The game between the Zamboanga Football Association (ZAFA) and ZANDIFA which is composed of Zamboanga del Norte including Dipolog City, ended up in a tie last Sunday afternoon at the Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex.
The football game is in line with the on-going Philippine Football Federation (PFF), Suzuki Cup National qualifying rounds for Western Mindanao which the first game started at Dapitan City.
ZAFA Team Manager, J/Insp. Belsie Agustin said, in the game last Sunday, ZAFA scored one point while ZANDIFA also scored one point.
In the 65th minute of the game, Niño from the ZANDIFA also scored one point while ZAFA’s Ryan Campos scored one point in the 70th minute of the game.
Agustin is appealing for more support for the ZAFA team in cash or in kinds as the team needed it badly.
Personalities from the PFF, Tournament Director, Cyril Dofitas, together with representatives from Suzuki and others who were scouting for players attended the game.
ZAFA will need to win the games between Pagadian and Ozamis to qualify for the all Mindanao level competition.
During the first game in Dipolog last April 9, ZAFA lost to ZANDIFA with a score of four to zero.
Because of this, Aguastin said, “We have to double or triple our efforts to win the games.” He also promised to support the team all the way.
The Zamboanga team is composed of 25 players carefully chosen from the different barangays.
On May 6, ZSPFA composed of Zamboangadel Sur and Pagadian City will play against ZAFA at Pagadian Sports Complex. On May 13, ZAFA will play against ZSPFA in Zamboanga City.
On May 20, MOOFA, composed of Ozamis City will play against ZAFA in Ozamis City National High School and on May 27, ZAFA will play against MOOFA in Zamboanga City.
Whoever will top the competition will qualify in the all Mindanao level competition where the winner will represent Mindanao in the Men National Championship in 2013.
Agustin said "we want to be able to compete and develop players to become part of the National Team one day.
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