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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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Doblas, Ott bid
Ceres-Negros goodbye


Toni Doblas and Manny Ott will not be in the Ceres-Negros FC lineup when the squad battles Yangon United in the AFC Champions League preliminaries on Feb. 5 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

Doblas has announced in his social media account the end of his stint with Ceres, while Manny Ott and Barbaso’s departure was posted by the club on its facebook page.

In their stead, Ceres welcomes to the team goalkeeper Ronilo Bayan Jr. and midfielders Dennis Villanueva, Miguel Tanton, Angelo Marasigan, and Dylan De Bruycker.

The team is set to present the new players to the public this week.

Bayan, Villanueva, and De Bruycker were former players of Davao Aguilas while Marasigan used to play for Ceres-La Salle FC before suiting up for Global FC Cebu.

The four new players will be part of the team when Ceres-Negros FC plays against Yangon Unted on Feb. 5.

They are also expected to strengthen the team’s lineup as Ceres-Negros attempt to conquer the Philippine Premier League (PPL) , the way the team did during the 2-year staging of the Philippines Football League.

Earlier, club administrator Nicolas Golez assured PPL of the club’s commitment to the league.

Golez said that Ceres-Negros will continue to strive and work hard for excellence as the provide quality and entertaining football to Filipino football fans.

Aside from being back-to-back champions of the PFL, Ceres has represented the country in the AFC Champions Leauge for two straight years.

The team also made history after winning the championship in the 2017 AFC Cup ASEAN Zone.*NAB


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