27 December 2009

Friendly matches on Taiwan

News from Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) FA website.

Philippines will play the friendly against Taiwan NT in Kaohsiung on 16. January ,18.00 local time and in World Games Stadium . Capacity 40.000 !

They will also play a friendly at same venue next day against Tainan County, a team in Taiwan local 1. Div league.

Neil Etheridge , Philippines goalkeeper is injured and doubtful for the friendlies

24 December 2009

Merry Christmas !

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas !


23 December 2009

Cebu Football - 7th Thirsty Football Festival

7th Thirsty Football Festival in Cebu will take place from 5th to 7th February.

For teams from outside Cebu, please communicate with the organizers for special arrangements 032416-1122 loc. 100 or 318-0085 or 0917-6244853 or peach_678@yahoo.com and look for Ms. Peach Seguis of Thirsty.

7-a side football , 15 mins . All age groups girls and boys , Men`s and Women`s Open , 36 above and 40 above.

Cebu City Sports Complex


20 December 2009

Davao Football - Holy Child Red slams City High Green, 7-1

THE Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Red beat the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Green, 7-1, in the opener of the 5th Mayor Rody-Inday Sara and Holcim Philippines Inter-High School Football Tournament at the Tionko Football Grounds on Friday.

DCNHS Green player John Dale Cinco struck for a goal in the 14-minute but HCSD Red countered with back-to-back goals courtesy of Christopher Escaran (19th minute), Kevin Digal (31st, 60th, Eliezer Galope (35th, 79th) and Michael Atangan.

The HCSD Red led Group A that is also composed of Ateneo de Davao University, Catalunan-Medvil and Panabo National High School.

In group B, DCNHS-Columbia shutout HCSD Black, 16-0, in the bootfest presented by Holcim Philippines and supported by Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

DCNHS scorers were Rocky Custodio (3',18',22',36',45',51'), Joel Vivero (7' 31'), Warren Ravanes (48', 70' 72', 76'), Jinuel Jose (59', 67') and Raymart Palabrica (68', 79').

Holcim Philippines administration manager Cilor Guevarra and Davao Football Association (DFA) president Rafael "Pops" Vilela graced the opening rites.

Games will resume today with Ateneo taking on Catalunan-Medvil at 2 p.m. followed by the match between Panabo and HCSD Red at 4 p.m.

The tournament is organized by DFA in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao students. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

19 December 2009

Men`s NT friendly against Chinese Taipei

Philippines Men`s National team will be going to Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in January. They are scheduled to play a friendly against Chinese Taipei NT on 16. January. One or two other friendlies are also scheduled against club teams.

Last match against Chinese Taipei were in 2006 when they beat Philippines 1-0 in AFC Challenge Cup. They are ranked number 162 compared to Philippines number 185 and should be a good test for Philippines.

Men`s NT had first trainings this weekend under new British coach Des Bulpin.

Seagull Football Club tops Davao Futsal tourney

SEAGULL Football Club nipped Medvil Football Club, 2-0 to bag the first ever Futsal Davao Men’s Open played recently at the Rizal Memorial Colleges gym.
Seagull which brought home cash prize along with medals and a team champion trophy for its 10-man roster which saw them on top of the eight competing squads.
Angelo John Adana, Seagull Football Club’s goal keeper was judge as Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Columbia Football Club settled third place honors after beating TADECO, 2-0.

Other teams which saw action include the Metro Football Club, Hooligans Football Club, Ateneo Football Club and KMMPC Football Club.
Organized by Futsal Davao, the tournament was also backed by Mr. Leo Magno, Dr. Jojo Cembrano, Go Mati and Southpoint School Davao.
Futsal Davao is also under the auspices of the Davao Football Association.

Source : Mindanao Times

FIFA Women`s World Ranking - December

FIFA Women`s World Ranking for December was released by FIFA on Friday .

Philippines up 1 to number 75.

ASEAN Teams :

32 Vietnam -1
33 Thailand -
43 Myanmar -1
64 Indonesia -1
73 Laos +1
75 Philippines +1
77 Malaysia -
82 Singapore +1

17 December 2009

Davao Football - Holcim-Rody bootfest up

THE fifth Holcim Inter-High School Football Tournament Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at the Tionko football grounds.

Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary Erwin Protacio said Thursday 10 teams confirmed participation in the 11-A-Side event presented by Holcim Philippines.

