30 August 2009

Cebu football stakeholders call for unity, new programs

AMIDST turmoil in the Cebu Football Association (CFA), the CFA board’s goal is still to unite the whole football community in Cebu City.
After encountering problems with the resignation of three CFA officials—Manfred Schuwerk, Ricky Dakay and Raffy Musni—within the year and the financial issues, the CFA board plans to iron out the kinks and improve the system by listening to its members and answering the questions being raised.

“We have to go to the issues. Issues raised, issues answered,” said CFA board member Bro. Mari Aberasturi of what the board has to do to unite all the members of the CFA. “We must continue information dissemination and be open to suggestion.”
Despite some members’ distaste with the current CFA board, they also want unity between the officials and its members for the good of Cebu football.
“We are thankful for the changes. We must have teamwork between us (members) and them (CFA officials),” said Glenn Quisido, the president of the largest football club in Cebu, the Cebu Amateur Football Association.

Last Saturday, the new by-laws of the CFA were amended after 18 members agreed to it. Fourteen were against it because they thought they needed ample time to compare it to the old by-laws.
If the insurgent members of the CFA won in the voting, they would have passed a manifesto that would replace the current board because they don’t have confidence in the incumbent officials anymore.

On the other hand, the CFA has replaced the three board members with new officials who were voted by the board amongst themselves, a rule that was written in the old by-laws if a board member resigns.
The new officials of the CFA are Recarido Borgonia, Pia Monticon and Jim Carl Akiatan.


Pro Sesto win 3-2 in Italian league

Simone Rota played full match when his team won 3-2 against Crociati Noceto in Italian league , div 4.

Attendance : 650


Kv Turnhout lose second match

Jason De Jong`s club KV Turnhout lost 2-0 to KVSK United (Lommel) in second match of Belgium 2. Div league.

Jason de Jong played full match.

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28 August 2009

Davao football - Football champ back

HEAVY favorites Medvil and Columbia are expected to see action in men's open first division of the Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte Kadayawan Football Festival which resumes Saturday at the Tionko Football Grounds.
Medvil recently bagged the Acer Under-23 League title that was also organized by the Davao Football Association.

The Kadayawan tournament will also have men's open second division, elementary girls, boys and girls 10-under, ladies open and men's open 35-above categories.
The six years old and under, 12-under and 14-under divisions were already held last weekend.
The event is presented by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) in celebration of the 24th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

Cebu football - Villaflor: A stone’s throw away from Millwall

Noel VillaflorFootnote

IT seems that Cebu now has its version of that football aberration, the hooligan.

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26 August 2009

Cebu football - Villaflor: Continuity matters

THE sudden resignation of two board members last month was a big blow to the Cebu Football Association.
Shortly after the resignation, I wrote in my column (July 24 issue) that the controversy “has torn the very fabric that has bound the CFA board for the last 16 months or so.”

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25 August 2009

Cebu football - Limpag: Is it time to replace the CFA board?

Mike T. LimpagFair Play

CEBU football is in turmoil.

Cebu football is always in turmoil. It’s a never-ending saga involving back-biting, come-uppance and pissing contests among clubs, peppered only with a few moments of unity.

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Bacolod Football - NOFA Negros football tournament winners

ANDRES Bonifacio Elementary School, Executive Village Football Club, and AJB Cycle Parts top in the U13, U17 girls, and centerpiece men’s open categories of Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) Vision Negros Football Festival 7.
In the U13 division, ABES defeated University of St. La Salle-Integrated School on the hat trick of Shaolin Filoteo.

Canlaon City took 3rd place.
In the U17 girls division, multi-titled Executive Village Football club mentored by Warren Concepcion assisted by Rinelle de Oca, Paul Espinosa, and Catalino Valderrama Jr. posted a 3-1 victory over USLS-IS to take home the championship crown with goals courtesy of Carmela Lizares, Derborah Randall, and Macel Dofitas while Leah Molinos deflected the ball for an own goal credited to USLS.
Former national team campaigner and West Negros University assistant varsity coach Joshua Fegidero scored the lone goal to lift AJB Cycle Parts of ACY J. Ban of Himamaylay City over Shakey’s-Luxur team to pocket the centerpiece men’s open crown.

