Mike Ott Completes Ceres FC New Recruits

With 4 days before the Ceres Negros FC leaves for Myanmar to play their first international match in the 2018 AFC Champions League qualifiers, the club has completed their new recruits with Mike Rigoberto Ott – Manny Ott’s younger brother.

The younger Ott, who also suited up for the national men’s team scoring 2 goals in 12 appearances, last played for the Angthong Football Club in Thai League 2 booking 7 goals in 21 outings.

He also saw action with 1. FC Nürnberg II in Germany from 2014-2017 scoring 8 goals in 52 appearances, and TSV 1860 Munich II from 2012-2014 connecting 12 goals in 25 games.

The 22-year-old Fil-German midfielder is a huge addition to the reigning AFC ASEAN Zonal champions because of his quickness and ability to pass through his defenders.

Earlier, Ceres FC signed veteran Spanish goalkeeper Antonio “Toni” Doblas who will take the place which Roland Muller left while defenders Sean Patrick Kane and Amani Aguinaldo are expected to fortify Ceres FC backline. Although, Aguinaldo is still nursing from a knee injury but the club has assured him of advanced medical treatment for his fast recovery.

Meanwhile, Japanese striker Takumi Uesato, who scored 15 goals for JPV Marikina, is an additional firepower and expected to compliment Bienvenido Marañón upfront. He will also fill up the space left by Fernando Rodriguez.

On the other hand, FC Meralco Manila late Monday has announced ceasing their operations and will no longer participate in the second season of the Philippines Football League.

According to the Sparks management that they tried to arrange for new investors that would keep the organization running, but those efforts fell short.

“We sincerely apologize to our fans, and thank them for all the support over the last seven years,” the club said in a statement. The management added that they are currently in search for new teams for our players. “These amazing athletes and people deserve to continue plying their trade, and we will do all in our power to find them new clubs,” the club added.*