THE much-awaited Aboitiz Football Cup kicks off its season today at the Aboitiz Sports field.
The best community-based and school-based clubs in Cebu City will once again battle it out for the titles in 10 divisions.
This year, 38 clubs will be fielding teams in the Players 8, Players 10, Boys 12, Boys 14, Boys 17, Girls 17, Men’s Open, Women’s Open, 38-and-above and the prestigious Men’s League.
Aside from the opening of the tournament, the Aboitiz Sports Field will also be formally launched today.
The Aboitiz Sports Field complies with international standards and is also suitable for other field sports like rugby, American football, flag football, baseball, softball, volleyball and frisbee.
It also has two mini football fields that are suitable for the 12-Under division.
Meanwhile, the RP 14-Under team will face off with the Cebu selection in an exhibition match today.
The RP team is the same squad that failed to play in the Asian Youth Games after one of its members tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus.
The Cebu selection will be coached by former RP senior team member Glenn Ramos.
The members of the team are Raphael Clifford, Jerome Vestil, Allain Abella, Peter Diaz, Junjay Arizabal, Christian Agot, Joseph Mercado, John Labajo, Nonito Salazar, Froilan Thomason, Valentino Calvo, Chinno Dela Calzada, Dennis Legaspi, Miguel Flores, Junhee Byeon, Nicholas Villacin Joshua Uy, Gabriel De Leon, Shane Sarmiento, Marvin Ramos, Pedro Diao Rogello Castillano Jr., Michael Ruete and alternates Markevin Delantos and Kerth Arranguez.