30 September 2010

Davao Football - 6th Holcim football tournament kicks off Saturday

THE 6th Holcim Inter-High School Football League: Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Cup kicks off Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at the Tionko field.


Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio, appearing in Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn, said the tournament will have two divisions.

Playing days will be held every weekend until November with the first division composed of the traditionally strong teams while competing in the second division are the developing teams.

Entered in the first division are Ateneo, Emar, Holy Child School of Davao, University of Mindanao, Davao City National High School, Indonesian School and Malabog/Lasang teams.

In second division, competing are Ateneo Blue, Ateneo White, Emar, Catalunan Grande, Holy Cross of Calinan, University of the Immaculate Conception, Montserrat Camp School of Davao, Rogationist Academy, Mintal, Barangay 22-C and Southpoint School.


"The first division will be an 11-A-side event where teams will play the single round robin eliminations. The top two teams will play for the championship while the next two teams will battle for third," Protacio said.


Second division teams, meanwhile, will be grouped into two brackets where the top two teams in each group will advance to the cross-over semi-finals en-route to the championship.


Cash prizes, trophies and medals await the winners of the Holcim Philippines-backed bootfest presented in cooperation with the city government of Davao. (MLSA )

Sun Star Davao

Alabang football festival starts tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines - Close on the heels of the World Cup, the Alabang Country Club opens its doors to the first ACC Football Festival kicking off on Oct. 1 with close to 150 teams expected to see action in the two-day soccer showcase in Muntinlupa.

“We see the potential of Filipinos in the sport so this is the Alabang Country Club’s way of pitching in to develop soccer,” said acting ACC general manager and tournament chair Bones Floro, son of the late sportsman-businessman Danny Floro.

Located inside the plush Ayala Alabang Village, the ACC football grounds rank among the country’s most well-maintained pitches, making it an ideal venue for the soccerfest, Floro added.

While 100 teams have so far signed up, tournament director Cathy Rivilla said the event sponsored by Toyota, Yellow Cab, Brothers Burgers and Gatorade is still open to teams and clubs who want to join the 5-and-7-a-side competitions in various age groups.

The first day features games in the 5-a-side mixed boys and girls 6-U division, 7-a-side mixed 8-U and 10-U and 7-a-side boys’ and girls’ 12-U and 17-U.

Sunday’s schedule: 7-a-side matches in the boys’ and girls; 14-under, men’s open (Division 1, 2 and 3), women’s open (Division 1 and 2) and veterans (40-above) categories.

Inquiries: ACC Football Festival secretariat at 0939-3398151 and 0920-9611668, or e-mail at accfootballcup@yahoo.com.

Handsome medals and trophies plus gift items await the winners of the inaugural ACC soccer tournament.

“With these many teams participating, expect a festive and lively atmosphere similar to what we see in the World Cup,” Floro and Rivilla said. “Don’t forget to bring your vuvuzelas!”

Philstar.com

28 September 2010

RP Ready for Asean Football Tilt

By FRANCIS SANTIAGO

MANILA, Philippines — “We are ready to rumble.”

This was the message the officials and the players of the Philippine national football team want to deliver when they see action in the Suzuki Cup Asean Football Championship Qualifiers starting October 22 in Vientiane, Laos.

“We have a team that is ready to redeem Philippine football,” said team manager Dan Palami in Tuesday’s PSA Forum at the Shakey’s U.N. Avenue in Manila.

Beefed up by at least six foreign-based players with Filipino roots, the national team is confident of it can pull off big wins in the tourney where they will meet Timor Leste, Laos and Cambodia.

The top two teams from the qualifying event will move into the main tournament in Vietnam and Indonesia.

The top team in the qualifier will join Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, while the runner-up will be grouped with Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.

“We’re not just there to participate but to win,” said Simon McMenemy, the new English coach of the national squad, who has served in various capacities in top clubs in England.

“The preparations have been superb the past 10 months. We have evolved as a team. The players who are fit, willing to play for each other, fight for each other and assist each other.”

Manila Bulletin

Bacolod Football - Dynamic Builders win

Dynamic Builders won for the second consecutive time while Ceres Transport and Tri-Maxi Agro won in the ongoing 3rd Conference Ceres Transport 9-Aside Football Tournament at the Pana-ad Football Field in Bacolod City.

The Dynamic booters of Ricky Yanson beat Minuluan Talisay F.C. squad of Ruben Clavecillas, 4-0, as Ali Rojas Go scored two goals in the 14th minute and sealed the game in the 41st, while teammates Dave Javellana and Ricardo Garcia scored in between.

Dynamic, the 2nd Conference winner won its opening match with a 5-3 victory over 1st Conference champion Tri-Maxi Agro Team mentored by Eric Gallaga.

In the second game, Ceres Transport coached by John Carmona defeated Pete Salido’s Las Buenas F.C., 3-0.

Transport drew its initial match with Minuluan Talisay in the first round at 1-1.

Arthur Davidas, John Carmona and Arvin Villaruel scored one goal each for the winning team.

Tri-Maxi Agro team bounced back from a first day defeat to win over Real Negrense F.C.

Paul Espinosa of Real Negrense booted in the first goal in the 17th-minute but Tri-Maxi’s Bes De La Noche evened the scored 12 minutes later.

In the ensuing play, Archie Bayquin and Frederick Jan Serios of the winning squad hit two more goals in the 39 and 55 minutes for their first win in two outings

Tournament manager Ramon Janeo said action will resume on Sunday.

Unscathed Dynamic Builders takes on Las Buenas F.C. in the first game at 2 p.m.

It will be Real Negrense versus Ceres Transport in the second match, and Tri-Maxi faces Talisay in the 4 p.m. battle.*HLG

sorce : Visayan Daily Star

Homeless World Cup - RP beats Norway in Host Cup Finals

MEMBERS of the Homeless World Cup Team Philippines will arrive in Manila on Thursday, September 30, with rejoicing hearts after defeating Norway, 4-3, winning the Host Cup Finals during the 2010 Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janero, Brazil.


The RP squad had the first shot at the goal but Norway had a better look by scoring a 1-0 lead. That was first time in the nationals' last seven games not to open the scoring.


Norway controlled the game's momentum with its hard charging physical play, taking advantage of their size and strength which downed RP's leading scorer and defender Hammid Pasion with a serious ankle injury.


Pasion's injury has seriously affected the nationals rotation however has proven that they are a team as teammates Leopoldo Aragon, Abdula Pasion, and Toni Mark Arenal scored consecutive goals to give the country a 3-1 halftime lead.


In the second half, Bacoleño Aragon anchored the team's effort to control the game as Norway scored on a penalty. But Aragon sealed the victory for RP squad's victory with a brilliant move and strike in the left corner of the net.


Team Philippines finished with 9-3 clip and settled 25th place over-all of the 64 teams, improving the team's world ranking from last year's 39th place.


Two of their three losses came in the opening day against Brazil (11-2) and Chile (9-0) and later to Italy (4-2).


Among other teams RP squad successfully outplayed in the elimination round were Croatia (4-3), Argentina (5-4), Norway (3-2), Germany (8-6) and Finland (6-2).


The eight-member squad is led by Leopoldo C. Arnaiz, Committee Chairman of Team Philippines Homeless World Cup and mentored by Rudy del Rosario.


Sun Star Bacolod

26 September 2010

RP soccer team in search of air fare for tourney

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines –Members of the Special Olympics national soccer team from this city have what their trainers say is a strong potential to bring glory to the Philippines when they compete with other teams from 18 Asian countries next month.

But with barely a month to go before the Oct. 26-31 Special Olympics soccer tournament in Dili, Timor Leste, parents and trainers of the team are in a frantic search for the P610,000 air fare and allowances for its eight members, two coaches and a national head of delegation.

“We solicited [money] from various government agencies and private organizations but we were able to raise only P7,400 so far,” Marie Palaruan, a parent helping solicit funds for the team, told the Inquirer.

She said Easter College gave them P5,000 while Mayor Mauricio Domogan gave P1,500. At least P900 was pooled from various donors.

“We are now banking on Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to help [pay for] the team’s air fare to Dili and other expenses,” said Palaruan.

More : Inquirer.net

Homeless World Cup - Philippines coach delighted with victory

Homeless World Cup - Philippines celebrate victory

Cebu Football - DBTC booters notch 3rd win in Cesafi football

DEFENDING champion Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) posted its third win in the 10th CESAFI High School Football Championship yesterday at the University of San Carlos – Technological Center (USC-TC) in barangay Talamban, Cebu City.

DBTC scattered 10 goals and conceded only one to the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) for its third win in the tournament. The Panthers ended the elimination round with six points after winning two games and losing two.

The tournament's top goal scorer Miguel Caindec started the rout for DBTC with a goal in the 9th and 27th minute of the match. Two other Bosconians found the back of the net twice. They were Joseph Mercado (18th, 20th), and Robert Gealon (30th, 47th). Other scorers for DBTC were Christian Agot, Christian Noel, Nonito Salazar Jr. and Junjay Arizabal.

Jenarolo Dondoyano scored the lone goal for USPF.

In the second game, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) blanked the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R), 6-0, to take over the second spot in the standings.

COLLEGIATE DIVISION

Meanwhile, the University of the Visayas (UV) faces a lofty assignment in its bid to enter the semifinals in the college division at the USC-TC in Talamban.

Not only will it have to win its last game in the elimination round against USJ-R, UV would also have to hope that the University of Cebu (UC) will lose its final two elimination games.

Should this happen, UV would take over the no. 4 position and advance to the semifinals.

UV is currently lanquishing at the bottom rung with a point while UC is at no. 4 with three points.

