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AFC Cup: Ceres misses ASEAN Zonal final in loss to Hanoi FC

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Ceres-Negros FC fails to advance to its third straight AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal final

BOWING OUT. Ceres-Negros FC exits the 2019 AFC Cup as a semifinalist. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

AFC Cup: Ceres draws Hanoi in zonal semis 1st leg

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Ceres-Negros FC aims to bounce back in the 2nd leg that can propel the Busmen to their 3rd ASEAN Zonal Final

PLAYMAKER. Stephan Schrock continues to orchestrate Ceres-Negros' attack. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

AFC Cup 2019: Ceres seals comeback win over Persija Jakarta

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rallies from two goals down to stay on top of Group G

ON TOP. Ceres-Negros FC continues to top Group G of the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo by AFC Cup Twitter

AFC Cup 2019: PSM Makassar deals Kaya's 1st loss in drama-filled match

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:31 PM

PSM Makassar's keeper Rivky Mokodompit denies Kaya FC's spirited comeback for the away win

TOP SPOT. Eero Markannen doubles the lead which proved crucial in PSM Makassar's goalless second half. Photo from AFC Cup 2019

AFC CUP: Kaya-Iloilo braces for vicious PSM Makassar at home

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:53 PM

'We expect them to work hard to get 3 points tomorrow, and we’re ready for that,' says Kaya-Iloilo head coach Noel Marcaida

ON TOP. Jovin Bedic dribbles past the Indonesians. Photo courtesy of AFC Cup 2019

Marañon's lone goal sends Ceres past Persija

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rolls to a perfect record to keep the Group G lead in the 2019 AFC Cup

HERO. Bienvienido Marañon scores his fifth goal in the 2019 AFC Cup that sealed Ceres' third straight victory. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Angeles’ late equalizer salvages a draw for Kaya

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Marwin Angeles steps up during injury time to keep Kaya unbeaten

LAST GASP. Kaya-Iloilo FC remains unbeaten in the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo from Kaya FC Facebook

Kaya overpowers Home as Roberts, Osei score braces

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Iloilo-based squad jumps to first place in Group H in the AFC Cup 2019

SHUTOUT. Kaya FC surprisingly overwhelms reigning ASEAN Zonal champion Home United. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Hat-trick hero Marañon powers Ceres over Becamex

Mar 12, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The Busmen remain at first place in Group G of the AFC Cup 2019

FIREPOWER. Bienvienido Marañon does damage to the Vietnamese side with a stellar hat-trick. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Kaya-Iloilo absorbs heartbreaking draw in AFC Cup 2019 opener

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Kaya-Iloilo FC concedes a late header from Lao Toyota FC that denies the Philippine club from taking home its first 3 points

PAINFUL. Kaya-Iloilo FC misses the chance to put themselves on top of Group H. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Ceres slips past Shan United's threat for opening game win

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The Busmen sit on top of Group G early in the 2019 AFC Cup

FIRST WIN. OJ Porteria scores a brace to put Ceres on top of Group G. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Kaya FC nails 2019 AFC Cup berth in extra time effort

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Kaya FC-Iloilo nabs a sure spot in the 2019 AFC Cup along with Ceres-Negros FC

LOOK: Home United visits injured Patrick Reichelt

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The Ceres-Negros winger is still recovering in the hospital after sustaining a head injury from a collision with Home United keeper Rudy Khairullah

SPORTSMANSHIP. Home United FC head coach Aidil Sharin, general manager Badri Ghent and keeper Rudy Khairullah visit Patrick Reichelt in the hospital in Singapore. Photo from Home United FC Facebook

Ceres loses AFC Cup ASEAN crown to Home United

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The Singaporean club exacts revenge on Ceres in the zonal final rematch

DETHRONED. An undermanned Ceres-Negros FC falls to Home United finishing at 2nd place in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zone. File Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

Ceres-Negros FC settles for draw vs Home United

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:34 PM

A frustrated Busmen side needs to bounce back and score away goals in the second leg of the AFC Cup 2018 ASEAN Zonal Final

Can a shorthanded Ceres Negros capture the ASEAN Zonal title?

Jul 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Minus Bienve Marañon – and possibly Stephan Schröck – the PFL champs face a two-legged challenge against Singapore's Home United

Ceres midfielder Manny Ott. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ceres advances to AFC Cup Zonal Finals on aggregate win over Yangon

May 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The Busmen set up another ASEAN finals rematch against Singapore’s Home United

BACK-TO-BACK. Ceres-Negros FC makes its second straight ASEAN Zonal finals appearance. Photo from AFC Cup

Ceres-Negros FC takes first leg win over Yangon United

May 09, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Myanmar club team keeps its hopes alive as Sylla scores a valuable pair of away goals

NOT OVER YET. Ceres-Negros FC will attempt to score its own away goals in the next leg. Photo by AFC Cup/Lagardere Sports

Global Cebu caps off 2018 AFC Cup run with win over Bali United

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Sanchez and Mulders save the Cebu-based club from finishing at the bottom of Group G

STATEMENT. Global Cebu FC's second win comes in their final match against Bali United in Indonesia. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook page

Home United takes match, group stage win at Ceres' expense in Bacolod

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) Both teams were guaranteed spots in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN zonal semi-finals even before the match started

TOP SEED. Ceres-Negros will face Persijia in the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC Facebook page.

Ceres looks to close out Group F with win over Home United in Bacolod

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Regardless of result, the Busmen are in the last 4 of the 2018 AFC Cup's ASEAN zone

DO-OR-DIE. (from left to right) Home United head coach Aidil Sharin, midfielder Anumanthan Kumar, Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock and head coach Risto Vidakovic in the pre-match press conference in Bacolod City. Photo by Ceres Media

Marañon hat-trick pushes Ceres to eliminate Boeung Ket

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Ceres-Negros FC repeats dominating victory over Boeung Ket FC

HAT-TRICK. Bienve Marañon's hat-trick triples the lead before Takumi Uesato sealed the win with the 4th and last goal. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter (@AFCCup)

Global Cebu's late goals salvage draw with Thanh Hoa

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:32 PM

Regardless of the result, Global and Thanh Hoa have been eliminated from advancing to the ASEAN zone semi-finals

BOTTOM. Global Cebu FC crashes to the bottom of Group G in this edition of the AFC Cup. Photo from Global Cebu FC

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

Marañon's early goal seals the win for Ceres

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Ceres-Negros FC remains on top of Group F with a 3-1-0 record, 10 points and a +12 goal difference

EARLY GOAL. Bienve Marañon's spot kick in the 15th minute gave Ceres the 1-0 lead over Shan United. File Photo from Ceres Negros FC Facebook page

Sanchez scores game-winner, gives Global first 2018 AFC Cup win

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Global Cebu pulls off an upset over group leaders Yangon United in their first win of the season

Global Cebu loses to Yangon, crashes to the bottom of Group G

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Global Cebu will face Yangon United in less than a week, but this time at home

CRASHING. Global Cebu FC will look to earn the back the 3 points they surrendered to Yangon United in their next game at home. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

Late goals propel Ceres-Negros to top of Group F

Mar 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Ceres leads with 7 points and a +11 goal difference in Group F of the 2018 AFC Cup

LATE GOALS. Patrick Reichelt and Bienviendio Marañon scores late goals in the 79th and 83rd minutes of the game. File Photo by AFC Cup/Lagardere Sports

Global, Ceres draw in second AFC Cup matches

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Both Filipino clubs look to improve their record as they march into their 3rd matches next week

HUSTLE. Stephan Schrock facilitates Ceres' offense but fell short in the draw with Home United. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

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

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Despite edging out the rest with a +9 goal difference, a win by Ceres would put them on top of Group G

REMATCH. This will be a 2017 ASEAN Zonal finals rematch for Ceres-Negros FC and Home United. Photo by Ceres Media

Global Cebu vows to bounce back in home game against Bali United

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Tuesday's match is a 'must-win' for both Global-Cebu and Bali United

BOUNCE BACK. Global-Cebu FC aims to get their first 3 points in the 2018 AFC Cup. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ceres-Negros shuts out Boeung Ket in AFC Cup opener

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

There was no consolation at for Boeung Ket as the Cambodian club failed to contain the lethal lineup of Ceres

DOMINATION. Ceres-Negros controlled the game from start to finish.

AFC Cup: Bacolod rekindles its love affair with Ceres Negros

Feb 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

A day before Valentines, the Busmen take on Boeung Ket of Cambodia in Panaad.

LOVE. Ceres fans send love to the club before they depart for their AFC Cup opening game. Photo from Facebook

Finals berth, AFC Cup slot at stake as Sparks and Global clash

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The match on December 9, 7 pm in Rizal Memorial is the second leg of a semi-final encounter between Meralco and Global

CLASH. Spark Connor Tacagni duels for possession with Cebu's Wesley Dos Santos.

