MANILA, Philippines – Kaya FC announced on Wednesday that they have appointed a new manager ahead of their AFC Champions League debut this year.
Englishman Graham Harvey will now take the lead for Kaya.
“He’s the man who will lead us in our first round in the AFC Champions League!” the team stated in its announcement.
– Club Kaya Futbol (@KayaFC) June 9, 2021
More details will be forthcoming, but the team said Harvey will work closely with assistant coach Yu Hoshide, who remains “an essential part” of his coaching staff.
“The two have worked closely together,” they said.
Harvey is still in Australia but is expected to fly to Manila soon.
Kaya FC finished second in the 2020 Philippine Football League season, which qualified them for the AFC Champions League qualifiers.
They are scheduled to play at the Port of Shanghai on June 23 in Suphan Buri, Thailand. If they win, they advance to Group F alongside Thai champions BG Pathum United, Vietnamese champions Viettel FC and defending ACL Korea champion Ulsan Hyundai FC.