Global Cebu bags first win in PFL; leader Kaya scores another victory

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AFTER OPENING its Philippines Football League (PFL) campaign with three straight losses, Global Cebu FC finally barged into the win column on Wednesday even as league-leading Kaya FC-Iloilo notched another victory.

The lone team without a point to show for entering Wednesday’s PFL fixtures, Global changed the setup with a 3-1 victory over Philippine Air Force FC in their league action at the Biñan Football Stadium.

Fell down early in the match, Global turned things around in the second half, with Chima Uzoka (’72), Marvin Bricencio (’84) and Matthew Custodio (’89) providing the goals late to help their team to its first-ever win.

The victory improved Global to 1-0-3 for the season, and handed it the full three points, good for fifth place.

The loss, meanwhile, dropped Air Force to 0-1-3 with a point to show for.

Meanwhile, Kaya kept its unblemished record intact with a 6-3 win over Mendiola FC 1991 in their match at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium also Wednesday.

Jordan Mintah (11’, 85’ and 89’) scored a hat trick while Eric Giganto (47’and 60’) had a brace in the win. Shirmar Felongco accounted for the other Kaya goal.

Kaya now boasts of 4-0-0 record in the PFL, on top of the heap with 12 points, while Mendiola fell to 0-1-3 and a point.

Later in the night, Stallion Laguna FC (2-2-1) and Green Archers United FC (2-1-1) fought to a goalless draw. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo