Joined Sparks: January 3, 2015
Previous Teams: Queensland Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers
Tahj Minniecon is a former A-League and Australian Youth Team player. The fleet-footed attacker joined the Loyola Meralco Sparks early this year, bringing with him plenty of anticipation as news of his abilites got around. With an abundance of pace and sharp shooting around the box, Minniecon’s potential to get fans off their seats is a valuable asset to the club.
“The gaffer (Simon McMenemy), he and my manager made contact with each other. I didn’t have a club at the time so I was interested trying to play overseas,” said Minniecon on his move to the Philippines. “It’s been good. I’m enjoying my time here. All the lads are really good. They’ve all made me feel welcome. My goal is to play as many games as I can while I’m here.”
Forced to sit out for the PFF National Club Championship, Minniecon was desperate to get his Loyola career off and going as soon as possible.
“I can’t wait to get started. It was painful to watch the tournament and not be able to take part. I can’t wait to get out there and show everyone what kind of player I am – it’ll be good.”
Minniecon has since started six of the nine first round games in the UFL League so far, scoring two goals and providing an assist.