UC will also be doing its best to hold on to its current standings as it faces current second placer USC. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - ANS survives Springdale

BOYS 17 defending champions Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy escaped a tough challenge put up by Springdale for a 3-2 victory yesterday in the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup at the Aboitiz Sportsfield at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.

Springdale, which retained five of its players who saw action in the Palarong Pambansa in Tarlac and one RP U14 member who saw action in Malaysia last June, is becoming ANS Pomeroy's archrival in the game.

It was Springdale who thwarted ANS in last year's Cebu City Olympics and went on to represent the city in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet and Central Visayas in the Palaro, a role often played by the ANS.

Springdale, though, lambasted ANS in other divisions with a 4-1 win in the Boys 12 and 7-0 rout in the Boys 14.

In the second game of the Boys 17, Cebu International School (CIS) posted its second win in the tournament, this time at the expense of Blessed John, 6-1.

HUGE ROUT

The surprise of the day came from the Boys 12 division wherein the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) 1 inflicted a 23-0 onslaught of the Subangdaku Football Club (SFC).

DBTC 1 had waxed hot in the first half with 10 goals then went on to frustrate SFC with 13 more goals in the second half.

The other match saw DBTC 2 blanking NGLIS 7-0.

In the Boys 14, CIS scored a 3-1 win over Blessed John, while MTI brushed off the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 2-0.

In the Players 10, DBTC B sailed past DBTC D, 2-0, DBTC E routed CIS, 6-0, Giuseppe Fc shamed DBTC A, 12-0, and SHS-AdC edged DBTC B, 4-2.

The Players 8 division saw DBTC B squeaking past DBTC D, 3-2, DBTC 1 dominating Giuseppe FC, 8-2, and DBTC 3 blanking DBTC A, 3-0. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Homeless World Cup - Philippines win final against Norway

The match started at a high tempo, with both keepers tested in the early stages.

Norway then took the lead through a powerful strike from Lund into the bottom corner.

Both sides battled hard to retain possession, and Philippines' woes were increased when star striker Pasion suffered an injury following a robust challenge.

They didn't let this phase them however, and were back on level terms soon after when Aragon outwitted the Norwegian defender with a faked shot before burying the ball in the corner.

Philippines then introduced a second Pasion who had an immediate impact with two goals in a matter of minutes, the first a lovely placed finish past the Norwegian goalkeeper.

The Philippines missed the chance to extend their lead when Aragon blasted a penalty wide and the half-time score remained 3-1.

Norway came out after the break with renewed energy and signalled their intentions with a goal from Hansen straight after kick off.

They now began to boss the game and Pedersen's dancing feet started to open up the Philippines defence. A well worked goal levelled the score at 3-3, and it seemed as if the Scandinavians would go on to take the lead.

The Philippines were undeterred however, and snatched victory right at the death when a long ball was chased down by Maravilla who rifled a shot underneath the goalkeeper.

Report by Matthew Stanger

Pivcs and videoes : Homeless World cup

25 September 2010

Homeless World Cup - Another win for Philippines










Philippines keep on winning in Homeless World Cup in Rio. Today they beat Finland 6-2

Mindanao booter happy with RP national team

MINDANAO's lone booter in the Philippine men's national football team, Peter Jaugan, is contented and happy with the way his career is going.

Jaugan, 27, was born in North Cotabato but he finished his college education at the University of Mindanao (UM) in 2004 with a degree in Commerce Major in Management.

He became a national team member sometime in 2002.

"I'm happy to be a national athlete. This is very fulfilling for me to be able to play for our country," Jaugan said in the vernacular in an interview before the team, which conducted a 10-day training camp in Davao City, left for Manila on Thursday afternoon.

He also said that he thinks highly of his teammates and their new British coach Simon Alexander Mcmenemy.

He added, "I am very happy that the team has a new coach whose tactics may be simple but he is very thorough on the basics. That's really helping us a lot. He carries the team to a higher level of commitment and morale. We are confident to finish strong in our upcoming tournaments."

He said half-bred and Filipino players are jelling well together lately.

Jaugan, however, was injured in one of the friendly matches they played with local teams. But he said he will heal soon enough and that there's no cause for worry.

The team is back in Manila and will stay there for a few days before flying to Taiwan to play a series of exhibition games in preparation for the AFF Qualifiers set in Vientiane, Laos next month.

Sun Star Davao

RP booters inspire Davao kids in visit

LOCAL football got a major boost with the arrival of the entire Philippine men's football team and its coaching staff in Davao City for a 10-day training session that was highlighted by entertaining matches, dramatic events and an admirable gesture that inspired football players and the sport's enthusiasts no end, especially the young booters in this part of the land.


And since it's not every day that a Philippine team, in any sport for that matter, holds camp in Davao, the Davao Football Association (DFA), young players and their parents grabbed the golden opportunity by playing a great host and mingling with the squad members mentored by British coach Simon Alexander McMenemy and led by the Filipino-British Younghusband brothers -- James and Phil.

What a wonderful week for Davao football as the national players displayed their skills right before the eyes of the local fans, conducted clinics for the youngsters and visited schools that had the pupils screaming at the top of their voices just at the mere sight of the players, most specially the Younghusband brothers.

The players obliged for autographs and had their photos taken with the kids and their parents, who inched their way just to get near them and whenever they had the chance all throughout the nationals' stay in Davao.

The DFA, led by its president Rafael "Pops" Vilela, helped arrange the three friendly matches played by the RP booters and it was indeed interesting to watch them play against the local players.

The RP squad won all of them, but it has to endure the tough challenge mounted by the University of Mindanao, Hooligans FC and local club champion Medvil FC. But more than the games, the camaraderie and friendship between the competing teams flourished in the end.

Just after taking a brunch at Bai Lim's Stadium Buffet Restaurant and Sports Lounge, McMeneny was asked on the team's status after the drill in Davao and was quick with his reply.

"It's been great. The players have become very responsible and the team very conpetitive in the past three friendly games," McMenemy said.

That was a few hours before the players check out at Casa Letesia where they had been staying and head to the Davao International Airport to catch an afternoon flight back to Manila.

But McMenemy and his players attested that what made their stay in Davao even more wonderful was because of the hospitality extended by the people.

"The friendliness of the people of Davao really helped the team. There's been fantastic reception wherever we go. It was heartwarming," McMenemy said.

The Davao stopover had to end and the RP players had to break camp as it embarks on more practice sessions in Manila and Taiwan for a big competition in Laos.

They may have left, but their wisdom will forever remain in the hearts and minds of the young Davao players who are headed for their own battle as they grow up.


Sun Star Davao

RP booters inspire Davao kids in visit

LOCAL football got a major boost with the arrival of the entire Philippine men's football team and its coaching staff in Davao City for a 10-day training session that was highlighted by entertaining matches, dramatic events and an admirable gesture that inspired football players and the sport's enthusiasts no end, especially the young booters in this part of the land.


And since it's not every day that a Philippine team, in any sport for that matter, holds camp in Davao, the Davao Football Association (DFA), young players and their parents grabbed the golden opportunity by playing a great host and mingling with the squad members mentored by British coach Simon Alexander McMenemy and led by the Filipino-British Younghusband brothers -- James and Phil.

What a wonderful week for Davao football as the national players displayed their skills right before the eyes of the local fans, conducted clinics for the youngsters and visited schools that had the pupils screaming at the top of their voices just at the mere sight of the players, most specially the Younghusband brothers.

The players obliged for autographs and had their photos taken with the kids and their parents, who inched their way just to get near them and whenever they had the chance all throughout the nationals' stay in Davao.

The DFA, led by its president Rafael "Pops" Vilela, helped arrange the three friendly matches played by the RP booters and it was indeed interesting to watch them play against the local players.

The RP squad won all of them, but it has to endure the tough challenge mounted by the University of Mindanao, Hooligans FC and local club champion Medvil FC. But more than the games, the camaraderie and friendship between the competing teams flourished in the end.

Just after taking a brunch at Bai Lim's Stadium Buffet Restaurant and Sports Lounge, McMeneny was asked on the team's status after the drill in Davao and was quick with his reply.

"It's been great. The players have become very responsible and the team very conpetitive in the past three friendly games," McMenemy said.

That was a few hours before the players check out at Casa Letesia where they had been staying and head to the Davao International Airport to catch an afternoon flight back to Manila.

But McMenemy and his players attested that what made their stay in Davao even more wonderful was because of the hospitality extended by the people.

"The friendliness of the people of Davao really helped the team. There's been fantastic reception wherever we go. It was heartwarming," McMenemy said.

The Davao stopover had to end and the RP players had to break camp as it embarks on more practice sessions in Manila and Taiwan for a big competition in Laos.

They may have left, but their wisdom will forever remain in the hearts and minds of the young Davao players who are headed for their own battle as they grow up.


Sun Star Davao

Philippines Men`s NT in 4 nations tournament on Taiwan

Philippines will be participating in a tournament at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung , Taiwan in October as a warm up before ASEAN qualifiers in Laos.

Matches :

8. October Philippines - Hong Kong U23 (Asian Games team ) 17.00
Taiwan - Macau 19.30

10. October Taiwan - Philippines 19.30
Hong Kong U23 - Macau 17.00

12. October Philippines - Macau 17.00
Hong Kong U23 - Taiwan 19.30

Peace One Day on Sunday





The whole day event will be composed of a small football clinic, a demo game between Philippine Air Force Football team and the Philippine Army Football Team, and a small football tournament. The participants of this event are children from Gawad Kalinga and Jesus Loves Little Children and other participants from international organizations. This will be held at the AFP-ASCOM Field in Fort Bonifacio, from 7:00 am – 6:00pm. (Sep 26)

If you are in need of any information that we can provide or any specifics we may have left out, you may contact twinkle.ferraren@gmail.com or 0917-4904399 / 0918-9907303

AFC U-19 Women`s - Philippines lose to Uzbekistan

Philippines lost 0-4 to Uzbekistan in AFC U-19 Women`s Championship qualifiers .

