NOFA & DFL holds 12 & Under Invitational Cup

The Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) in partnership with Dynamic Football League (DFL) will be holding the inaugural NOFA 12 & Under Invitational Cup this summer on May 3-7, 2017 in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Invited teams from all over the country will participate in this 9-a-side tournament over five days.

NOFA and DFL have been consistently providing avenues for grassroots football in the past three years with the aim of elevating the level of the game in Negros and all other teams that may participate in their scheduled events. Participants from the said event are for boys born January 1, 2005 and later with teams provided with free registration and a daily subsidy for players to boot.

Teams such as One La Salle, Ateneo, Southridge, and Claret will represent Luzon while Kakisa-Dumaguete, Bayawan, Springdale Titans, Don Bosco Cebu, I.Pag-asa, Jaro, Barotac, Green Global, San Carlos, Don Bosco Victorias, and Dynamic will represent Visayas. Mindanao will be duly represented by Davao, MARFA-North Cotabato, and Zadifa-Dipolog.

Games will be held in the Santa Maria football field beside the renowned Negros landmark: The Ruins. Teams will be treated on May the 3rd with a welcome dinner at the University of St. La Salle Covered Court with elimination matches and quarterfinals running from May 4 to 6. The Semis and Finals will be held on May 7 together with the awarding cermonies also to be held on the same day.

UFL: Consolidated ADD/DROP list for April 2016 Transfer Window


1) ALCUAZ, Xavier Carlos Alberto
2) BAÑA, Rupert Ed
3) CASTILLO, Christian Michael
5) COLET, Kendall
6) GAUDIEL, Renko Feliz
7) JONG, han Seon [KOR]
8) KOFFI, Konan Marc Antoine [CIV]
9) LIPARDO, Jose Rafael
10) MATHAY, Alfredo Carlitos
11) MONTEMAYOR, Jin Daniel
12) ORACION, Jose Paolo
13) ORTIZ, Enrique Thaddeus
14) SON, Jeong Hyeon [KOR]
15) WEIDMAR, Martin
16) YOSHIOKA, Mashu
17) BONGALAN, Gonzalo (youth / reserve roster)
18) CO, Ryan Matthew (youth / reserve roster)
19) GAYOSO, Javier Augustine (youth / reserve roster)
20) JAMES, Kenneth John (youth / reserve roster)
21) ORDOÑEZ, Martin (youth / reserve roster)
22) POE, Joseph Gerard (youth / reserve roster)
23) SORIANO, Kenneth Gerard (youth / reserve roster)
24) TANCHUAN, Alain (youth / reserve roster)
25) VALDEZ, Joshua (youth / reserve roster)

1) ALCOREZA, Harold
2) CABAÑIERO, Rolando Jr.
3) CALVO, Valentino
4) CAMINOS, Jose Alfe
5) CLOTTEY, Joseph Attuquaye [GHA]
6) FERNANDEZ, Habagat Viktor Hamin Grace [from Youth / Reserve Roster]
7) FRANCISCO, Norman John Robert
8) FRIAS, John Albert
9) GALICIA, Christian Lowell
10) KONE, Losseni [CIV]
11) LEYBLE, Richard
12) MENGANE, Pampam Justin [CIV]
13) OMGBA, Augustin [CMR]
14) ORCULLO, Gerald
15) RECHE DONHA, Joao Alexandre [BRA]
16) REGALA, Darwin



FORZA FC:- ***ADD***
1) BONOAN, Juan Javier
2) DE GUZMAN, Raphael Clifford
3) DIAZ, Van Rey
4) DOLINO, Aldrin
5) EVANGELISTA, Mervin Paul
6) FERRER, Nicolas Jr.
7) JOSEPH, Rigoberto Carlos
8) RAMOS, Javier Francisco Jr.
9) TETANG ZIEPOP, Maxime Valery [CMR]

1) ALCANTARA, Nathan Michael
2) ALEGRE, Frederico Martin
3) AVANCEÑA, Raphael Angelo
4) BAMBA, Sam Lama [CIV]
5) DAPOG, Elijah
6) MANIQUIS, Mikel Romano
7) MONTELIBANO, Jose Luis Ricardo
8) TIU, Briggs

1) HARTMANN, Mark Andrew
2) OCTAVIO, Nathan
3) ORTIZ, Juan Carlos [ESP]
5) PETTYS, Charley
6) ESSWEIN, Andreas Campollo (youth / reserve roster)

1) BATEAU, Sean Anthony Gilbert [TRI]
3) ELHABIB, Izzeldin Elzaki Ibrahim [SDN]
4) KANAYAMA, John Christopher (Loyola FC)

1) ARNESTO, Reyl
2) BALANUECO, Jannryl
3) DAGA-ANG, Juarlito
4) GUMBAN, John Resty
5) JURAO, Angelou Val
6) MACAPAL, John
7) SALAHIT, Paul Ariel
8) UZOKA, Chima

1) ALONSO, Alvaro Miguel [ESP]
2) CAÑEDO, Robert
3) DOLINO, Aldrin
5) MELEKE, Stephane [CIV]
6) TETANG ZIEPOP, Maxime Valery [CMR]
7) UZOKA, Kennedy

1) ABAN, Elijah
2) ANGELES, Alen Franco
3) CAÑEDO, Robert
4) MABANAG, Michael Jerremy
5) MENZI, Michael
6) TAKANO, Daishi [JPN]
7) UESATO, Takumi [JPN]

1) ALI, Mahmoud
2) NAKAZONO, Yuuki [JPN]
3) PELAYO, Meliton
4) SOBREVEGA, Louie Jay
5) WADA, Shimpei [JPN]

KAYA FC:- ***ADD***
1) GIGANTO, Eric Ben
2) MENZI, Audie
3) REED, Adam Michael [ENG]
4) TANTON, David

KAYA FC:- ***DROP***
1) GREATWICH, Christopher Robert (NOT FREE TO SIGN)

LAOS FC:- ***ADD***
1) ALI, Mahmoud
2) BATEAU, Sean Anthony Gilbert [TRI]

3) ELHABIB, Izzeldin Elzaki Ibarahim [SDN]
4) DIMAANO, Jose Salvador (youth / reserve roster)
5) PIQUE, Juan Miguel Bradley (youth / reserve roster)
6) SHAHROOD, Shahin [IRN] (youth / reserve roster)
7) SILVERIO, Lanz Jason (youth / reserve roster)
8) SILVERIO, Lorenz Justin (youth / reserve roster)
9) TAKZARE, Reza [IRN] (youth / reserve roster)

LAOS FC:- ***DROP***
1) CAMARA, Cheick Ahmed [CIV]
2) DALMAN, Jhonny
3) JUKES, Reginald Roel Jr.

1) KANAYAMA, John Christopher
2) MAGASSA, Aboubacar []

1) MITTER, Adam Thomas [ENG]

2) APPIAH, Stephen [GHA]
3) BIÑAS, Kevin Regan
4) CARLOS, Jon Aaron
5) DOMINGO, Patrick Michael
6) EJE, James Michael
7) EPILI, Alfred
8) FOFANA, Lassana [CIV]
9) HWANG, Jong Won [KOR]
10) KIGBU, Alu [NGA]
11) KIM, Chan Woo [KOR]
12) NJI, Madi Taniform [CMR]
13) OKEAGU, Michael Chiemela [NGA]
14) UGWU, Ifeanyi Elias [NGA]
15) ZACAL, Dennis Jr.

