By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Iloilo Football Association beat National Capital Region Football Club-B (NCRFA-B) thus capturing the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Men’s National Under-19, 2-1 held at San Carlos City, Negros Occidental here recently.
The Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA) also defeated NCRFA-A, 3-0 to claim third place.
Eight teams bracketed into two participated in the tournament which started May 20 to 29, 2011.
The other teams are Bukidnon Football Association, Football Association of Rizal along with NCRFA-A and NORFA in Group 1.While Iloilo Football Association,
NOCOFFA, NCRFA-B and Naga-Camarines Sur Football Club in Group 2.
Individual awards were also given to outstanding players. Julius Sumagaysay of Iloilo Football Association romped off with Best Goalkeeper award; his teammate Jenery Gabuan won the Best Defender award; Paolo Salenga of National Capital Region Football Association-B (NCR) as Best Striker; and native of San Carlos City and regular member of Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) loaned to Iloilo, John Marcellana was voted Most Valuable Player.
Iloilo Football Association also won the “Fair Play Award”.
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