she tucked away the ensuing penalty out of Bastes-Jones' reach.

Staring at a slim deficit, the Filipinas went to work right away and Annis almost redeemed herself by smashing the ball into the net from close, but Ri Hyang-ok waved away the equalizer on a foul after Waraporn got the ball.

Silawan Intamee had her chance to double the lead went awry in the 35th minute, but the top team of ASEAN are contented with a slim lead at the break.

Thailand then turned the heat at the restart, when they scored twice in less than ten minutes to repeat its mastery over the Cinderella of the tournament.

Kanjana got her brace in the 53rd minute, firing an open shot that left Bastes-Jones no chance after being picked out by Suchawadee Nildhamrong.

Nine minutes later, Silawan deservedly got into the scoresheet by firing a tight-angled free kick near the goal line to put the match beyond any doubt.

However, Waraporn's clean sheet aspirations was quashed in stoppage time after Jesse Shugg fired a late consolation after being found by Park inside the box.

Despite ending their group campaign on back-to-back defeats, the Malditas made the country proud as they made Filipina football history with their best-ever showing in the continental stage, as they still had one more chance to qualify for the Women's World Cup in a playoff for fifth on Tuesday, Manila time

https://www.dugout.ph/2018/04/malditas-relegated-to-playoff-as.html

AFC Asian Women's Cup : Philippines 1-3 Thailand




Seedings confirmed for UAE 2019 draw







Kuala Lumpur: The seeding for the eagerly-anticipated draw for the most prestigious competition on the Continent, the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, which will take place on May 4, 2018, 7:30pm (UAE time), in Dubai has now been confirmed following Thursday's release of the latest FIFA World Ranking


In line with previous editions of the AFC Asian Cup, the hosts United Arab Emirates have been allocated the first position in pot one in the draw to be held at the Armani Hotel in the UAE’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This will ensure they will play the opening match on January 5, 2019, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.


The 12 teams, who received an automatic bye into the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 after qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 - Asian Qualifiers Final Round, have already secured their places in pots one and two and have been allocated spots following Thursday’s publication of the latest FIFA ranking.


Meanwhile, the 12 teams who qualified from the recently concluded AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers Final Round have been seeded in pots three and four and positioned accordingly based on the same rankings.


This means the hosts UAE along with Islamic Republic of Iran, defending champions Australia, and the tournament’s most successful nation, Japan as well as Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia will take pole position in pot one, while China PR, Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Qatar and Thailand have been seeded in pot two.


Debutants Kyrgyz Republic, who were the biggest movers in world football in the FIFA Ranking - up an astonishing 40 places - take their place in pot three alongside Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, India and Vietnam. Meanwhile DPR Korea, Philippines, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen and Turkmenistan make up the final six teams in the final pot.


The expansion from 16 to 24 teams will see countries representing all five AFC zones divided into six groups of four teams each, with the top two and four best third-placed teams advancing into the final 16 of the competition, which lives up to its slogan of “Bringing Asia Together.”


http://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-asian-cup/latest/news/seedings-confirmed-for-afc-asian-cup-uae-2019-draw

Philippines Stake Women’s World Cup Aspirations Against Thailand

The Philippines Women’s National Team will play the biggest match of their lives when they face Southeast Asian neighbors Thailand in the final Group A match of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 on Thursday night 12 April 2018 at 8:00 PM (Friday morning 13 April 2018 at 1:00 AM) at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.
The Philippines are fresh off a 3-0 loss at the hands of China PR. Thailand, on the other hand, inflicted host Jordan with a 6-1 win to go second in Group A with a better goal difference of +1.
With a goal difference of -2 going to the final match day of the group stages, the Philippines will need a win over Thailand to clinch their place in the next round and qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.


“(Qualifying for the Women’s World Cup) will be an opportunity for the players to show their skills and abilities with the 24 best teams in the world,” said head coach Rabah Benlarbi. “(At the same time), we want to play in the semi-finals (of the Women’s Asian Cup).”
The French coach also highlighted that Thailand is one of the the best teams in the region, but there will always be away to defeat them.
“The level of Thai football is very good technically,” added Benlarbi. “But, like all the teams in the world, they have a weakness and we will focus on their weaknesses.”
Should the Philippines drop points against Thailand, and if Jordan fail to get a result over China PR, they will play in the fifth place play-off against the third placed team in Group B. That match will determine the final team that will participate in the Women’s World Cup.


http://pff.org.ph/2018/04/12/philippines-stake-womens-world-cup-aspirations-against-thailand/

12 Apr Advisory: Point deduction for Stallion Laguna FC

The Liga Futbol Inc. (LFI) Disciplinary Committee (“Committee”) has deducted three (3) points to Stallion Laguna FC from the League 2018 Season Standing due to the club’s failure to comply with the Committee’s Decision No. 010318DC03.

