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PFL: Ceres-Negros eyes last jewel for its crown


By Jonas Terrado

Team Standings W D L Pts

X-Ceres 19 2 0 59
Kaya 17 2 3 53
Stallion 10 6 7 36
Green Archers 9 5 9 32
Mendiola 4 5 13 17
Air Force 3 2 18 11
Global 1 4 13 7


Game Saturday

(Aboitiz Pitch, Lipa City)

4 p.m. — Ceres vs Kaya

Newly-crowned champion Ceres-Negros aims to complete the first unbeaten season in the modern era when it plays Kaya-Iloilo in the final match of the 2019 Philippines Football League season at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa City, Batangas.

Ceres-Negros FC (photo from Facebook page)

Ceres-Negros FC (File photo from Facebook page)

Kickoff is set at 4 p.m. with the Busmen hoping to put a fitting conclusion to the season highlighted by a 16-match winning streak, a third straight PFL crown and a fourth title in top-flight league competition in the last five years.

Ceres will be handed the trophy in a ceremony after the match.

Looking to prevent the Busmen from making history is Kaya, which hopes to use the match as a key preparation for its defense of the Copa Paulino Alcantara which starts later this month.

Kaya is one of eight teams that will join the Copa, including the national U-22 team that will participate in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

The Copa draw is slated Sunday at the office of the Philippine Football Federation.

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