30 September 2009

Asian U16 Championship - MRI Centres for host countries

KUALA LUMPUR: Host countries for the AFC U16 Champions 2010 qualifying competition have been asked to designate at least two MRI Centres to conduct age tests.
MRI scans are crucial to ensuring players are of the correct age when they compete in tournaments for youngsters under 16.
Each MRI Centre must comply to AFC standards. The AFC Medical Department will provide final approval.

Comment : All countries should note this and take tests before they start competing in the qualifiers !

Bangladesh have tested their players and 7 players were found overaged and were not allowed to go with the team .


29 September 2009

RP U16 confident of good showing

Visiting teams from Japan , Chinese Taipei, Indonesia , and Bangladesh may have an edge in terms of preparation and logistics, but host Philippines may yet pull off a surprise as the Asian Under-16 Football Championship Group E Qualifying Tournament gets underway this Saturday at the Panaad Stadium football pitch in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City .
Members of the RP XI mentored by head coach Glenn Ramos are unfazed by the reputation of the foreign teams.
Negrense midfielder Gerald Mark Layumas, one of the four locals tapped to join the team, said they will be more inspired if all football followers in Negros will come out and cheer for them in the weeklong event at the Panaad Stadium.
“If they cheer for us we will surely get inspiration to play harder,” said Layumas, the 15-year old midfielder from Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos in San Carlos City , Negros Occidental.
“A passion for the game and a passion for playing for country. That's what we have and that's what we are bringing in this tournament,” Carlos Alberto Gerardo Monfort, the 14-year-old son of the late national coach and PFF general secretary Chris Monfort said.
Layumas and Monfort were among the members of the team who joined yesterday's taping of “The Morning Show” over ABS-CBN TV 4 to promote their participation in the AFC-organized competition. The interview will be aired on Friday.
Joining them was 15-year old goalkeeper Florencio Badelic Jr. of Holy Cross High School in Bukidnon, who said he feels proud to have played for the country especially against foreign teams.
“I'm proud to be playing for the country; it's an experience I'll never forget,” Badelic said.
Meanwhile, coach Ramos expressed the team's gratitude to Executive Village Football Club president Rafael “Junie” Lizares for hosting the national team.
Team Philippines is scheduled to take on powerhouse Japan in the 2 p.m. opening match this Saturday, followed by the game between Indonesia and Bangladesh at 4:30 p.m.
Matches are open to the public for free said event coordinator and PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas.*NAB

Source : Visayan Daily Star

28 September 2009

Iligan football - 2009 KASADYA FOOTBALL

2009 Kasadya football tournament took place in NSC-GLOBAL FIELD , Iligan (Mindanao) on 26. and 27. September.

Davao football - Seagull FC booters crush UP Mindanao

THE struggling Seagull Football Club (FC) rose to life after beating the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, 3-1, in the resumption of the DFA Women's Cup 2009 at the Tionko Football Grounds on Saturday afternoon.
UP-Min striker Ellen Cuizon scored the first goal in the eighth minute, but Seagull's Vanessa Leonar hit in the 28th to force a 1-1 deadlock.

Joy Rivera and Karen Paulino scored a goal each--in the 40th and 42nd, respectively, to lift Seagull only to its second win after six outings.
Seagull, having been at the bottom of the team standings for awhile, grabbed the fourth position while UP Mindanao dropped to the fifth spot with a one-win and four-loss card in the bootfest organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).
Lady Knights led the league with a clean five-win, no-draw and no-loss record while Medvil (3-0-2) in second place and Philippine Women's College (PWC) (2-0-3) is in third spot.
The double elimination format meet will resume this weekend. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

Minuluan-Talisay FC wins

Unheralded Minuluan-Talisay FC posted a 2-0 upset victory over Ceres Transport as action in the 2009 Villa Valderrama 9-A-Side Football Tournament kicked off yesterday at the Villa Valderrama pitch.
The Mayor Eric Saratan-supported Talisay FC took advantage of a sluggish Ceres Liner side with Norberto Lanusa breaking the ice with a blast in front of the goal's mouth that slipped off the hands of Ceres' keeper while Elmer Rosquillo sealed the win when he struck from in front of the right post.
The tournament, which drew participation from six teams led by defending champion Trimaxi Huminova, opened with simple ceremonies with former University of St. La Salle women's varsity standout Lyka Jochico leading the opening prayer while Dave Javellana led the oath of sportsmanship.
Tournament director and longtime Negrense football patron Ricky Yanson declared the tournament open.
Also present at the opening rites were Philippine Football Federation general secretary Cyril Dofitas and grassroots committee chairman Edward Magallona, who together with Yanson did the traditional ceremonial kickoff to usher in the tournament.
Playing as of press deadline yesterday was Dynamic Builders against Las Buenas FC while reigning champion Trimaxi-Huminova was scheduled to play against Real Negrense FC in the last game.
Both Dofitas and Magallona lauded Yanson for sponsoring the league which they said “is a big boost to football development in this part of the country.”
Matches in this six-team series are scheduled every Sunday and are open to the football community for viewing.*NAB

Sourve : Visayan Daily Star

27 September 2009

Cebu football - USPF dumps UV in Cesafi, 4-1

THE University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) closed its elimination round on a strong note as it crushed University of the Visayas, 4-1, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. football event at the Aboitiz Sports Field yesterday.
USPF’s Adrian Pitogo scored the opening goal in the 30th minute for a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Pitogo found the net anew just 14 minutes into the second half for a 2-0 lead before Joseph Rodriguez made it 3-0.
However, Juvenal Villahermosa finally got UV on the tally with a 65th-minute strike but his effort was futile as Rodriguez added another goal for the victory.
Meanwhile, the University of San Carlos (USC) drew with University of Cebu, 1-1.
UC had an early advantage as Bart Diola scored in the 30th minute. However, USC ace striker Kyle Soriano saved the day as he struck in the 73rd minute.
USPF is scheduled to face USC while defending champions University of San Jose Recoletos will face UV in the semifinals next Sunday.

On the other hand, Don Bosco (DB) Alumni defeated San Roque Royal United, 2-0, in the Mens League of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup.
Richard Cañedo and Warloo Sabella led the way for DB Alumni as they scored in the 49th and 56th minute respectively.
In other games, Xantos FC demolished Uptown United FC, 8-1, in the Mens Cup, while FCC won via default against UPFC in the Ladies Open category.
In the 38-and-above division, San Roque FC–Arsenal trampled AJTS, 7-1, while Hiroshi FC won against Queen City United–B, 5-2.

Sun Star Cebu

Philippine Football Club - Singapore

Philippine Football Club in Singapore. I believe this is a football club for filipinos based in Singapore.


26 September 2009

RP booters face stiff competition in Asian U16 Group E qualifying tourney

IT will not be easy for the RP national Under-16 football squad that will compete against the likes of powerhouse Japan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Bangladesh in the forthcoming Asian U16 Football Championship Group E qualifier slated October 3-11, at the Panaad Sports Complex pitch in Barangay Mansilingan.

But organizers led by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Cyril Dofitas believes the nationals have a good chance of performing well in this Asian Football Confederation (AFC) organized event where the top two teams will advance to the main draw of the competition next year.
“This is an age-group tournament and unlike in the open category events I believe our players have a fair chance of competing well against the foreign teams especially since they will be playing in home grounds where the Negrense fans are expected to cheer them to play their best,” Dofitas told Bacolod sports writers earlier.

Sun Star Bacolod

25 September 2009

Davao Football - Soccer for Peace kicks off Saturday

SOME 50 teams are seeing action in the 1st Al Munawwara Invitational Sports (Amis) Soccer for Peace Tournament at the Tionko football grounds Saturday.
Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary Erwin Protacio said the event features the six-under five-A-side, eight-under, 10-under, 12-under and elementary girls categories.

It carries the theme "One community, one city, one country – Pagkakaisa Isang Serbisyo Oportunidad."
Teams will come from the Ateneo de Davao University, Sakya FC, Southpoint School, Abba's Orchard, Amis, Catalunan Grande, Brain Works, Montserrat Camp School, Davao Football Academy, Dona Pilar Learning Center, Catalunan Grande, SOS Children's Village, Mintal Elementary School, Holy Child School of Davao, Philippine Women's College, Zonta Elementary School, St. Paul's Pasig-Davao and Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Elementary School.
Protacio said the bootfest is an initiative of Engr. Cabel Nurhasan and is in cooperation with Amis, Office of the Presidential Affairs on the Peace Process, Department of Education and University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

24 September 2009

Boost for football - United Football League

There’s a determined group of young professionals out to make a push for Philippine football and it appears they’re on track to give the world’s most popular sport a shot in the arm.
The consensus is Philippine football is dying because of lack of vision and direction from the Philippine Football Federation, the POC-accredited NSA governing the sport. While football is widely played at the school level, crack players aren’t enticed to continue playing beyond graduation because there isn’t a strong “premier” league to participate in.
Now comes the so-called Football Alliance which is affiliated with the United Football Cup Association (UFCA), a regular member of the NCR Football Association that is the PFF’s conscience bloc. The UFCA is behind the United Football League (UFL) which has nine teams and is on its eighth season. The Alliance hopes to take the UFL to the next level by organizing a full season’s schedule starting with The Cup from October to December, moving to The League from January to May and ending with The Invitationals in June.
The Alliance will name its league La Copa Filipina with four cornerstones – a corporate series for commercial support, a youth summer camp, a serious presence in media and a dedicated promotion of merchandise.
The Alliance is led by what I call the Magnificent 7 – a team of young executives who share a passion for football. The group is made up of LBC CEO Santi Araneta, 2GO SVP and COO Mike Camahort, Magma Inflatables president and CEO Antonio Longa, Mutual Fund Management Corp. president Philip Hagedorn, ATR Kim Eng chairman and president Lorenzo Roxas, Orient Freight president and CEO Monchu Garcia and LBC marketing director Javy Mantecon.
Together, the Magnificent 7 is looking to restore football’s once lofty standing as a significant sport in the country.

Mantecon said the program is doable. For the first tournament, 16 clubs will be tapped to play 38 matches. The teams are Manila Nomads, Union Football Club, Loyola Football Club, Air Force, Navy, Army, Alabang Grins Football Club, Laos Football Club, MPL Football Club, Kaya Football Club, Mama Africa Football Club, Sunken Garden Football Club, Baguio Football Club, Manila All-Japan Football Club, Lions Football Club and Inter-Manila Football Club.
The roster of members makes for a multi-national character and over 400 players will be enlisted. Venues will be the Rizal Memorial, Ateneo football field, Nomads and the Philippine Army field in Taguig.

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WNU XI ready to help U16 booters

Reigning NOPSSCEA men's football titlist West Negros University XI are ready to help the newly-formed RP Under-16 team in their preparation for the Oct. 3-11 Asian Football Championship Group E Qualifier through tune up games that will polish their skills.
WNU booters' head coach Norman Fegidero, who mentored the national men's football team during the AFC Challenge Cup Group B qualifying matches last year in Iloilo , said they are willing to play tune up matches with the national U16.
Fegidero, who acknowledged the importance of the AFC qualifying event, said the West Negros team is ready to help the cause of the host country in its bid to secure a spot in the AFC U16 Championship next year.
Also set to provide “pointers” for the national team in another tune up match is the University of St. La Salle football team.

The series of games against the NOPSSCEA men's team will test the skills of the national squad, event coordinator Warren Concepcion said, adding it will heighten their preparations for the competition against the national U16 teams of Japan , Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Bangladesh .

The final 23-man RP U16 lineup is composed of: Florencio Badelic Jr. (goalkeeper/Holy cross High School/Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon); Allen Shane Belera (defender/Don bosco Technical Institute/Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); Gabriel Borja (midfielder/Philippine Science High School/San Juan, Metro Manila);
John Paul Brillantes/defender/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ); Sabin Antonio Bustamante/midfielder/Silliman University/Dumaguete City); Christopher Nicholas Camcam/goalkeeper/PAREF southridge School-Muntinlupa/Makati, Metro Manila); John Gerald Clemente/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo );
Joseph Ryan Fermin/midfielder/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/San Juan, Metro Manila); Juan Paolo Garciano/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Manila); John Mark Golez/goalkeeper/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo );
Iñigo Rafael Gonzales/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Mandaluyong City); Joseph Stephen Janeo/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ); Francis Joseph Gilbert/midfielder/Holy Cross High School-Bukidnon/Cagayan de Oro City); Gerald Mark Layumas/midfielder/Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos/San Carlos City, Neg. Occ.);
Jason Lofranco/forward/Holy Cross High School-Bukidnon/Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon); Jose Kim Lustro/defender/Calinog Nat'l High School/Iloilo); Sidney angelo Magbanua/midfield/Don Bosco Technical Institute/Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); Melecio Manuel Mentor/forward/don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias City, Neg. Occ.); June Demmie Molinos/midfielder/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/Iloilo);
Carlos Alberto Gerardo Monfort/forward/Ateneo de Manila University/Quezon City, Metro Manila); Christian Jerico Allan Noel/Don Bosco Technology Center, Cebu); Juan Diego Quemado/forward/PAREF Southridge School-Muntinlupa/Manila); and, Rogie John subere/midfield/Sta. Barbara Nat'l Comprehensive High School/ Iloilo ).
Head coach is coach Glenn Ramos while the assistant coaches are John Carmona and John Michael Castaños.*NAB

Source : Visayan Daily Star

RP U16 booters to guest in ‘Morning Show’ next week

THE RP Under-16 football team that will represent the country in the forthcoming Asian U16 Football Championship Group E Qualifier scheduled October 3-11 at the Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch is slated to appear as guests in “The Morning Show” of ABS-CBN, said deputy event coordinator Warren Concepcion.
“This is part of the local organizing committee’s publicity and promotions campaign to draw support for the national team when they campaign for one of top two slots in the event organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

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22 September 2009

RP U16 final lineup includes 4 Negrenses

After a series of tune-up matches against Bacolod-based football varsity squads, the Philippine Football Federation has named the final 23-member lineup of the RP Under-16 team that will see action in Oct. 3-11 Asian U16 Football championship Group E qualifier slated at the Panaad football grounds.
To don the national colors, along with 19 other booters, are Negrenses Shane Belera, Sidney Angelo Magbanua and Melecio Manuel Mentor of Victorias City , and Gerald Mark Layumas of San Carlos City . All four were members of the Don Bosco-Negros Occidental 14-Under team that topped last year's Philippine Olympic Festival in Cagayan de Oro City mentored by Warren Concepcion.

Source : Visayan Daily Star

21 September 2009

United Football League

“Football can be run as a successful business model, if you have a plan,” adds fellow trustee Santiago Araneta of the sponsoring LBC Express, Inc. “What is important is we do things one step at a time, and eventually, we’ll get there.
What FA has done is to partner with the United Football Club Association (UFCA) to put together a long-term business plan for the sport. The existing teams of the United Football League will each get corporate sponsors, either their own or enlisted by FA, to ensure the viability of each squad.
“As of now, we still have no way of determining which teams should be ranked where,” adds Philip Hagedorn of FA. “So we will have an initial competition to be able to rate everybody, and take it from there.”
The initial tournament will have 16 teams from the Armed Forces, schools and clubs, as well as teams of expats in the Philippines.
Players will receive the same allowances, and uniforms designed by Rudy Project, which will hopefully give their merchandising efforts some impetus. The United Football Cup will run from October to December, and will essentially determine the rankings, and which teams play in Division I and which teams play in Division II.
Relegation and promotion will be incorporated into the format to make things interesting.
The main tournament, the United Football League, will stretch from January to May. And the United Football Invitational, which will include a handful of teams from neighboring countries, will also be held in May. The FA believes it doesn’t make sense to be playing during rainy season.
“We actually have everything in place,” Mantecon continues. “We have the teams who are excited to play, the sponsors who have been very helpful, and even the print media, who are truly interested. We’ve even negotiated with SM to put up a pitch for us near Mall of Asia.
All we need now is to get people to watch the games.”
The FA has taken every step to professionalize the sport. What they need now is a snowball of public awareness to make sure the sport grows properly.


Comment : Is this a new Manila league , and who is behind FA (Football Alliance) ? Is this league supported by PFF or NCR ?

19 September 2009

AFC U16 qualifiers in Bacolod

Revised schedule for AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Bacolod :

3. October Philippines - Japan
5. October Philippines - Chinese Taipei
7. October Philippines - Indonesia
11. October Philippines - Bangladesh

All matches in Panaad Stadiuum in Bacolod, Philippines

Top two to AFC U16 Championship finals.

Japan will be a very tough start for Philippines team . Indonesia is possible the second best team in the qualifiers . Hopefully Philippines can win against Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) and Bangladesh.

Preparations could have been better. ASEAN U16 Championship in August was cancelled because of fear of swine flu.

New website

New Philippines football website :


Admin is Jack Biantan based in England, some may remember him in old Pinoysoccer.

Cebu football - SRFC starts strong in Aboitiz Cup

THE San Roque Football Club (SRFC) dominated the first week of the Aboitiz Cup tournament as they clinched three victories in different divisions at the Aboitiz field last weekend.
SRFC won their first games in the Girls 17, 38-above and Players 10 categories.
Christine Mantos showed up with her golden shoes as she scored four goals in SRFC’s 4-0 win over Guiseppe in the Girls 17 division.

