CEBUANO booters may have a chance to play in this year’s United Football League (UFL) Division 1 season as the Pasargad Football Club will be holding a tryout today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aboitiz Sports Field in Subangdaku, Mandaue City.
Pasargad FC owner Esmaeil Sedigh said the tryout is open to everyone. Pasargad FC is the first UFL Division 1 team which has decided to hold tryouts here.
“I know that Cebu had a very good grassroots program five years ago and this is the reason why we decided to hold tryouts here,” Sedigh said.
According to Sedigh, they are also negotiating with Eleazar Toledo, head coach of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, to join them as one of the club’s coaches. Sedigh said he has some Cebuano players comprising his futsal teams.
Sedigh said that one other reason he decided to hold tryouts here is because he was impressed with the youth team that they adopted for the UFL Youth League last summer.
The Pasargad FC U-17 was comprised mostly of the former members of the Little Azkals or the Philippine U-14 and Cebuano booters.
Sedigh said that after Cebu, they will also be holding tryouts in Mindanao. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON
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