Football in the Philippines is getting more and more popular. Thanks to the national team the Azkals, but also thanks to the commitment and improved organization of the United Football League (UFL).
After finishing the group stage and last 16 of this year UFL Cup, the upcoming weekend will host the quarterfinals.
For the UFL quarterfinals Nomads Auction Manila FC will be playing Kaya Cignal, on Saturday November 26th 4pm at the University of Makati. Admission is free and the UFL will be raffling off tickets to the LA Galaxy-Azkals match. Match will be televised live on AKTV.
Kaya which is the club of Azkals captain Aly Borromeo, Anton Del Rosario, Yannick Tuason, Nate Burkey, Jaison Sabio and Lexton Moy are perceived favorite for this Saturday’s highlight. However, Nomads Auction Manila FC consists of talented footballer from mainly Europe, but also America and Africa. Team spirit, discipline and simple football are among the successors of their game. Nomads’ defense which did not concede any goal in this year’s cup will be heavily challenged by Kaya’s attacking power. But according to Nomads defender Yves De-Luis “Whoever will be in the first eleven for Nomads tomorrow, will make it very very difficult for Kaya to score. And even if we are underdog, we believe to get to the semi finals, because the decision is made on the pitch – and we are ready.”
Globally, people are paying to watch football. Here in the Philippines it’s still free! What better to do than go and support one of the teams. Wear green for Nomads or yellow for Kaya. See you in the Stadium!