Streaking Ceres faces Kaya as PFL kicks off (May 06, 2017)
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Ceres Negros tries to bring its impressive international form to the domestic game on Saturday when the Busmen take on Kaya FC Makati as the inaugural Philippines Football League finally kicks off at University of Makati Stadium.

Three days after clinching a berth in the AFC Cup knockout stage, the Busmen seek to continue their winning ways against a dangerous Kaya side in the match marking the start of the country’s first professional, community-based league.

“We’re also focused on winning the league this season,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “Every game will be very important especially the match against Kaya because we want to start the season with a win and get some confidence going forward.”

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Ceres tops Group G, reaches AFC Cup knockout round (May 04, 2017)
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SINGAPORE — The Busmen of Ceres-Negros are on track in their “Road to Redemption,” emerging as the best club in the toughest Asean group of the AFC Cup.

The Bacolod-based side rolled past Tampines Rovers of Singapore, 4-2, on Wednesday night to top Group G and reach the knockout round for the second straight year in Asia’s second-tier club competition.

Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Maranon bagged a brace, while compatriot Fernando Rodriguez and Japanese defender Kota Kawase were also on target for the Busmen at Jalan Besar Stadium.

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Global whips Cambodian side, finishes no.1 in AFC Cup group (May 04, 2017)
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Imposing its will early, Global FC came away with a 3-1 victory over Boeungket Angkor to win Group F of the 2017 AFC Cup group stages Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Paul Mulders scored the opener in the 12th minute to put the Philippines Football League side on its way to a fifth win in six matches.

It didn’t take long before Pika Minegishi doubled the lead with a clinical finish inside the box off an assist from Mulders.

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Global, Ceres shoot for AFC semifinal berths (May 03, 2017)
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SINGAPORE—Global-Cebu and Ceres-Negros gun for spots in the Asean zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup on Wednesday.

The Busmen have the tougher task with a tricky away clash against S-League side Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium here.

Global, the 2016 United Football League champion, hosts an already eliminated Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

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Global stuns JDT, regains top spot in AFC Cup (April 06, 2017)
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An inspired Global-Cebu side brought down a giant in Malaysian champion Johor Darul Tazim, 3-2, on Wednesday night to regain top spot in Group F of the AFC Cup at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Goals from Dennis Villanueva, Shu Sasaki and Amani Aguinaldo in a frenetic eight-minute spell in the first half gave Global enough cushion to hold off JDT’s late fightback.

It was the biggest victory by the Filipino club, considering JDT’s stature and winning tradition in the AFC Cup.

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is set to issue licenses to eight clubs that have applied for participation in the Philippine Football League (PFL).

The eight clubs, after evaluating their submissions, have complied with the criteria imposed by the PFF Club Licensing Regulations.

The eight clubs and their nominated home stadia are:

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 Cristiano Ronaldo attends the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honor of its hometown hero Cristiano Ronaldo, all eyes were expected to be on the four-time world player of the year who is adored not only for his soccer skills but also his model looks.

But grabbing attention instead was a bronze bust of the player with a toothy grin and bulging eyes that instantly created a laugh on social media because of its debatable likeness.

"I defy you not to feel better after viewing this picture of Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his portrait bust," wrote one Twitter user, Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153).

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