The match was played in Makati.

Philippines lost also the first match against Myanmar and finished last in group.

AFC website match summary

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine team suffered its second straight defeat, bowing to the taller and heftier Uzbekistan squad, 4-0, in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Women’s Championship Group A Qualifiers (Round 1) held recently at the University of Makati football field.

Though dwarfed in size, the RP squad gamely battled the Uzbekistan squad in the first half as the Uzbeks took only a 1-0 halftime despite dominating the game with their precise passing.

But lack of international exposure told heavily on the Nationals as they yielded three more goals in the second half to finish the qualifying tournament organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and backed by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) without scoring a goal.

Still, the Nationals can take pride for their gutsy performance, especially from goal keeper Inna Kristianne Palacios who made several great saves that prevented their rivals from scoring more goals.

The Nationals also lost to Myanmar, 5-0.

Meanwhile, the PFF family mourned the death of many-time national team member Danny Wieneke.. He was 72.

Manila Bulletin

24 September 2010

Homeless World Cup - Philippines beat Germany

Philippines beat Germany 8-6 in Homeless World Cup in Rio.

Philippines are now in "Host" Cup and this was the quarterfinal.

RP team now more united, inspired

THE Philippine men's football team left for Manila Friday afternoon more united, so inspired and rich in wonderful experience after holding a brief 10-day training camp in Davao City.


The team's newly-acquired British coach Simon Alexander Mcmenemy said his players had really changed a lot and he was just happy to have them practiced in Davao.


"It's been great. The players have become very responsible and the team had been very competitive in the past three friendly games we played against the local teams here," Mcmenemy said in an interview at the Stadium Buffet Restaurant and Sports Lounge Friday morning.


Aside from having a great training, McMenemy said the team had appreciated the warm welcome extended by the people, especially the football-playing children and their parents and friends.


"The friendliness of the people of Davao really helped the teams. There's been a fantastic reception wherever we go. Seeing a lot of children who welcomed us at Sakya Philippine Academy yesterday was very heartwarming. It was really a very good memory. With many enthusiasts and players here, football can really be very popular in this city," McMenemy said.

Filipino-British player James Joseph Younghusband echoed his coach, saying the Davao camp went very well.

"We're more bonded now. While before we just meet three to four times a week to train, spending 10 days with my teammates here helped us to know each other better. It's also amazing to see a lot of kids enthusiastic about football. I'm looking forward to come back," Yonghusband said.


His brother Philip James added, "It's been a good preparation we had here for our future international meet. We have become more united now as a team."


Philip also said the friendly matches also helped them in their preparations.

"I really didn't expect that the Davao teams we played here the past days were very competitive. I thought we would win against them with huge score difference but I was proven wrong. The Davao players are tough and they really work so hard, showing the real strength of the Filipinos," Philip Younghusband said.


"Davao has a lot of football enthusiasts including school kids. I think even my short times with them are my most memorable experience," he added.

Assistant coach Edwin Cabalida said he's happy that half-bred and Filipino players jelled together in an out of the field.

"We have been overwhelmed by the warm reception here as well. I've never been to a city where the national team would be mobbed for autographs and photo opportunities. We just experienced it here in Davao. Football is really popular here as it had been in Iloilo in the past," Cabalida said.

Team co-captain Emelio "Chipi" Caligdong said their games went well. "It was only the last game with Medvil though that we really played more intensely. Our experience here is a good preparation for our upcoming competition," he said.

"I've got to taste durian for the first time and I love it. It's so delicious. Tasting durian was my most memorable experience in Davao," Caligdong added.

Dipolog natives Jerry Barbaso and Michael Aubrey Atienza along with Iligan-born Kristopher John Relucio cited their zip line experience at Outland Adventure as unforgettable.

"It was our first zip line experience. It was so scary but we managed to cross and it was very fulfilling. In the hotel that we stayed, we were paired with half-bred Filipinos so we were able to bond more. It's been a great team building we have here in Davao," Barbaso said.


The team, managed by Dan Stephen Palami, is staying for five days in Manila before going to Taiwan for a series of friendly competitions. The nationals are preparing for their stint in the AFF Suzuki Cup Qualifiers in Vientiane, Laos on October 22 to 27.

Sun Star Davao

Players get warm welcome in Ateneo visit

WILD cheers greeted the Philippine men's national football team during a short visit at the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Matina campus Friday morning.


The RP players and the coaching staff were welcomed by some students upon entering the campus, while hundreds more were waiting for them at the school's sports complex.


It even took a few minutes to get the eager crowd seated as most of them joined the team at the stage asking for autographs and photo souvenirs.


When the students were seated, head coach Simon Alexander Mcmenemy was given the chance to talk.

Mcmenemy acknowledged the students, who were seated in groups and identified by the different colors of their shirts. The children waved their hands in response to his greetings.

McMenemy then asked who among the students play football. When only a few raised their hands, he encouraged them, "Play football. It's a great sport to learn especially for Filipinos."


He also asked who play basketball and addressed those who raised their hands to try football as well. He called one student who doesn't play football to join him on the stage and asked him why he doesn't play.

The student said he doesn't know the sport but Coach Mcmenemy encouraged him to learn football.

Philip James Younghusband, the most popular to the kids among his other teammates, also inspired the students to play football.

"Play football. It's a great game!" Younghusband said.

After the short messages, the team signed autographs and obliged themselves for pictorial. Ateneo teachers and non-teaching staff also had their pictures taken with the team.

The team members then boarded two passenger jeepneys to bring them back to Casa Leticia Ecoland and were scheduled to check out at 12 noon and catch their 3 p.m. flight to Manila.

The team's 10-day training camp in Davao was held in coordination with the Davao Football Association (DFA). (MLSA )

Sun Star Davao

Homeless World Cup - Philippines beat Norway !

The Philippines raced into an early 2-0 lead thanks to some great buold up that split the Norwegian defence apart but it did not take long for the Norwegians to muscle their way back into the game with an expertly taken goal by Lund. The game ebbed and flowed for the rest of the half with the Philipino players providing a masterclass in ball retention. The Norwegians were more direct on the ball and continued to move the play with a rushed tempo. This perhaps lead to them tiring under the sun and the Philipines exploited this with a second half attack that led to what ended up being the winner. Pasion continued his fine form in the tournament to slip the ball past Norway's strong keeper. The Scandinavians pulled one back but a two goal deficit meant that there was norway back and it was crowd favourites Phillipines who took the points.

Cebu Football - UV fights for survival in Cesafi football

FORMER champion University of the Visayas (UV) will fight for its survival when it takes on defending champion University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate football at the University of san Carlos (USC)-Technological Center field.


UV, which won the title in 2005, sits at the bottom of the standings with one point after drawing USC, 2-2, last Sept. 12.

The University of Southern Philipines Foundation (USPF), which got routed in its first game against USC last Sept. 5, is now the surprise leader with six points.


After losing its first game, USPF beat USJ-R and the University of Cebu (UC).

USC is second with four points, while USJ-R and UC both have three points but USJ-R is third on goal difference.

With only one point in three matches, UV has to win against USJ-R to make the final four and overtake UC in the standings.


The game against USJ-R is UV’s final assignment in the elimination round, while the four other teams will have another game on Oct. 3, giving them more chance to move up
the ranking.

On Oct. 3, UC will take on USPF, while USJ-R will face USC.

If UV loses this Sunday, it will be eliminated and the two Oct. 3 games will only be for positioning for the semifinal round.

The No. 1 team will take on the No. 4, while the No. 3 and No. 4 will suqare off.

Sun Star Cebu

23 September 2010

Homeless World Cup - Philippines beat Argentina

Philippines beat Argentina 5-4 in Homeless World Cup in Rio today !

RP winds up Davao training

THE Philippine men's football team got another stiff challenge from a local champion club in its final friendly match, but will depart for Manila today full of sweet memories from its brief stay in Davao City.


The RP squad completed its 10-day training camp in the City of Durian with a 5-1 victory over Medvil FC, needing excellent performances from captain Ali Borromeo and James Younghusband to pull through in the end after a tight first half.

Borromeo scored on a penalty kick as the Filipino booters held a 1-0 lead at the half, then scored again in the second half from short range to make it 2-0.

Younghusband, Emelio "Chipi" Caligdong and Nestorio Margarse added a goal each to complete the scoring parade for the RP team.

Allan Ray Fernandez averted a shutout when he scored on a spot kick just before the game ended to the cheers of the spectators, who braved the scorching heat of the sun just to see the nationals and their local stars play Wednesday afternoon at the Tionko field.


On Thursday, RP British coach Simon Alexander McMenemy and some members of the team appeared during ABC-CBN Davao's morning show "Maayong Buntag Mindanao and conducted a clinic for the coaches as part of their final-day activities before closing camp.


The team also took lunch at the Stadium Buffet Restaurant and Sports Lounge owned by avid football supporter Bai Lim and was scheduled to visit the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple and the Philippine Academy of Sakya along Cabaguio Avenue Thursday afternoon.


"I love Davao and I definitely want to go back here," said the 24-year-old James Younghusband, one of the two Filipino-British booters in the RP team. The other one is Philip, 23, who plays the midfield.


Philip missed the last match after hurting his right ankle in the team's second friendly match against the Hooligans FC.


McMenemy said they liked it in Davao and his players got what they came for and that is to have a taste of Davao football.