Sun Star Bacolod

Bacolod football club grabs title

BACOLOD United Football Club (BUFC) captured the championship crown of the 1st BUFC 9-Aside Football Tournament held last August 15 at Paglaum Sports Complex after defeating Victorias National High School FC, 3-0.
The veteran BUFC squad composed of a sprinkling of former national team standouts rallied during the first half, 2-0, with goals courtesy of Joshua Fegidero in the 20th minute coming from a pass by former University of St. La Salle varsity standout Fredrick Jan Serios.

Five minutes later, former Southeast Asian Games hero Norman Fegidero Jr. struck for the eventual champions to make it 2-0 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, veterans showcased their skills through ball possession and precision passes making several attempts on the goal.
Then, five minutes before the end of regulation period, Greg Gustilo tallied the third goal via a header to seal the win.
Third runner-up went to Real Negrense FC, second runner-up to Don Bosco Alumni FC, first runner-up to Victorias National High School FC, and the championship crown to Bacolod United FC.
Individual awards were given to best goalkeeper Raymando Baldava (BUFC), best dDefender Simon Hulleza (BUFC), best midfielder Ronnie Tornilla (BUFC), best striker Luther Silaba (VNHSFC), while the MVP award went to BUFC’s Norman Fegidero Jr.

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

24 August 2009

Davao football - Medvil booters are U-23 champs

THE Medvil Football Club (FC) crushed Columbia, 3-0, in the finals to win the Acer U-23 Football League crown at the Tionko football grounds over the weekend.
Francis Philip Acala, Francis Jay Abrasaldo and Joey Arobo were the scorers for Medvil as they found the net in the 71st, 80th and 87th minutes, respectively.

Arobo and Armand Valencia were also cited as highest goal scorers of the meet organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).
DFA secretary general Erwin Protacio said Monday that the awarding ceremonies are set on Sunday after the Kadayawan Football Tournament.

Protacio said the best defender, best mid field player, best goal keeper and tournament most valuable player (MVP) will also receive awards.

Source : Sun Star Davao

Philippines hosting AFC U16 Qualifiers !

Bangladesh newspaper New Nation reporting that Philippines will be hosting AFC U16 Men`s Championship qualifiers.

Group E qualifiers will be in Bacolod from 3. October with teams from Bangladesh, Japan , Mongolia, Indonesia and Chinese Taipei.

Matches at Pana-ad and Paglaum Stadiums.


23 August 2009

Simone Rota back in Italy

Simone Rota is back in his old club Pro Sesto. Pro Sesto play in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione , formerly Serie C2 , (Level 4) in Italy.

Simone was born in Parañaque City , 6 . November 1984 , but was adopted as a baby to Italy.

20 August 2009

KV Turnhout draw in first league match

KV Turnhout drew KVK Tienen 1-1 in first match of the Belgium 2. Div league.

Jason de Jong who play for Philippines National team played 88mins for the Belgium team.

18 August 2009

Cebu Football - SRFC girls U-17 booters beat Melbourne

THE SAN Roque Football Club's Girls 17 team ruled the Girls 17-years category 9-a-side division after they cruised past the Melbourne Team B, 1-0, in the 5th San Roque Football Club (SRFC) Futbol Festival Cup 2009 at the SRFC field. SRFC’s Christine Santos won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) plum while teammate KC Catarinen bagged the Most Improved Player award.Meanwhile, in the Boys 17 category, the Springdale Team A put up a dominating performance after beating Abellana National School Pomeroy, 1-0.The month-long tournament attracted 132 teams from Cebu and out-of-town football clubs from San Carlos, Dumaguete, Iligan, Butuan and Cagayan De Oro City. /Correspondent Dale Rosal


Davao Football - Medvil booters defeat Seagull

THE Medvil and Columbia teams hacked out victories in the resumption of the Acer Under-23 League at the Tionko grounds on Sunday.
Medvil beat Seagulll, 3-1, courtesy of goals from Ruelfred Napuran in the 40th, Francis Jay Abrasaldo in the 73rd nd Francis Philip Acala in the 84th minutes. Seagull's Francisco Iligan scored in the 14th to avert a shutout.

