Ceres-La Salle FC adds Nate Burkey

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Friday, August 1, 2014


THERE seems no end for Ceres-La Salle FC building a powerhouse unit before its debut in the First Division of the United Football League (UFL) later this year.

The contract which Fil-German midfielder Manny Ott signed last week is still warm and here comes another national team standout jumping on the Ceres running board for a deal with the newly-promoted 1st Div UFL club from Negros Occidental.

Fil-Am striker Nate Burkey has officially signed up with the Bacolod-based club as reported by sources close to CLSFC management.

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Starting his professional career in 2011-2012 UFL season, he suited up for the Kaya FC and ended up with Pachanga Diliman FC as his last team before joining Ceres.

The 29-year-old Washington DC-born veteran forward last wore the national colors in summer of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives.

With Burkey’s entry, the multi-titled Ceres- La Salle FC is expected to be one of the toughest clubs in the league’s premier division being the reigning UFL Division 2 champion and back-to-back PFF-Smart Club Men’s Championship titlist and has already signed up five players into its roster.

Former Azkals’ Fil-German midfielder Manuel Gelito "Manny" Ott, Fil-Belgian left back Jeffrey Christiaens, Fil-Spanish central defender Juani Guirado, and Spanish striker Adriano Gallardo had transferred to Ceres earlier.

Ceres is expected to formally present soon the new acquired players as well as the entire roster for the upcoming UFL tournament.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 01, 2014.

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