THE ABELLANA National School (ANS)-Pomeroy showed that it is ready to defend its Boys 17 title after routing Blessed John 2-0 in the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup, which came off the wraps yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports Field, North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.
Earlier in the Players 10 division, last year's 1st runner-up Guiseppe Football Club did not have much luck as it lost to Subangdaku Football Club, 4-3.
Tournament director Adonis Quitoy, however, explained that yesterday's matches were just exhibitions and will not have any bearing as they have yet to finalize the game schedules within the week.
Matches will be played every weekend with all teams to enjoy the same number of games.
Most of last year's division champions have returned to this year's edition hoping to defend their titles.
Last year's champions were Don Bosco College 1 (Players 8 and 10), Don Bosco College A ( Boys 12 and 14), San Roque FC (Girls 17), ANS-Pomeroy (Boys 17), University of San Carlos (Women's Open), 53rd Army (Men's Cup) and Crazy Horse (Men's League).
This tournament is organized by the Aboitiz Group of Companies in partnership with the Cebu Football Association.
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