31 May 2011

Football: Iloilo Captures PFF Men’s National U-19 title

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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  1. nice!congrats sa kasimanwa nga best defender!..."fair play award!" haha..congrats kay coach...

  2. Next time, PFF should allocate 3-4 slots for Visayas. It's very clear Visayas is the hotbed of Philippine Football. Congrats to NOFA(u23 champs), IFA (U23 2nd & U19 champs), NORFA (U19 3rd), Cebu FA (mostly represented the CVRAA Palaro secondary football cahmps) !

  3. I agreee...The following are the top 5 football association/province of the philippines...
    1.) NOFA
    2.) IFA
    3.) NORFA
    4.) CEBUFA
    5.) DAVAO FA

    NCR shoukd not consider as their player mostly recruit from VisMin...Mabuhay ang mga Hiligaynon at Cebuano speaking people..

  4. NCR should be included in the list. While it is true that they recruit from the provinces in the college level, that is not true at the high school age (U-19). As proven in the Palaro, NCR continues to be one of the stronger teams every year, although the last 2 years, it had been Central Visayas and Davao who were in the Finals.

  5. Panu nagtop ang nofa sa list ng iba diyan eh di nga sila nakaqualify sa U19?? May taga norfa talaga dito na pilit ng pilit na magaling din daw sila but sorry the results speaks for itself. :(

  6. kung follower talaga kayo ng football, alam nyo ang mga sinasabi nyo...kung pagbabasihan ang mga nakaraang liga kung wala sa NOFA at IFA ang champion NORFA ang champion at minsan nakakasingit din ang Davao...pero sa ngayon NOFA at IFA ang mahirap tibagin pero wag sila magpakampante lalo na nakapukos na ang Cebu,maraming sponsor dyan at depende yan sa pagdevelop ng isang team...

  7. ang NCR di na dapat isali sa listahang yan kasi pang ibang level na ang NCR, kumbaga pang international na samantalang ang mga bisaya at ilongo pang probinsya lang yan...di ba mga tol??


  9. Hindi nga manalo dito sa local international pa. Hoooy!gising baka mamatay ka sa bangungut.

  10. Lakas ng tama mo tol... ano ba tinira mo Baygon Katol? NCR pang International? Hindi nga maka buo ng lineup na homegrown talents international pa. Wag managinip ng gising tol... masama epekto ng sobrang high sa Baygon.

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