PFF U23 - Davao wins 1st game vs Davao del Norte FA
Davao FA, represented by Medvil FC, started its campaign in the PFF – Suzuki U23 Mindanao Qualifying by beating Davao del Norte FA (6 – 1) in the E-Park field in Tagum City. Goal scorers for Davao FA are Michael Nehemiah Simms (22’ & 83’); Jomar Acedo (43’); Renz Rhey Napuran (52’ & 72’); and Marlon Demapanag (64’). John Mark Ador scored for DNFA (25’) when Davao FA goal keeper Dominador Tato IV tapped the ball from a corner kick direct to his feet.
A heavy downpour for the first 15 minutes prevented both teams from scoring early goals due water patches in the field.
Davao FA is composed of Dominador Tato IV, Roeder Stephen Ignacio, Dean Mark Galleto, Sean Clarke Labang, Renz Rhey Napuran, Renelle Pino, Mark Paul Dayanan, Imardino Polo, Khadafi Biruar, Roland Manabit, Frances Jay Abrasaldo, Roelfred Napuran, David Angelo Diamante, Patrick Asoque, Jay Francis Abalunan, Michael Nehemiah Simms, Jacinth Ibanez, Raymon Paredo, Jomar Acedo, Yoshiharu Koizumi, Jestoni Felipe, Malon Demapanag, Jerrard Bierneza, Michael Pantojan, Danilo Lacuesta Jr., and Amani Aguinaldo. The coaches are Ramonito Carreon, Alvic Troyo, and Michael Jay Fernandez. The team manager is Rafael “Pops” Vilela. On hand to witness the game are Davao FA president Edward Lam, Davao FA Technical director Albert Ryan Lim, Davao del Norte FA president Rene Cosmod and DNFA general secretary Roland Guerra.
Davao FA will host Davao del Norte FA on April 29. Davao FA will play Compostela Valley FA next on April 8 at the Tionko Football Grounds in Davao City. The tournament format format is a home-and-away system with the top team representing the region in the Mindanao Finals.