United City Football Club (UCFC) pull off another signing coup, this time with the Germany-born Ott brothers — Manuel and Mike, on the late evening Manila time of August 6.
Mike Ott has been playing with the club under the previous name Ceres Negros since 2018, while Manuel rejoined the club after playing with the Thailand outfit Ratchaburi Mitr Pol.
UCFC co-founder Eric Gottschalk believes the signing would be a massive boost towards challenging for the league title.
“We are happy to announce that two more former players have signed on to play for UCFC this season,” he said in a statement.
“Manny and Mike, bring a tremendous amount of experience on the club and international level to the team and this will be instrumental in our pursuit to defend the PFL title and to progress from the AFC Cup Group stages in September in Vietnam.”
However, Gottschalk said there will be more signings in the near future for the new side.
“These two are not our final signings for the upcoming season with 4 more players to be announced shortly.”
UCFC announced its takeover of the Ceres barely a month ago, and is focused on retaining the titles it has won for the local league; and building on its previous successes with the AFC.
Established in 2020, the Philippines-side intends to be a club of the people, the pride of the nation and a place to live your dreams, with fans at the forefront of everything it does.