Columbia, meanwhile, defeated Ebocci via default as the latter failed to complete the seven players requirement at the start of the match Medvil and Columbia will play for the championship set on Friday at 3 p.m. in the tournament organized by the Davao Football Association (DfA).

Medvil earned 18 points to keep the lead in the team standing following its six-win, zero-draw and one-loss card while Columbia (5-1-1) took second place with 16 points.
Seagull (3-2-3) had 11 points, followed by Ebocci (2-2-3) with eight and Kilusang Magkaibigan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KMMPC) (0-1-7) which finished with one point. (MLSA)

Source : SunStar Davao

17 August 2009

Filipino Premier League

Filipino Premier League started with Manila (Luzon) league on 21. September 2008 when Philippine Army FC beat Pasargad 2-1.

8 teams competed in first part of FPL :Philippine Army FC , Pasargad, Mendiola United FC, Giligan`s FC, Ateneo , Arirang FC, Diliman FC and Union FC.

Results :


Philippine Army beat Giligan`s FC 2-0 in the final on 14. December.


Another video : Union FC - Giligan`s


Next step was a Visayas FPL scheduled for First quarter in 2009 and on Mindanao in Second quarter in 2009.

Nothing has yet happened and I doubt that it will be any FPL in Visayas and Mindanao in 2009 ?

KV Turnhout lose in Belgium Cup

Jason de Jong played full match in Belgium Cup , fourth round when KV Turnhout lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp FC on Sunday.

First league match on Wednesday against KVK Tienen.

Philippine United FC

Philippine United FC , a football club for Filipinos in England ,played in Asian Cup in London last weekend .

Semifinals :

PUFC - Vietnam FC 1-2
China FC - Thai UK 4-1

third place : PUFC--Thai UK 4-0
Final : Vietnam FC - China FC 6-1

Defender and club captain Renee Banao won the award as PUFCs best player of the tournament.


12 August 2009

Davao Football - Seagull FC nip Ebocci booters

THE Seagull and Columbia teams demolished their respective rivals in the resumption of the Acer U-23 Football League at the Tionko Football Grounds over the weekend.
Seagull crushed Ebocci, 9-3, to grab the third spot of the team standing with three wins, two draws and two losses, while the latter occupied the fourth place with a 2-2-2 record in the meet organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).

Niko Borromeo opened scoring with a goal in the second minute, while teammates Reyven Lumabao (18th), Francisco Lim (24th), Glen Bulaquiña (26th, 87th), Angelo Adana (39th) Francisco Iligan (57th), Carlo Pacana (64th) and Clifford Dacera (72nd) also secured goals to complete the rout.
Ebocci, on its part, scored on goals by Gil Mark Candido, JV Mabuslang and Rommel Mariano in the 29th, 37th and 85th minutes, respectively.
Columbia, meanwhile, improved to a 4-1-1 card by beating Kilusang Magkaibigan Multi-purpose Cooperative (KMMPC), 3-1, in the first game.
Columbia striker Dan Rae Aloot blasted the first goal in the sixth but KMMPC's Rocky Custodio countered in the 10th for a 1-1 standoff.
Columbia, however, bounced back with goals coming from Harold Mabuslang (82nd) and Edwin Giganto (87th).
Medvil FC, which toted a 5-0-1 mark, led the bootfest sponsored by Acer, Malayan Insurance Company Inc., KMMPC, Security Bank, Snow Pack Dry Ice Manufacturer, Intel and Gentec Technology Corporation. (MLSA


11 August 2009

Cebu Football - Aboitiz matches start Aug. 30

AFTER formally opening the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup with exhibition matches last Sunday, the anticipated regular season games will finally kick off on Aug. 30 at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
The Cebu Football Association will start official games of the season with matches between teams in the age groups.

On Aug. 29, CFA will be holding a general assembly for all the teams and clubs and they will be discussing theassociation’s bylaws. This will also serve as the first annual meeting of the CFA and its members.
The CFA is considering turning the Men’s Cup into a league, with the team with the highest points winning the title.
“We are going to reconsider because it depends on the number of teams. There are teams last year that are not joining,” said CFA official Adonis Quitoy.

Few teams
Quitoy said some teams suggested turning the tournament into a league because of the scarcity of the teams that have registered for this season of the annual Aboitiz Football Cup.
CFA president Richard Montayre and other officials of the association are sorting final details of the tournament, including the participation of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football squads.
“We are inviting the five universities to join the Men’s League,” said Quitoy.
The five universities Quitoy is referring to are the Cesafi member schools, namely, the defending champions University of San Jose Recoletos, University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos, University of Cebu and University of Southern Philippines Foundation.
The CFA plans to start the Men’s League tournament as soon as the Cesafi season ends.


Asian Schools Football Federation (ASFF) Championship

Asian Schools Football Federation (ASFF) championship started on Monday in Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia.

"Malaysia are drawn in Group B, together with Thailand, Indonesia and Macau while China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Brunei make up Group A. The Philippines who were drawn in Group A, decided to withdraw from the tournament.Malaysia play their opening match against Indonesia next Thursday at the Likas Stadium."


Comment : Another withdrawal from a Philippines team.....

San Carlos booters win in Kabankalan

San Carlos City Football Club went home with two championship crowns after beating Pontevedra in Boys Under-17 and Girls Under-16 of the Mayor Pedro Zayco 7-a-side Football Festival, Saturday in Kabankalan City.

The boys team captured the crown after prevailing over Pontevedra in the penalty shoot out while the girls, led by Visayas selection candidates Dolly Dizon and Pearl Aguilar, streaked past Himamaylan in the semifinals then clobbered Pontevedra, 4-1, to earn the title.
Joining Dizon and Aguilar in the girls’ champion squad mentored by Vicente Ortigas and Audie Canete were BJ Banatanto, Jenelyn Martinez, Lislyn Sille, Marynel Cabatuan, Corinth Chua, Dawn Nengasca, Jojiel Junco, Bridgette Kadil, Mariel Dolino, Bridgette Jane Cabatuan, Lindsay Laguda, and Clarisse Wee.

“The championship trophies will once again boost the football development program of San Carlos which is fully supported by the local government officials headed by Mayor Eugenio Lacson,” San Carlos Football Club General Secretary John Carmona said.

Meanwhile, Canlaon City demolished NORFA in men’s open category to complete the list of champions in the one-day football festival, held as one of the highlights during the Charter Day celebration of Kabankalan.*NAB


10 August 2009

Jason de Jong joins Belgium 2. Div team

Jason de Jong has joined KV Turnhout , a Belgium 2. Div team.

Jason who played for Philippines in AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives and in ASEAN Futsal Championship has left NAC Breda youth team and will be playing professionally for the Belgium club. He is stil only 19 years old.

He has played in two of three last friendlies for KV Turnhout . Season in Belgium start on 19. August.

09 August 2009

Cebu Football - Aboitiz Cup

Noel VillaflorFootnote
IT’S a relief to know that football action is back on the pitch.
The Aboitiz Football Cup was launched yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports Field with a decent lineup of exhibition matches.
However, I rue missing the opening ceremonies, especially the highlight of the event—the Under 14 exhibition between the RP team and the Cebu selection, which ended 2-1 in favor of the visitors.

I did catch two friendly games in the afternoon: between San Roque Football Club and Melborne United women’s teams, and between the USC and the USPF men’s teams. SRFC won 7-0, while USC prevailed 3-1.

In the Under 14 exhibition, the Cebu selection held their own against the nationals, drawing first blood when John Paolo Labajo of Don Bosco beat the keeper.
Slightly better ball handling proved the difference, when the nationals retaliated in the 34th minute courtesy of Luichi Clavano’s goal, and sealed the game in the second half with a strike from Jose Soriano on the 47th.
Despite the result, Bingbing Colina, who assisted veteran Glen Ramos in coaching the Cebu selection, told me he was pleased with how their team played.
The selection apparently has practiced as a team for only three sessions, while the nationals have played together for a far longer period.
The Aboitiz Cup will have a break for at least two weeks, as the San Roque Football Festival holds matches for two weekends in their home turf.

The scheduled matches for the Aboitiz Cup have yet to be announced, but what will make this season different from the previous ones is that all the games will be held in one venue:—the Aboitiz Sports Field.

Cebu Football Association president Richard Montayre cited other welcome changes as well. During the weekend matches, 10 11-a-side games will be played in a single day, apart from those played in the smaller fields.

To make this possible, the international-size field will be divided into two 100m x 65m fields, allowing for two full-side matches that will be held simultaneously, Montayre said.
With a single venue where teams and football enthusiasts congregate, the football community can expect a more festive atmosphere during the matches.
Hopefully, this season will be far better organized than the previous one.


08 August 2009

Aboitiz Football Cup kicks off today - Cebu Football

THE much-awaited Aboitiz Football Cup kicks off its season today at the Aboitiz Sports field.
The best community-based and school-based clubs in Cebu City will once again battle it out for the titles in 10 divisions.
This year, 38 clubs will be fielding teams in the Players 8, Players 10, Boys 12, Boys 14, Boys 17, Girls 17, Men’s Open, Women’s Open, 38-and-above and the prestigious Men’s League.

Aside from the opening of the tournament, the Aboitiz Sports Field will also be formally launched today.
The Aboitiz Sports Field complies with international standards and is also suitable for other field sports like rugby, American football, flag football, baseball, softball, volleyball and frisbee.
It also has two mini football fields that are suitable for the 12-Under division.
Meanwhile, the RP 14-Under team will face off with the Cebu selection in an exhibition match today.

The RP team is the same squad that failed to play in the Asian Youth Games after one of its members tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus.

The Cebu selection will be coached by former RP senior team member Glenn Ramos.
The members of the team are Raphael Clifford, Jerome Vestil, Allain Abella, Peter Diaz, Junjay Arizabal, Christian Agot, Joseph Mercado, John Labajo, Nonito Salazar, Froilan Thomason, Valentino Calvo, Chinno Dela Calzada, Dennis Legaspi, Miguel Flores, Junhee Byeon, Nicholas Villacin Joshua Uy, Gabriel De Leon, Shane Sarmiento, Marvin Ramos, Pedro Diao Rogello Castillano Jr., Michael Ruete and alternates Markevin Delantos and Kerth Arranguez.


07 August 2009

Kadayawan bootfest kicks off

THE seven-A-side Kadayawan Football Festival kicks off Saturday at the Mintal Central Elementary School.
Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary-general Erwin Protacio said the event is being held in coordination with the Barangay of Mintal, Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office and University of the Philippines (UP) in Mindanao.

"It will feature the boys 12 and under, boys 10 and under, boys/girls eight-under, elementary girls and men's open second division categories," Proracio said in an e-mailed press statement.
He said seeing action in the tournament is Los Amigos CES, Abba's Child Science School, Montserrat Camp School, Mintal CES, Catalunan Grande CES and Apo Learning Village.
Expected to grace Saturday's opening rites are Third District Representative Isidro T. Ungab, barangay captain Ramon M. Bargamento II and sports committee chair and barangay councilor Benedict Adan.

Matches will also be held on August 22, 29 and 30 at the Tionko football grounds.
Boys 14-under, boys 12-under and boys/girls eight-under events will be played on August 22, while boys 10-under, girls 10-under, boys 16-under and girls elementary competition will be on August 29 and the men's open, ladies open and men's open 35-above will be held on August 30.
Davao City teams, however, will have a stiff contest with the presence of visiting teams from Davao del Sur, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Digos City, Cotabato City and Panabo City.


05 August 2009

FIFA World Ranking August

FIFA ranking for August was published today on fifa.com . Philippines number 158 , same as in July.

Simone Rota

Simone Rota is maybe the best football player that is born in Philippines?

He was adopted to Italy and has played many years professional in Italy for Italian clubs Pro Sesto and Manfredonia in Serie C. (Div 3). In season 2008/2009 he played 25 matches and scored one goal for Lugano (Div 2) in Switzerland.

He has now been relased from Lugano on free transfer , dont know if he has found a new club.

PFF been in contact with him before to play for Philippines National Team.

04 August 2009

ASEAN (AFF) U19 Championship

ASEAN (AFF) U19 Championship start today in Vietnam without Philippines .

Philippines withdrew because of swine flu or maybe other reasons?

Hopefully they will not withdraw from Asian (AFC) U19 Championship later this year, but ASEAN U19 would have been good preparations for Asian U19 .

ASEAN (U16) in Thailand was postponed/cancelled earlier because of swine flu.

03 August 2009

Ex NT Coach Cutillas

On another matter, Cutillas said he has lost faith and confidence in the Philippine Football Federation leadership. But because of his love for the game, Cutillas mentioned he will not give up fighting to revive the sport here.

Cutillas recently submitted a proposal to PSC chairman Harry Angping to set up an academy of football, applying the blueprint of the Australian Institute of Sport. With his experience in Australian football as a coach, Cutillas said he is ready to spearhead a fresh campaign to train Filipino elite players within the age range of 17-21. The goal is to develop a core of outstanding and well-trained players for the national team.

“The academy will be a full-time commitment,” he said. “We want to quarter the players, take care of their nutrition and help in their education. Nothing is happening in football. We don’t hear what the PFF is doing. It’s a sad state of affairs. But we who love football won’t stand for this. We want to do something for football and I think the academy is a good way of bringing back interest and pride in the game.”


10 teams in NOFA U-11 2nd edition

AT least 10 squads have confirmed participation in the second edition of the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) U-11 League “The First Step” which is slated to kick off on Saturday, August 15, as announced during a recent press conference by visiting Uruguayan coach Maor Rozen, NOFA technical consultant.

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02 August 2009

Gothia Cup 2009

Results from Gothia Cup, Stockholm, Sweden in July

Boys U16
Makati FC- Karlstad (Sweden)0-7
Makati FC - Al Madina 0-6
Makati FC - Roanoke (USA) 0-1

Boys U13
Makati FC -CMC 0-4
Makati FC- Älfsborg (Sweden) 1-1
Makati FC- Karlstad (Sweden) 2-5

Boys U12
Makati FC- Markaryds (Sweden) 2-5
Makati FC- Kista (Sweden )0-9
Makati FC- Sandarna ( Sweden) 4-2

Boys U11
Makati FC- Alvängens (Sweden) 3-0
Makati FC- TSV Friesen Hänigsen (Germany)1-3
Makati FC - AIK FF 1 (Sweden) 0-5
Makati FC - Boo FF 2 (Sweden) 0-8

Girls U14
Makati FC - IFK Viksjö (Sweden)0-4
Makati FC - Västerås BK (Sweden) 0-6
Makati FC - IFK Trelleborg (Sweden)0-0

Video from Makati FC European tour in 2008.