31 October 2009

WNU wins UniGames men’s football crown

West Negros University reasserted its supremacy in men’s football yesterday, blanking St. Benilde College, 2-0, to take home the championship in the 14th National University Games at the Central Philippine University pitch in Iloilo City.

Though having a hard time making the necessary adjustment to turn back the aggressive attacks from the CSB side, the Wesnecans, mentored by former national coach and RP campaigner Norman Fegidero, found their rhythm in the second half and connected the first goal in 50th minute courtesy of Joven Bedic. Seven minutes after, Ruffy Llorente sent a free kick directly to the goal’s mouth to seal the win.

In women’s football, University of Sto. Tomas claimed the crown by beating De La Salle University, while University of the Philippines settled for second runner-up honors by prevailing over University of San Carlos, 5-0, at the Sta. Barbara town football ground.

The women’s football title capped UST’s crowning glory after plucking the men and women’s volleyball championship.

Source : Visayan Daily Star

Philippines U19 team

Complete Philippines U19 team for AFC U19 Championship qualifiers in China :


Comment : Manuel Gelito Ott is a Filipino German who play for 3 rd division German club FC Ingolstadt

WNT and UST win Unigames in Iloilo

14 th Philippines University Games in Iloilo.

Winners Men : West Negros University , Bacolod

Women : University of Santo Thomas, Manila

30 October 2009


MANILA (30 Oct 2009) – Kada FC made it two wins out of two in the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Futsal League 2009 to stay top of Group A.

After winning 10-1 over Assumption in the first match of the season, Kada FC then scored a 6-3 victory over Los Borrachos in their second game last week.

Second at the table is Assumption San Lorenzo FC, who have lost one match and won once thus far.

Following their defeat to Kada FC in the opener, Assumption came beak to win 5-4 over Rizal Technological University FC (RTU).

Third in the standing is RTU while fourth is Los Borrachos FC.

Over in Group B, Philippines Women’s University FC (PWU) are at the top of the standings following their two wins out of three matches.

PWU began with a 5-3 win over Miriam before being held to a 2-2 draw by Halo.

They then recovered to score a 10-4 victory over Montalban.

Second in Group B is Halo FC with Miriam FC on third.

Montalban Ladies FC currently occupy fourth.


AFC U19 Championship - Qualifiers

Philippines face hosts China on Sunday in the first match of AFC U19 Championship qualifiers at Linzi Stadium in China.

Match start at 3 Pm local time.

Visit my blog for results and match report.

Upcoming matches :

3. November vs Myanmar
6. November vs North Korea
8. November vs Guam
11. November vs Malaysia

Good luck !

WNU gains final berth in UniGames football

West Negros University XI blanked University of the Philippines , 3-0, to secure the first final seat in men's football of the 14 th National University Games yesterday at the Central Philippine University football pitch.
The Wesnecans, last year's runner-up, will face the winner in the semifinals match between University of St. La Salle and St. Benilde.
In women's football, defending champion De La Salle booked the first final seat with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over UP.

Cebuano in RP U19 NT



29 October 2009

Philippines U19 NT

Philippines team for AFC U19 qualifiers in China. Start 1. November.



Comment : Team list from AFC Website . Only 15 players , maybe some players are missing ?

Cebu football - ANS, DBC enter Pintaflores semifinals

TWO Cebu City teams are moving on to the semifinal round of the second Pintaflores 16-Under National Invitational Tournament after winning their first two matches.
The Abellana National School’s (ANS) and Don Bosco College’s (DBC) Under-16 squads along with two other teams made it to the semifinals of the 12-team field from all over the Philippines.

ANS, the champion of the recently finished Milo Little Olympics national finals, earned a slot in the next round after beating Dumaguete, 5-2, and Ba-colod United, 4-1.On the other hand, DBC’s wins were over Dipolog, 2-0, and Paga-dian, 4-1.
The six teams will be divided into two groups by drawing lots.
The three teams in each group will face each other in a round robin format.
The top two squads of each group will face each other in the finals while the second seeded teams will battle for third place.
All the semifinal games will be played today, while the championship match will be tomorrow.
ANS head coach Francis Ramirez is optimistic a-bout the chances of his squad in winning the tournament.
“We have a huge chance of winning this time because we beat some of the best teams (in the tournament),” Ramirez told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday in an interview.
As of press time yesterday, ANS was playing RP training pool national team, while DBC was facing the powerhouse Iloilo squad in a non-bearing game.
In last year’s Pinta-flores 16-Under National Invitational Tournament, Team Cebu City, which was composed mostly of Paref-Springdale players, finished third.

Sun Star Cebu

28 October 2009


MANILA (28 Oct 2009) – Pasargad and Manhur FC lead the standings in the on-going Philippines Football Federation (PFF) Futsal League 2009.Pasargad are at the top of Group B with seven points from three matches while Manhur lead Group A with six points from the same number of matches.There are five teams in each group.Pasargad had drawn their first match of the season in Group B against Dilman FC 2-2 before taking back-to-back wins against Don Bosco FC (13-8) and Korea FC (19-8).Second in Group B are Dilman who followed up their stalemate against Pasargad in their first game to pick up a 9-4 victory over Korea FC and then a 9-2 beating of Montalban.Third in Group B is Don Bosco United FC while fourth is Montalban with Korea in the rear on fifth and without a win to their name.

In Group A, Manhur FC lead the group with six points - but having played a game more than second-placed Philippines Army FC.Manhur started the season with a 14-2 win over Soccerroos but fell to an 8-9 defeat to SGU in their second match.They recovered to beat Mendiola 6-5 in their third match to take the top spot - for now.On second is Philippines Army FC who have picked up full points from their first two matches of the season.They won 9-5 over Socceroos in their first game this year and then recorded a 7-2 victory over Mendiola FC in their second match.Third in Group A is Sunken Garden United FC with Socceroos FC occupying fourth spot and Mendiola FC on fifth.

Source : Aseanfootball.org

Malay Mail eyes more football visits to Bacolod next year

VISITING Malaysian football club Malay Mail, which finished behind Bacolod United FC in last week’s Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Championship 2009 plans to come back next year together with other Malaysian club teams to compete in a much bigger edition of the event.
This was confirmed by Edward Magallona, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) grassroots committee head, who was instrumental in bringing Malay Mail here for last weekend’s inaugural veterans’ series.

Malay Mail, owned by journalist Tony Mariadas, plans to come back in January next year with another batch of veteran footballers who will play against local clubs.
“Malay Mail will be back again at least twice next year to hopefully play against local veteran club teams from Bacolod as well as from other football centers like Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in a tournament that will hopefully be bigger in terms of the number of participating teams,” Magallona said.
While in Bacolod, Mariadas took time to renew ties with former Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) president Ricardo ‘Cano’ Tan, who was responsible for bringing the team here in the 1990s to compete in the President’s Cup football series which was participated by the RP national squad, as well as teams from Chinese Taipei and Pakistan and China, among others.
PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas, who was in town to oversee the staging of last weekend’s series at Panaad in cooperation with local organizing committee head Rafael Lizares, president of the Executive Village Football Club, said he looks forward to a much bigger tournament next year.
“We envision this to be an annual event henceforth,” Dofitas said.
Malay Mail bowed to Bacolod United FC, 2-3, in the title match last Sunday with the Bacolod side’s goals coming from former national team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr. with 2, coming in the 23rd and 27th minutes, while teammate Greg Gustilo sealed the win with a goal in the 50th minute.
he Malaysians scored through Supramanian who broke the ice in the 9th minute while Moud Faridzal Kazim added another goal in the 36th minute.
Real Negrense FC finished third after winning 1-0 over ERCO Cebu FC.
The tournament was co-hosted by Bacolod United FC, mentored by former RP team coach Reynaldo Dofitas and Real Negrense FC headed by Jun Lacson.


