KAYA FC-Iloilo have appointed Great Britain’s Graham Harvey as the club’s new head coach for their upcoming AFC Champions League campaign.
Harvey will look to lead Kaya FC-Iloilo to a place in the group stage of the AFC Champions League.
Kaya FC-Iloilo face Chinese club Shanghai Port FC in the play-off on June 23, 2021 at Pathum Thani Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
If they win, Kaya FC-Iloilo will join Philippine Football League champions United City FC as the first Filipino football club in history to play in the AFC Champions League.
Match winner Kaya FC-Iloilo and Shanghai Port FC will join Thai League defending champion BG Pathum United, South Korean Ulsan Hyudai and Vietnamese Viettel FC.
Kaya FC-Iloilo, however, is the underdog against a very talented club Shanghai Port FC, which features players like Brazilian star Oscar, veteran Austrian striker Marko Anautovic, Brazilian striker Ricardo Lopes and Australian midfielder. Aaron Mooy.
Harvey is a very experienced coach. He has coached Easter Long Lions FC, Western Pride FC, Loughborough University and Witsunday Miners FC. He is the current assistant coach of the Chinese National Women’s Under-16 Team and also worked as an assistant coach of the Guam National Team. (EKA)