By Mike T. Limpag
Thursday, September 29, 2011
THE Cebu Queen City United has released its 25-man lineup for the UFL Cup next month.
The team, which will be led by coaches Mario Ceniza, Alan Medalla, Hayato Ayabe and Dennis Peñalosa, features a mix of veteran players who played for the national Under 17 and senior teams in the past.
Named goalkeepers for the team are Alex Buanghog, a police officer, Garry Garciano and Frederick Alazas, while the defenders are former Carmen National School booters Jack Reston and Ronald Mahilum, Benedict Arriola, Carlito Abadia, Christian Delan, Yancy Menchavez, Niño Zapanta, Ranulfo Colina and Dave Gerali.
The mid-fielders are former national team members Jan Michael Flores and Rocky Garciano, Martin Bontia, Julius Acre, Josaphat Sacil, Japanese natonal Mitsuo Tsunakiri and Marion Cubelo.
Queen City’s offense will be anchored on Ariel Cahilig, Epifanio Ynot, Lemar Baunsit, Junard Aguilar and Rommel Cuizon and Rene Menchavez.
Cebu Queen City United will debut against Pachanga on Oct. 9 and will face Global FC on Oct. 16 before closing out its UFL Cup group stage against the Stallions.
The meeting has been practicing regularly since the club decided to field a UFL team just this month. They also had a series of friendly games against the University of San Carlos to help prepare the team.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 30, 2011.