            The deduction was made in accordance with Article 64 of the PFF Disciplinary Code, which prescribes the deduction of points to a club for failure to respect a decision within a stipulated period.


11 April 2018

10 April 2018

AFC CUP PREVIEW: BOEUNG KET V CERES-NEGROS

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres-Negros travels to Cambodia to face Boeung Ket FC on April 11 at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Pehn. This will be the second meeting of both squads who are in Group F of the said tournament.
The two clubs first met last February in Bacolod where Ceres produced its biggest winning margin in the tournament. Braces from Takumi Uesato, OJ Porteria, and Bienvenido Maranon plus an own goal by the visitors put Ceres in top spot of the group after Match Day 1.
Both teams have gone to different paths in their next few matches with the Phillipine side still unscathed while the Cambodian out fit has managed one win in the tournament thus far.
The upcoming match will however play a different tune as the Cambodian champs will be eager to get back to the Filipino champions in home soil. Boeung Ket will be parading a complete lineup as two of their foreign imports were not able to feature in their first meeting.
Julius Oiboh will now be available for Boeung Ket as the Nigerian was instrumental in producing their only win against Home United in Match Day 3. His compatriot Samuel Ajayi however will not be present after getting a red card in their last match.
The Cambodian league winners will try to get some form of redemption from their first day defeat and after losing 6-0 against Home United in Singapore in Match Day 4. Ceres will try to recreate their away form against Shan United where they forged a 1-0 victory in Yangon.
Ceres-Negros meanwhile have restarted their domestic season with a win in their first match against Kaya FC-Iloilo. Goals from Manny and Mike Ott highlighted the great team play from the visayan squad after going a goal down midway in the second half.
Coach Risto Vidakovic was able to test new combinations on the PFL leading to the all-important match with Boeung Ket where a win will seal qualification to the knockout rounds of the AFC Cup. The team will however be missing Mike Ott after accumulating a second caution in the last match.
Maranon, Stephan Schrock, and Manny Ott will be picking up where they left off against Shan United in the attempt to reach the next stage for the third straight year.
The match kicks off at 630pm in Phnom Penh (730pm Bacolod time) and will be shown live over cable channel Fox Sports 3.
http://ceresfootball.com/afc-cup-preview-boeung-ket-v-ceres-negros/

Rabah Benlarbi Sets Sights On Thailand Clash After China Defeat

Philippines Women’s National Team head coach Rabah Benlarbi admitted that the 3-0 loss against China PR served as a minor setback for the team that still remains in the hunt of a spot to the knockout stages and to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
The Philippines conceded three goals, but were still able to maintain their form against the 8-time Women’s Asian Cup winners.
“It is probably fair to say that China were a better team than us, but there are some positives we can take from the game,” said the French coach. “As much as we tried to react in the second half, we continued to press China until the very last minute.”
The loss leaves the Philippines in third place, with 3 points. Thailand, on the other hand, dispatched host Jordan, 6-1, to move to second place in Group A.
The Philippines will need to win against their Southeast Asian rivals to go through to the next round — and more importantly, qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“The game against Thailand is now a very important one for us,” closed Benlarbi. “We will try to recover over the next two days and be fully prepared for the match.”
http://pff.org.ph/2018/04/10/rabah-benlarbi-sets-sights-on-thailand-clash-after-china-defeat/

09 April 2018

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 - Philippines 0-3 China



Philippines 🇵🇭 China 🇨🇳 🗓 April 9, Monday (Local & PHT) ⏰ 4:45 PM (Local) / 9:45 PM (PHT) 📍 King Abdullah II Stadium






Livestream link :

http://cricfree.ws/bein-sports-7-live-stream





08 April 2018

World Cup berth within spirited Malditas’ reach

By:  

Don’t look now, but the Philippines is just one win away from qualifying to the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.
Philippine football reached new heights anew on Saturday with the women’s national football team delivering another milestone, this time in Amman, Jordan.
Fielding a largely unheralded squad, the Malditas came back from a goal down to stun host Jordan, 2-1, for their maiden win in the 2018 Women’s Asian Cup at Amman International Stadium.


The victory gave the Malditas the headstart in their group along with China, which dumped Thailand, 4-0, in an earlier match.
And with the top five teams earning berths to the World Cup in France next year, prospects look bright for the Filipinos after their stunning victory fashioned out before close to 10,000 fans.
The Philippines, which fielded seven new recruits against Jordan, takes the first of two cracks when it clashes against China on Monday.
The last group match against Thailand on Wednesday could turn out to be the ultimate qualifying game for the Malditas.
“I am delighted to win the first match, but I will definitely try to take care of my players for the match against China and potentially use some of the players who did not feature against Jordan,” said Malditas’ French coach Rabah Benlarbi.
“I believe qualification will be achieved in our final game against Thailand and not against China.”
Filipino-American Sarina Bolden, who traces her roots in Pangasinan, made a memorable debut with a 74th minute goal that turned out to be the difference between the two sides that fought tooth and nail right from the start.
Maysa Jbarah opened the scoring for the hosts with an opportunistic strike in the 15th minute, but the Filipinos kept up the pressure which was rewarded when Yasmeen Khair headed the ball into her own net for the equalizer six minutes after the restart.

And after the Jordanians had a goal disallowed for offside, Bolden, a standout from Loyola Marymount University, who had been invited to the United States Under-23 pool only to make the decision to represent her mother’s country at the international level, fought her way past a couple of defenders before producing a clinical finish.
Discovered by Philippine Football Federation scouts in tryouts in the United States late last year, Bolden expressed delight over the result.
“It’s just so exciting to be a part of something so special and big,” said Bolden. “Not only am I playing for myself but I get to a play for a country which is a part of myself, and it’s so much bigger than playing for a college team or a club team. It means so much to me and I’m so glad that I’m able to be a part of something like this.”


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/292129/world-cup-berth-within-spirited-malditas-reach#ixzz5C7D9RGmX

PFL - Stallion Laguna 0-1 Davao Aguilas

PFL Sunday

Stallion Laguna vs Davao Aguilas

Binan Football Stadium , 4 pm

Starting for : Doctora, Rosalia, Nierras, Alquiros, Melliza, Cordova, Ko, Ishihara, Polli, Villareal, Arboleda


Starting for : Guirado, O'Donnell, Hartmann, Rota, McDonald, De Jong, J. Younghusband, P. Younghusband, Grommen, Villanueva, Matas


Subs: : Bayan, Sawyer, Khan, Cubon, Kim, Bautista, Otomo : Pepito, Tuason, Mascazzini, Ferrer, Sy, Amistoso, Regala


Livestream :

https://www.pfltv.ph/livestream/stallion-laguna-fc-davao-aguilas-fc/1135842

Update :

39 mins 0-1 James Younghusband
0-1 FT


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07 April 2018

06 April 2018

PFL - Kaya Fc 1-0 JPV Marikina

Kaya FC will be provisional league leaders JPV Marikina FC at the University of Makati Stadium this Saturday, 7 April, in their first home match of the 2018 season of the Philippines Football League.
Kaya FC is yet to record a win in the season after starting the campaign with a 2-2 draw against Davao Aguilas FC followed by their recent 2-1 loss against Ceres Negros FC at the Panaad Park and Stadium last 4 April.
Meanwhile, JPV Marikina is off to a hot start with consecutive wins against Global Cebu FC, 2-1, in their opening match and against Stallion Laguna FC, 2-1, last 11 March

http://philippinesfootballleague.com/2018/04/06/kaya-fc-plays-jpv-marikina-umak/


Match start 7 pm at UMAK.

Livestream link :

https://www.pfltv.ph/livestream/kaya-fc-jpv-marikina-fc/1135837

YouTube - Jordan 1-2 Philippines




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Jordan: Salma, Haya, Yasmeen, Stephanie, Yasneem, Anfal, Alia, Maysa, Lana, Hannah (Luna 63′), Shahnaz, Tasneem (Shorooq 68′),
Philippines: Bastes-Jones, Long, Diaz, Park, Bugay, Annis, Quezada (Lim 87′), Miclat (Larot 74′), Shugg, Kreutz (Castaneda 41′), Bolden



AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 - Jordan 1-2 Philippines




Livestream link :

http://video.foxsports.ph/videos/E423F4D2-F9C9-6CFF-F6C0-856D2D0D35FB/jordan-vs-philippines








Rocky season still ends with gold for DLSU womens' football

Coming from a perfect season and a UAAP Women’s Football title, the De La Salle Lady Archers were understandably the favorites heading into UAAP Season 80.
But as the season progressed, a hungry University of Santo Tomas side slowly grabbed that ‘favorite’ label as they bested DLSU twice in the eliminations, en route to a league-best 6-1-1 record.
The defending champions, while able to make the finals for a third straight year, looked far from the team that went unbeaten a season ago.
“We started the year on the wrong foot, we had to make arrangements one week before opening, I had to drop the sisters, then first three minutes of the season, I have one ACL. Last game of the first round, I got a second ACL.” explained DLSU head coach Hans-Peter Smit.
Before the season began, DLSU lost the services of Sara Castañeda, who was coming off a super sophomore season, as well as her sister Anicka, highly-touted recruit from the De La Salle Zobel Program.
Making matters worse, injuries plagued the Lady Archers as Christine Duran and Nina Arrieta were both sidelined due to ACL injuries. Irish Navaja was also playing hurt. 
“At the end of the second round, at the end of the FEU game, I had nine injured from the first eleven, and during the Holy Week I had ten injured.” continued Smit.
Heading into Thursday’s Womens’ Championship match, all of a sudden, the Lady Archers were the underdogs.
Smit’s belief in his girls never wavered however, and more than just winning back-to-back championships, the long-time mentor had other motivating factors.
“I just told the girls stay focused, nobody else deserves to win this game, if not so much for the championship, but just to get back at UST, ‘cause we lost twice to UST this year, we’ve never lost three times straight to the same team, as much as I can remember for the women.”
And when it mattered most, through the injuries - before and during the final match - through everything they experienced during the season, streak-ending losses and 5-2 beatdowns, the Lady Archers’ championship pedigree shone through.
Kyla Inquig, the back-to-back MVP, blasted a free kick into the back of the net for goal number one, and fought through cramps to deliver a go-ahead goal from way outside the box after UST’s own superstar, Shela Cadag, had come up big for the Lady Tigresses once again.
After 90 minutes, the most important 90 minutes of the season, it was a 2-1 win for DLSU, and their 0-2 standing against UST during the eliminations, ultimately accounted for nothing.
“Nung last two games, sobrang down namin dahil sa mga issues, pero sabi ni coach dapat i-prove namin na kahit kulang, kahit hindi kami healthy, alam niya na kaya namin, so na-motivate kami na gawin hanggang sa matapos yung game.” said Inquig, who’ll be bidding goodbye to her UAAP career as a back-to-back MVP and back-to-back champion.
“Kulang kami, andaming issues, andaming injuries, hindi kami healthy lahat, pero naka-adjust naman kami, gusto namin manalo, yung winning attitude andun talaga.” she added.
“The girls, they showed true character, playing this way, playing in pain, they’ve been in pain for so long. They wanted to get this game, chances were there for UST, we also had chances, but UST was a more dangerous team, they were a healthy team, they were very fast, I just had to play the mind game, like I said, and positioning.” Smit said after the win.
From favorites, to underdogs, to again champions, the DLSU Lady Archers showed this season why they’re tied for the title of the winningest women’s football program in the UAAP.
Ten titles, and counting.
For Smit, who’s been there for all of DLSU’s ten women’s championships, it’s always been about the team game.
“It doesn’t matter who players we have, it’s a team sport, it’s a team game. A team that plays together, that understands each other, that respects each other, they are going to be the winners. It’s all about attitude and character.”

04 April 2018

Polli Penalty lifts Laguna over Cebu

By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--Last year, Stallion Laguna scored its first win at its home field, the Binan Football Stadium, in an officially designated road game.

On Wednesday night, Laguna did it again.

Laguna got its first full three points at its "stable" in its first official away match of the PFL season, dealing Cebu, the designated home club, a 1-2 defeat.

Carlo Polli's late penalty made the difference as Laguna shrugged off an iffy mid-second half moment and preserved the win over Cebu.

Following a scoreless first half, Laguna got into the board first in the 57th minute as Fitch Arboleda got the hold of the long ball and sent the ball past Patrick Deyto.

Cebu, however, quickly equalized as Darryl Roberts headed the ball past Bitoy Rosalia just before the hour minute mark.

A bit of controversy happened in the 65th minute when Balut Doctora thought he found the open net to put Laguna back ahead.

However, a defender cleared the ball out just as the ball was making its way into the goalmouth. The assistant referee let the play continue to the dismay of the team.

Laguna got a shot for the win as late substitute Jhan-Jhan Melliza was fouled by Jerry Barbaso inside the box, prompting the referee to point to the spot.

Carlo Polli took the penalty shot and sent the ball in for the 2-1 count.

Cebu still put up a late scare in the 87th minute as Rufo Sanchez found an opening and flicked the ball in, but Bitoy Rosalia made what would be the game-saving save.

Sanchez then committed a bookable offense in the 90th that eventually sent him off the match as he incurred a yellow card in the first half, bringing Cebu down to 10 men in the end.

Laguna momentarily moved up to second spot but will surely end up in third at the end of the night due to the Negros-Iloilo game in Bacolod later Wednesday.

https://www.dugout.ph/2018/04/polli-penalty-lifts-laguna-over-cebu.html

PFL - Ceres-Negros Fc 2-1 Kaya Fc

PFL


Ceres-Negros fc vs Kaya Fc


Panaad stadium , Bacolod. Start 7 pm












Livestream link :


https://www.pfltv.ph/livestream/ceres-negros-fc-kaya-fc-makati/1135830






PFL Global Cebu 1-2 Stallion Laguna







Global Cebu vs Stallion Laguna


Binan Football Stadium


Start 4 pm


Livestream link :


https://www.pfltv.ph/livestream/global-cebu-fc-stallion-laguna-fc/1135831


03 April 2018

Palami looking to add more talent to Azkals roster

By: 

Team manager Dan Palami shared that this early, the management is already scouring the nation and the globe for prospects who could don the national team colors beginning the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup in November.
“We’re already talking to some prospects,” the amiable executive said Tuesday in the weekly PSA Forum at Tapa King in Cubao. “We’ve actually talked to the moms of the players who are playing in higher competitions.”


Palami said there are three Fil-foreign booters who are in the process of joining the Azkals for the next window of competitions.
Raphael Obermair is a 21-year-old midfielder currently playing for FC Bayern Munich II in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Bayern.
“Sometimes he has been in the line-up of the first team in some of their games. Even though he didn’t play, he’s on the bench and it’s a testament to the quality that he has.”
Meanwhile, Geritt Holtman is a 23-year-old midfielder playing for FSV Mainz and has seen action in top-tier Bundesliga. He has made five appearances for the German U-20 squad back in 2015.
Completing the trio is Jesper Nyholm, who is a 24-year-old defender suiting up for AIK Fotboll in Allsvenskan, the top flight league in Sweden.
Palami shared he has already talked to the parents of these players.
“They are interested in representing the country.”
But the Azkals aren’t limiting their choices to Fil-foreign booters as top players from the Philippines Football League (PFL) and in the collegiate leagues are also in consideration for a possible call-up.

“Maybe, they can actually shine when they’re playing with players with the quality of those in the national team,” said Palami. “It’s a two-pronged process, we’re looking outside of the country and inside. We’ll be looking at players so that we could augment them to our national team.”

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03 APR CERES NEGROS HOSTS KAYA FC; GLOBAL CEBU, STALLION LAGUNA BATTLE IN BINAN

Titleholders Ceres La Salle FC will be starting their campaign in this season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) as they host Kaya FC at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod on Wednesday, 4 April.

Kick off is at 7 p.m.

The Busmen are fresh off their 1-0 victory against Myanmar’s Shan United FC in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup last 14 March while Kaya settled for a 2-2 draw against Davao Aguilas FC in their domestic season debut.

Meanwhile, Global Cebu FC will be playing their second game of the season as they battle Stallion Laguna FC at the Binan Football Stadium, Laguna at 4 p.m.

The club from Cebu will be holding their first home match of the season in Binan due to the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Complex.

Both Global Cebu and Stallion Laguna are yet to score their initial wins of the season with the two clubs both succumbing to separate 2-1 losses against provisional league leaders JPV Marikina FC on their opening matches.

http://philippinesfootballleague.com/2018/04/03/ceres-negros-hosts-kaya-fc-global-cebu-stallion-laguna-battle-binan/