CUP CHAMPION Kaya FC-Iloilo swung back to the win column on Sunday after routing Philippine Air Force FC, 5-0, in a Philippines Football League fixture at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna.
Kaya scored all its goals in the first half which allowed it to cruise along in the second half and use its bench on its way to the victory, which fortified its hold of solo second place.
Jordan Mintah scored the first of his two goals for the day in the 15th minute and followed it up with another seven minutes later to make it 2-0 for Kaya.
The onslaught continued for the Copa Paulino Alcantara champions as Masa Omura scored in the 24th and Connor Tacagni in the 27th minute to make it a 4-0 lead.
Kaya capped its fiery first half with another point care of Jayson Panhay in the 41st minute.
In the second half, Kaya chose to play its reserves who did a good job in sustaining the momentum the team built early on to book the win.
The win allowed Kaya (8-1-2) to return to winning after losing to defending champion Ceres-Negros FC, 1-0, on Aug. 3.
It now has 25 points, three behind Ceres (9-1-0).
“We worked hard for the five points in the first half which allowed us to control the game in the second half. Hopefully we get to build on this for our next game,” said Kaya coach Noel Marcaida.
Air Force (1-1-10), for its part, has dropped two straight with the loss. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo