Bannering Division 1 of the one-day football tournament are Fairview Amigos, All Stars Foot, PayMigas TDG FC, Matampay United, Panna FC, Trident FC, Batmen FC, Gators FC, Suicide Squad Team Kawaii, Stifler FC, Haphets FC, and Luntian United.
The OMNI Cup is expected to draw competitive players from different levels, including collegiate footballers, professionals, and even former and current youth and senior national team players.
The U22 selection first lost to host squad Singapore, 3-nil in the opener of the four-nation Merlion Cup 2019 tournament at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
“With the expansion, I already requested a group in Laguna and a group up north in Quezon City to set up 7s Football Leagues over there,” said Del Rosario.
The 29-year-old Filipino-British keeper said he intends on being part of the Azkals full-time when the squad kicks off their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers campaign later this year.
“When we scored 2-0 in the first half, Super Eagles’ confidence was really shut down and even ifthey scored a goal in the second half, we were not worried because I know we can score another goal to seal the win. I knew already that we will get another goal,” – Ayi Bimbo #7SFootball
Philippine Football Federation President Mariano ‘Nonong’ Araneta earlier stated that the Philippines would join the competition as part of their preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games which the country shall be hosting.
The Archers are back after a four-year absence and are seeking to end a 21-year title drought in the one-game final at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday next week at the same Malate venue.
Etheridge, who signed with Cardiff City in 2017, made a phenomenal 127 saves throughout the EPL season, the second most in the league.
Ateneo and Far Eastern University, two teams which faced off for the crown two years ago and are determined to reclaim lost glory, clash in the other semifinal at 4 p.m.