Iloilo to become football team’s new home

Published February 9, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Iloilo City – The professional football team Kaya Futbol Club (Kaya FC) will make Iloilo its new home.

Kaya FC owners Santi Araneta and Raffy Herrera signed a February 6 agreement with the province of Iloilo led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. to formalize its transfer from Makati City.

KAYA FUTBOL INKS ILOILO TRANSFER— Kaya Futbol Club (Kaya FC) formalizes its transfer to Iloilo by signing an agreement with the Iloilo provincial government. Sitting are (left to right) Board Member Demy Sonza, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., Kaya FC owner Santi Araneta, Kaya FC general manager Paul Tolentino, and Kaya FC founder Christopher Hagedorn. Standing (left to right) Board Members Domingo Oso Jr., Nielo Tupas, Liecel Mondejar-Seville, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Kaya FC players Aly Borromeo, Jovin Bedic, Shirmar Felongco, Pablito Araneta, and Provincial Sports Officer Ray Cabarles. (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)
KAYA FUTBOL INKS ILOILO TRANSFER— Kaya Futbol Club (Kaya FC) formalizes its transfer to Iloilo by signing an agreement with the Iloilo provincial government. Sitting are (left to right) Board Member Demy Sonza, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., Kaya FC owner Santi Araneta, Kaya FC general manager Paul Tolentino, and Kaya FC founder Christopher Hagedorn. Standing (left to right) Board Members Domingo Oso Jr., Nielo Tupas, Liecel Mondejar-Seville, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Kaya FC players Aly Borromeo, Jovin Bedic, Shirmar Felongco, Pablito Araneta, and Provincial Sports Officer Ray Cabarles. (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)

Kaya FC will use the Iloilo Sports Complex as its home stadium for training and games under the Philippine Football League (PFL) for a three-year period.

Araneta is looking forward to recruit more players from Iloilo, often considered as the country’s football capital having produced many players for the Philippine national team.

Kaya FC has two Ilonggo players: Jovin Bedic from Barotac Nuevo town and Shirmar Felongco of Calinog town.

Pablito Araneta, an Ilonggo who formerly served as vice president of the Philippine Football Federation, facilitated Kaya Futbol’s transfer to Iloilo.

Also present during the agreement signing were Kaya FC general manager Paul Tolentino, Kaya FC founder Christopher Hagedorn and recently retired star player Aly Borromeo. (Tara Yap)

 
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