The opener pits Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Green against Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Red followed by the match between DCNHS-Columbia and Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Black.

He said the Catalunan Grande National High School, Emar Learning Center and DCNHS will field two teams while the University of Mindanao (UM), HCSD, Ateneo and Panabo will have one team each.

"We are still waiting for the confirmation of the Philippine Women's College (PWC) and SOS Children's Village. The teams will be grouped into two brackets and will play the single round robin. The top two teams will then play the crossover semi-finals enroute to the championship," Protacio said during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn.

Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and Holcim vice president and plant manager Kevin Hughes are guests in the opening rites. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

16 December 2009

UFL - Final scorers

Emelio Caligdong and Yanti Barsales scored for Air Force , Relan Betana for Army. Half time score was 0-0

Full match report on footballalliance.com.ph website

Cebu Football - USC unseats DBC

THE University of San Carlos (USC) unseated defending champions Don Bosco College (DBC) to win the Women’s Open division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup tournament last Sunday at the Aboitiz Sports field.

After losing last year’s title to DBC, USC finally got to return the favor with a 5-3 win in the final to hand the former champion its first loss this season.

USC started out strong scoring, two goals in the first 15 minutes of the match.

DBC retaliated with a strike in the 18th minute by Christine Mantos to reduce the lead to 2-1.

Don Bosco got the lead with a goal by Marlou Solon in the 36th and another by Rona Espinosa in the 38th for a 3-2 score at the break.

However, the Carolinians returned the favor in the second half and scored three goals in just four minutes.

Kim Arcenas leveled the match in the 67th before Nicole Trebol got the lead for USC in the 69th.

Arcenas then added an insurance goal in the 70th for the final count.

Meanwhile, Subangdaku FC (SFC) crushed Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) A, 4-1, and clinched third place in the Women’s Open category.

Quick goals

CDU opened up the match with an early goal by Ruth Mantilla in the 14th minute before SFC struck back by scoring two goals late in the first half, courtesy of Danielle Lotzof in the 39th and Sophie Peterson in the 40th.

SFC then sealed the game in the second half with goals from Cheska Toledo and Peterson in the 60th and 70th minutes, respectively.

In other games, University of Cebu trampled Don Bosco (DB) Alumni, 5-1, while Queen City United (QCU) beat University of the Visayas, 2-0, in the Men’s League division.

Don Bosco Magone routed DB Alumni FC, 6-0, the while University of San Jose-Recoletos Alumni drew with the University of Southern Philippines Alumni, 1-1, in the Men’s Cup category.

QCU A also routed sister squad QCU B, 5-1, while Erco edged out Hiroshi, 2-1, in the 38-and-above class.

Sun Star Cebu

FIFA December Ranking

FIFA World ranking for December was relased today :

Philippines down 2 to number 167.

Other ASEAN teams :

105 Thailand +2
110 Singapore +1
120 Indonesia +7
123 Vietnam +7
140 Myanmar -5
160 Malaysia -9
175 Cambodia -3
178 Laos -4
191 Brunei +1
200 Timor Leste -

14 December 2009

UFL - news

Air Force won United Football League Championship beating Army in the final 2-1.

Yanti Barsales , top goal scorer and MVP
Edward Scapino , best goal keeper

Plate Semifinals :
Lions - Diliman 2-1
Nomads - Global 3-3 , 4-3 on PK`s

Plate finals 20. December :

Lions - Nomads , 4 pm Nomads .

UFL will continiue from 17. January with 1. Division and 2.Division league. 8 teams in each division . The 8 quarterfinalists will be in 1. Division , the rest 8 teams in 2. Division.

Bacolod Football - St. Scho bags Nopsscea title

ST. Scholastica's Academy High School ladies football team emerged as champions of the 2009 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea) competition.

This, after posting a hard-earned 2-1 victory over University of St. La Salle last Sunday, December 6, at the USLS pitch.

The Warren Concepcion-mentored squad scored goals courtesy of Aina Martin in the 14th minute of the first half and Carmela Lizares in the 50th minute of the second half. The lone USLS goal came in the 17th minute from a free kick by Chermaine Guancia.

USLS, mentored by former RP team coach Freddie Lazarito, fought gallantly until the final whistle but failed to score the equalizer until the final buzzer.