WEST Negros University posted another win over arch rival University of St. La Salle, 2-1, Monday in the elimination round of the men’s football competition of the ongoing 14th National University Games (Unigames) at the Central Philippine University field in Iloilo City.
The Wesnecans, reigning Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural & Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) champions, posted goals courtesy of midfielder Mark Ferrer in the 38th minute and Vince Braga in the 80th minute.

The La Sallians, mentored by former national team coach Freddie Lazarito, scored its lone goal courtesy of Paking Dolino.
WNU went on to defeat host CPU yesterday, 6-1, getting goals from Joevin Bedic in the 22nd and 30th, Femar Suganob in the 28th, Gino Palomo in the 53d and Jayme Poderoso in the 82nd and 87th minutes. CPU also bowed to unheralded Dipolog Memorial Christian Center Foundation, 1-4, Monday.
Both USLS and WNU, former titlists in this annual multi-sports gathering of tertiary schools founded in 1996 by former USLS president Brother Rolando R. Dizon, FSC, are missing the services of former nationals Arnie Pasinabo, Jayson Panhay and Floriano Pacilan Jr. (USLS) and Robert Cañedo, Joel Ballo-allo and Joshua Fegidero (WNU).

26 October 2009

Unigames 2009 - Results

Unigames 2009 in Iloilo

Women`s results Sunday and Monday

UP - Ateneo 2-1
UST - FU 9-0
USLS - USC 1-3
UP - Xavier 2-0
Ateneo - UST 1-2

Men`s results Monday

DLSU - Ateneo 0-0

25 October 2009

United Football League - Sunday`s results

Sunday`s results :

Air Force - Lions Alaska 5-2
Kaya - Mendiola 5-3
Union - Mama Africa 2-0
Loyola - Global 3-0
Nomads - Japan K Line 1-0
Army - Sunken Garden 9-0

Bacolod United FC pockets 2009 RP-Malaysia Veterans Football crown

BACOLOD United Football Club added another champion's trophy in its growing collection when they captured the championship crown of the 2009 Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Championship.
Mentored by former RP team coach Rene Dofitas, the team defeated the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia, 3-2, Sunday at the Panaad pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Former RP team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr., hero of the historic 1-0 RP victory over Malaysia during the 1991 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, proved once again that his scoring savvy was more than enough to carry his side to the title, scoring two goals in the 23rd and 27th minutes while Greg Gustilo sealed the win for the Bacolod side in the 50th minute.
Malay Mail, owned by journalist Tony Mariadas, scored through Supramanian who broke the ice in the ninth minute whileMoud Faridzal Kazim tallied another in the 36th minute.
In the battle for third place, Real Negrense FC nipped ERCO Cebu FC, 1-0, via the lone goal courtesy of Jamelo Soriano in the 13th minute.
The awarding ceremonies were held last night at the Luxur Place where the visiting Malaysians were billeted.
The ceremonies were presided by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Cyril Dofitas, local organizing committee head Rafael Lizares, match commissioner Warren Concepcion and referees inspector Dennis Estaniel, among others.
The event is envisioned to be an annual competition with more teams from Malaysia as well as from other parts of the country seeing action starting next year in another 40-above veterans' tournament sanctioned by both the FA of Malaysia and PFF.
The two-day event here was co-hosted by the Bacolod United Football club and Real Negrense Football Club. (With report from Lito Sapar)

Sun Star Bacolod

WNU, USLS booters post Unigames '09 wins

FORMER National University Games champions West Negros University and University of St. La Salle posted opening round wins Saturday.
This is as men's football hostilities kicked off in the ongoing 14th Unigames in Iloilo City at the Central Philippine University and Iloilo Sports Complex fields.

The defending Nopsscea champion West Negros University squad mentored by former national team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr. demolished unheralded Dipolog Memorial Christian Center Foundation, 7-0, while in a clash of former Unigames titlists' University of St. La Salle, mentored by former RP team coach Freddie Lazarito, waylaid Silliman University, 6-0.
Scoring for the Wesnecans were Carlo Tacusalme with 2 goals while former RP team campaigner Joeven Bedic, Mark Ferrer and Vicne Braga tallied 1 goal apiece.
Also posting wins were University of the Philippines, which blanked Ateneo University, 3-0, while De La Salle University nipped Iloilo's John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, 1-0.
Both WNU and USLS are missing the services of former national team campaigners who have already played out their allowable number of playing years in this annual multi-sports gathering founded in 1996 by former USLS president Brother Rolando R. Dizon, FSC.
They are Wesnecans Robert Cañedo and Joel Ballo-allo and La Sallians Arnie Pasinabo and Floriano Pacilan Jr.
Late Sunday, the Wesnecans posted an 8-0 victory over former titlist Silliman University, with Mark Ferrer and Joeven Bedic scoring 3 goals each and Gino Palomo adding another 2.
USLS also posted a 2-1 win over host CPU.
WNU and USLS are scheduled to clash Monday to determine who advances to the next round from their bracket.

Sun Star Bacolod

Milo Little Olympics - ANS comeback kids top high school football

LAST year, the Abellana National School football players were on the outside looking in, barred from joining the Milo Little Olympics.
During the awarding ceremony for football yesterday, all eyes were on them—the champions of the first Milo Little Olympics national finals.

ANS completed a sweep of its games with a workmanlike 6-0 win over Mindanao yesterday to bag the gold medal in secondary football and earn the 30 championship points for the Visayas.
They finished with nine points on three wins, while Mindanao settled for the silver with four on a win and a draw.
Luzon took third place with two points after a draw with NCR in the final game yesterday.
“The boys were really hungry to win the title because last year they were not able to join,” said ANS coach Francis Ramirez. “We got lucky because now that we got to play again, Milo decided to hold a national finals.”
In the first half against Mindanao, that hunger was missing and ANS looked more like they were on a practice match than in a title-clincher.
Mindanao even had the first clear chance after a striker was left inside the box before the defense clamped on him.
First chance
Carlito Abadia Jr. had the first clear shot for ANS but missed three shots inside 15 minutes, while Karlo Cuizon also misfired a lob.
Things got heated in the 18th when a Mindanao striker went down away from the ball--due to a punch according to their camp or due to an unintentional collision while both were running to the open space, according to others.
Referee Vincent Ramos booked Prince Anthony, who protested his innocence, for a yellow card to help cut the tension.
ANS finally got on board in the 29th with James Bacus’ point- blank shot and cranked up their offense in the second.
Abadia’s struck just 40 seconds into the second half off a give-and-go, while Jose Bacunawa, who relieved Abadia in the 40th minute, got in the scoring act in the 43rd. Rafael Estremos made it 4-0 two minutes later.
A change of keepers didn’t stop the binge for Mindanao—Alger Montayre made it 5-0 and Bacunawa scored on a cheeky lob in the last three minutes.
ANS’ victory somehow offset the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit’s loss in the elementary division.
“We were in control for most of the match but our defense failed to mark their men in the final minutes,” said SHS-J coach Lito Ramos.
Isagani Fernandez put the host ahead in the 20th before Jan Frederick Cujogan equalized in the 40th.
In the shootout, SHS-J split its first two shots, while Luzon converted two for its third win and the gold medal.
Visayas settled for the silver on two wins and a loss, while NCR got the bronze with one win.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu football - Crazy Horse routs SRRU,7-0

THE defending champions Crazy Horse showed that it is still the most formidable team in the Men’s League of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup as it demolished San Roque Royal United (SRRU), 7-0, yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports field.
After giving San Roque FC (SRFC) its first loss of the tournament with a 9-1 beating last week, Crazy Horse handed SRRU its third straight loss in the competition.

