Kaya Futbol Club has finalized the deal to make Iloilo Province its new home following the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday with the club's owners and Iloilo officials.
The club's chairman, co-owner, founder, general manager, and players met with members of Iloilo's Provincial Capitol to attend the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement, Kaya FC announced on its website.
The MOA states that Iloilo, the footballing hotbed, will now officially be represented by Kaya FC at the Philippines Football League.
“We're really looking forward to bringing football to a new level. Iloilo has been known as the most football-crazed province in the whole of the Philippines,” said Kaya FC owner Santi Araneta.
“We look forward to a grassroots program. We believe in Iloilo. We believe in its tourism. We believe in the government here. We're very excited to move here and make this our home forever,” he added.
The agreement, which also includes extensive plans to develop the young football talent in the region, was warmly received by the Iloilo government, the article posted on the club's website said.
“We are excited to welcome Kaya Futbol Club to Iloilo. Thank you for choosing Iloilo as your new home. With your presence, the grassroots programs for football will strengthen and will boost the interest of young Ilonggo players,” said Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.
Kaya FC, which will change its name to Kaya FC–Iloilo, will hold its matches at the Iloilo Sports Complex, a venue that comfortably seats 7,000, and boasts a pristine natural grass surface, the club announced.
With construction of the new lockers still being finalized, the ISC is expected to begin holding PFL matches in the next two to three months.*
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