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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Schrock officially joins United City

United City essentially kept the services of skipper Stephan Schrock as the club formerly known as Ceres Negros signed the midfielder into a new contract that will make him available for the 2020 Philippines Football League (PFL) season and the continuation of the AFC Cup group stages.

According to United City, Schrock, who first became stellar in the Bundesliga before eventually returning home to captain both the club and the national team, received offers from overseas-based squads before eventually deciding to technically stay put.

"Having Stephan commit to stay at the new club means a lot not just to the organization but also to the fans. He is the captain and the leader of the team and that is what is needed especially since we are trying to establish our new identity on and off the field," said United City co-founder Eric Gottschalk yesterday.

Sports academy gets Duterte backing

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday recognized the importance of the establishment of the National Academy of Sports (NAS) in the development of sports in the country.

"I appreciate the law of establishing the National Academy of Sports," Duterte said during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

Duterte signed Republic Act 11470 or an act establishment NAS in his hometown in Davao City last June 9.

 


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