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Ceres-Negros FC starts AFC Cup campaign

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter FRESH from its historic and groundbreaking bid in the AFC Champions League, Bacolod City-based club Ceres-Negros FC now channels it focus on the AFC Cup, beginning today as it kick-starts its bid with a home game against visiting Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia. Bracketed in Group F in […] The post Ceres-Negros FC starts AFC Cup campaign appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineFeb 12th, 2018

2018 AFC CUP: Despite loss, Ceres-Negros moves to ASEAN zonal

CERES-Negros FC failed to maintain its unblemished record after they were beaten by Home United FC, 2-0 in the ongoing AFC Cup at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City, Apr. 25, 2018. But the Busmen will move on to the ASEAN Zonal semifinals which starts next month. The Negrense Busmen struggled in finding […] The post 2018 AFC CUP: Despite loss, Ceres-Negros moves to ASEAN zonal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Negros, Cebu resume AFC Cup campaign tonite

MANILA, Philippines — Ceres Negros FC seeks to sustain its fiery start as it battles Singapore side Home United while Global Cebu eyes to rebound against Ind.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Ceres-Negros aims for Group G lead in Home United rematch

MANILA, Philippines – After opening their AFC Cup campaign with a  9-0 drubbing of Boueng Ket Angkor (BKA) FC , Ceres-Negros FC looks to continue their explosive start vs Singapore's Home United for their first away game on Tuesday, February 27.  This will be a rematch of the 2017 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal finals where Ceres-Negros ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Ceres Negros wins 9-0 in 2018 AFC Cup opener

Three players scored twice while two others chipped in as well to power Bacolod-based football club Ceres Negros FC to a resounding 9-0 win over Cambodia's Boeung Ket Angkor to open their 2018 AFC Asian Cup campaign, Tuesday evening at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod.  Japanese forward Takumi Uesato opened the floodgates for Ceres Negros, so to speak, as he was the first to get on the board with a goal in the 15th minute.  Four minutes later, Spanish striker Bienve Marañon made it a 2-0 advantage for the home team.  Uesato and Marañon would each score one more time, to make it a comfortable 4-0 advantage in just 29 minutes of action.  OJ Porteria found the back of the net in the 31st minute to make it a 5-0 scoreline even before the midgame break.  As if The Busmen needed any more help on the offensive end, Boeung Ket Angkor defender Sun Sovannarith kicked the action off in the second half with an own goal in the 58th minute to make it a 6-0 lead for the Pinoy side.  Skipper Carlie De Murga and substiture Manny Ott both added a goal each, in the 64th and 81st minutes respectively, while Porteria scored once more to put the final touch with five minutes left in regulation.  The dominant win puts the inaugural PFL champions at the top of the standing in Group F with a win and three points. Singapore's Home United sits at second with an identical one win and three point-standing, while Shan United and Boeung Ket Angkor round out the group, each with a loss.  Ceres Negros return to action on February 27th when they head to Singapore for a showdown with Home United at the Jalan Besar Stadium. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Ceres-Negros shuts out Boeung Ket in AFC Cup opener

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres-Negros FC opens their 2018 AFC Cup campaign with the 9-0 destruction of Boeung Ket FC on Tuesday, February 13, at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium.  Takumi Uesato and Bienvenido Marañon led the scoring by halftime as both registered two goals apiece. OJ Porteria capped off the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Ceres hits AFC Cup milestone in drubbing of Boeung Ket

BACOLOD CITY - Ceres Negros FC launched its AFC Cup campaign in style, drubbing an overmatched Boeung Ket side, 9-0, last Tuesday night for its most lopsided victory yet in the continental competition at Panaad Stadium. Not even a downpour caused by Tropical Storm Basyang can stop the Busmen from delivering a spectacular performance in front of their home fans as they rolled past the Cambodian champions. A brace each from Takumi Uesato, Bienve Maranon and OJ Porteria and a goal apiece from captain Carlie De Murga and substitute Manny Ott propelled the Busmen to a record-setting night. An own goal from Boeung Ket defender Sun Sovanrithy in the second half inflicted more miser...Keep on reading: Ceres hits AFC Cup milestone in drubbing of Boeung Ket.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Pinoy club Global Cebu falls short in 2018 AFC Cup opener

