THE United Football League (UFL) Organizing Committee told Cebu Queen City United that a home-and-away format at this time is still not possible.
Cebu Queen City lost its first game by default after failing to show up for its Feb. 8 match against the Dolphins.
CQCU president Stanley Villacin said they sent their letter last Jan. 25 but got a reply last Feb. 8, a day before the match.
Villacin also said they are asking UFL to help them look for a sponsor.
“I told them to help us find a sponsor and we could go on with our participation basta naa ra silay ikahatag para namo,” said Villacin. “They are in the better position to look for sponsors because they take charge of banners and marketing materials that can be put in the field.”
Last season, CQCU spent P5 million on airfare alone for 25 games.
This year it is expected to spend P4 million.
VIllacin said that as much as the club wants to spend for its UFL stint, they are more inclined to fund other projects, especially in the grassroots.
Their major project includes supporting a national team in the age-group level.
The club is willing to invest in the needs of the team and handle its expenses, from its formation to its participation in tournaments.
Aside from that, Queen City also holds the annual Cebu Football Club Invitational tournament every summer. The tournament has the men’s open and age group divisions.
Villacin is not expecting for the entire P4 million to be shouldered by the UFL but said that even P1 million in support would be enough for them to play nine games in Manila.
“If they want more time to decide then they have to reschedule our games,” he added.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 11, 2013.