Top clubs Kaya, Ceres in marquee PFL match

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League-leading Kaya FC-Iloilo takes on defending champion Ceres-Negros FC in a marquee PFL match today in Carmona, Cavite. -- KAYA FC

CHAMPION clubs Kaya FC-Iloilo and Ceres-Negros FC go into battle in the lone midweek fixture of the Philippines Football League today at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

The number one and two teams currently in the PFL, both Kaya and Ceres are out to book a victory in their scheduled 3:30 p.m. match to shore up their spots at the summit of the standings.

Copa Paulino Alcantara champion Kaya (5-1-0), league-leading with 16 points, saw its unbeaten run in the PFL come to an end on July 6 after being held to a nil-nil draw by Green Archers United FC.

It was an outcome that the team said it could have avoided had it showed more spirit to go for the finish and take advantage of its chances.

Nonetheless, Kaya hopes to address its shortcomings in today’s game.

Defending league champion Ceres (4-1-0), meanwhile, has been on a tear since coming back from its campaign in the AFC Cup, winning back-to-back matches to slowly creep its way up the standings where it is now second with 13 points.

The latest of the win of the “Busmen” was at the expense of Green Archers United, 4-3, on July 3.

Goals each from OJ Porteria, Stephan Shrock and Bienvenido Maranon and an own goal by GAU made the win possible for Ceres.

The Kaya-Ceres match will be shown live over and Facebook live. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo