08 JULY 2017 – TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE: Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), sponsored by San Miguel Corporation, is set to go up against Kaya FC Makati this Sunday, July 9, 4 p.m., at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.
It will be the second time that these two teams will go against each other for the Philippines Football League (PFL), with the first match taking place at University of Makati (UMak).
Davao Aguilas FC has earned a reputation for setting the trend in Philippines Football League (PFL) for hosting the biggest crowds. Its past 4 matches in its home stadium have gathered at least 16,000 people.
The club has also been getting involved in grassroots programs in Davao. It recently organized a football clinic for 200 kids, held at Tionko Football Field in Davao City. There are also other football clinics lined up for Davao and the Mindanao region.
Coach Gary Phillips in an interview, stressed the importance of setting-up a training camp in Davao; to help further develop football interest and be able to tap more local football talents as well. The club currently has players from Davao and other parts of Mindanao.
In the meantime, five members of Davao Aguilas FC (DAFC) have been called up for the Philippines Under-22 squad list for the Japan training camp, which was arranged by the Philippine Football Federation, along with Japan Football Association. The camp is a preparation for the AFC Under-23 Championship Qualifiers and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. These players are Junnell Mark Bautista, Jaime Vicenzo Cheng, Rey Franco Miguel De La Torre, Van Rey Diaz and Richard Talaroc, Jr.
Tickets are available at the stadium. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.
(photo courtesy: Mickey Sanchez)
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