1) AHMAD, Aseel
2) CERDEÑA, Joseph Anthony
3) DAHL, Christian Magnus [DEN]
4) HARTMANN, Darren Maurice
5) JAMAL, Dalir Lord [IRN]
6) JOERGENSEN, Kristian [DEN]
7) JONES, Christopher Ian
8) LAWLESS, Christopher
9) ORTIZ, Enrique Thaddeus
10) PAPILLON, Gael Anthony
11) UJAM, Charles Ekene [NGA]
12) VIVA, Roel

1) ALBIÑO, Jerico
2) ALBIÑO, Joevic
3) ARCILLA, Garlet
4) BEDIA, Roy Kent
5) BIDAR, Soheil []
6) COOPER, Romeo Share [LBR]
7) FARIÑAS, Federico Jr.
8) FERMIN, Joseph Ryan
9) HERVA, Jaybone
10) LEONAR, John Paulo
11) LLEVARES, Albert
12) MADIA, Lester
13) MUNGCAL, Mar Oscar
14) NCHAMA, Masa Ango Santiago [EQG]
15) REGIS, Divino
16) SHADIDEH, Masood [IRN]
17) SONG, Woo [KOR]
18) SYLVANUS, Emmanuel Arinzechukwu []
19) YARED, Jose Anton

1) BALDOMAR, Ramon
2) CABRERA, Marlon
3) CAMARA, Mohammed [GUI]
4) CORDERO, John Paul
5) CUNA, Thomas
6) CUYOS, Jerome
7) DE CASTRO, John Kevin
8) ENDAYA, Mark Henry
9) GARCIANO, Bryan
10) GATASI, Lawrence
11) GHAZY NOURELDIN, Ahmed Safwat [EGY]
12) JOHNSON, Foday Nah [LBR]
13) KNOWLDEN, Malachi III [LBR]
14) LAPITAN, Rodmel Mari
15) NGOM, Amadou Lamine [SEN]
16) PADUA, Larsen Anatoly
17) PEPITO, Hayeson
18) SALANGUIT, Christian
19) SALISAD, Randy

1) BAE, Dong Min [KOR]
2) BORROMEO, Nicholas Christian
3) CASIL, Arnel
4) GROMMEN, Joshua
5) POLLI, Carlo [SUI]
6) SADIA, Roland Dely [CIV]
7) VILLACIN, Nicholas Christian

1) BIKECK BARING, Franck Brown [CMR]
2) NOETZEL, Johann Thomas [NMI]
3) QORDJA, Ernest [ENG]
4) REED, Adam Michael [ENG]
5) SILITONGA, Reuben Raya
6) WRIGHT, Max William [ENG]

Ceres-La Salle and Kaya await 2016 AFC Cup Draw

United Football League Clubs Ceres-La Salle FC and Kaya FC are now awaiting the result of the 2016 AFC Cup Group Stage draw to be held on December 10, 2015 at the AFC Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

The Bacolod squad qualified to the Asian competition after winning the UFL League.  The LBC-backed squad earned the right after beating Ceres in the UFL Cup final.

Kaya initially qualified for a playoff spot which will require them to win against two teams in order to qualify for the group stages.  But possible pullouts from other clubs and the suspension of the Indonesian FA paved the way for their direct inclusion to the group stages.

The Filipino clubs will be in two of four East zone groups which will see them pitted against clubs from either Hong Kong, India, Maldives, or other Southeast Asian countries.  They will play home and away games every month starting from February to May next year.

Kaya FC defy odds, stun Ceres in UFL Cup Final

Ten-man Kaya FC withstood a late Ceres rally to win the 2015 UFL Cup via a penalty shootout last August 28 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.  Goalkeeper Nick O’donnel secured the win for Kaya after saving two shots from Ceres.


It was Kaya who took it to the league champions in the early going when Tishan Hanley sneaked a diving header forcing a one hand save from Louie Michael Casas.  Kaya’s Joven Bedic found the back of the net minutes after but the referee ruled it out after contact was made to the Ceres goalie prior to the shot.

Ceres was in the backfoot in the first thirty minutes as the players were still adjusting to the combinations due to the absence of Manny Ott. The Bacolod squad regained some control in the remaining minutes after multiple attempts from their attacking players.  Their best chance came when a Lee Jeong Woo superstrike was parried by O’donnel towards Okunaiaya who’s deflected cross found it’s way to Patrick Reichelts lap.   Reichelt wasn’t quick enough to act causing his shot to be deflected out wide.