McMeneny was impressed with his boys's performance in the three matches that they played here, although he admitted in a recent sports forum that they need to improve on their defense.


"On defense I think we have to to be a little bit tighter," McMenemy said.


The RP booters scored a total of 20 goals in three matches while conceding only three, two on penalty kicks and one during a breakaway. The national squad earlier beat University of Mindanao, 6-0, and Hooligans, 9-2.


The team will stay for six days in Manila before flying to Taiwan for another series of friendly competitions there.


Mcmeney is hoping that his team should be well-prepared in time for the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers set from Oct. 22 to 27 in Laos.

Sun Star Davao

UFL Looks Forward to Exciting Times Ahead

by Josue Jamlang

It’s only three weeks until the United Football League gets underway once again, with the LBC-UFL Cup kicking things off on October 16. The Football Alliance held a general meeting on Wednesday, where there was plenty of exciting news revealed to the 19 clubs that were present.

With the goal of giving football more exposure in the country, the FA was very pleased to reveal that there will be a weekly 30-minute football program airing on Balls TV – a sports channel on Sky Cable. The UFL will be featured regularly on the show, making it much easier for football enthusiasts to get a glimpse of just how intense and entertaining the competition is.

It was also announced that the First Division clubs will be receiving much higher allowances this season, signs that the league is successfully moving towards making football a legitimate professional sport in the country. The new revelation should be exciting news for all those eager for the beautiful game to develop in the nation, as more funding will certainly lead to better quality on the field. While it is the First Division that will be reaping the benefits of a bigger budget next season, the Second Division will surely become more competitive, as the incentive of bigger finances starts to play a role in their motivation for promotion.

The groups for the LBC-UFL Cup were also finalized on the night, throwing up some interesting matchups between both First and Second Division clubs. Group D looks to be the one that’s going to generate the most attention, as top tier clubs Union, Loyola and newly promoted Global are all bunched together.

These are exciting times for football in the country, as the United Football League aims to take the sport to new heights in the 2010/11 season.

UFL website

Myanmar Routs RP XI

Game Friday (University of Makati field)
3 p.m. — Uzbekistan vs Philippines

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippine team put on a courageous fight but still suffered a stinging 1-4 defeat to the more experienced and composed Myanmar squad in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Women’s Championship Group A Qualifiers (Round 1) Wednesday at the University of Makati football field.

The Nationals yielded only one goal in the first half but the physically stronger and technically better Myanmar squad intensified its attack in the second half to score four more goals and complete its domination over the RP squad.

So tough were Myanmar players that three RP girls were carried out on stretcher due to their aggressive plays in the event organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

“My players gave their best but we certainly lack match exposure and that showed,” said coach Alfredo Estacion.

With the loss, the Nationals need a huge win over the taller and heftier Uzbekistan squad in today’s 3 p.m. showdown to have a fair chance of advancing to the second round.

Manila Bulletin

Comment :

Correct result was 0-5 , confirmed by AFC :

AFC Website match summary

LBC -UFL Cup groups

The LBC-UFL Cup groups have been drawn!! :

Group A : Laos FC; Air Force; Navy; Pasargard; Manila Sudanese Club
Group B : Stallions FC; Japan; Green Archers; Nomads; U. Inter Manila
Group C : Lions; Kaya; Sunken Garden; Army
Group D : Loyola; Global; Union; Mama Africa; Dolphins

UFL - Union will sign 10 more players for 1. Div

UNION FC FIRST DIVISION WILL SIGN UP TEN MORE PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST DIVISION TEAM. You are all invited to bring players; managers are invited to send their players as well. It will be in ULTRA FIELD, on Friday September 24, at 10 AM. Rain or shine! Coach Maor Rozen of Spain will conduct the session!

6 DAVAO PLAYERS SELECTED TO THE RP WOMENS U-16 TRAINING POOL

Congratulations to Alyssa Marie Ang(Ateneo de Davao University), Janna Barcemo(Ateneo de Davao University), Kyra Dimaandal(Ateneo de Davao University), Kim Maligad(Ateneo de Davao University), Erika Turtur(Ateneo de Davao University), and Sheinna April Cortez Chavez(Holy Child School) for being selected to the Philippine National U-16 Women's Team Training Pool.

The girls will attend training camp at the Philsports Complex Football Field in Pasig City on September 20 through October 13.

During this training camp, RP U-16 Women's Coach Letecia "Buda" Bautista will select among the 42 players the Final line-up of 23 that will represent the Philippines in the AFC U16 Women's Championship 2011 Qualifiers which will be held at the University of Makati Football Field on October 15 through 24.

Good Luck Ladies!

Davao FA

22 September 2010

Unofficial team list for Taiwan and ASEAN Qualifiers

Unofficial team list for Taiwan friendlies and ASEAN qualifiers

Robert James Gier ( Ascot United , England)

Jason Nicolas Maria De Jong (Veendam, Netherlands)

Manuel Ott (Ingolstadt 04, Germany)

Ian Araneta (Phil Air Force)

Yanti Barsales (Phil Air Force)

Eduard Sacapano (Phil Army)

Jerry Barbaso I (Global)

Kristopher John Relucio

Anton Del Rosario (Kaya)

Ruel Gener (Phil Army)

Mark Ferrer (Phil Air Force)

Peter Jaugan (Phil Air Force)

Reymark Palmes (Phil Air Foce)

Nestorio Margarse (Phil Army)

Michael Aubrey Atienza

Jose Alfe Caminos (Loyola)

Christopher Nicholas Camcam (Kaya)

Ray Anthony Jonsson (Grindavik, Iceland)

Joebel Bermejo (Phil Air Force)

Stephan Markus Shröck (Germany)

Gino Pavone (Bay Area Ambassador, USA)

Philip James Younghusband (ex Chelsea reserves)

James Joseph Younghusband (ex Chelsea reserves)

Chad Gould

Alexander Borromeo (Kaya)

Emelio Caligdong (Phil Air Force)

Thanks to Usapangfootball for the list . Check out the website I been adding known clubs for the players.

Some players been dropped since the original team list , some because of club commitments like Neil Etheridge.

Expect maybe some new changes before the team leaves for Taiwan

Philippines NT beat Medvil FC

The Philippines National Team defeated Medvil FC 5 - 1 in their final match in Davao City. The RP scorers were Ali Borromeo (15' & 55'); James Younghusband (59'); Chieffy Caligdong (76'); and, Nestorio Margarse (90' + 1'). Allan Rey Fernandez scored the lone goal for Medvil in the (90' + 2) minute.

Davao FA Facebook

Homeless World Cup - Two wins for Philippines !

Great day for Philippines in Homeless World Cup in Rio , first beating Sweden 8-2 and then South Korea 14-4!

21 September 2010

RP booters play Medvil

THE Philippine men's football team plays its third and last friendly match today in Davao City sans Filipino-British midfielder Philip James Younghusband, who got injured in last Sunday's game at the Tionko field.


The 23-year-old Younghusband sprained his right ankle in that match won by the RP squad over Hooligans FC, 9-2, and will be forced to sit out the match this afternoon against champion team Medvil FC starting at 4 p.m.


"I was going for the ball when I hurt my ankle early in the second half. I'm not playing tomorrow," Younghusband told Sun.Star Davao Tuesday morning at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Without their top man at the middle, the Filipino booters are still installed the heavy favorite over Medvil under coach Ramonito Carreon.

Simon Alexander McMenemy, the British coach of the RP team, said today will be their last friendly match in their brief 10-day training camp in the City of Durian.

McMenemy said after today's game they will hold two more practice sessions on Thursday before wrapping up their Davao workout.

The team, which will leave for Manila on Sept. 24, is preparing for the Suzuki Cup set this October in Laos.

McMenemy said they held their training camp in Davao to avoid distractions and was impressed with their practice sessions here.

The RP squad led by McMenemy and players Philip and his elder brother James, captain Ali Borromeo and Chipi Caligdong also conducted a clinic for some 200 kids at the Deca Homes Resort Residence field in Barangay Tacunan, Tugbok District last Sept. 18.

The RP team first played University of Mindanao last Friday and was held to a scoreless first half before erupting with six goals in the second half for a 6-0 win.


Philip Younghusband starred in that match with two goals, but his injurty will leave his brother James, Borromeo, Caligdong and Peter Jaugan of Davao City to carry the load for the team today.

Sun Star Davao

RP TEAM COACHES' CLINIC

The Philippine Men's National Football team, in cooperation with Davao FA, will conduct a clinic for coaches on Thursday September 23, 2010 at the Tionko Football Grounds. The duration of the clinic will be from 8:00am to 10am only.

Conducting the clinic will be the coaches of the National Team headed by Simon McNemeny and assisted by Edwin Cabalida.

The session will focus on youth coaching and training programs.

There is no registration fee. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Davao FA

Homeless World Cup - Italy beat Philippines

Italy beat Philippines 4-2 in the second match today in Homeless World cup in Rio.

Homeless World Cup - Philippines beat Croatia !

Philippines got the first win by beating Croatia 4-3 today in Homeless World Cup in Rio.

RP Booters vs Myanmar in Qualifying Tilt

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine team goes for an all-important win when it battles Myanmar this Wednesday in the three-nation AFC Under-19 Women’s Championship Qualifying Round 1 at the University of Makati football field.

The RP Under-19 squad has trained long and extra hard for the event but is expected to face stiff competition from Myanmar which gave Uzbekistan a big scare before bowing out, 1-0, last Monday.

Game time is set at 3:30 p.m.

But the biggest test for the Alfredo Estacion-mentored RP Under-19 squad will be on Friday when it collides against the taller and heftier Uzbekistan squad in the event organized by the Philippine Football Federation, headed by Jose Mari Martinez.

