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Stallion signs Jason de Jong, Spanish players to boost UFL campaign

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United Football League squad Penson Stallion Giligan’s added key players to bolster its campaign for the upcoming season.

The team signed Azkals member Jason de Jong and took in defender Carlos Canas Joaquin Garcia and forward Rufino Sanchez on loan from Spanish third division side CF Internacional de Madrid.

“The two CF Madrid players are important (for us) to finish higher (in the standings),” Stallion managing coach Ernie Nierras told InterAKTV. “For De Jong, I will use his natural position as a holding midfielder.”

De Jong was initially offered a slot by Stallion before trying out for Ayr United FC, a second division club in Scotland. However, his stint with the Scottish side didn’t push through.

Meanwhile, Garcia and Sanchez were part of the CF Madrid squad which defeated a selection of players from the Philippine team and the UFL in a charity match last January.

Led by former national team striker Reuben Doctora Jr., Stallion finished fourth out of the ten teams in Lesgue play last season.

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