REIGNING Copa Paulino Alcantara champion Kaya FC-Iloilo gets its 2019 AFC Cup campaign rolling today, taking on Lao Toyota FC in opening Group H action at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
Earned the right to represent the country in the AFC Cup after bagging the inaugural title of the Copa last year, Kaya is now channelling its focus in the Asian tournament, looking to do well.
Also in Group H are Home United FC of Singapore and PSM Makassar of Indonesia.
Representing the Philippines as well in the tournament is Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros FC, which opened its own bid in Group G yesterday in Bacolod City.
Kaya is making a return trip to the AFC Cup since 2016 where it reached the knockout stage of the tournament.
Part of the team in the prestigious Asian competition are forwards Jovin Bedic, Jordan Mintah and Darryl Roberts, defenders Simone Rota, and Alfred Osei, and midfielder Marwin Angeles.
Kaya’s clash with Lao Toyota is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be seen live over 5Plus (formerly Aksyon TV), and on ESPN5’s Website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo