Global reinforcements: Sacapaño, O'Donnell & Liay (among others) tapped for club's AFC President's Cup campaign
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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.