Ceres-La Salle FC announced the shock move of Filipino international Stephan Shrock to the Bacolod-based squad. The announcement via the Ceres-La Salle FC facebook page confirms speculation of a foreign-based Azkal moving back to Philippine soil.
The recent acquisition puts Ceres in contention with other AFC Cup teams like Singapore’s Tampines Rovers who are about to sign ex-Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant. Shrock has been reported to have been allowed to look for a new club by his longtime club SpVgg Greuther Fürth a few days ago.
The Perfect Pass produced an April fools article last year last year on Shrock signing for Ceres which was a hit to the football community. When asked about the joke last year, Shrock simply said “Maybe in the future”. The future is now.