Philippine Sports Commission, now headed by Richie Garcia, is backing the event.

Kyra Tagbo and Mara Sabanal are the team’s captains.

Hong Kong – the fourth team – begged off from taking part in the tournament due to the travel ban imposed by Hong Kong authorities in the aftermath of the hostage fiasco at Luneta the claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists.

The No. 1 team in the single-round play advances to the second round slated late this year.

Manila Bulletin

AFC U-19 Women`s Championship qualifiers

Myanmar - Uzbekistan 0-1 yesterday in Makati.

SEPT 22, Wednesday. Philippines v Myanmar 1530h.

University of Makati

Thanks to Futbol Filipinas for the result.

Futbo Filipinas ,the new Philippines football magazine scheduled for October month.

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Peace One Day , September 26 at Ascom Field in Manila.

Limited edition jersey for P 499 for sale . All proceeds will go to charity.

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20 September 2010

Homeless World Cup - Chile crush Philippines

Chile won 9-0 against Philippines today in second match for Philippines.

Men`s NT - Hooligans FC match info

The Philippine National Team def. Hooligans FC (8 -2). RP Scorers: Emelio Caligdong (6'); Phil Younghusband (11' & 17'); Ian Araneta (22', 60', & 74'); Alfie Caminos (72'); and, James Younghusband (84'). Hooligans Scorers: Jet Fernandez (45') penalty kick from a hand ball off a defender; Joven Benitez (52'). Next game for the RP National Team will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 against Medvil FC.

Result from Davao FA

Homeless World Cup - Brazil beat Philippines

Brazil beat Philippines 11-2 in the first match of Homeless World Cup in Rio.

Next match against Chile later today.

Homeless World Cup - It's more than football for Team Philippines

Ronald Patulin and Elmer Bedia the coaches of Team Philippines share the importance of the Homeless World Cup to them and their players

They spoke of the excitement of arriving in Rio and the importance of their visit: 'For Team Phillipines this means more than football, this is our opportunity to voice the issue of homelessness which is ignored in the Philippines.' said Ronald.

'The majority of the Philippines team live in shanty accommodation often living with their families in cramped conditions.' he added.

Elmer, who was an ex-professional footballer in Australia and works as a team consultant, helps with training and advice for the players. He is confident of the impact the Homeless World Cup has on his players.

'Taking part in this event is the focus by which we can change lives through football.' he said.

'Many of our players have improved their lives already and will take up scholarships when they return home.'

Good luck Philippines.


Homeless World Cup

Comment : First match against Brazil today !

19 September 2010

RP overpowers University of Mindanao

THE University of Mindanao (UM) engaged the Philippine men's football side in a fierce battle and held its ground against clearly the more superior team Friday afternoon at the Tionko grounds.


That was only for 45 minutes.


The national team, with Filipino-British brothers Philip James and James Joseph Younghusband providing the fireworks, breezed through in the second half with six goals to finally defeat the home team in an entertaining friendly match that ended just before sundown.


"We have to get better and better. We were able to achieve what we trained for and I'm happy with the result. We have some good looks on the goal and it was just a tough team out there," said the national team's British coach Simon Alexander McMenemy at the end of the match.


Philip James Younghusband and veteran Yanti Bersales scored two goals each and Ruel Gener added one for the RP team. The other goal was an own goal that made it 6-0.

Philip James opened scoring with a right-footed blast inside the box off a pass from Emelio Caligdong early in the second half, then added another one from the same spot but this time using his left foot for a 2-0 lead.


The back-to-back goals instantly demoralized the UM booters, who matched the nationals' energy in the first half but only to succumb in the end in the face of the searing attack from the visitors.


The RP team actually dominated the match right from the opening whistle with excellent plays especially from the Younghusband brothers and Calidong, but just couldn't break the UM defense.


The RP booters had at least 12 chances to score in the first half but the outstanding play of keeper Jeffrey Albon kept them from finding the net.


Albon had two great saves--one when he hopped high to thwart a Philip James bullet shot from way out and another when he stopped the same player on a one-on-one situation.


The RP-UM showdown was witnessed by officials of the Davao Football Association (DFA), players from the different schools in the city and their coaches and parents.


The event also turned into a fan day when the young players and their parents had their photos taken with the RP players right after the match. There wa also autograph signing by some of the stars like the Younghusband brothers and coaches McMenemy and Edwin Cabalida.


The RP team opened its 10-day training camp in Davao City as it prepares for the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers set in Vientiane, Laos on October 22 to 27.


The national team was scheduled to play the Hooligans FC on Sunday. On September 23, team will battle multi-titled Medvil FC.


Medvil's prized goalkeeper Dominador Tato IV of Emar Learning Center played for the national team during the second half Friday.

Sun Star Davao

Comment : Seems that NT played University of Mindanao and not Seagull on Friday...

Cebu Football - Undermanned ANS blanks DB

The Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy bucked the absence of two of its players who are serving suspensions, by blanking the Don Bosco (DB) Boys Home, 3-0 in yesterday's resumption of the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup at the Aboitiz Sportsfield at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.

Dan Villarico led ANS by scoring two goals. Villarico scored in the 20th minute and followed it with another goal five minutes later.

The ANS Pomeroy sealed its second win in the Boys 17 division with Kerth Ryan Arranguez scoring on a free kick in the 30th minute of the match.

In the other Boys 17 match, CIS posted its first win with a, 10-1 win over FECINU.

CIS' Mark Lotzof and Javier Hernandez scattered five goals each while FECINU's lone goal was contributed by Rainier Tan in the first half of the match.

In the Boys 14 division, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) took over the top spot after a, 16-0 rout of the DB Boys Home, while Springdale again played to a 1-all draw against MTI.

In the Boys 12 class, Springdale grabbed the lead after blanking erstwhile leader Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) 1, 6-0, SHS-AdC took its second win beating DB Boys Home, 6-1, while DBTC 2 scored an, 8-2 win over Subangdaku Football Club (SFC).

DBTC C took the top in the Players 10 with a commanding, 14-0 win over DBTC A.

Other matches saw CIS edge SFC, 1-0; SHS-AdC got past Giuseppe, 5-3 and DBTC E routed Bright Academy, 5-0.

DBTC 1 continues to lord it over in the Players 8 with a 10-1 win over DBTC 3. Bright Academy blanked Giuseppe FC, 7-0, while DBTC 2 dumped DBTC 4, 2-0, and DBTC C (Red) slipped past DBTC A (Blue), 4-2.

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - DBTC booters notch second win

DEFENDING champions Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) remains focused on its title retention bid after notching its second win against Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) in yesterday's 10th CESAFI High School Football Championship at the University of San Carlos – Talamban Campus (USC-TC) field.

Top goal scorers Miguel Caindec and Junjay Arizabal once again led the charge for DBTC's, 4-1 win against SHS-AdC with the former connecting in the 15th, 36th and 79th minute. Arizabal homed one at the 55th minute.

SHS-AdC's lone goal was scored by Peter Pena in the 20th minute into the second half.

It was a busy day for SHS-AdC's goalkeeper as DBTC managed 25 shots with 17 on target.

In the second game, a win proved elusive for USC-NC after it succumbed to the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), 0-5. It was USPF’s second win of the tournament.

Jacob Omega led USPF's onslaught with three goals while Joel Mher Sayre and Dodi Singson contributed one goal each.

In the collegiate division, defending champions University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) will try to recover from its opening match loss when it goes up against the University of Cebu (UC) in today's first game.

USJ-R's title retention bid suffered a major setback when it lost to USPF last weekend.

Today’s second game pits USPF against University of the Visayas (UV). /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Philippines NT win today

Philippines NT played a friendly in Davao today against Hooligans FC.

Philippines NT won 8-2.

Pics from Davao







Thanks to Phil Mens Facebook

AFC U-19 Women`s Qualifiers - Monday




20th September 2010
Myanmar Vs. Uzbekistan 1530h

Stadium : University of Makati

18 September 2010

Cebu Football - Favorite squads clash in Cesafi football today

TITLE favorites Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) will face each other in today’s action-packed resumption of the 10th CESAFI High School Football Championship at the University of San Carlos – Talamban Campus (USC-TC).

DBTC is looking to pad its 3-point lead and strengthen its title retention bid, while SHS-AdC hopes to snatch the lead and return to the top of the leaderboard.

SHS-AdC had the lead after the opening games when it beat the University of Southern Philippine Foundation (USPF) 6-2, but DBTC promptly snatched the upperhand following its, 18-0 rout of USC-NC in its first match.

With DBTC owning the tournament's top goal scorers, SHS-AdC’s bid to steal the lead is expected to face rough sailing.

DBTC's Junjay Arizabal and Miguel Caindec scored four goals each in their match against USC-NC.

USC-NC, on the other hand, will try to snatch a win as it goes up against the USPF in today’s second match.

USC-NC lost to the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R), 0-1 in its first match.

USJ-R, which is currently No.3 in the standings with three points and a goal difference of three will be sitting out today's matches. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - League-leader ANS faces DB today

The Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy hopes to pad its lead when it goes up against the Don Bosco (DB) Boys Home as the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup resumes today at the Aboitiz Sportsfield at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City.

The ANS Pomeroy currently leads the Boys 17 division with 3 points and a goal difference of 2 after tournament officials awarded them the game last weekend when their opponent, the FCIC Lapu-Lapu, walked out with 38 seconds left and the score tied at 1-all.

Based on the ground rules, the Cebu Football Association (CFA) which handles the tournament not only ruled the match 2-0 in favor of ANS Pomeroy, it also banned the FCIC Lapu-Lapu Boys 17 squad for three years from all CFA-sanctioned tournaments.

