Kaya-Iloilo moved a win from retaining the Copa Paulino Alcantara title after edging out Stallion-Laguna, 1-0, in their rain-drenched semifinal held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite. Daizo Horikoshi, the tournament’s top goalscorer, produced the winner in the 86th minute as Kaya progressed to its fourth consecutive Final after surviving a gallant stand of the tough Stallion side.
Horikoshi’s sixth goal allowed Kaya to extend its unbeaten run in domestic competitions to 16 straight matches dating back to the shortened 2020 Philippines Football League season. The holders will look to lift the Copa trophy for the second straight year when they face United City FC on Sunday. United City also needed a 1-0 win to beat Dynamic Herb Cebu in the other semis match. Kaya has appeared in all championship matches of the annual cup competition named after the great FC Barcelona striker, winning twice during the inaugural run in 2018 over the Davao Aguilas and in 2021 against the Azkals Development Team. Continue reading MATCH REPORT: KAYA FC – ILOILO 1-0 STALLION LAGUNA FC