"It is good if we play a new team in the Philippines, " the official added. "I am not saying they are better or worse than Ceres but this is a good challenge for us. "Kaya Iloilo are also looking forward to taking on the Protectors. "Obviously this is not going to be an easy group, " said Kaya Team Manager Paul Tolentino. "We are with the defending zonal champions of Southeast Asia in Home United. "They played against Ceres Negros quite a lot last year and we had an opportunity to see them. "We are quite friendly with their management team too. We are happy with the challenge and all about measuring ourselves in Asia. "We want to go as far as we can. We know that the teams here have quality but we feel we can match them.
Among them are Jarvey Gayoso, Manny Ott, Carlie De Murga, brothers Michael and Matthew Baldissimo, Sebastian Rasmussen and Adrian Ugelvik. Javier Patiño and Michael Falkesgaard have also retired from national team duties. “It’s extremely difficult hence we have to temper our expectations, ” said Cooper. “We have a nice squad and we have a new addition in Jesper Nyholm, whose season is finally finished, so we can bring him in and there’s couple of new faces coming in.
Filipino FootballTwenty seven players make up the Azkals lineup for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 set in Singapore beginning December 5. The Azkals have been grouped with Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar and Timor Leste in the competition that will run until January 1, 2022. Singapore will be the Azkals’ first assignment on December 8, followed by matches against Timor Leste (December 11), Thailand (December 14) and Myanmar (December 18). Except the match against Myanmar, which will be played at Bishan Stadium, all of the Azkals’ games are slated at the National Stadium.
It continued to work with pertinent government agencies after, paving the way for the season to start. The tournament, now presented by Qatar Airways, will be held in a “bubble” setup for two weeks and with no fans watching. The PFF National Training Center is the official game venue while Seda Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, houses the teams and the league for the duration of the tournament. Participants will be shuttled to and from the hotel and the game venue. The PFL has scheduled five match days for the new season with the team on top in the end crowned as champion. Sunday’s schedule will have the Azkals Development Team going up against Mendiola FC 1991 at 9 a. m.
to be followed by Stallion Laguna FC versus Kaya FC-Iloilo at 4:30 p. Capping off the opening day is the clash between Maharlika Manila FC and United City Football Club (formerly Ceres-Negros FC) at 8 p. m. Succeeding match days are slated for Oct. 28 and 31 and Nov. 3 and 6. The remaining pioneer teams in the league since its inception in 2017, Stallion and Kaya expressed their excitement to finally get the season going and take on the challenge. “It’s great to be playing once again. We are looking forward to getting the competition going …” said Stallion coach Ernest Nierras “We’re looking forward to the challenge and eager to play.
League team will take on Kaya F. C. Iloilo of the Philippines in Group H of Asia's second-tier club competition. "If we are going to play a team from the Philippines again then maybe there will be revenge in the heads of some of the players after the AFF defeat and that will be healthy, " Home United team manager Mohamed Farid Angullia told ESPN at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Home United were ASEAN zonal champions in 2018 defeating Ceres Negros of the Philippines in the final in August but are looking forward to the challenge that Kaya present.
PFL opens new season with triple-header this weekend - BusinessWorld OnlineLocal football action is set for a return this weekend with the Philippines Football League (PFL) opening its long-delayed fourth season. And the league is doing it with a triple-header on Sunday featuring all the competing six teams at the Philippine Football Federation National Training in Carmona, Cavite.
Amin Nazari, Matthew Custodio and Harry Foll. Unfortunately, with the AFF Suzuki Cup held outside the FIFA window, the Azkals will also miss some big names like Gerrit Holtmann, Patrick Strauss, Raphael Obermair, Michael Kempter and Neil Etheridge, who are all tied up with their respective clubs. “This is a very prestigious tournament, ” said Azkals coach Scott Cooper. “We have a history of doing well and going to the semifinals, but we need to do more than that. “We have to look at the last Suzuki Cup (in 2018) and that half of that schedule, was in the FIFA calendar. For this tournament, we have so many players unavailable and most of them were unable to be released by their clubs. We don’t have that luxury as other countries so we’re hoping that organizers look at the calendar in the future.
Captain Stephan Schrock leads the squad that also includes a handful of veteran campaigners like vice-captain Patrick Reichelt, Mike Ott, Martin Steuble, Angel Guirado and Kenshiro Daniels. Making their return to the squad after missing out on the Fifa World Cup and AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers last June are Amani Aguinaldo, Kevin Ingreso, Iain Ramsay and Daisuke Sato. Defender Jeff Tabinas, who made his debut against China in the qualifiers, has also been recalled along with Mar Vincent Diano and goalkeepers Bernd Schipmann and Kevin Ray Mendoza. Having represented the country in the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup qualifiers last October in Singapore, Oliver Bias, Justin Baas, Dennis Chung, Oskari Kekkonen, Sandro Reyes, Christian Rontini and goalkeeper Quincy Kameraad are also in the squad. Naturalized striker Bienvenido Marañon has been called up for his first tournament for the Azkals, just like Sweden-based defender Jesper Nyholm.
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”Azkals team manager Dan Palami admits the buildup to the tournament has been far from ideal with players based in different parts of the world and still playing for their clubs with less than two weeks before the actual tournament. Compounding the situation are the injuries to some key players. “We have to deal with the situation, ” said Palami. “I think now more than ever, the team will have to summon the never-say-die spirit that Filipinos are known for. ”Other players who were unable to secure a release from their clubs are Josh Grommen, Patrick Deyto and Randy Schneider. The Azkals also suffered a huge blow with the late withdrawal of several players due to injuries.
Home United plan 'revenge' after loss to the AzkalsNov 22, 2018John DuerdenAsia correspondent KUALA LUMPUR -- Just days after the Philippines dented Singapore's 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup chances with a 1-0 win, clubs from the two countries found themselves drawn together for the 2019 AFC Cup. Should Home United of Singapore fail to progress through the qualification stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League, the S.
The season kickoff is a culmination of what organizers said has been a “tedious” journey in trying to stage a tournament amid the challenging times. The PFL was supposed to start its new season in March, but was pushed back several times because of the coronavirus pandemic. Things opened up for the league after it was allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to start training, along with the Philippine Basketball Association, after submitting health and safety protocols for a return.