Loyola Meralco Sparks to compete in 2013 Singapore Cup

AKTV/Mark Dimalanta

AKTV/Mark Dimalanta

The Loyola Meralco Sparks will clash once again with some of the top football clubs in the region as they compete in the 2013 Singapore Cup, an annual invitational club tournament based in the city-state.

Sparks president Randy Roxas confirmed the news to InterAKTV.

“Yes. We already received our invitation letter from the S.League,” Roxas said. “Still waiting for the draw to find out who we will play.”

The annual Singapore Cup invites clubs from the city-state’s local league, the S.League, and teams from abroad, mostly from Southeast Asia, to compete in a knockout tournament.

Last year, the Sparks joined the Singapore Cup for the first time, reaching the semifinals and finishing a respectable fourth place. They also made history after becoming the first Philippine representative to join an international club football competition.

Loyola, currently one of the top clubs in the United Football League, isn’t the only local squad which will play in a tournament abroad. Defending UFL champion Global FC will also make its debut in this year’s 2013 Asian Football Confederation President’s Cup in Cebu this May, a competition featuring the champion football clubs from the emerging football nations in Asia.

The 2013 Singapore Cup is slated to begin this May.

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