Epifanio Ynot drew first blood as he scored in the 23rd minute from pointblank range, while out-hustling the SRRU defenders.
Substitute Masahi Koyagi immediately let his presence felt after entering in the second half of regulation with a quick goal in the 49th.
Koyagi struck inside the box, off a well-calculated pass by playmaker Jan Michael Abellana from the right flank.
Three minutes, Abellana created an opportunity for himself, outmaneuvering the SRRU defense with his fancy footwork for 3-0.
After that, there was no stopping the Crazy Horse offense.
Mitsuo Tsunakiri struck in the 65th minute then Koyagi scored his second goal of the game nine minutes after.
Tsunakiri contributed another goal in the 81st minute, Albert Nangkil scored in the 87th minute, while Abellana sealed the victory with a goal a minute before time.
Crazy Horse is still undefeated and sits at the top spot of the Men’s League with six points from two victories, while SRRU is still winless and remains the worst team in the competition.
In the other Men’s League game, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) routed SRFC, 4-1.
SRFC’s Ramie Colina scored the first goal of the match with just 10 minutes off the clock. However USPF bounced back and tied the game, 1-1, with a strike by Rene Sanchez in the 54th minute.
USPF then took over the lead, 2-1, as Oliver Colina added another goal 11 minutes after.

Sun Star Cebu

24 October 2009

Unigames results

Unigames 2009 results from Iloilo :

Men`s :

Ateneo - UP 0-3

Women`s :
Ateneo - FU 2-2
UST - Xavier 8-2
DLSU - Siliman 7-0

Thanks to Lord Sabid !

Milo Olympics - Secondary level

In the secondary level, Francis Ramirez’ boys also got off a flying start, beating Luzon, 2-0.
In tennis, the elementary teams had mixed fortunes in the first day at the Casino Español courts. The girls team lost to Mindanao, 2-0, while the boys were barely challenged in their 2-0 win against Luzon.
Tennis follows the Davis Cup format with a singles and doubles match. A second singles only to break a tie.
Bright Academy’s Jana Pages dropped her first singles match to Khim Iglupas, 8-5. Pages teamed up with Stephanie Kim in doubles and managed to give a fight before losing a close, 8-7 (5).
Pages and Kim had it easy in their second match against NCR and were barely challenged as they fought back into contention for their first win.
After a 1-1 score, Pages broke Cheska Mae Columbrillo three straight times for an easy 8-2 win.
In doubles, Pages and Kim were barely challenged as they won the first six games—including two at 40-love—for their 8-1 win.
Pages and Kim will face Luzon—which also lost to Mindanao—today.
In the boys division Jan Godfrey Seno gave up only one game in his 8-1 win, while Arthur Pantino and Gener Lambayan played flawlessly for an 8-0 win over Beltran and John Tabuca to start their campaign on a strong note.

Sun Star Davao

Visayas eyes elementary football title

JEREMIAH Fernandez helped Visayas stay undefeated in elementary football in the Milo Olympics national finals at the Cebu City Sports Center yesterday.
Visayas, represented by the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, defeated NCR, 3-0, and Mindanao, 3-2.
After a scoreless first half Visayas silenced the jeering NCR camp with two goals in the first six minutes of the second.
Mark Veloso sped past the defense in a breakaway before Fernandez showed his deft touch for a 2-0 count in the 32nd , controlling a cross with his right foot before blasting it with his left.
Oliver Booth got into the scoring act with a similar move, shooting just outside the penalty box a minute from time.
Fernandez again saved Visayas in the second game, spoiling a 2-2 draw with a last gasp goal for their 3-2 win.
Today Visayas, which has six points, will gun for the title against Luzon, which won against Mindanao, 2-0.

Sun Star Cebu

Unigames 2009 start today in Iloilo

14 th Philippine University Games start today in Iloilo.

Men`s and Women`s football at Sta. Barbara FB Field / CPU Football Field

23 October 2009

RP-Malaysia veterans football tourney reels off

THE Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Tournament 2009 kicks off Saturday at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park field with four sides seeing action in this inaugural event.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) in partnership with the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael Lizares, and co-hosted by Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club organizes the event.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday with simple opening rites followed by the opening match at 8:30 a.m. between Bacolod United FC and Real Negrense FC.
At 9:15 a.m., Erco football Club of Cebu takes on the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia.
At 10:15 a.m., the participating teams will join in the presentation of jerseys and giving out of balls to local ball clubs coming from the city's public elementary and high schools.
This will be followed by the match between Real Negrense FC and Erco FC of Cebu scheduled at 11 a.m. while at 11:45 a.m., it will be Malay Mail against Bacolod United FC.
The four-team competition resumes on Sunday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m., with Real Negrense scheduled to clash against Malay Mail followed by the 10:15 match between BUFC and Erco Cebu FC.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, the participating teams together with tournament organizers will have lunch at the Hinobaan House at Panaad and at 2:30 p.m., it will be the battle for third and fourth places followed by the championship match scheduled at 3:30 p.m.
Organizers led by PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas and PFF grassroots committee chairman Edward Magallona said the event is just a prelude to bigger things to come starting with next year's 40-above tournament which will again be staged here at the Panaad venue.
All matches in this two-day event are open to the public for free. (HCV)

2009 Villa Valderrama 9-Aside bootfest 1st round ends Sunday

THE ongoing 2009 Villa Valderrama 9-aside football tournament which kicked off last September 27 will end its first round hostilities Oct. 25.
In line with this is the two scheduled matches-at 3 p.m. between Talisay and Dynamic, followed at 4:10 by the match between Ceres and defending champion Trimaxi.

This was decided during a meeting last Thursday among team representatives and presided by tournament director Ricky Yanson, assisted by tournament manager Ramon Janeo held at Chicken House-Lacson.
Due to a conflict in the schedule of Real Negrense, which is seeing action in the two-day Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Tournament Saturday at the Panaad field, the schedule between Real Negrense and LBFC was rescheduled to a later date as agreed upon by team representatives from both squads.
The second round of hostilities is scheduled to kick off on November 5 and will end on November 29, while the semi-finals are scheduled on December 6 and the finals on Dec. 13.
Going to Sunday's schedule, the team standings in this six-team competition showed Dynamic on top with 3 wins and 1 draw, followed by Talisay with 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw; and Ceres with 2 wins and 2 losses.
The rest of the standings showed Real Negrense with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses; Trimaxi with 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss; and LBFC with 1 draw and 3 losses. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

Limpag: That’s all folks!

BEING a Philippine football fan, it seems, is a bit like being a runner.
You have to continually punish yourself for your love of the sport.
The only difference is, in running, you know that you’d eventually reach your goal before you die.

In football, you’d probably die first of thirst or of fatigue before you get 100 kilometers near your goal.
I really don’t know what Philippine Football Federation president Mari Martinez is doing but whatever it is, he’s doing it badly.
Consider the massacre he put the Philippine Boys’ 16-Under team into in the Group E qualifiers for the AFC Championships.

More :


Futsal marathon

group of futsal enthusiasts will be holding a 12-hour marathon game to raise funds for a village in La Union which was destroyed by typhoon ‘Pepeng’.“The proceeds of this futsal marathon will all go to the villagers in Barangay Sta. Lucia Aringay, La Union whose houses were swept away by the floods caused by typhoon ‘Pepeng’," said former RP futsal coach Manny Batumbacal of irokphilippines during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association forum in Manila.Batumbacal, now working as the University of Asia and the Pacific physical director, revealed that players who will take part in the game will be donating P350 to the cause.The marathon game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 9:30 p.m.Batumbacal said that proceeds from the event will go to the rehabilitation of Barangay Sta. Lucia which was ruined by the flood due to rains brought by typhoon ‘Pepeng’.“Some the houses were totally ruined while we have reports that some villagers are still missing until now," Batumbacal.Batumbacal disclosed that online registration in the event is already in full swing and those who want to take part in the fund raising event can visit www.irokphilippines.multiply.com

Source : GMA News TV

21 October 2009

RP-Malaysia veterans’ football tourney set

ANOTHER regional football event is slated at the Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on October 23-25, 2009.
The event is organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), in partnership with the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael ‘Junie’ Lizares and co-hosted by Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club.

Billed as the Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football tournament 2009, the three-day event features the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia, ERCO Football Club of Cebu City and the two Negros-based sides Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club.
Malay Mail, owned by sports journalist Tony Mariadas, is scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m. Friday, according to tournament coordinator Warren Concepcion who also said the event is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. with simple opening ceremonies to be followed at 8:30 a.m. by the opening match between Bacolod United FC and Real Negrense FC.
At 9:15 a.m. it will be the turn of ERCO FC of Cebu to tangle against Malay Mail of Malaysia.
At 10:15 a.m., the participating teams join in the presentation of jerseys and giving out of balls to local ball clubs from selected public elementary and high school ball clubs, to be followed at 11 a.m. by the match between Real Negrense FC and ERCO FC of Cebu.
At 11:45 a.m., it will be Malay Mail against Bacolod United FC.
On Sunday, October 25, at 9:30 a.m., the tournament resumes with Real Negrense FC taking on Malay Mail followed at 10:15 a.m. by the match between BUFC and ERCO Cebu.
At 11 a.m., the participating teams will have a fellowship lunch at the Hinobaan house at Panaad followed by the battle for third and fourth places at 2:30 p.m. and the championship match at 3:30 p.m.
PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas said the tournament is “only serves as a prelude to bigger regional events among veteran football clubs in the Southeast Asian region starting with the staging next year of a 40-above tournament also at the Panaad venue which is already on the planning stage.
The team managers’ meeting is scheduled on October 23, 4 p.m. at Luxur Place.
All matches in this event will be open to the public for free.

Henry C. Villalva , Sun Star Bacolod

Bacolod football - WNU pockets 7th NOPSSCEA football crown

DEFENDING champion West Negros University nailed its 7th straight NOPSSCEA men’s football title last Monday at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan when it defeated arch rival University of St. La Salle, 4-2. Scoring for the Norman Fegidero Jr. mentored Wesnecans were James Braga and Lemuel Unabia with 1 apiece and Gino Palomo with 2 goals.

WNU actually lost, 4-2, also to USLS in their previous encounter, while they also nipped University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, 1-0, last Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Bacolod City National High School pitch courtesy of the lone goal by former RP team campaigner Joeven Bedic. The members of the victorious WNU squad managed by WNU Committee on Sports Management & Development chairman Anthony Carlo Agustin are: Wilson Muñoz, Randy Bayquin, Lemuel Unabia, Camelo Tacusalme, Jilsor Soriano, Mark Ferrer, Jherne Vergara, Jake Morallo, James Braga, Gino Palomo, Joeven Bedic, Jayme Poderoso, Rodney Cornel, Ryan Lirio, Jokko Centino, Rudolf Bebanco, Femar Suganob, Mark Posadas and Ian Combate.

The Wesnecans are currently preparing for their campaign in the 2009 National University Games in Iloilo City to be hosted by Central Philippine University on October 24-30. The team leaves for the UniGames this Friday, Fegidero told Sun.Star Bacolod in a telephone interview yesterday. The Wesnecans will be missing the services of several standouts in the team who helped in their UniGames campaign last year, among them being former RP team midfielder Robert Cañedo and Carlo Tacusalme who already served out their playing years.

Sun Star Bacolod

20 October 2009

Philippines withdrew from Asian Indoor Games futsal ?

Nhan Dan – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has decided not to take part in the third Asian Indoor Games (AIG 3) due to the continuous interference made by the Philippine Sports Committee (PSC) in POC’s works.
J. Camacho, head of the Philippine Sports Delegation said that the PSC had not respected the POC’s legitimate rights.
Initially, the POC proposed to send 160 athletes taking part in the AIG 3, but PSC only agreed to send around 50 athletes who would compete in seven events.


Manila times reporting now that Philippines will participate in 7 sports and not futsal but could expand to 14 sports , let`s wait and see . Very late to withdraw a week before they start.


19 October 2009

UFL - Kaya win 3-0

Kaya booters blank Nomads
By Cedelf P. TupasPhilippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:31:00 10/18/2009MANILA, Philippines--

An inspired second half display boosted multititled Kaya-Digiprint to a 3-0 blanking of Nomads-Aloha Board Sports at the start of the United Football League LBC Cup last night at the Nomads pitch in Merville, Parañaque.Rewarded for their pressure, the Kaya booters, with skipper Aly Borromeo pulling the strings at midfield, struck three goals in a span of seven minutes to finally put the game away.Sudanese striker Izzeldin El-Habbib scored two goals, while Alex Anselmussio added another for Kaya, which couldn’t make the most of its opportunities early on.Denied twice by the crossbar in the first half, El-Habbib made sure there was no letdown in the 77th minute when he beat two defenders before slotting the ball past Nomads keeper Jeff Blake.El-Habbib doubled the lead six minutes later, ghosting into the area before firing home a right-footed shot from just inside the box.
Anselmussio rounded out the scoring, his shot ricocheting off a defender and catching Blake flatfooted anew six minutes from time.“The team was inspired because of the good crowd,” Borromeo said. “We didn’t have a natural winger that’s why we struggled in the attacking third in the first half. But when we got the first goal, I knew we would be okay.”Despite being on the backfoot for most of the first half, Nomads almost took the lead through Steve Borrill only for Kenneth Anychie to make a terrific save with his right leg.Kaya had 13 shots on goal and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession with Borromeo, who plays at central defense when he dons the country’s colors in international tournaments, proving influential at midfield.Nomads listed national team standouts Phil and James Younghusband in its lineup but the intriguing showdown between them and Borromeo failed to materialize as the Filipino-British brothers arrived late for the game.Phil later told the Inquirer they have not committed to play for Nomads in the 16-team corporate backed tournament, where teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, clubs of expatriates and schools, are also seeing action.