A late goal from Senegalese forward Pape Omar Faye proved to be the difference, as Filipino club Global Cebu FC came up short in their 2018 AFC Cup opener against Vietnamese club FLC Than Hoa at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Saturday. A tightly contested first half saw neither side give up any goals, leading to a scoreless stalemate at halftime. Fortune favored the home team in the 74th minute, as Faye turned a cross from Nguyen Xuan Thanh into a perfectly-placed header that sailed past Global keeper Patrick Deyto and into the back of the net. The Pinoy side couldn’t come up with an equalizer as Than Hoa held on for the victory. The win propels Than Hoa to the top of the Group G standings, with a win and three points. Global currently slides to the bottom with one loss. Yet to see action in Group G are Bali United and Yangon United. The two sides kick off their 2018 AFC Cup campaigns against each other on Wednesday, February 13th. Global on the other hand, will get the chance to bounce back later this month when they host Bali United at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Tuesday, February 27th. The other Pinoy club in the tournament, inaugural PFL champions Ceres Negros FC, begin their 2018 AFC Cup campaign on Wednesday, February 13th as well when they take on Cambodian side Boeung Ket Angkor in Group F action at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Ceres Negros FC bows out of AFC Champions League race after loss to Tianjin

It was the end of the line for Filipino club Ceres Negros FC after they fell to Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian, 2-0 in Tianjin, China to bow out of the 2018 AFC Champions League tournament. French striker Anthony Modeste proved to be the thorn on Ceres Negros’ side, scoring both goals for the home side. Modeste’s first strike came in at the 19th minute, scoring off a header from a well-timed corner kick. The second came at the 57th minute when he breezed through the Ceres defenses before beating keeper Toni Doblas once more for the 2-0 advantage. The visiting Pinoy side looked to rally back, but couldn’t find the same magic that brought them to the playoff round of the AFC Champions League. As a result, Tianjin Quanjian books their spot in the group stages of the tournament. It was a spirited run for the inaugural PFL champions, who looked to make Philippine football history by becoming the first club to qualify for the AFC Champions League. Ceres Negros opened their campaign by defeating Myanmar’s Shan United 4-3 on Penalties in Yangon in the first preliminary round before heading over to Australia and upsetting Brisbane Roar 3-2 in the second preliminary round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Ceres Negros stuns Brisbane Roar to advance in AFC Champions league

  Filipino football club Ceres Negros FC went into enemy territory and came away victorious, taking down Brisbane Roar 3-2, Tuesday afternoon in Brisbane, Australia to advance into the playoff round of the 2018 AFC Champions League.  The two-time A-League champions got off to a hot start after Massimo Maccarone got the home team on the board in the 35th minute.  Spanish star striker Bienve Marañon came up big for the visiting UFL champions once again, as he hit the equalizer in the 43rd minute to keep Ceres in the match.  Marañon kept it going as he converted once more in the 65th minute to give the Pinoy side the advantage.    Omid Nazari put the match out of Brisbane's reach after scoring in the 75th minute to make it a 3-1 advantage for Ceres Negros.  Eric Bautheac pulled one back in the 86th minute to make it a 3-2 match, but that would be the last of it as Ceres Negros held on for what many consider to be a massive upset.  After wins over Shan United and Brisbane Roar, Ceres Negros will continue their AFC Champions League campaign into the playoff round, where they'll be taking on Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium in Tianjin, China on January 30th.  The winner of that matchup will advance into the group stages.  No Filipino club has ever qualified for the annual tournament, which means Ceres Negros is one win away from making Filipino football history. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Ceres starts C League bid vs Myanmar

MANILA, Philippines — Reigning Philippine champ Ceres Negros FC seeks to sustain its magical run from last year as it plays in the qualifying playoffs of the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

What a year for Ceres

The trophy and plaque stood on the table, a few steps away from the LED screen showing highlights of Ceres-Negros' 2017 campaign as blue and green lights illuminated the dance floor and rap music blared on the speakers. The players take turns for selfies with the club's newest precious possession---the Philippines Football League trophy---as well as the AFC Cup Asean zonal championship plaque from the Asian Football Confederation. The relentless Busmen not only play with swag, they also celebrate in style. And on this Saturday night in the middle of December, the country's newest football champions booked one of Bacolod City's top restaurants for an exclusive victory party marki...Keep on reading: What a year for Ceres.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

First-ever PFL champion

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter ONE of the teams whose inaugural Philippines Football League (PFL) campaign got intermittently halted because of various commitments, including international ones, Ceres-Negros FC eventually underscored its standing as the best club in the country by bagging the first-ever championship of the newly formed national league. Defeating Global Cebu […] The post First-ever PFL champion appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Former UAAP star Paolo Salenga gets first National Team call up; Azkals lineup against Nepal revealed

