MANILA, Philippines – GLOBAL FC made an outstanding comeback last Saturday night as it won 3-1 against Ceres-La Salle Football Club and claimed the 2016 United Football League (UFL) Championship.
Midfielder Misagh Bahadoran scored 2 goals for the team on the 21st and 56th minute, while Matthew Hartmann scored one other goal on the 24th minute. Ceres FC scored 1 goal. Bahadoran was also named Man of the Match.
GLOBAL FC which was founded in year 2000 and was described in AFC Quarterly’s July 2015 issue as “One of the leading sides in the Philippines and pioneers in football’s fast-growing development in the archipelago”, can now add in its long list of achievements 3 UFL League Championships for 2012, 2014 and now, 2016.
It was also the first Filipino Club to qualify for both the AFC President’s Cup in 2012 and the AFC Cup in 2015. And of late, because of the recent UFL 2016 Championship, the team also now has an automatic slot for the upcoming AFC Cup for 2017.
Coach Leigh Manson in an interview said, “the moment is a little bit of a buzz because winning the UFL Cup is great, but to know as well that we are going back to the AFC Cup is really, really exciting. That’s what we are really excited about, to know that we are going back to the AFC Cup, where the club belongs.”