Manila, Philippines – Izzo Elhabbib scored two goals on Tuesday night as Global defeated Stallion Giligan’s, 3-1, to regain the solo lead in the UFL ﬁrst division at the Rizal Stadium.
The Sudanese striker struck in the 28th and 81st minutes while Alex Obiang also scored in the 34th minute as Global outclassed the Stallions to overtake idle Kaya FC for first place.
Global improved to 12 wins, two draws and two losses for a league-best 38 points but could be joined by the Loyola Meralco Sparks at the top should they beat defending champion Philippine Air Force Phoenix.
The Sparks and the Airmen are playing at presstime at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Meralco is in third place with 35 points (11 wins, two draws, two losses) while Kaya has 36 points (11 wins, three draws, two losses) for second place.
Meanwhile, Pachanga earned a promotion next year after clinching the second division title over the weekend.
Pachanga defeated Agila FC, 40, to hike its record to 61 points (20 wins and one draw), ﬁve points ahead of second-running Diliman Victory Liner with one match remaining, thus securing the championship.
While Pachanga is set to jump to the first division next year, Philippine Navy Red Juice was relegated to the second division after a 10-1 loss to Meralco at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Navy fell to one win, one draw and 14 losses for just four points, trailing fellow Armed Forces club Philippine Army Fritz & Maciol and Green Archers United Globe by nine points with two to play. (Jonas Terrado)