Football

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

LOCAL side Ceres-Negros FC solidified its standing as the best football club in Southeast Asia today after winning the Asian Football Confederation Cup ASEAN Zonal Final over Singapore’s Home United FC on Wednesday night at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.

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FC MERALCO Manila got the better of rival Kaya FC Makati on Saturday, claiming a 2-1 win in their “Capital Clasico” at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium and thrusting itself back to solo leadership in the Philippines Football League.

Two goals from Tahj Minniecon proved to be the difference for Meralco, which began a new era in its football after Phil and James Younghusband’s recent transfer to Davao, as it made its way back to the top of the standings in the PFL with 30 points on the strength of nine wins, three draws and two losses in 14 games to date.

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THE Philippines Football League (PFL) transfer that saw Phil and James Younghusband move from FC Meralco Manila to Davao Aguilas FC was made official on Wednesday night in a signing ceremony held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Stalwarts in the Philippine men’s national football team, the Younghusband brothers are the latest addition to Davao’s fortified roster, joining recent signings Simone Rota, Jason de Jong, Matthew Hartmann and Nick O’Donnell.

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THE impressive run of Kaya FC-Makati of late in the Philippines Football League (PFL) was maintained by the club on Sunday as it rolled to its fifth straight victory which in turn gifted it the tournament leadership.

Defeated Ilocos United FC, 2-1, at the University of Makati Stadium, Kaya improved its record to eight wins, two draws and three losses for 26 points, two points clear of erstwhile league-leader FC Meralco Manila (7-3-1).

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SUBMITTING to the ability of sports to make a difference in people’s lives, particularly, the youth, Globe TM has brought back its “TM Sports Para Sa Bayan” program this year with a bigger scope.

Established a year ago by the mobile service brand with the end view of doing its part in improving the lives of underprivileged youth by helping them reach their dreams through sports, the 2017 edition of TM Sports Para Sa Bayan does not only offer football and basketball this time around but also volleyball and is set to go to more areas in the country.

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