The quest for a Philippines slot in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 continues. The Philippine Men’s National Team face Nepal in Match Day 5 of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on November 14th at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal. The match is crucial since a win over Nepal will ensure the Philippines’ qualification to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 final round for the very first time and with a game to spare. The Philippines sits on top of Group F with eight (8) points while Nepal is in last place with one (1) point. The Azkals began their Asian Cup campaign with a convincing 4-1 win against Nepal last 28 March 2017 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Phil Younghusband scored twice in the match while Iain Ramsay and Javier Patiño scored a goal each. 23 players have been called up for the Nepal match. Former Philippine Under-22 player and Global Cebu forward Paolo Salenga and Ceres Negros forward Joshua Dutosme earned their first call up to the team. Kaya FC Makati midfielder Marwin Angeles is back with the national team after a stint in 2014. Misagh Bahadoran returns to the squad after missing out in the draw against Yemen last 10 October. Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Manny Ott, and Luke Woodland are still out of the squad due to injuries.   Philippine Azkals Lineup vs. Nepal Marwin ANGELES – Kaya FC Makati Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC Misagh BAHADORAN – Global Cebu FC Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC Carlos DE MURGA – Ceres Negros FC Patrick DEYTO – Global Cebu FC Curt DIZON – FC Meralco Manila Joshua DUTOSME – Ceres Negros FC Neil ETHERIDGE – Cardiff City FC Kevin INGRESO – Ceres Negros FC Sean Patrick KANE – JPV Marikina FC Hikaru MINEGISHI – Global Cebu FC Paul MULDERS – Global Cebu FC Jim Junior MUÑOZ – Ceres Negros FC Nicholas O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC Mike OTT – Angthong United Iain RAMSAY – Ceres Negros FC Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC Paolo SALENGA – Global Cebu FC Daisuke SATO – AC Horsens Dennis VILLANUEVA – Global Cebu FC James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC Head coach Thomas Dooley will be assisted by Stefano Marsella......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Ceres-Negros stays on top

Ceres Negros went on a three-goal flurry in seven minutes as it fought back to subdue Stallion Laguna, 3-2, on Saturday to firm up its hold of top spot in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Bian Football Stadium in Laguna. The Busmen leaned on a couple of goals from Bienve Maraon and another from Stephan Schrock to overcome a Stallion side that started strong amid sweltering conditions. Former FEU star Jhan Jhan Melliza struck twice in the first half as Stallion looked poised to pull off an upset against the reigning champions. But Schrock got on the scoresheet in the 55th minute with a pinpoint header off Manny Ott's cross, before Maraon struck from just inside the area t...Keep on reading: Ceres-Negros stays on top.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News59 min. ago

Federalism campaign targets millennials

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to target millennials and other youth in its nationwide campaign for federalism. In a statement, DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said DILG's federalism roadshow, which starts next month, was looking to involve the youth in its push for federalism, banking on "their openness to change." "The end goal of the first wave of our campaign is to pique the interest of the younger generations and involve them in the process of nation-building," said Malaya, who heads the DILG's Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform. 'Openness to reforms' He pointed out the importance of getting the support of millennials...Keep on reading: Federalism campaign targets millennials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News59 min. ago

At crossroads, football looks for salvation in fledgling league

Ceres Negros captain Martin Steuble struck a chord when he said there was a huge question mark hanging over the Philippines Football League, which is just over a year old. The Busmen had just won,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Bacolod United defends Ceres Cup title

BACOLOD United FC blanked Footballstory of South Korea, 4-0, to snatch the 5th Ceres Cup title at the North Field in Talisay City, Negros Occidental on May 26, 2018. The team was led by former national team member Norman Fegidero who scored a hat-trick to carry Bacolod United to its second consecutive title in the […] The post Bacolod United defends Ceres Cup title appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News4 hr. 45 min. ago

Former Ceres-Negros football trialist, ex-girlfriend found dead

MILAN, Italy – An Italian football player who once tried his luck in the Philippines has been found dead along with his ex-girfriend after a suspected murder-suicide, according to reports in Italy on Saturday, May 26. Federico Zini, who played for Serie D side Tuttocuoio and trialed for Ceres-Negros ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Negros, Iloilo join 2018 PHL Series

NEGRENSE sluggers will banner Negros Occidental in the 2018 Philippine Series which starts today, May 26, 2018, in Cabuyao, Laguna. Three teams from the province will play in the finals of the annual softball tournament. The event, which will run until June 1, features powerhouse softball teams across the country. Defending champions Negros Occidental Little […] The post Negros, Iloilo join 2018 PHL Series appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Ceres-Negros blanks Davao, takes back top spot

  BACOLOD CITY---Ceres-Negros regained top spot in the Philippines Football League with a convincing 3-0 win over Davao Aguilas on Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium here. OJ Porteria converted from the spot in first half stoppage time, before Bienvenido Maraon scored twice in the second half as the Busmen bounced back from a 0-1 defeat to Kaya Iloilo. Over at Bian Football Stadium, Global Cebu stunned Kaya, 3-1, for its first victory of the season. With the win, Ceres increased its tally to 18 points, two ahead of Kaya, which saw a four-match winning run snapped. Davao remained in third with 14 points from 10 matches. Kaya finished the game with just nine players afte...Keep on reading: Ceres-Negros blanks Davao, takes back top spot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018