STALLION FC is set to get a boost in its bid to reclaim lost glory in the United Football League in the form of a young Scotland-honed standout with Filipino lineage.
The former UFL league and Cup champions are set to acquire Levi Gilmar Di Silva Fernandez on loan from Scottish Championship side Alloa Atheltic for five months starting April.
Fernandez, a lanky 21-year-old forward of Filipino and Jamaican descent, but born in England, is expected to arrive later this month.
Fernandez’s grandmother, Concepcion Fernandez, who hails from Laguna, will join him to help facilitate his Philippine passport application.
“Levi will be a great addition to the Stallion roster as we embark on trying to winning the UFL Cup and the League,” said Stallions coach Ernie Nierras, whose team is running fourth in the 10-team standings with three wins in four games.
“I believe that Levi will fit perfectly with the Stallions’ style of football,” Nierras said of the team’s prized recruit, whose agent, Steve MacCallen, said his client “possesses sound technical skills and a very good tactical understanding of the game.”
Nierras also hopes Fernandez’s stay in the country will also pave the way for a chance to play for the Azkals.
“Hopefully we will see more of him in a Stallion jersey and that he could impress in order to earn a call-up to the seniors national team.”