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.
Buried in a 0-2 hole past the one hour mark, Ceres-Negros suddenly poured in three goals in the final 20 minutes and change to complete the mighty comeback and silence Persija in front of a loaded home crowd. #AFCCup
A ninth-minute header converted by Bienvenido Maranon opened the scoring for Ceres Negros, and the early goal proved to be the difference as the home side dodged several attacks from the visitors to preserve the three points in Group G. #AFCCup2019