Global and Ceres aim to make history at AFC Cup

May 15, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Two Pinoy clubs are on the cusp of progressing past the first knockout stage for the first time

KNOCKOUT. Ceres is one of the two Filipino clubs in the AFC Cup looking to extend past the knockout stage. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Crunch time in the AFC Cup and UAAP football

May 01, 2017 - 4:38 PM

It s time to stand and be counted for Global Ceres UP FEU Ateneo and UST in their respective competitions

LOFTY GOALS. Amani Aguinaldo will try to help Global reach the AFC Cup knockout stage. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup: Pinoy clubs produce flurry of goals in two big wins

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:56 AM

Global and Ceres combine for 10 scores to keep knockout stage dreams alive

GLOBAL DOMINATION, Shu Sasaki of Global FC celebrates after scoring one of his team's 4 goals against Magwe. Screenshot from YouTube

AFC Cup: Can Ceres deliver on the road once again?

Mar 31, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Ceres Negros stakes an undefeated away record in the AFC Cup against Felda United Can they silence the Malaysian fans?

GLOBAL TAKEOVER. Luke Woodland, Super Herrera, Dodz Pasinabo and Martin Steuble train for the AFC Cup. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ceres, Global win big in AFC Cup with highlight goals

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Pinoy football clubs shone on Tuesday Can this success help boost the upcoming national league?

Iain Ramsay's superb goal was the pick of the bunch on Tuesday night. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Global FC makes a perfect start to AFC Cup against Magwe

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Coach Toshiaki Imai s team collects a well deserved 3 points in its first AFC Cup match of the year

STRONG START. Misagh Bahadoran scored the game's only goal but had an otherwise quiet night in Global FC's win. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup preview: Who will be Global's game changer?

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

The league champs host Burmese side Magwe on Tuesday Which player will step up?

BACK TO BASICS. Global FC may have fallen short in qualifiers for the AFC Champions League, but they'll be one of two Philippine sides in the AFC Cup. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup: Why we should remain upbeat despite Ceres and Kaya's exits

May 26, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Despite the tough round of 16 losses Pinoy football clubs and their fans should be proud of how far they have come

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY. Ceres FC, pictured, and Kaya FC are indicative of just how far club football has come in the Philippines. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup knockout stage: Kaya, Ceres aim for quarterfinals

May 22, 2016 - 4:10 PM

It s win or go home time for two Filipino clubs this week Do they have what it takes to make it to the Elite Eight?

AFC Cup: Ceres, Kaya crash Round-of-16 party in style

May 11, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Postmatch thoughts as Ceres routs Sheikh Jamal and Kaya guts out a goalless draw to attain yet another milestone for Philippine football

VICTORY BUS. Ceres FC ended its group stage run in style. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup: Crunch time for Ceres, Kaya in final group stage matches

May 09, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Both Filipino clubs have plenty to play for in the AFC Cup on Tuesday Can Kaya join Ceres in the knockout stage?

BUSMEN. Manny Ott and the unbeaten Ceres La Salle can solidify a first place finish in their AFC Cup group with a win over Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited at home. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ceres takes another step forward in AFC Cup

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Ceres had every reason not to beat Tampines Rovers but still managed to gut out 3 points to move to the top of their group

INJURY TIME. Ceres wasn't at full strength but had the depth to gut out 3 points. Photo by Santino Honasan

Club Football: AFC Cup previews, UFL Cup spoiler alerts

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:04 PM

It s a pretty big week for Pinoy Club football

UFL Cup quarters preview: Why a little bit of hatin' is good

Mar 31, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The UFL Elite Eight is on this weekend and one match stands out as a tasty derby contest: Kaya versus Loyola

Kaya 1, Balestier Khalsa 0: We belong

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Kaya FC wins a second home game in the AFC Cup thanks to Antonio Ugarte s second half strike Philippine clubs are showing they can match their Asian counterparts toe to toe

KAYA MO YAN. Antonio Ugarte is ecstatic after scoring the 1-0 goal. Kaya is showing it can hang with its rivals in the AFC Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

AFC Cup: Kaya 1, New Radiant 0 – The Youth Movement delivers

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:55 PM

OJ Porteria s stoppage time winner gives Kaya its first ever win in the AFC Cup on Tuesday Kaya s kids made it happen Here are some postgame thoughts

VICTORY. Porteria and his mates celebrate the late winner. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler