BANFA booters to compete in the PFF Smart Club Championship in CdO -
BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- The Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association (BANFA) is set to compete in the 3rd Edition of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart Club Championship Regional Eliminations slated in October 2-6, 2013 at the Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City.
According to BANFA President and First District Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence “Law” Fortun, this will be the third time that the BANFA football team will participate in this annual tournament which made respectable finishes in the past contests. The BANFA team will be included in Group G in the Mindanao leg together with other football associations from Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental, Iligan-Lanao del Norte and Surigao del Norte.
“This is one venue where our players from Butuan City and Agusan del Norte will be exposed and further hone their skills as we continually strive to produce quality players that will hopefully be included in the national team,” Fortun said.
“We have proven in the past that we were able to produce quality players who are now playing in the different colleges and universities in Manila as scholars owing to their skills in football as well as some teams in the United Football League (UFL) and we will continue to develop more players with the rise of new breeds,” Fortun added.
Just last year, two players from the BANFA team in the Under 13 category were chosen to be included in the training pool for the Teen Askals.
In a related story, the BANFA also announced its new appointment of officers through an official letter to the PFF. Fortun in his letter formally informed the PFF hierarchy of the appointment of Mr. Marlon R. Labis as its new Vice President, Mr. Sean Bayotas as General-Secretary and Mr. Ronald Canton as Treasurer. The appointment of officers came after Fortun once again renewed his mandate as President of BANFA after the recent election which showed no contender against Fortun. (NCLM/Eldie N. David, Agusan del Norte 1st District/PIA-Agusan del Norte)
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