In the battle for third place, LCC-Garden Ville, coached by Philippe Soliguin, nipped St. John's Institute, 1-0.

SSA posted elimination round victories over LCC (10-1), Tangub Christian Academy (28-0), St. Benilde School by default, SJI (8-0) and suffered a 2-1 loss to USLS.

In last Saturday's crossover semifinals, USLS prevailed over LCC Gardenville, 5-1, while St. Scholastica's Academy likewise defeated St. John's Institute, 5-0, to arrange last Sunday's title match.

The roster of the St. Scholasticas Academy High School Team is as follows: Aina Martin, Carmela Lizares, Alexa Dabao, Ellyca Lacson, Ma. Celina Dofitas, Dayanarra Uygioco, Kristina Legaspi, Ida Vecino, Leia Molinos, Nastascia Gonzalez, Hannah Servida, Angel Balan, Nicole Jalandoni, Katrina Palencia, Isa Martin, Koleen Rio.

Team Captain is sophomore Aina Martin.

Except for Ma. Celina Dofitas and Isa Martin, who are graduating this year, the rest of the team will be intact for next year's campaign. With the same line-up they look forward to do a three-peat after being back-to-back champions this year from last year's victory.

The St. Scholastica's booters are also back-to-back champions in the annual Dave Fegidero Memorial Football Cup series which is staged annually in honor of the late University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos forward who died last year in a motorcycle accident in Thailand where he was working.

Concepcion, a former varsity standout of the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, has Paul Espinosa and Rinelle de Oca as assistant coaches. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

13 December 2009

Air Force win UFL !

Air Force beat Army 2-1 in United Football League final today.

12 December 2009

Cebu Football - DBC wins 3rd title

DON BOSCO College (DBC) A bagged the championship in the Boys 12 division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup as it edged out Paref-Springdale, 1-0, yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports field.

Christian Agot provided the heroics as he scored the lone goal of the match in the 45th minute to hand Paref-Springdale its only loss of the tournament.

DBC A finished as the top seed of Group A with nine points from three wins and a loss while Paref-Springdale finished also first in its group with 12 points after going 4-0.

This is DBC’s third division title in this year’s tournament. It also won the Players 8 and 10 categories.

On the other hand, Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ) escaped a 3-2 victory over Cebu International School (CIS) to win the third place in the Boys 12 category.

First blood

James Lotzof drew first blood with a goal in the 13th minute for an early 1-0 lead for CIS. However, Mark Veloso evened the match with a goal two minutes later.

SHSJ took over the lead with a strike by Kiko Villamor in the 25th minute before Ben Lee tied the game at 2-2 as he banked in a goal 10 minutes after.

Veloso sealed the game with another goal, his second in the game, in the 43rd minute.

Meanwhile, DBC will face the University of San Carlos for the Women’s Open title today, while Cebu Doctors University face Subangdaku FC for third place.

In the other games for the day, Don Bosco Magone will play Don Bosco Alumni FC, while University of San Jose-Recoletos faces off with University of Southern Philippines Alumni.

In the 38-and-above category, Queen City United (QCU) A is up against sister squad QCU B, while Hiroshi will take on Erco.

PFF Futsal Cup , Men & Women

PFF Futsal Cup


1. Army
2. Man- Hur FC
3. Pasargad
4. Diliman

Plate Cup Winner Mendiola FC

Tournament MVP : Wouter Delbaere (Man-Hur FC)
Best GK : Hamid Gashnizjani (Pasargad)
Golden Boot : Misagh Bahaduran (Pasargad)

Finals MVP : Millard Betita (Army FC)
Finals Best GK : Joshua Singson (Army Fc)


1. Halo FC
2. PWU Patriots FC
3. Kada FC
4. Los Barachos

Plate Winner Miriam FC

Tournament MVP : Marielle Benitez (PWU Patriots)
Best GK : Luz Pacubas (Halo FC)
Golden boot : Ruchelle Latap (Kada FC)

Finals MVP : Marigen Ariel (Halo FC)
Finals best GK : Isa Marquez (Halo FC)

11 December 2009

Cebu Football - DBC, Springdale face off in Aboitiz 12-Under finals

THE Don Bosco College (DBC) A will face off with Paref-Springdale in the Boys 12 championship of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup today at the Aboitiz Sports field.

