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Verdeneri captain, Sebastián Ocio, pointed out that the team’s renaissance in season 38 can be attributed to team work and harmony. The 27-year-old midfielder and Philippine international spoke to Archer Pride on how the club was able to turn around a dismal showing last season and be in contention for a top 3 spot this term.

“Coach Jimbo told us in the beginning of the season that the team is strong if we believe it to be. He shared stories about the Archer legends and how they never gave up even without any silverware. We are a proud club and we believe that we are in the right direction to get our first championship. We have to keep developing our youngsters and be brave. We play as a team.” the Archers captain told AP

“We have to keep sharing the ball and play as a team. We know we don’t have very potent scorers, unlike previous seasons. What we have done is make our passes more intelligent and precise. “

Ocio pulls the strings and anchors the defense in midfield. This makes things much easier on the other players.

The Archers are one of the hottest teams in the UFL at the moment winning their last 6 matches including 2 local cup matches. The team looks to add to their winning streak when they take on former UFL team, RP 5, in a local cup match later this afternoon.

Notes: The Archers have won 8 of its last 10 matches and have scored 42 goals while only conceding 7. Victories against lions of munich and Scape United highlight the team’s amazing run. A 4-2 loss to newly promoted side Real Madrid CR7 was a disappointing result for the club during the same 10 match stretch.

Miguel Marzo

Miguel Marzo

One time Archer captain, Miguel Marzo, is introduced as the newest assistant coach of the team’s youth system. The 35-year-old was approached by team owner, Jimbo, and immediately accepted the role. The player has played 619 games in total for the Verdeneri. According to fans, he is said to be the best player to not ever play for the national team. At 35 years of age he is among the oldest in team history to start a game. He has appeared in 14 matches this term and still going strong. 

“He is our father figure on and off the pitch. He teaches us how to work hard during training and think smart during matches. I am happy that he will stay in the Stadio L’Arcier and train the new breed star players for us.” midfielder José Enrique Vigil told AP

Marzo rose from the youth ranks and intends on playing out his career with the Archers. 

“I would not trade this experience for anything. I hope our efforts in attracting great young talent will bare fruit. I accept this wonderful opportunity. It’s not something that comes often. I already started getting to know some of the youth players. This will be my new challenge.” Miguel said 

“I promise the fans that I will never leave the club. My heart stays here.”

Miguel will start after the end of the season 38 and will be reunited with old Archer team mate, Alfredo Varela, who is currently managing the youth team. 



Coinciding with the drastic improvement of the Green Archers’ performance in season 38, team owner Jimbo told AP that the team is strong enough to challenge for a RoW Cup spot and also a slight chance at the RoW League next season. The Sudden surge was created by a few key additions to the team and slight changes in tactics. The team used to play just tree defenders at one point last season but was forced to change the tactic because of unfavorable results of which Jimbo was quick to acknowledge.

“We played poorly last season and it was mostly my fault. We should not have changed formations too drastically. It was a mistake and won’t happen again.”

“Archer fans can dream again. They are very loyal and very few leave each season. We are a family here in the Stadio L’Arciere. The players here know that they can grow and improve each season in hopes to play for the first team. We want to win but improving every season comes first.” the Archer boss added

The Archers currently sit 6th in the table with 14 games to play. They face league leaders Scape United on Sunday afternoon. 



The former Archers captain, Alfredo “The Philippine Eagle” Varela was given the task to handle the Junior Archers last Friday. The former King Archer promises more respected talent to come and is happy of the support club owner/manager has given him.

“I can’t stay away from football for too long. I love the city and the club, so when Jimbo approached me for the job, I could not say no. I know how important my role will be. When I was a young lad playing for the Junior Archers, I was given the opportunity to show my skills and improve them everyday in training. I’m excited to get started.”

Verala is the Archers’ all time leader in games played(545), goals(392), and assists(105).




Cesar Agudo is still eighteen years of age but he is starting to be a force to be reckoned with in the heart of the Junior Archers’ defense. Agudo is tall, powerful, fast, and will stick to his man like glue. He will be important for the senior team because of aging defenders like Iglesias and Puerta which also is weakened considerably and one of the main reasons for inconsistency of the team’s performances. 

“I try to improve every week I train. I aspire to be part of the national squad someday but I’m still far from achieving what Iglesias and Rodriguez (Scape) gives to the team. I’m in no rush, I’ll continue to work with the coaches in improving my game and see if I’m ready in a few years to get some first team action.” The talented defender told AP