UFL - Sunday`s results

Results from Sunday in United Football League.

Union FC - Rudy Project vs Lions FC - Alaska 0-0
Grins FC - Orient Freight vs Diliman FC - Victory Liner 2-0
Air Force - Rider vs Mama Africa FC 5-3
Mendiola FC - Egames -vs Japan FC - K Line 4-0
Navy - Selecta vs USFC-2GO 5-0
Army - Phiten vs Loyola ATR Kim-Eng 3-0

United Football League website :


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18 October 2009

UFL - Air Force Win

Air Force beat Mama Africa 5-3 in one of the Sunday`s matches in United Football League.

Cebu football - Aboitiz Cup

PAREF-Springdale took the solo lead in Group A of the Boys 17 division as they clinched their third victory in the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup with a lopsided win over Guiseppe yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports field.
Paref-Springdale trampled Guiseppe, 21-0, and remained undefeated in the tournament.
Forward Bran Go was the man of the match as he logged six goals for Paref-Springdale, while Mikel Alazas, Bernard Montayre and Jon Young played the supporting cast for their ace scorer as they added three goals each.

So lopsided was the action that Joshua Cruz, who usually plays as the goal keeper, had two goals.
Martin Mendoza, Shawn Haosen, Gabriel Rodriguez and Cedric Ang also added a goal each.
With the win, Paref-Sprindale now has six points from two victories, while Guiseppe was handed its third straight lopsided loss in the competition.
The other week, Guissepe also suffered a blowout loss to Cebu International School, 19-0, and also dropped a 15-0 loss to Don Bosco College in its debut.
On the other hand, San Roque FC–Arsenal routed Hiroshi FC, 2-0, in the 38-and-above category for its fifth straight win.
Ariel Esfarcia scored the opening goal in the 62nd minute while Eric Colina struck 10 minutes after.
Men’s leader
SRFC Arsenal kept its commanding lead in the 38-and-above class as it now has 15 points from five victories, while second-seeded Hiroshi FC suffered its second defeat and is stuck at six points.
In other games, Don Bosco Magone crushed Xantos FC, 4-0, in the Mens Cup while Carsheinians drew with Melborne, 0-0, in the Girls 17 class.
Don Bosco Magone has six points and now leads the Mens Cup category, while Xantos FC, which has three points, suffered its first defeat.
In last Saturday’s results, Melborne defeated Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion– Mandaue, 3-0, while Guiseppe dumped Carsheinians, 8-0, in the Girls 17 category.
In the Boys 12 category, Cebu International School overpowered Guiseppe, 14-0, while Paref-Springdale won against Don Bosco Boys Home, 3-0.
SRFC also drew with Paref-Springdale in the Players 10 division.

Source : Sun Star Cebu

UFL - Kaya beat Nomads

Kaya beat Nomads 3-0 in opening match in United Football League on Saturday.

Video from opening :


17 October 2009

United Football League - Six matches kick off

MANILA, Philippines - A heavy six-game bill spread over three venues kicks off hostilities in the LBC-United Football League with Japan-Kline FC taking on Mendiola-EGames FC at Nomads field in Parañaque and Sunken Garden FC clashing with Alabang Grins-Orient Freight FC at the Ateneo field.
Put up by the Football Alliance (FA) in cooperation with the United Football Club Association (UFCA), the UFL aims to further develop the sport and provide a venue for the country’s promising and top players where they could hone their talent and skills.
Sixteen teams composed of over 400 players will be playing a total of 38 games.
Sunken Garden FC takes on Alabang Grins-Orient Freight FC at 1 p.m. while Loyola-ATR FC battles Army-Phiten FC at the Ateneo field in QC.
Navy-Selecta FC opens its bid against United Southern-2GO FC at 1 p.m. while Union-Ruy Project FC and Lions-Alaska FC collide in the 3 p.m. match at Ascom field.
Over at Nomads, Japan-KLine FC squares off with Mendiola-EGames FC at 4 p.m. while Airforce-Rider FC and Mama Africa FC tangle in the 6 p.m. main game.
Sanctioned by the National Capital Region Football Association and the Philippine Football Federation, the UFL hopes to generate interest from football fans with the games open to the public.

Source : Philstar

United Football League - Nomads-Kaya tiff kicks off RP’s 1st pro football tilt

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s first ever professional, corporate-sponsored football league kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday with an opening game featuring top squads Nomads FC against Kaya FC at the Nomad Sports Club in Merville, Parañaque.
National team aces Phil and James Younghusband take to the field for Nomads against a Kaya squad skippered by RP team captain Aly Borromeo in the maiden match of the United Football League LBC Cup.
Sixteen squads, including teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, clubs of expatriates and schools, are seeing action in the three-month-long tournament organized by the Football Alliance and the United Football Club Association.
UFCA president Christopher Hagedorn said the league is expected to address the need for the sport’s development and to draw attention to the sport which he said is very popular across the globe but is often ignored locally.
“All of us here grew up playing some form of football and it is the second most-played sport in the country,” said Hagedorn.
“In due time, the league will train our players to the point where the World Cup isn’t just a game but a goal.”
FA head and former national player Randy Roxas said the intensity of the competition will define the country’s first foray in play-for-pay football.
“The UFL will elevate weekend football to a professional level,” said Roxas. “Finally, the best of the best will be given the right opportunity to develop their talents.”
Javier Montecon of LBC, major backer of the National Capital Region Football Association-sanctioned event, assured everything is in place to make the UFL’s LBC Cup a success.

Source : Inquirer Sports

Cebu football - Home Sweet Home Spa Football Festival

EMPLOYEES from the BPO industries and those from Mactan will get a chance to stoke their competitive fire in the 1st Home Sweet Home Spa Football Festival at the San Roque fields next Sunday.
The event, which will have teams playing 9-aside matches in 10-minute halves, will have the men’s and women’s divisions.
Teams who have signed up so far for this Sunday’s event are Convergys, Sykes, Aegis People Support, Teletech, Lexmark and NCR.
Organizers have also invited teams from the Mactan Export Processing Zone.
These teams also join open competitions organized by other groups but usually fare badly when they face the more established clubs or school-based teams.
Since they want to play in a more level playing field, football players from the competiting companies have decided to organize themselves and hold a tournament for “weekend” warriors.
They will play a single round robin with the top teams advancing to the knockout stage.


United Football League start Saturday

LBC United football league start this Saturday at Nomads Football Field , Merville, Paranaque.

Activities from 2 pm , match kick off at 4.30 pm

Match : Kaya Digiprint vs Nomads Aloha Board Sports

United Football League is a Manila based league . A Baguio team also participate.