DBC A earned a slot in the finals after crushing Cebu International School (CIS), 5-0, in their semifinal match last week, while Paref-Springdale dropped Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ), 6-5, also on the same day.

Both teams finished at the top spot of their divisions.

DBC A finished with nine points from three wins and a loss, while Paref-Springdale won all their four elimination round games for 12 points.

Meanwhile, CIS and SHSJ will be playing each other in the battle for third place.

Both matches will start at seven in the morning.

In the meantime, DBC is scheduled to face University of San Carlos in the Women’s Open finals match, while Cebu Doctors’ University A will face Subangdaku FC in the
battle for third game tomorrow.

Other games tomorrow are the Men’s Cup matches between Don Bosco Magone FC and Don Bosco Alumni A and University of San Jose-Recoletos Alumni and
University of Southern Philippines Alumni.

Queen City United (QCU) A will be up against sister squad QCU B, while Hiroshi will face off with Erco in the 38-and-above category.

10 December 2009

It's Our Game: The UFL Finals

by Izzy Gonzales
After three compelling rounds of elimination matches, the United Football League LBC Cup finals are at long last underway. Sponsored by LBC Express, Inc. with major sponsors Rudy Project and Gatorade, the LBC Cup boasts 16 of the country’s top teams, with almost 400 skilled players from both the Philippines and abroad.

The race to the Cup started in October of this year, with teams divided into random groups of four. Elimination within the groups separated the first division from the second, with the top eight teams moving on to compete in the quarterfinals held in various locations around Manila. Represented at the Cup quarterfinals were Army Phiten, Alabang Grins Orient Freight, Kaya Digiprint, Union Rudy Project, Navy Selecta, Loyola ATR KimEng, Airforce Rider, and Mendiola EGames.

After matches amongst the first division were held, Army Phiten, Kaya Digiprint, Navy Selecta, and Airforce Rider emerged to play in the semi-finals. All seeded at the top of their groups in the beginning of the Cup, each team proved a formidable match for their opponents. A final round of eliminations saw Army Phiten and Air Force Rider surface as the top two teams of the LBC-UFL Cup.

"The LBC-UFL Cup has gotten tremendous support from football fans around the country," enthused Football Alliance (FA) Director Javy Mantecon. "I personally urge everyone to come out and witness the calibre of Philippine football firsthand."

FA President Randy Roxas also wished both teams well in the upcoming finals: "We in the Football Alliance are all very excited to be a part of football’s rebirth in the Philippines, and we wish both Army Phiten and Air Force Rider the best of luck in the final match. It’s our game!"

09 December 2009

Davao Football - Catalunan booters bag three crowns

THE Catalunan Grande Central Elementary School bagged three titles at the close of the Araw ng Mintal Football Tournament held recently at the Mintal Elementary School.

Catalunan Grande ruled the eight-under event over Montserrat Camp School of Davao (MCSD) and Los Amigos Central Elementary School (Laces) that placed second and third, respectively.

Catalunan Grande also topped the 10-under class by beating MCSD in the finals. The latter settled for the runner-up honors, while Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) came in third in the meet sanctioned by the Davao Football Association (DFA) and presented by the Barangay of Mintal.

In the 12-under, Catalunan Grande subdued Holy Child for the gold medal. Holy Child took the silver while MCSD salvaged the bronze.

The medals were courtesy of the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

DAvao Football - Rody-Sara bootfest kicks off Saturday

THE 2009 Pahalipay sa Pasko ni Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Sportsfest Football Tournament will kick off on Saturday at the Tionko football grounds.

Interested teams will have only until Thursday to sign up.

Davao Football Association (DFA) Secretary Erwin Protacio, in an e-mailed press statement Wednesday, said the Pahalipay bootfest is free of registration.

"It features the boys 14 years old and under, boys 12-under and boys and girls eight years old and under seven-A-side categories as well as the boys and girls six years old and under five-A-side division," Protacio said.

He said participants of the tournament, which is presented by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, will have to submit photocopy of birth certificate as proof of age.

Each team shall be composed of 10 players in the event organized by DFA in cooperation with the University of Philippines (UP) Mindanao students. The event is also organized in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO).

Sun Star Davao

Philippines Men`s NT friendly against Chinese Taipei !

Philippines Men`s NT will play a friendly against Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in Kaohsiung , Chinese Taipei.

Match will be played 16. January.

Source : fifa.com

Comment : I doubt that they will only play one match. It could be a tournament with other national teams or clubs.

08 December 2009

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers start next year !

From AFC website :

KUALA LUMPUR: Only days after the draw for the FIFA World Cup 2010 finals, a handful of Asian countries can already start preparing their qualifying campaigns for the 2014 competition.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers start on October 8, 2010 with Match Day 1 of the first round. MD2 is on October 12, 2010.

The AFC Competitions Department has yet to announce the qualification format for the 2014 finals, to be held in Brazil.

Comment : Very early start for the qualifiers. Philippines did not participate in 2010 qualifiers , but hopefully they will be playing in October 2010.

ASEAN qualifiers in Laos also scheduled for mid October , will probably be rescheduled before or after World Cup qualifiers.

06 December 2009

UFL - Semifinals

Semifinals in United Football League (Manila)today :

Navy - Air Force 2-3
Kaya - Army 4-5

Final on Sunday 13. December :

Army - Air Force

05 December 2009

Cebu Football - Abellana routs CIS in U17 finals

ABELLANA National School (ANS) Pomeroy successfully defended its crown as it routed the short-handed Cebu International School (ANS), 3-1, in the Boys 17 championship match of the 12th Aboitiz Cup at the Aboitiz Sports field yesterday.

ANS Pomeroy immediately worked its way on the offense end as it scored just a minute into the game courtesy of Carlito Abadia.

Prince Anthony Hanesin added another goal in the 17th minute with a strike inside the penalty box that bounced off a CIS defender and into the goal.

ANS Pomeroy showed its aggressiveness offensively in the first half as it dominated the possession and had more attempts.

In the second half, CIS, which was without two of its key players, ace striker Javier Hernandez and midfielder Emmanuelle Cunningham, had much needed lift in the offensive end as Mark Lotzof scored a well-calculated 30-yard shot to narrow the gap to 2-1.

However, Hanesin quickly countered with a breakaway goal to increase the lead to 3-1 just a minute later.

ANS Pomeroy successfully fended off the attack of CIS until the end of regulation.

With the victory, ANS Pomeroy won their third straight title in the Boys 17 category of Aboitiz Cup.

“It was a total team effort. They were inspired to defend their title,” ANS Pomeroy head coach Francis Ramirez told Sun.Star Cebu after the game.

This was also the third major title that ANS Pomeroy won this year.

ANS Pomeroy took home the crown in the Milo Little Olympics Nationals and the CAFC tournament and also placed second in the City Olympics and the Pintaflores tournament.

Don Bosco College (DBC) grabbed third place honors as they easily disposed of Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ), 4-0.

On the other hand, DBC A crushed Paref-Springdale, 5-1, to win the crown in the Boys 14 category.

Valentino Calvo led DBC with his hat trick, while Junray Arizabal and Christian Agot added a goal apiece.

Gandiel Koko scored the only goal for Paref-Springdale.

CIS won third place following a close 6-5 win over SHSJ.

Meanwhile, DBC A and Paref-Springdale will be facing each other in the Boys 12 finals next week after winning their respective semifinal games yesterday.

DBC A flattened CIS, 5-0, while Paref-Springdale edged out SHS-J, 6-5.

Sun Star Cebu

04 December 2009

Cebu Football - Aboitiz Cup

29 and 30. November

Men`s League

SRRU - UV 0-7
Queen City United - UC 0-0
SRFC - USC 3-6
DB Alumni - USPF 0-2

Upcoming matches 6. December

Men`s League
9.20 AM Queen City United - USC
11.10 AM Crazy Horse - UC

Women`s League
1.30 PM DBC - CDU A
3.30 PM SFC - USC

Aboitiz Sports Field

UFL - Semifinals and top scorers

United Football League

Semifinals 6. December

Navy - Air Force
2.30 PM Ateneo De Manila University

Kaya - Army
8 pm Nomads , Paranaque , Mereville

Top Scorers :

Izzeldin Elhabbib 7 goals (Kaya)
Yanti Barsales 5 goals (Air Force)
Luisito Briliantes 4 goals (Army)
Emelio Caligdong 4 goals (Air Force)
Roel Gener 4 goals (Army)
Floriano Pasilan Jr 4 goals(Grins Orient Freight)

Davao Football - Team Montevista shines in 1st Upsilon Cup Football

Montevista “B” of Compostela Valley beat Malaybalay City FC (2-0) to win the 1st Upsilon Cup held at the UP Mindanao Football Field in Mintal, Davao City, which is a 7 a-side tournament exclusively for high school students.

Montevista “A” beat Digos City National High School, via penalty shoot-out (3-2) to garner third place.

Ten teams are bracketed into two groups. Group A consists of Holy Child “Red”, Montevista “B”, Island Garden City of Samal National High School, CMU Laboratory High School (Musuan, Bukidnon), and Digos City National High School. Group B is composed of Malayabalay, St. Paul ’s Pasig – Davao , Holy Child “Black”, Montevista “A”, and Holy Cross College of Calinan High School.

The top two teams in each group (Group A – Montevista “B” and Digos City NHS; Group B- Malaybalay and Montevista “B”) qualified for the cross over semi finals.

The top three teams received trophies from the Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association.

During the opening ceremony, Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association – Davao City Chapter president Rico Villareal thanked the participants for coming and encouraged the players to balance playing football with studying hard as this is important to getting a good college education.

Mindanao Daily Mirror

02 December 2009

UFL-LBC Cup semifinals cast finalized

MANILA, Philippines – Navy Selecta, Airforce Rider, Army Phiten and Kaya Digiprint edged their respective foes over the weekend to complete the semifinals cast of the United Football League-LBC Cup.

At the Ateneo de Manila University football field in Quezon City, Army Phiten banked on its relentless scoring as it silenced Alabang Grins, 4-0, to clinch the first semifinals slot.

Both teams fought on equal terms in the first half until Army's Relan Bretana nailed a goal five minutes into the second canto. It was all Army Phiten from there, with Ricardo Becite and Roel Gener scoring three more goals to arrive at the final score.

Despite the setback, Grins coach and manager Hans Smit was unbowed.

“We’re the youngest team in the first division,” Smit said. “That’s already something to be proud of.”

In the second game, Navy Selecta came out on top of Loyola ATR Kim Eng, 2-1, in a match marred by several yellow cards and an expulsion.

Navy's Marlon Pinero scored the game's first goal, sinking a penalty kick 10 minutes into the first half. But Loyola striker John Paul Merida responded shortly with a goal of his own to force the deadlock at halftime.

Action resumed with four Navy players receiving yellow cards for unsportsmanlike behavior, while a player from Loyola was warned for verbal taunting. Things got worse at the 82-minute mark when Navy’s Reydrick Viliran threw a punch at Loyola’s Patrick Martir. Viliran was thrown out of the match.

Shorty after the scuffle, Navy scored another goal to seal the win.

At the Nomads football grounds in Paranaque City, Kaya Digiprint became the only civilian squad to barge into the semifinals after knocking out Union Rudy Project, 2-1.

In the last quarterfinal match, Air Force Rider ousted Mendiola E-games, 2-1.

The semifinals will be held this Sunday, with Navy Selecta colliding with Airforce Rider in the 2:30 p.m. game at Ateneo.

Kaya, managed by United Football Club Association president Christopher Hagedorn, faces Army Phiten in the other semis match at Nomads.


Davao Football - AdDU booters invited to compete in Europe

FIVE Ateneo de Davao 10 under team members have been invited to compete in a series of tournaments in Europe next year.

The said players won fourth place in the 14th Alaska Cup last month at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala, Alabang.

The five players, Joshua Royce S. Lim, Joshua Ryan S. Lagon, Kahlil Imran P. Jikiri, Gabriel Dominic A. Leyson, and Seth Ysrael J. Cabo, were scouted on the spot by head officials of the Alaska Cup headed by Ignacio Vicente.

Bai Lim, Joshua's mother, said they received the formal invitation last November 28.

The boys will play in the form part of the Makati Football Club representing the country in the Gothia Cup, the world youth cup in Goteborg, Sweden in July 2010.

They will also participate in the Barecelona Cup and Costa Blanca Cup in Spain.

The Ateneo de Davao 10 under team's fourth-place finish was already an excellent showing in the annual Alaska Cup considering the magnitude of this event in local football.

The Ateneo 8 under squad also finised fourth in the tournament where the Ateneo girls 12 under team emerged champion. (CRAM)

Sun Star Davao