Hali Lengthy was once more a part of one other vital step for the nation’s ladies’s soccer scene on Saturday, this time sporting the black kits of Kaya-Iloilo as a substitute of the white, blue or purple shirts of the Filipinas.
“It’s each an honor and a accountability,” Lengthy stated after the 1-0 win over Manila Digger within the closing handed Kaya the Philippine Soccer Federation (PFF) Girls’s League crown at Rizal Memorial Stadium, the place she shared the highlight with goalscorer Sheen Nicole Ramores and eventual match Most Useful Participant, Shelah Cadag.
Along with goalkeeper Inna Palacios and Camille Rodriguez who even have huge nationwide staff experiences, Lengthy was amongst those that made it doable for Kaya to grow to be the primary membership to win the ladies’s league title after the final three editions had been gained by collegiate staff La Salle.
Ramores produced the winner within the 86th minute when she struck off Manila Digger goalkeeper Ayishatu Simpson, delivering on Kaya coach Let Dimzon’s perception that she will have a big effect on the precise aspect.
Cadag emerged as the perfect participant after producing 12 objectives in the course of the season, which noticed Kaya high the eliminations earlier than ousting La Salle within the semis, which atoned for the frustration of final 12 months’s shock semifinal exit within the PFF Girls’s Cup.
Different good gamers embody Simpson, who regardless of giving up the aim was named as the perfect keeper of the match, La Salle’s Angelica Teves and Tuloy FC’s Isabella Bandoja, sharing the highest goalscorer award with 19 every.
These are a few of the gamers who will likely be key within the hope that the league can proceed to develop within the aftermath of each historic feat achieved by the Filipinas on the worldwide stage, specifically their participation within the Fifa (Worldwide Federation of Affiliation Soccer) Girls’s World Cup a couple of months in the past.
“That’s the advantage of the elevated help in ladies’s soccer is that the golf equipment are getting higher and that there are stakeholders who’re investing,” stated Dimzon, praising Digger for making it far regardless of in its first look in a serious home competitors.
It’s nonetheless unknown in the intervening time if new golf equipment will enter the scene sooner or later, however sponsors are anticipated to remain, notably the Girls’s League’s main backer in Coca-Cola Philippines. INQ
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