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United City FC Loses Ott, Porteria


Reigning Philippines Football League champions United City Football Club are set to lose the services of two key players in Manny Ott and Jose Elmer Porteria ahead of their 2021 AFC Cup stint.

In separate announcements over at their Facebook page, the United City FC said that Ott is set to move to a Malaysian football club, while Porteria will be playing next in a Thailand club.

While the United City FC did not mention the teams of the two there are rumors that Philippine Azkals midfielder Ott is to transfer to Melaka United, which plays in the first division Malaysia Premier League.

It was not mention, however, as to which Thailand-based football club will Porteria suit up.

The 28-year-old Ott began playing for the senior national team in 2010, and saw action domestically for Ceres-Negros FC from 2014 to 2018. After a stint in Thailand, Ott returned to Ceres before being absorbed by United City FC.

The 26-year-old Porteria, on the other hand, has been instrumental in many titles of then Ceres-Negros FC in the domestic league as well as triumphs in the AFC tournaments. He also saw action 22 times for Azkals.

Playing in the professional league in the Philippines, Porteria able to score 36 goals for Kaya FC in 55 appearances from 2012–2016 while 32 goals for Ceres-Negros FC and UCFC in 69 appearances.