FIVE teams will battle for honors when the 2nd DFA U16 Girls Football League kicks off on Saturday at the Faith Academy field, Marfori Heights Subdivision, Davao City.
Davao Football Association (DFA) women's committee chairperson Rachelle "Ching" delos Reyes, in an e-mail to Sun.Star Davao yesterday, said Faith Academy will field two teams in the 11-A-Side tournament. Completing the cast are Ateneo de Davao University, SOS Children's Village and Hinex teams.
Opening games will pit Ateneo against Hinex at 9:30 a.m. and SOS against Faith Academy B at 11 a.m.
A friendly match between Miriam College of Manila and Faith Academy is set at 8 a.m. before official games start.
Over at the Tionko field, Miriam Colleg will play Ateneo in another exhibition game at 2 p.m.
Delos Reyes said the league will be played in accordance with the applicable rules of Fifa, PFF and DFA.
Games will be played every Saturday until March 16 but organizers will hold games on Feb. 22, a Friday, since it is the Edsa Revolution holiday.
"Teams will play the single elimination round where the top two squads will advance to the championship game while the third and fourth teams will play for third,"delos Reyes said.
In case of a tie in the eliminations, the tiebreaker system shall be observed based on goal difference, the number of goals scored for, number of goals scored against, winner over the other or sudden death penalty.
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