ANS Pomeroy coached by Francis Ramirez is also missing two of its players, midfielder John Rey Nieves and defender Joeford Dolino, who were meted one-year suspension from all CFA-sanctioned tournaments for punching their opponents during the Treadtel Cup 2010 held last July.

However, Recaredo Borgonia, regional director of the Department of Education Central Visayas (DepEd-7), declared that both boys will be allowed to compete in the Cebu City Olympics and the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet which will be handled by the CFA. But he clarified that should any football player err in scholastic, whatever disciplinary action the CFA deems appropriate will be recognized by the DepEd.

Meanwhile, the other Boys 17 match will played between Cebu International School (CIS) and FECINU.

In the Players 8 division, Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) 1 goes up against DBTC 3, Giuseppe FC meets Bright Academy, DBTC 2 faces DBTC 4 and DBTC A battles DBTC C.

In Players 10, DBTC C and SFC will try to take over the lead as division leader DBTC B is idle today. DBTC C meets DBTC A, while SFC faces CIS. Other matches pit DBTC E vs Bright Academy and Giuseppe FC vs Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC).

Boys 12 games pit DBTC 1 vs Springdale, DBTC 2 vs SFC and DB Boys Home vs SHS-AdC.

In Boys 14, Springdale guns for the lead against MTI while DB Boys Home sees action against SHS-AdC.

Cebu Daily Sports

Neil Etheridge on bench in Premier League

Neil Etheridge was again on bench when Fulham drew 1-1 away today against Blackburn. Fulham got injury problems among GK`s and Neil Etheridge the Philippines GK is doubtful for ASEAN qualifiers if the other GK`s dont get fit in October.

RP U-18 booters in Asian meet

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Under-18 team left for Mokpo, South Korea recently to take part in the 38th Asian School Football Championship.

The team comprised of 20 players from PAREF Southridge School and Ateneo is bracketed along with powerhouse Korea and Singapore.

The members of the team are Santiago Arnaiz, Joaquin Escano, Nace Gonzales, Maui Uy, Mico Mabanag, Chucky Quemado, Ryan Fermin, Ralph Suarez, Gaby Borja. Carlos Monfort, Diego Quemado, Jaime Araneta, Julian Ferrer, Emilio Pelaez; Micah Alampay, Mari Amores, Patxi Santos, Anthony Sunico, Greggy Yang and Topher Camcam.

Handled by Nolan Manito and managed by Filbert Alquiroz, the team, which trained for two months, was accompanied by Tita Aballa and Marilyn Rongavilla from the Department of Education.


Manila Bulletin

Philippines Men`s NT news from Davao

Today :

A clinic for youth players will be conducted at the Deca Homes Resort Residence Field in Tacunan on at 2:00 PM

Welcome Lunch hosted by Davao FA - at Deca Homes Resort Residence Club House in Tacunan

Sunday :

Friendly match against Hooligans FC at 4 pm

Thursday 23 :

Friendly match against Medvil FC at 4 pm

17 September 2010

PHILIPPINES MIGHT HOST AFF FUTSAL 2011

DILI (17 Sept 2010) – The Philippines might be given the chance to host the AFF Futsal Championship 2011 if they can fulfil certain criteria set by the AFF Competitions Committee.

At the 15th meeting of the AFF Council for Session 2007/2011 held on the weekend in Hanoi, the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) have formally forwarded a request that they should be allowed to be host for the AFF Futsal Championship in 2011.

Vietnam have been hosts to the AFF Futsal Championship for the last two years.

Aseanfootball

Men`s NT win 6-0 in a friendly today

Philippines Men`s NT won 6-0 today in a friendly against Seagull/Porky's Best Lechon in Davao.

Next match is on Sunday against Hooligans FC.

Suspended ANS booters may still see action in DepEd-7 tournaments

REGIONAL director Recaredo Borgonia of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said it is premature to say that players who are meted suspensions by the Cebu Football Association (CFA) will not be able to compete in the Cebu City Olympics and the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) meet.

Borgonia refused to issue a statement except to say that “The CFA is not the DepEd and the DepEd is not the CFA.”

CFA president Richard Montayre and Borgonia confirmed that the football events of this year's City Olympics and the CVIRAA meet will be sanctioned by the CFA.

According to Borgonia, they have yet to find out whether these players deserved the punishment. To do that, they have to look into all angles of the issue.

Ricky Ballesteros, the newly appointed chairman of the DepEd Sports Committee Cebu City Division, said he was surprised with the development.

He said this is the first time he heard of a local sporting association sanctioning one of the events of a multi-level scholastic athletic competition conducted by the DepEd.

Ballesteros said that they have not received any communication informing them of the tie-up between the CFA and the DepEd.

“Our aim is to send the best athletes in regional and national competitions. If that is the case, then we would also conduct our own investigation,” said Ballesteros adding “there should be an independent investigative body, not just members of the CFA.”

He said CFA cannot insist of implementing their decision because they are not part of the CFA nor is the City Olympics and the CVIRAA solely organized by the CFA.

Cebu Daily News

Ex-CFA top ref hits football body

Majority of the Cebu football referees have separated from the Cebu Football Association (CFA) and decided to form their own independent group.

Ruben Remedio, long-time president of the Cebu football referees, confirmed the move saying they have formalized the break-off with the CFA last month.

“We have decided to be independent of the CFA because we no longer understand its current administration. We no longer want to be handled by them, we don't agree with some of their rules,” Remedio said.

One of the things the referees are not in agreement with the CFA is the collection of sanction fees from tournament organizers. He said he does not understand is why the CFA would not allow them to officiate in a tournament whose organizer cannot pay the sanction fee.

“We are here for the development of football so we should be allowed to officiate whether or not the organizer pays the sanction fee,” Remedio said.

He also cited unexplained money issues such as being made to pay P100 for identification cards which not all received.

Remedio also laments the fact that there is no development or growth for Cebu referees because they are not included in the seminars conducted by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) being associated with the CFA.

The CFA and the PFF has an ongoing disagreement which stemmed from money issues.Remedio said they would come up with their own by laws. He also relinquished his role as president, opting to be the group's adviser. The Cebu referees currently have Michael Culibra as its officer-in-charge.

CFA president Richard Montayre confirmed the separation saying that they have made the referees sign that they are no longer under the CFA.

The reason for this is because there cannot be two groups of football referees. A handful of the referees have decided to stay with the CFA.

According to Montayre, a group of referees which is not under a football association is not recognized because no one can penalize them if they commit mistakes. It is also not possible for them to be directly under the PFF, he said.

Cebu Daily News

Limpag: Graeme, Manfred and local football

FEW years ago, Manfred Schuwerk e-mailed our former sports editor to comment on Australian football guru Graeme Mackinnon’s coaching style.

He was quite harsh about the way Graeme complained to the refs and shouted at his players regularly, saying it showed Graeme wasn’t a good coach.

I’ve seen Graeme coach and he’s good. He also screamed a lot. And he can be really noisy, especially against a player whom he knows isn’t taking the game seriously.

He can also be funny. A striker who forces his way to shoot righty gets an “OY, NO
LEFT FOOT?” Then he’d show that striker how to kick with his left, “ANA O” with that distinct Australian twang.

Imagine hearing “SUS REFFF!!!!” or “WALA KITA REF?” shouted with an Australian accent. That’s Graeme.

More : Sun Star Cebu

Villaflor: Trouble in football paradise

By Noel S. Villaflor

Noel Villaflor
Footnote

THE Cebu Football Association (CFA) is fighting a war on two fronts: against the PFF leadership at the capital and against football stakeholders in its own backyard.
The first war is less arduous as the CFA wages it alongside a good number of disgruntled FAs all over the country, and should culminate in the Board of Directors assembly next weekend in Manila.

The second one—against an uprising that has snowballed—could prove more damaging to the board.

More : Sun Star Cebu

16 September 2010

RP TEAM IN DAVAO CITY

The Philippine Men's National Football team is currently training in Davao City from September 15 - 24, 2010. This is the last stage of their training camp before competing in the Suzuki Cup this October in Laos.

Included in their stint are three (3) games against the following Davao FA clubs: Seagull/Porky's Best Lechon(Friday September 17); Hooligans FC(Sunday September 19); and Medvil FC(Thursday September 23). All games will start at 4:00 PM.

A clinic for youth players will be conducted at the Deca Homes Resort Residence Field in Tacunan on September 18 at 2:00 PM. On September 23(8:00 AM), a clinic for youth coaches will be held at the Tionko Field.

The itinerary:
Courtesy call to Mayor Inday Sara Duterte - September 17 at 1:00 PM
Welcome Lunch hosted by Davao FA - September 18 at Deca Homes Resort Residence Club House in Tacunan.

Official team line up for the Suzuki Cup

Neil Ethridge
Rober James Gier
Jason Nicolas Maria De Jong
Manuel Ott
Ian Araneta
Yanti Barsales
Emelio Caligdong
Eduard Sacapano
Jerry Barbaso I
Kristopher John Relucio
Alexander Charles Luis Borromeo
Anton del Rosario
Roxy Bongbong Dorlas
Ruel Gener
Mark Ferrer
Peter Jaugan
Reymark Palmes
Nestorio Margarse
Michael Aubrey Atienza
Matthew Hartmann
Jose Alfe Caminos
Christopher Nicholas Camcam
Ray Johnson
Joebel Bermejo
Ralph Koch
Stephan Markus Shrock (Schröck)
Gino Pavone
Philip James Younghusband
James Joseph Younghusband
Jerry Lucena

Coaching Staff

Simon Alexander McMenemy
Erwin Cabalida
Edzel Bacamonte
Rolando Piñero
Walfred Javier
Josef Mari Mahinay
Patrick Ace Bright
Chester Benedict Peliño
Richard Pacana
Franco Lorenzo
Dan Stephen Palami (manager)

Davao FA

RP booters train in Davao

By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

THE Philippine men's football team opened its 10-day training camp in Davao City and will start off with friendly games and clinics on the side as the members prepare for the AFF Suzuki Cup Qualifiers set in Vientiane, Laos on Oct. 22 to 27.

