Robert Mendy emerges hero, but nearly turns into goat for 10-man Kaya in win over Loyola Meralco
Kaya holds on for the win after a careless move got Robert Mendy sent off. Jaime Campos

ROBERT Lopez Mendy emerged the hero, but also could’ve been a villain for Kaya FC in its 1-0 victory over Loyola Meralco in the United Football League on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Senegalese striker scored the lone goal that mattered early in the match, but also put his club in danger after he got ejected in the second half that left them a man down against the Sparks.

Good thing, Kaya held on to the win that allowed the squad to register its 21st point after 11 matches for fifth spot, inching closer to its victim, running fourth with 24 points.

JP Voltes kept its spot above Loyola and Kaya with 25 points as it cruised to a 4-0 victory over Laos, which stayed in ninth place with six points.

Forza likewise romped to an easy victory, caging Agila, 4-1, to pick up its third win for 10 points, six ahead of its victim.

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