Group A
Navy Selecta
Dilliman Victory Liner
Grins Orient Freight
United Southern 2GO

Group B
Army Phiten
Loyola ATR Kim Eng
Sunken Garden FC
Global Smartmatic

Group C
Air Force Rider
Union Rudy Project
Lions Alaska
Mama Africa

Group D
Kaya Digiprint
Nomads Aloha Board Sports
Japan K Line
Mendiola E Games

Philippines Women`s Futsal NT

Schedule for Philippines Women`s Futsal NT in Asian Indoor Games :

29. Oct Philippines - Iran
31. Oct Philippines - Japan
2. Nov Philippines - Uzbekistan


16 October 2009

Highest FIFA ranking ever !

Philippines jumped 3 places to number 155 in FIFA World Ranking for October , this is the highest ever position for Philippines in FIFA World Ranking history !


Lowest FIFA ranking was number 195 in September 2006.

15 October 2009

Davao football - DFA Football Festival set Oct. 24-25

PREPARATIONS shift to high gear for the Fourth Goal for a Cause Festival set on October 24 and 25 at the Tionko Football Grounds.
The two-day event, organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA) in cooperation with the SOS Children's Village, will be held in celebration of the Children's Month.

DFA secretary Erwin Protacio on Wednesday said in an e-mail that the football tournament aims to raise funds for the various projects to be undertaken by SOS for children under its care.
He said team registration fee is pegged at P500 for boys 12 years old and under, boys 10-under, boys/girls eight-under/ boys and girls six-under, girls elementary and boys 14-under.
The fee for ladies open, men's second division, men's open and men's 35-above is P1,000.
"Teams must submit photocopy of birth certificates of players. Each team shall be composed of 10 players," Protacio said.
Interested participants may contact Coach Wowie Satorre at mobile number (0929) 6900081 for more details. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

Davao football - Lady Knights blast UP-Min

LADY Knights Football Club (FC) edged University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, 2-1, in the resumption of the Davao FA Women's Open League held at Tionko grounds Wednesday.
Lomalyn Fama and Kim Maligad scored in the 38th and 48th minutes, respectively, to lead the charge for league-leader Lady Knights, who remained unbeaten after seven outings.

UP-Mindanao striker Ellen Cuizon found the net in the 75th.
Her teammate Krishna Fernandez failed to force a tie after her shot hit the goal post.
The Lady Knights are still on top with a seven-win, zero-draw and zero-loss card while UP Min stayed at the bottom with a 1-1-5 record.
Medvil occupied the second spot with a 4-1-2 mark followed by Philippine Women's College (3-0-4) and Seagull (2-0-6).
Matches will resume on Saturday in the meet organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA). (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

14 October 2009

Philippines U16 women lose to Vietnam

Philippines lost 0-11 to Vietnam in the last match in ASEAN Women`s U16 Championship in Myanmar.

U16 Women`s team in Rexona Cup against Ateneo :



You will find lots of women`s football videos from U16 and U19 NT on youtube here :


12 October 2009

Davao football - Medvil booters topple Seagull

THE Medvil Football Club (FC) beat Seagull FC, 4-2, in the resumption of the Davao FA Women's Open League at the Tionko Football Grounds over the weekend.
Nina Arrieta opened scoring with a goal in the second minute. Tetet Concordo followed it up with another goal in the seventh to give Medvil a 2-0 lead.

Seagull striker Jerika Cantilla, however, scored in the 14th to trim Medvil's lead, 1-2, but Arrieta and Concordo knocked in goals in the 16th and 69th for a 4-1 Medvil advantage.
Joy Rozianne Rivera hit Seagull's second goal in the 80th.
Medvil improved its record to four wins, one draw and two losses for a total of 13 points and good for second spot in the team standings. Seagull (2-0-6) kept the fourth spot with six points.
The Lady Knights FC is still on top with 18 points following a clean 6-0-0 slate while Philippine Women's College (3-0-4)) is in third with nine points and University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao (1-1-4) is at fifth place with four points.
Matches will resume this weekend. The tournament is being organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).

Source : Sun Star Davao

RP Women`s Futsal NT in Asian Indoor Games !

Good news : Philippines Women`s Futsal National team will compete in Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam from 28. October to 6. November.

Philippines been drawn in group B with Japan , Uzbekistan and Iran.

In group A Thailand , Malaysia , Jordan and Vietnam.

ASEAN Women`s U16 - Philippines lose 1-5 against Myanmar B

In the second match at the Youth Training Centre, Myanmar B had a great start, taking a three-goal lead at the break and adding two more after to walk away with a comfortable 5-1 win over the Philippines. Despite turning away several early attempts, the Philippines defence finally crumbled in the 13th minute when Tin Nilar Win broke through to put her side ahead.It took Myanmar B another another 20 minutes before doubling the score, this time through Po Po Su. Moe Tharafe Aung made it 3-0 after she split the defence with a quick run down the centre.Myanmar managed two more goals after the break, the first through Nilar Win in the 56th minute while Po Su sealed the victory, their first of the tournament, in the 90th minute. The Philippines, despite being down by four goals, fought bravely and were rewarded with a goal in the 76th minute, netted by Ma Karina Dela Cruz.

Source : aseanfootball.org

10 October 2009

Cebu football - Springdale wins second straight title

PAREF-Springdale of Unit 6 retained its title in the secondary division football tournament of the Cebu City Olympics after a come-from-behind penalty shootout victory over Abellana National School (ANS) of Unit 9 yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Complex.
Both teams had a difficult time scoring in regulation and demonstrated top caliber defense.
ANS’s aggressiveness paid off in the 56th minute with right winger Jovan Bacus striking from inside the box.

ANS, which was banned last year after playing in a tournament outside of Cebu without permission from the Department of Education, continued to attack and had most of the ball possession.
However, Springdale finally got on board as forward Bran Go hit the equalizer in the 79th.
Both teams were still tied at the end of regulation and the game went to a shootout.
Goalie John Ray Nieves, made the first penalty for ANS for a 1-0 lead and kept it that way as he blocked Go in Springdale’s first attempt.
The next two kickers for both squads made their penalty kicks, for a 3-2 ANS lead.
Springdale got a chance to steal win after Shanee Sarmiento of ANS missed his strike, and Lyon Valenzuela converted his shot to even the count.
The fifth kickers of both teams then scored, forcing the sudden-death kicks.
Joeford Dolino volunteered to take the shot for ANS but his strike was deflected by Joshua Cruz, paving the way for Mikel Alazas’ heroics.
“Our victory was a little bit sweet because we were losing. Then there was a run by our player Bran Go. We thought the game was lost already,” said Mario Ceniza in a interview with Sun.Star Cebu.
“The game was really for us because we came to life in the sudden death of the penalty shootout,” he added.

Source . Sun Star Cebu

ASEAN Women`s U16 Championship - 0-14 against Australia

YANGON (10 Oct 2009) – Australia and Vietnam, clearly the two strongest teams in Group B, cruised through their opening AFF Under-16 Women’s Championship matches today, resoundingly beating the Philippines and Myanmar B, at the Aung San Stadium here. The Aussies, the pre-tournament favourites, walked away with a comfortable 14-0 win while Vietnam celebrated a well deserved 5-0 victory today.Today’s result moved the two winners a step closer to the semifinals while Myanmar B and the Philippines have to win their next group matches to remain in contention. Australia’s huge victory, buoyed by four goals from substitute Caitlin Friend, was the second biggest scoreline in the tournament. Myanmar A and Thailand had scored similar 15-0 wins over their rivals the previous day.

