THE Negros Occidental Football Association-Negros Selection booters, after having a day-off yesterday, will be back on the playing field today to notch their third straight win as they face Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA) in the ongoing Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Men’s National U19 Championship Visayas Regional Qualifiers at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The Ruben Clavecillas-mentored squad will be relying on the services of keepers Rufino Hedraga (University of St. La Salle) and Beel Marc Ortega (Bacolod City), Talisay-Minuluan Football Club’s Joemar Ciocon, Jose Francis Rebacca, Collin Montaño, Steven Nico Taclobos, Zedric Ramirez, Jacob Lucente, Kevin Millan and Vhertude Javelona; Victorias City’s Marvic Gancita, Melecio Mentor and Allen Shane Belera; San Carlos City’s Rollie Tacugue, Diomar Caruscay and John Vendell Marcellana; and Bago City’s Kent Guevarra.
Also supporting the Negros squad is Talisay City Mayor and Talisay-Minuluan FC president Dr. Eric Saratan.
On the other hand, the May 20-29 scheduled PFF Men’s National U19 Championship earlier set at the Panaad football pitch was moved to San Carlos City because of the upcoming Philippine National Games calendared May 22-29 in Panaad. JSG
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 29, 2011.