In injury time, OJ Porteria initiated a counter attack who laid off to Dieho Barrera in the wings with the midfielder issuing a perfect cross to Hanley.  The striker buried the shot in the bottom corner giving Kaya a 1-0 lead just before the whistle.

Ceres started out strong in the second half with shot attempts from Bienvenido Marañon, Lee, and Martin Steuble.  The strong start was negated by Kaya after forcing a counterattack where Joven Bedic supplied Diego Barrera with a good ball. The Colombian player hit an inch perfect strike where it hit the bar and in stunning Ceres for the 2-0 lead.

The Bacolod squad got back minutes later when Lee struck a beautiful curling shot to the second post to the delight of the Ceres fans. Things looked bad for Kaya as Lee was locking heads with Chris Greatwhich and both players were given yellow cards.  Greatwich, who had recieved a yellow earlier, was given his marching orders after fourth official Clifford Daypuyat discussed the violation minutes later leaving Kaya to ten men.

Juani Guirado scored the equalizer in the 73rd after glancing in a cross from Martin Steuble. Ceres put pressure to the Kaya but timely saves from the keeper and the defense maintained the 2-2 scoreline after ninety minutes.

Ceres was pushing Kaya early in extra time but the LBC backed squad was resolute in holding up their 4-4-1 defensive position.  Half chances were made but the defenses held on forcing the game into a penalty shootout.

With the score at two apiece, Ceres’ Louie Casas blocked the shot of Kaya’s third kicker in Kenshiro Daniels. The penalty was ordered to be retaken after the linesman adjudged the keeper to have come off the line before the shot was made. The retake however was also saved by Casas putting the pressure on Kaya.

Paul Mulders’ weak penalty was easily saved by O’donnel while Christian Ayew made no mistake putting the underdogs in the lead.  O’donnel again saved another after a Martin Steuble penalty which forced a Ceres save in the next kick in order to stay alive.  The Ceres goalkeeper guessed the right way but Louis Clarks’ bottom corner strike sealed the deal for Kaya for their first UFL title after many years.

La Salle Alumni United makes waves in Ceres Cup

University of St. La Salle Alumni United defied age limits to earn a 3rd runner up finish in the Mens Open of the recently concluded 2015 Ceres Cup last May 17 at the North Football field in Bacolod City.

 The veteran squad beat SMYC, a vietnamese squad, 4-3 in the quarterfinals but unluckily bowed to eventual champions Ceres-La Salle College A 2-3 at the final minute in the semi-finals.

Expectations were low before the tournament for this Alumni squad who didn’t think they would make it past the group stage.

The hastily-formed squad scored three successive wins against teams like Kabankalan and Silver Dragons to top their group to secure a quarter final seat.

In the quarters, they raced to 3-0 lead after getting goals from former standouts in FJ Serios, Recoy Gustilo, and Patrick Martir. The squad took it easy after getting the lead which saw them concede two goals until Serios scored again to give a comfortable lead.  The vietnamese scored to complete the the final score 4-3.

The semis was a different story coming up against Ceres-La Salle College A who won the U22 title the day before.  Jo Bedia, son of former Mr Football Joel Bedia, opened the scoring  with a well placed shot past former Azkal goalkeeper Archie Bayquin to make it 1-0 for the collegiate squad.

The Alumni squad equalized a few minutes after with a FJ Serios-strike to stun the collegiate squad. It didn’t take long as Alumni United took the lead care of an Aldrin Dolino goal.

The varsity squad equalized after a few minutes to make the game interesting.  In the final minute, Ceres-La Salle A scored a screamer from half-line to dash the hopes of the Alumni Squad for an unprecedented finals appearance.

La Salle Alumni United succumbed to 2-3 defeat in a penalty shootout to Ceres-La Salle College B to close out the tournament.  Its only the beginning for the Alumni squad who aims to join more tournaments in the future.

Members of the squad are: Miguel Rivero, Eric Gallaga, Recoy Gustilo Campo, FJ Serios, Jason Padilla, Aldrin Dolino, MJ & Mike Benedicto, Marson Delatorre, Jet Diel, Archie Bayquin and Team Captain Patrick Martir.