In the second match, Australia proved too strong for the Philippines. Their physical advantage aside, the Aussies displayed exceptional skill and maturity in their game to brush aside the hardworking Filipinas. To their credit, Philippines goalkeeper Inna Palacios and defenders Dominique Scott and Marie Navea-Huff turned away numerous attempts, especially in the first half, limiting the Aussies to six goals.Australia got the show off the ground with an eighth minute opener from Teigen Allen. Heidi Makrillos followed up with two quick goals, in the 13th and 15th minutes while Samantha Kerr made 4-0 in the 39th minute. Alanna Kennedy and Caitlin Friend made it 6-0 in the last three minutes of the first half.It was Australia again in the second half with eight more goals – Ashlee Faul (56th), Alanna Kennedy (61st, 90th), Teigen Allen (70th), Caitlin Friend (74th, 79th, 81st) and Brittany Whitfield.

Source : Aseanfootball

09 October 2009

Project Future Coaching course for Batch 2009.

KUALA LUMPUR: The AFC has identified 29 individuals from 22 countries to join the newest Project Future Coaching course for Batch 2009. All 29 were picked out from the five boys’ and two girls’ Festivals of Football held this year. The coaches, of whom seven are women, will attend the 3rd Project Future Selection Course in Kuala Lumpur from 3-12 November.Those who pass the course will be invited to join the AFC’s two-year Project Future Coaching programme, which ends with a ‘B’ Certificate coaching license.AFC Project Future Coaching Director Gary Phillips said he hopes all candidates make the grade.

Oliver Colina (Philippines, M)


Philippines lose 0-1 to Bangladesh

Philippines lost 0-1 to Bangladesh in the last match for Philippines in Bacolod.

Bangladesh scored in 3 rd min.

Match statistics :


Indonesia won 1-0 against Chinese Taipei.

08 October 2009

RP kisses AFC U-16 Qualifier hopes goodbye

Outplayed and outclassed in all departments, Team Philippines Under-16 football squad formally bid their hopes for securing a slot in next year’s AFC U16 Championships set in Nepal goodbye as they suffered a devastating 0-9 loss against Indonesia in the Group E Qualifiers of the AFC event yesterday at the Panaad Stadium football pitch in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Once again, the Filipinos’ lack of training and exposure to international matches was evident on how they launched their attacks against the well-prepared Indons.
Sharing his technical analysis on the match, assistant coach John Carmona admitted that Indonesia is not only physically fit but they had better preparations.
“We lost to Indonesia in a match of endurance. It was evident that the Indonesians were physically fit for this Qualifiers,” Carmona said.
He added that what the RP Team needs is a system of good and early preparation.
As rain clouds darkened the Pana-ad skies, a near own goal a couple of minutes into the game cast a spell of gloom and doom for the hapless RP XI as keeper Christopher Nicholas Camcam fumbled with the ball.
While Camcam managed to execute a couple of impressive saves, as the Indons started attacking the goal, his skills was no match against the rampaging Robin Bagus Febrian who acutely followed up a missed stab to register Indonesia’s first goal.
From then on, it was an all-Indonesia show in the first half as Purwa Putra added his own two goals while Hendriko Masko Kiwak and Hadi Wibowo scored one apiece for a 5-0 first half blitz.
Negrense Melecio Manuel Mentor’s attempt midway in the second half was the only bright spot for the RP XI as the Indons dominated the entire game for a 0-9 victory, unmindful of the heavy downpour.
“We need more matches for the boys, both local and international. Despite the loss, we are motivating them to give their best in our last game against Bangladesh tomorrow. The team should improve its overall performance,” coach Carmona said.

Source : Visayan Daily Star -

07 October 2009

Big firms support new football league

MANILA, Philippines - LBC Express, Inc. will be the main presenter when the United Football League kicks off its three-month long tournament next week.
Other backers of the UFL, sanctioned by the National Capital Region Football Association and held in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation are Rudy Project, Gatorade, Nike Park, Asia Speedy, and McDonald’s.
It will be hosted by the United Football Club Association in cooperation with the Football Alliance.
Sixteen teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, expats and other top football clubs in the country will vie for the inaugural Cup. Each team is supported by a corporate sponsor, including Phiten, Digiprint, Rider, Selecta, 2GO, Smartmatic, Aloha Boardsports, Orient Freight, Inc., Victory Liner, Inc., ATR Kim Eng Securities, Inc., and E-Games among others.

Source : The Philippine Star

Philippines losing third match

Philippines lost 0-9 against Indonesia today in AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Bacolod.

Japan beat Chinese Taipei 5-0 and qualified already for the finals

06 October 2009

Next U16 match is against Indonesia

Philippines play Indonesia on Wednesday in AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Bacolod. Indonesia drew Bangladesh 0-0 in first match

Match start at 4.30 PM in Bacolod.

Japan - Chinese Taipei play first at 2 pm.

ASEAN U16 Women`s Championship

ASEAN U16 Women`s Championship in Myanmar start this week. Philippines team is scheduled to arrive Wednesday. Managers meeting on Thursday and first match for Philippines on Saturday.

Philippines in Group B:

10. October Philippines- Australia
12. October Philippines - Myanmar B
14. October Philippines - Vietnam

Group A got Thailand, Indonesia , Malaysia and Myanmar A

Good luck !

RP absorbs 2 nd defeat, bows to Chinese Taipei

Host Team Philippines yielded to Chinese Taipei, 1-4, to absorb its second defeat in the Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Group E Qualifier yesterday at the Pana-ad Stadium football pitch.
Despite the loss, national team head coach Glenn Ramos remained optimistic that the RP XI squad will be able to pull off a surprise in their remaining two games, against Indonesia tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. and against Bangladesh , Friday.
“The boys showed a big improvement in the game against the Chinese as compared to our first game against the Japanese,” Ramos said.
He reiterated that it was the lack of exposure on international matches that made the RP team an underdog in the tournament, stressing that in two years time, the same Philippine team will do better in Under-19 competitions.
Still, Ramos praised his wards for coming up with a good performance against Chinese Taipei as they managed to redeem themselves with the lone goal scored by Allen Shane Belera of Don Bosco Technical Institute in Victorias City in the 92 nd minute.
“I told them before the game to keep on attacking and they responded well. Hopefully, we will win in our remaining two games,” Ramos said.
Chinese Taipei broke the ice in the 8 th minute courtesy of forward Yu-Ting Ko with Meng-Che Lee making 2-0 in the 14th. Midfielder Kun-Huei Shih's made it a tall order for the RP team to play catch up in the second half by booting in Taipei 's 3 rd goal in the 40 th for a 3-0 margin at halftime.
Forward Meng-Che Lee iced the game for the visiting Chinese in the 47 th .
Taipei head coach Chun-Chih Chen said Team Philippines played well and their performance has improved since the opening game against Japan .
Not leaving anything to chances, Chen said he told his players to stick to their game plan and execute their strategies to prevail over the host team.
He added that Japan is the strongest team in the tournament and they are looking forward to their match-up tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Source : Visayan Daily Star

05 October 2009

FIFA Women`s World Ranking

Philippines up 1 to number 76 in latest FIFA Women`s ranking.



