Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sacapaño to Global? Other reinforcements tabbed for President's Cup.

Global reinforcements: Sacapaño, O'Donnell & Liay (among others) tapped for club's AFC President's Cup campaign
by rick olivares pic courtesy of isko jose/interaktv

As UFL club Global gears up for the AFC President’s Cup, they are looking to add a few local players (on loan or news signings) to their roster in anticipation of the cap on foreigners. Participating teams are allowed to list five foreigners but can only play two in a match.

Currently, Global has foreigners Izzo El Habbib (Sudan), Ben Starosta (Poland), Yu Hoshide (Japan), James Gardner (Scotland), Val Kama (Ghana), Angge Tressor Guisso, Delon Patrick Yao, and Roland Sadia (the last three are from the Ivory Coast) who are all mainstays in their rotation.

Apparently, they are looking into loaning Army’s Ed Sacapaño for their AFC President's Cup campaign while making also inquiries about Ateneo’s Nick O’Donnell and Carlo Liay among other players. O’Donnell and Liay have been tabbed by Kaya in the UFL’s March transfer window.

Global owner recently tapped Scotsman Brian Reid to take over the UFL champions squad to prepare them for the AFC President’s Cup. Reid’s baptism of fire into Philippine club football began with the recent PFF Smart Club National Championship.

The 2013 AFC President’s Cup will be the ninth staging of the tournament that is for emerging footballing nations. The group stages for the tournament will take place from May 2-12. According to sources, there has been a request put forward for the Philippines to host their group stage in Cebu.

Should Global advance past the group stages, the final stage will be from September 23-29.


  1. why not just get the whole azkals while you are at it? :D loan PYH/JYH/Chief/Edsa

    drop sadia guisso yao gardner and kama.

  2. "Participating teams are allowed to list five foreigners but can only play two in a match."

    That's wrong as per the regulations (which has been pretty much the same since the competition's inception). You can only register two foreigners and you can use both at the same time.

    Here's hoping they get screwed and end up not taking part in the cup! They shouldn't even be in the competition to begin with! In the 2011 UFL Cup, they used Christiaens once (illegally) even though he was contracted to Torhout in Belgium. No proper transfer took place. Pretty much the same happened when they used Juani for the 2012 league which they ended up winning and got a ticket to the Presiden'ts Cup.

    They cheated.... hope they get fucked over!!

    1. Hahahahaha! Cheater FC dapat pangalan nila..

  3. Not sure if Global FC or AFRICAN FC lols!