The national team will play the Seagull-Porky's Best Lechon at 4 p.m. today at the Tionko football grounds, then battles Hooligans FC on Sunday. The team's next match will be opposite multi-titled Medvil FC on Sept. 23.

Medvil's prized goalkeeper Dominador Tato IV, an Emar student, will reinforce the national team during the friendly games.

British coach Simon Alexander McMenemy, gracing the regular Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn yesterday, said they are here to sharpen the skills of the players and at the same time let them enjoy football.
"For the past three weeks now, I've assessed our players and the coaching staff. We are doing great with our preparations. Holding camps in other cities like beautiful Davao helps us in creating a team environment and improve the team spirit," McMenemy said.

He said it is important for him that the players enjoy their training and bringing them in a new place is part of achieving that goal. He also would like the players to share good memories together while having fun playing football.
Team manager Dan Stephen Palami said that the team also held camps in Tacloban City and a brief stint in Cebu before coming to Davao.

"I must admit Davao is a great place for the team to train. There are not too many distractions just like in Manila," Palami said.

"We are not just here to play football though but we are also here to conduct kids and coaching clinics as part of our social responsibility. We want to inspire more children to get to play football," Palami added.
Team captain Alexander Charles Luis Borromeo said he's happy their preparations went full swing for eight months now.

"I've been with the team for six years and this is the only time that we experience a full preparation. The team is complete and is ready to play the best teams in the Qualifers like Thailand and Singapore. I think next month will be the real test on where these preparations are leading us," Borromeo said.

Assistant coach Edwin Cabalida said having started training the team since January was the longest preparation they ever had for a big event.

"Two years ago, we competed in the Suzuki Cup with only three weeks of training. We lost in our game and never got the chance to advance in the tournament at all. I am confident it will be a way different in Laos this time," the Filipino coach said.

Co-team captain Emelio Caligdong, a native of Iloilo, thanked Palami for all his support, saying that bringing McMenemy to the team made a lot of difference even for somebody like him who have been with the team since 2000.

Completing the team roster are Robert James Gier, Jason Nicolas Maria de Jong, Manuel Ott, Ian Araneta, Yanti Barsales, Eduard Sacapano, Jerry Barbaso, Neil Etheridge, Kristopher John Relucio, Anton del Rosario, Roxy Bongbong Dorlas, Ruel Gener, Mark Ferrer, Reymark Palmes, Nestorio Margarse, Michael Aubrey Atienza, Matthew Hartmann; Jose Alfe Caminos, Christopher Nicholas Camcam, Ray Johnson, Joebel Bermejo, Ralph Kock, Stephen Markus Shrock, Gino Pavone, Fil-British brothers Philip James and James Joseph Younghusband, Jerry Lucena and M'lang native Peter Jaugan.

McMenemy, meanwhile, said he will hold the free clinic for youth players on Saturday at the Deca Homes Resort and Residences (DHRR) soccer field at 2 p.m. and the coaches clinic on Sept. 23 at the Tionko field at 8 a.m.

The team will also pay a courtesy call to Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte at 1 p.m. Friday.

Sun Star Davao

FIFA World Ranking - September

New FIFA World Ranking for September : Philippines staying at number 165.

Laos ranked as number 177, Cambodia 178 and Timor Leste 201.

fifa.com

Cebu Football - CFA bans FCIC 17 for 3 years

THE Cebu Football Association (CFA) board has decided to ban the FC Inter-Club (FCIC) Lapu-Lapu Boys 17 squad for three years from all CFA-sanctioned events after they walked out of their opening match against Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy in the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup last Saturday.

The FCIC led by team manager Manfred Schuwerk abandoned the game with the score tied at 1-all with just 38 seconds to protest a linesman’s call after FCIC's Jonathan Sabalones tackled ANS' Rogelio Castillon Jr. from behind which sent both players sprawling on the field.

Schuwerk told match officials then that they are walking out because they are being cheated by the unfair calls.

The next day, he e-mailed the CFA stating his intent to pull out two other FCIC squads, the Boys 14 and Boys 12 divisions.

Because the withdrawal was made after the event’s opening date, the CFA board has meted the FCIC Boys 14 and 12 squads six months suspension in accordance with the ground rules.

Richard Montayre, CFA president, however, said they would still wait for a formal letter of withdrawal from the FCIC.

Montayre said the suspension was based on the report made by the referees. It will be served this weekend and the FCIC will be given a month to appeal.

Schuwerk said he would wait for a copy of the decision before making a comment but initially said that “if that is their decision, then it is unacceptable.”

However, he said the CFA could say whatever they want to say and that they just don't want to have anything to do with the association anymore.

“I have already informed the PFF (Philippine Football Federation) about this. They did not even follow PFF procedures in making the decision. We should have been called and they should have questioned the referees,” Schuwerk said.

Montayre said they have been trying to reach Schuwerk and his coaches but failed.

Schuwerk maintained that the linesman had made a mistake when he intentionally changed his decision at the last minute as seen in a video of the game, which he is willing to show. According to the FCIC team manager, the linesman first called offside then changed his call to foul and penalty.

“That is cheating,” Schuwerk said, claiming that the CFA has all his numbers as well as his email address.

However, Montayre said that the FCIC did not need to walk out of the match to protest the call.

“We sent them copies of the tournament ground rules. All is stated there, punishment for a walkout and how to make a protest. If they chose not to read that then it's not our fault,” Montayre stressed.

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Davao Football - Tacunan football underway Saturday

THE Araw ng Barangay Tacunan Football Tournament will kick off Saturday at the Deca Homes Resort and Residences (DHRR) soccer field in Tacunan, Mintal.

This was bared by barangay councilor Angeline dela Peña during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn Thursday.


"The football event is just among the activities lined for the celebration of our Araw ng Barangay. We recently conducted an Inter-Purok wakeboarding competition. It was really fun. We don't know how to wakeboard but we enjoyed the experience," dela Peña said in the vernacular.

Mintal barangay councilor Benedict Adan, an aide of Third District Rep. Isidro Ungab, said the football tournament will have the 14-Under categories A and B.

Entered in Group A are Mintal, Montserrat, Tacuna, University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao Tigers and Catalunan Grande B while seeing action in Group B are Medvil/Catalunan Grande A, UP Tigers B, Catalunan Grande Girls, Holy Child and Matina.

Adan said the Football Liga ng Kabataan Cong. Isidro T. Ungab Cup, meanwhile, will also resume at DHRR field on Saturday. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

15 September 2010

AFF Suzuki Cup 2010

Draw today in AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 (ASEAN Championship )

22. October Philippines - Timor Leste
24. October Philippines - Laos
26. October Philippines - Cambodia

Finals :

Group A
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Winners of Qualifier

Group B
Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Runners up of qualifiers

AFF Suzuki Cup 2010

14 September 2010

2010 Homeless World Cup - Team Philippines



Team Philippines , Homeless World Cup team

UFL Welcomes New Clubs

After a highly successful 2009/10 season, it was only natural that the United Football League has garnered more interest from other football clubs in the Metro Manila area. With the development of the sport of football in mind, the Football Alliance would like to proudly present six new clubs that will participate in the 2010/11 season.

Three of the clubs have been granted the privilege of participating in both the LBC-UFL Cup and the League, while the other three will only be battling it out in the former of the competitions.

Congratulations to Ilonggo United FC, Union Internacional Manila FC, and Dolphins United FC for being the three new clubs that will grace the League's Second Division - replacing Mendiola FC, Diliman FC, and United South FC.

Stallions FC, Manila Sudanese FC, and Laos FC will also be gracing the 2010/11 season, as they pit their skills against the UFL's best in the LBC-UFL Cup, which starts in mid-October.

Football Alliance

Davao Football - Medvil captures 23-U Acer title

MULTI-titled Medvil beat Seagull-Porky's Lechon (SPL), 6-4, via penalty shootout to capture the 23-Under Acer Cup 2010 crown at the Tionko football grounds over the weekend.

Columbia crushed Kilusang Magkaibigan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KMMPC), 8-1, for third place in the league presented by Acer Philippines in cooperation with the Davao Football Association (DFA) and Columbia Computer Center.

Medvil's Joey Arobo knocked in a goal in the fifth minute after a series of combination passes with Rhoelfred Napuran and Jomar Acedo.

SPL, however, tightened its defense as Glen Bulaquina and his teammates foiled Medvil's offensive thrusts. But SPL defender Junard Pinonggan was sent out of the game after punching Medvil striker Jomar Acedo in the 18th minute.

Clifford Dacera of SPL forced a 1-1 standoff by scoring the penalty mark in the 71st minute.

With both teams tied at the end of regulation, they engaged in the inevitable penalty shootout where Medvil prevailed, 5-3.

Medvil's Frances Jay Abrasaldo, Emmanuel Brisson, Dominador Tato IV, Napuran and Ruben Razid Said all scored as they kicked in that order.

SPL, meanwhile, scored on Emerson Roy Demegillo, Tata Benitez and Bulaquina while Jovem Benitez missed.

DFA general secretary Erwin Protacio said SPL need not have a fifth kicker, saying, "Even if SPL's last kicker will score, the team still could no longer catch up with Medvil."

The Ramonito "Lalas" Carreon-coached Medvil received a cash prize of P5,000, medals and FIFA World Cup replica trophy while runner-up SPL settled for P3,000 and medals.

