[Sticky] Kaya FC Iloilo
Kaya FC Iloilo’s 2022 Offseason Roundup
Retirements: Louie Michael Casas, Masanari Omura
Departures: Dylan de Bruycker (Nakhon Ratchasima) Marwin Angeles (Persik), Marco Casambre (Loan to Sukhothai), Kenshiro Daniels (Unattached)
Additions: Mar Vincent Diano (ADT), Oskari Kekkonen (ADT), Robert Lopez Mendy (Svay Rieng), Sandro Reyes (ADT), Jarvey Gayoso (ADT), Jesse Curran (Muangthong)
Official squad numbers for the 2022 Season:
- 1 – Zach Banzon | Goalkeeper
- 5 – Camelo Tacusalme | Defender
- 6 – Oskari Kekkonen | Midfielder
- 7 – Jovin Bedic | Forward
- 8 – Jesse Curran | Midfielder/Winger
- 9 – Eric Giganto | Winger
- 10 – Arnel Amita | Midfielder
- 12 – Mar Vincent Diano | Defender
- 13 – Jhan Melliza | Midfielder
- 14 – Ryo Fujii | Midfielder
- 15 – Marco Casambre | Defender (Out on Loan)
- 17 – Robert Lopez Mendy | Forward
- 18 – Jarvey Gayoso | Winger/Forward
- 19 – Carlyle Mitchell | Defender
- 20 – Daizo Horikoshi | Winger/Midfielder
- 21 – Sandro Reyes | Midfielder
- 22 – Fitch Arboleda | Winger/Defender
- 23 – Simone Rota | Defender
- 27 – Shirmar Felongco | Defender/Winger
- 31 – Nathan Bata | Goalkeeper*
- 44 – Audie Menzi | Defender
- - Kenry Balobo | Goalkeeper
*Nathan Bata remains a Kaya Academy Youth Player.
Sydney, Australia — Against tough competition in even tougher conditions, Kaya FC-Iloilo fell to Sydney FC, 5-0, in the AFC Champions League Preliminary Round. Kaya were outmatched by their Australian counterparts tonight leading to the one-sided result, but it was an invaluable learning experience for the squad moving forward.
Copa Paulino Alcantara 2022
|Mon 14 Mar, 5:00 pm||N||Maharlika Manila||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
|Mon 28 Mar, 7:15 pm||N||United City FC||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
|Mon 11 Apr, 4:00 pm||N||Mendiola FC 1991||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
|Mon 18 Apr, 7:15 pm||N||Azkals Development Team||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
|Mon 02 May, 4:00 pm||N||Stallion Laguna FC||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
|Thu 12 May, 5:00 pm||N||Dynamic Herb Cebu FC||Kaya FC–Iloilo||CPA|
“It’s like we’re a new team,” said Kaya coach Yu Hoshide on his side’s off-season moves. “Communication is really important for us right now… As a group, we are almost not yet there. We still have practice and we can get there then finally we want to get the title.
“I think all clubs are preparing especially better than last year so… we cannot relax right now.”
Copa Alcantara: Horikoshi, Kaya overcome Maharlika to open title defense
Defending champion Kaya-Iloilo enjoyed a successful start to their 2022 Copa Paulino Alcantara campaign with a 1-0 win over Maharlika Manila, Monday evening at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.
Kaya FC-Iloilo Signs Goalkeeper Kenry Balobo
Kaya FC-Iloilo is excited to announce the signing of Kenry Abella Balobo. The 23-year-old shot-stopper immediately shores up Kaya’s goalkeeper rotation and gives the team a proven option behind starter Zach Banzon.
The Cebu native spent his collegiate career with the San Beda Red Booters, winning three Championships (Ang Liga 1st Division: 2018, NCAA: 2017 & 2019) and taking home three Best Goalkeeper Awards (Ang Liga 2nd Division: 2015, Ang Liga 1st Division: 2018, NCAA: 2019). In addition, he also received national team call-ups for the Philippines’ U-19, U-22, and U-23 youth sides.
“I was and still am so grateful that I was considered to be a player by a very prestigious team,” said Balobo. “My initial thought was that I don’t want to waste this opportunity, especially that not everyone is given the privilege to play and represent Kaya FC.”
PFL: Kaya, United City battle out entertaining stalemate in Copa Alcantara
Defending titlists Kaya-Iloilo and current Filipino champions United City shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the 2022 Copa Paulino Alcantara, Monday evening at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.