DESPITE being out of the United Football League (UFL) for months now, Cebu Queen City United (CQCU) strengthens their roster for a possible stint in the proposed UFL Cup October.
“We will return possibly in the UFL Cup in October. But that (tournament) is still subject to approval (by the UFL),” CQCU head coach Mario Ceniza said. “But as of this stage, nothing is concrete. We are also preparing for the Aboitiz Cup.”
CQCU is currently a work in progress because the team still lacks players to different positions.
“We are not yet a solid team because we still lack players. We had players that played that were under tryout,” said Ceniza. “We are happy because there are high-quality Manila teams that come here to Cebu for tune-ups.”
CQCU settled for a 1-1 draw with Division Two squad Manila All-Japan (MAJ) FC in a friendly match yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Complex football pitch. CQCU scored the opening goal in the first half before conceding an equalizer in the second half.
CQCU currently has 18 regular players. Ceniza wants to reinforce the team especially in the goalkeeper and midfield positions.
CQCU didn’t participate in the Division Two of the UFL after the Cebu-based squad’s request for home games was turned down by the league.
Ceniza said that choosing new players to add to the team’s roster is a complicated process that needs time.
“It’s a long process to bring in players. We need more games and we don’t give assurance and give answers. If you want to stick with the team, just come to practices and from there, if the team needs you, then we will bring you in,” he said.
CQCU finished third in Division 2 behind champion Pachanga and Diliman FC before sitting out Division Two last season.
Sun Star Cebu