Columbia got P2,000 and medals for placing third during the awarding rites graced by Acer Philippines president and country manager Manuel Wong, Columbia Computer senior sales manager Ivan John Caballero and DFA president Rafael "Pops" Vilela.

Arobo copped the most valuable player (MVP) honors and went home with a miniature FIFA World Cup replica trophy, Acer computer laptop and Nokia mobile phone.

Best goalkeeper Ruel Napuran, best defender Bulaquina and best midfielder Rhoelfred Napuran of Medvil along with best striker Francisco Iligan of SPL also received miniature FIFA World Cup replica trophies and Nokia mobile phones.

Best referee Danny Boy Fernandez, on his part, was awarded with a digital sports stop watch and Nokia mobile phone.(MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

12 September 2010

Futbol Filipinas - New Football magazine




A new football magazine Futbol Filipinas will be out in October , covering both local Philippines football and international football !

The magazine is made by October Eighty Publications.

They are already on Facebook : Futbol Filipinas

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Cebu Football - FCIC pulls out of Aboitiz Cup; CFA to probe incident

By Iste S. Leopoldo

AFTER walking out of the Boys 17-Under division, FCIC Lapu-Lapu decided to pull out all three teams in the 13th Aboitiz Football Cup.

FCIC has teams in the Boys 12, 14 and 17-Under divisions.

The decision was made by team manager Manfred Schuwerk, the former Cebu Football Association (CFA) board member who led his team’s walkout during their game against the Abellana National School–Pomeroy in the Boys 17-Under last Saturday.

The match was tied at 1 when a penalty was called against FCIC-Lapu-Lapu with less than a minute left.

“The game last Saturday had a fabricated penalty decision,” Schuwerk said in an e-mail to Sun.Star Cebu. “The linesman (first signaled) offside and after that, he changed it to a foul and penalty.”


Schuwerk added he will report the incident to the Philippine Football Federation because he felt “CFA is no longer a credible football organization.”

CFA president Richard Montayre said it’s FCIC-Lapu-Lapu’s prerogative to pull out of the tournament.

“That they pull all their teams out is no problem with us because they are the ones who cannot follow basic rules,” Montayre said.

He added they will be forming a fact-finding committee which will investigate the incident so the CFA can come up with a decision.

“We will penalize them according to the CFA rules,” Montayre said.

On the other hand, ANS head coach Francis Ramirez finally received a copy of the decision banning Johnrey Nieves for one year.

“The suspension is for punching an opponent and violent conduct,” Ramirez said.

Aside from Nieves, his teammate Joeford Dolino and the University of San Carlos’s Henry Anthony were also suspended for a year from all CFA-sanctioned events.

“We will file an appeal to the CFA board this week. Harsh ra kaayo, to think they are still minors and have a lot of room for improvement. We hope ma reverse ang decision,” Ramirez said.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - USPF stuns USJ-R

By Edri K. Aznar

LAST week’s losers came back strong to surprise the favorites in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. collegiate football at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Technological field.

The University of the Visayas (UV) erased a two-goal deficit to draw with USC, 2-2, while the University of Southern Philippines had a strong second half to surprise defending champion University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), 2-1, in the second game.

USC still leads the tournament with four points, while USPF is now third with three points behind University of Cebu. UV is fourth with a point, while the defending champion sits at the bottom.

Despite being down to 10 players after Paul dela Victoria got booked with a red card in the 20th minute, USJ-R still drew first blood due to the error of USPF goalkeeper Jaysan Galarrita.

Galarrita failed to clear the incoming ball, giving Junjun Pintuan an easy tap-in goal in the 24th.

Defender Aljohn Armamento got the equalizer for USPF with a perfectly-struck free kick in the 73rd and USPF didn’t let up with their attack.

Their efforts paid off as Joseph Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 87th minute, off a feed from Rene Sanchez.

On the other hand, University of the Visayas (UV) salvaged a 2-2 draw with frontrunner USC after an impressive last-minute run.

USC had a commanding 2-0 lead at halftime with goals from winger Folkhanes Anthony in the 15th, and midfielder Karl Vincent Arcenas in the 40th minute. Arcenas’s goal came from a 25-yard freekick that hit the top corner.

However, UV scored a quick goal in the second half with a header from striker Juvinal Villahermosa and he struck again in the 90th for the equalizer.

Cebu Football

11 September 2010

Cebu Football - DBTC crushes USC-NC, 18-0

By Edri K. Aznar

DEFENDING champion Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) displayed its supremacy in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. high school division football tournament with an emphatic 18-0 thrashing of the University of San Carlos-North Campus (USC-NC) yesterday at the USC-Technological Center pitch.

Eight players scored for DBTC in the most lopsided win of the season, with Junjay Arizabal and Miguel Caindec leading the carnage with four goals each.

The game was already decided in the first half as DBTC had an 8-0 lead.

Christian Noel and Ethan Decena scored three goals apiece, while Joseph Mercado, Chimmo dela Cruz, Nonito Salazar and John Caballero scored a goal each.

Arizabal opened the scoring in the eighth minute and DBTC got two more goals from Mercado and Decena in the next five minutes.

Caindec was just as impressive in the second half. After scoring his first goal in the 46th minute, he struck three more in the next seven minutes to make it 12-0.

The USPF keeper was a busy man yesterday as DBTC had 36 shots, 23 on target. USC-NC only had four shots in the whole match.

DBTC now tops the high school division with three points and a huge goal difference at 18, while USC-NC is at the bottom of the rankings with two losses.

In the first game, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) bounced back with an impressive win against the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R).

Halftime

Following a 1-0 season opener loss to USC-NC last week, USPF held USJ-R scoreless with a 4-0 trashing yesterday.

Christian Mellibo struck in the 26th minute, for a 1-0 edge at halftime and Jacob Omega made it 2-0 in the 56th minute. Mellibo and Omega got a goal each in the final minutes for USPF’s first win.

USPF now has three points for third place, trailing Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

In the college division, defending champion USJ-R will face USPF at 3 p.m. today, while USC will gun for a second win against the University of the Visayas in the first game.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - FCIC walks out in Aboitiz Cup

By Iste S. Leopoldo



THE OPENING day of the 13th Aboitiz Cup was hit by a controversy after FCIC-Lapu-Lapu walked out of their 17-Under match against Abellana National School at the Aboitiz Sports Field.

Though he got the win the easy way, ANS coach Francis Ramirez isn’t pleased.

The reason? ANS learned only yesterday that one of their players, Johnrey Nieves, has been suspended for a year by the Cebu Football Association (CFA).

Nieves, who helped ANS defend their title in the Milo Little Olympics football, spent the entire game on the bench after CFA referees committee chairman Eugene Ynclino told Ramirez about his suspension due to his “violent conduct” during the Tredtell Cup last summer.

“Nieves has a pending one-year suspension from the CFA board when he accumulated two red cards during the Tredtell Cup. He will not be allowed to join in all CFA-sanctioned tournaments,” Ynclino said.

Ramirez said they could have accepted the decision if they were given a letter. He said it should have been served during the opening ceremony so they can have time to file an appeal.

Nieves played in ANS’s 2-0 win over the University of Southern Philippines in the opening day of the Aboitiz Cup last Aug. 29.

“Usik-usik lang ta ug train aning mga bata-a and in the end maglingkod ra diay sila for no reason at all. The player has the right to be informed and the right to appeal,” Ramirez said.

During the game, Ynclino got another problem to solve after FCIC Lapu-Lapu walked out.

Jake Moreno scored first before Dan Marnell Villarico got the equalizer for ANS from a penalty.

FCIC Lapu-Lapu was called for another penalty in the final minute and while the referee was giving the kick, team manager and former CFA board member Manfred Shuwerk questioned the call and his team abandoned the game.

“The referees made several bad calls, the decision was unfair,” Schuwerk said.

According to Ynclino, the abandonment of FCIC-Lapu-Lapu will possibly lead to the team’s ban for the entire season.

Sun Star Cebu

10 September 2010

Davao Football - Medvil FC battles Seagull for crown

DEFENDING champion Medvil FC will play Seagull-Porky's Lechon for the Acer Cup Under-23 title on Sunday at the Tionko football grounds.

Columbia and the Kapisanang Magkaibigan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, meanwhile, will dispute third place starting at 2 p.m.

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Medvil finished the two rounds of elimination with seven wins and two draws without a loss while Seagull-Porky's Lechon toted six wins, two draws and one loss.

At stake is the championship trophy that is a replica of the 2010 FIFA World cup trophy.

Organizers will also award medals to special awardees like the best striker, best midfielder, best defender, best goalkeeper and most valuable player.

The football league was presented by Acer Philippines in cooperation with the Davao Football Association (DFA) and Columbia Computer Center.

Acer Philippines general manager Manuel Wong, Columbia Computer Center's Edward Lam, DFA president Rafael "Pops" Vilela and general secretary Erwin Protacio will grace the final day matches.

Columbi Computer Center senior executives Ivan Caballero, Gilbert Roland Mendez and Sariel Villano will also witness the culminating activity. (MLSA)


Sun Star Davao

AFC U19 Women`s qualifiers in Makati





This coming September, its all about football! come and join us as the Philippines hosts the U19 AFC Women's Qualifier here in the University of Makati. Watch as our girls go head to head against other Asian teams such as Myanmar and Uzbekistan.

The schedule will be as follows:
20th September 2010
Myanmar Vs. Uzbekistan 1530h

22nd September 2010
Philippines Vs. Myanmar 1530h

24th September 2010
Philippines Vs. Uzbekistan 1530h

We look forward to seeing you guys there! GO PHILIPPINES!

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