BACOLOD CITY (6 Oct 2009) – Philippines stumbled to their second defeat in the AFC Under-16 qualifiers yesterday when they conceded a 4-1 loss to Chinese Taipei in their second match of Group E at the Panaad Stadium.In the first match of the qualifiers, the Philippines went down 12-0 to Japan.Against Chinese Taipei, the Philippines just could not contain their speedier opponents as they let in three goals at the half.The visitors went ahead through goals from Ko Yu-Ting (7th minute), Lee Meng-Che (14th) and Shih Kun-Huei (40th).Yu-Ting then wrapped things up with his second goal of the game in the 50th minute as the Philippines scored their first goal of the game and of the tournament deep in injury time off Allen Belera.With the loss, the Philippines are rooted at the bottom of Group E and where they will face Indonesia in their next match tomorrow.Japan still lead the group when they picked up their second full points - this time with a 6-0 beating of Bangladesh.

Source : aseanfootball.org

Davao football - Medvil, UP-Mindanao play to 2-2 draw

THE Medvil Football Club (FC) forced a 2-2 draw with the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao in the resumption of the DFA Women's Open 2009 at the Tionko Football Grounds over the weekend.
UP Mindanao striker Krishna Hernandez scored the first goal in the ninth minute but veteran Leonor "Wowie" Satorre countered with a goal in the 26th to even the match at 1-all.

But Joannah Marie Angeles of UP Min found the net in the 31st to grab a 2-1 lead. Kharlla Solcruz, however, foiled UP Min's hopes as he knocked in a goal in the 68th for the equalizer.
In another match Saturday, the Philippine Women's College (PWC) stunned Seagull FC, 1-0, on a goal by Cherry Mae Vilchez in the 73rd.
League leader Lady Knights FC, meanwhile, remained unbeaten after crushing PWC, 4-0, on Sunday.
Former RP mainstay Merlo Albano scored a hattrick in the 56th, 79th and 80th to lead scoring for the Lady Knights as teammate Shannen Gapate hit the first goal in the 21st.
The Lady Knight garnered a total of 18 points, following a six-win, no-draw and no-loss record, to keep the top spot of the team standings while 3-1-2 Medvil garnered 10 points for second and 3-0-4 PWC grabbed nine points in close third.
Seagull (2-0-5) had six points to occupy the fourth place followed by UP Min (1-1-4) with four points in the league organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA). (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

Japen beat Bangladesh

Japan beat Bangladesh 6-0 in second match today in AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Philippines.

Chinese Taipei beat Philippines

Chinese Taipei beat Philippines 4-1 today in AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Bacolod.

Chinese Taipei were leading 3-0 after first half. Philippines goal was scored by Allan Shane W. Belara (Victorias City) in 92 min.

Attendance was 1000.

Match summary :


Japan toys with RP XI in Asian U16

POWERHOUSE Japan lived up to its pre-tournament billing as the team to beat in the ongoing Asian U16 Football Championship Group E Qualifiers 2010 at the Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch Saturday.
Japan team displayed precision passing and excellent command of the game as they blanked a tentative Philippines squad, 12-0, before a largely-awed crowd that came to find out for themselves the kind of stuff the Filipino booters were made of.

No. 14 Hayakawa tallied five goals while No. 9 Takumi Minamoto and No. 44 Takuya Iwanami added three apiece while No. 12 Shinjo Kosuke chipped in with one goal to complete the rout over the hapless home team. In Saturday’s second match, Indonesia and Bangladesh played to a scoreless draw giving the Negrense fans an idea of what to expect in the next few days in this Asian Football confederation (AFC) event being staged here in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) represented here by general secretary Cyril Dofitas and local stakeholders led by local organizing chairman Rafael Lizares, president of the Executive Village Football Club. Saturday’s opening matches were witnessed by a packed crowd at the Panaad main grandstand, including former PFF president lawyer Rene Adad, who braved the intermittent drizzle just to cheer for the RP squad that included in its roster four Negros Occidental standouts—Gerald Mark Layumas of San Carlos City, and Allen Shane Belera, Sidney Angelo Magbanua and Melecio Manuel Mentor of Victorias City.

Sun Star Bacolod

04 October 2009

Next match against Chinese Taipei

Next match for Philippines in AFC U16 qualifiers in Bacolod , is against Chinese Taipei on Monday at 2 pm.

03 October 2009

Philippines - Japan video

Philippines - Japan in AFC U16.

Not the greatest quality.... But thanks !



Philippines lose 0-12 to Japan

Tough start for Philippines when they lost 0-12 to Japan in first match of AFC U16 Championship qualifiiers in Bacolod.

Japan were leading 7-0 after first half and scored 5 more goals in second half.

Match attendance : 2500 !

Complete match details :


Bangladesh and Indonesia drew 0-0 in the second match in Bacolod.

No SEA Games football for Philippines

"Laos organizers has calendared 25 sports discipline for the 25th edition of the biennial meet but the Philippines will not see action in football."


Comment : It is official now. No Philippines Men`s and Women`s NT`s in SEA Games 2009

01 October 2009

Coach eyes Cebuano for RP team

AFTER three others got the chance this year, another Cebuano will get his shot at donning the RP football team’s colors.
University of San Carlos goalkeeper Paolo Pascual was invited to join the national training camp in Manila by goalkeeping coach Noel Marcaida and could see action for RP in the AFC U19 Championships in China next month.

“I like his attitude and he is also aggressive,” Marcaida told Sun.Star Cebu in an interview.
According to Marcaida, Pascual was recommended by his Palarong Pambansa teammates.
“He also has the height and if he just performs consistently in the training camp, he will have a chance to make the team,” said Marcaida.
If he makes it, the 5’11” Pascual will be the fourth Cebuano called up for national team duties this year.
Other Cebuanos who made it this year are Carmelo Genco for the Under 14, head coach Glenn Ramos and Christian Noel for the Under 16.
Pascual will be competing with three others for the starting keeper’s spot and has the slight edge because of his age.
“We also have a 6’1” keeper but he is still playing for the Under 16,” said Marcaida.
However, the coach said Pascual will have a lot of catching up to do since he will miss the first 12 days of camp. USC will still play in the semifinals of the the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. this Sunday, while the camp started yesterday.
Marcaida said that head coach Lloyd James Lim will make the final cut on Oct. 22 and a day later, the team will fly to Macau for a five-day camp and four tune-up games against local clubs before leaving for China on Oct. 29.

Source : Sun Star Cebu

Peñano named match commissioner

DAVAO Football Association (DFA) tournament chair's David Dwight B. Peñano was appointed match commissioner to the AFC Under-16 Championship Group B Qualifying on October 5 to 15 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Peñano, also coach of the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) football team, was scheduled to leave on Thursday since all match commissioners have to be at the venue three days before the competition.

Group B is composed of Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Nepal, Tajikistan and Maldives. Their games will be played at Dashrath and Halchowk stadiums in Kathmandu.
"I give back all the glory to God for this opportunity to learn and experience Asia's top youth competition and meet top caliber coaches and technical people. This is really awesome," Peñano said in a press statement e-mailed to this writer.

Source : Sun Star Davao