Mantos got the icebreaker in the 19th and made it 2-0 in the 36th. The wily striker then added two more in the 51st and 63rd for the final count.
SRFC also trampled AJTS, 7-2, in the 38-above class, while its Player 10 squad held Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) scoreless, 4-0.
However, two of its teams in the Players 8 and Players 12 suffered losses.
SHS-J Players 8 team avenged the loss of its older squad as it trampled SRFC, 5-1, while Pomeroy FC eked out a close 1-0 win against San Roque in the Players 12 division.
Pomeroy made it two-for-two as it defeated ML Canduman, 3-1, in the Players 10 division, while ML Canduman’s Players 12 team tallied the most lopsided win of the day, 11-0, against Guiseppe FC.
Don Bosco College B also edged out MTI, 2-1, in the Boys 14 class.

Source : Sun Star Cebu

17 September 2009

Bangladesh to Philippines , Mongolia withdrew

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bangladesh team will now take part in the AFC U-16 Championship 2010 Group E Qualifiers after previously withdrawing from the competition. Mongolia, however, have decided against competing in the qualifiers in the Philippines from October 3-11, 2009.


16 September 2009

WNU-B tops 1st Doc Eric 7-aside bootfest

WEST Negros University B topped the men’s open division of last weekend’s 1st Doc Eric 7-aside Football Festival held last September 12-13 at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College pitch in Talisay City.
The Wesnecans, using the event as tune-up as part of their preparations for incoming NOPSSCEA season which is slated to kick off on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Paglaum Sports Complex pitch, missed the services of former RP team campaigner Robert Cañedo but took the title just the same, affirming their top billing as pre-tournament picks in the event organized by the City Government of Talisay under Mayor Eric Saratan in cooperation with the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael Lizares.

The WNU B team was composed of keeper Irl Tomodos, former national pool member Joel Ballo-allo, Carlo Tacusalme, Camelo Tacusalme, Femar Suganob, Rudolf Bebanco, Roeney Cornel, Ruffy Llorente, Gino Palomo, Jokko Centino, and Ian Combate.
Other winners last Sunday were (under 13 boys) champion: Anthonies FC Dumaguete; 1st runner-up: Los Amigos San Carlos City A; 2nd runner-up: Los Amigos-San Carlos City B. MVP was Ricky Ragay of Anthonies FC.
(Under 13 girls) Champion: Rizal Elementary School; 1st Runner-up: Hervias National High School; 2nd Runner-up: Talisay-Minuluan FC. MVP was Iris Yap.
(Under 16 Boys) Champion: Don Bosco Technical Institute; 1st Runner-up: Talisay-Minuluan FC; 2nd Runner-up: Team Philippines; MVP: David John Trompeta.
(Under 16 Girls) Champion: Domingo Lacson National High School; 1st Runner-up: EVFC Shepherds; 2nd Runner-up: EVFC Huskies; MVP: Sean Adenix Kitsay.
(Men’s Open) Champion: WNU B; 1st Runner-up: Talisay-Minuluan FC; 2nd Runner-up: Real Negrense A; MVP: Carlo Tacusalme of WNU.

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

Team RP U16 booters kick off series vs Negros teams

THE RP Under-16 national football squad kicked off its series of tune-up matches against Negros teams Tuesday against the Don Bosco U16 team at the Don Bosco Technical Institute pitch in Victorias City.
The move is part of the selection’s preparations for the forthcoming Asian U16 Football Championship Group E Qualifier slated Oct. 3-13 at Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Deputy event coordinator Warren Concepcion said Tuesday the team is also scheduled to take on the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos U19 team Wednesday morning at the Recoletos field while Thursday the nationals will test the mettle of the UNO-R varsity squad.
On Friday, the RP booters, mentored by Glenn Ramos, will clash against the University of St. La Salle and on Saturday against the Talisay City selection.
The nationals wind up the weeklong tune-up series when they visited San Carlos City up north on Sunday, Concepcion added.
The 29-member national U16 pool is also scheduled to undergo a training camp here prior to the team’s stint in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-organized event, which also features the national U16 teams from Japan, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, and Indonesia.
The final composition of the RP team will be announced after the training camp, said event coordinator and Philippine Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Cyril Dofitas, who was here two weeks ago to lay the organizational groundwork for the prestigious international event, the first Asian-level competition to be staged at Panaad following the 2006 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Championship Qualifiers.
The top two teams in the Asian U16 tournament will advance to the main draw of the competition slated sometime next year at a still to be named venue.

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

14 September 2009

Davao football - Lady Knights edge Medvil

THE Lady Knights Football Club (FC) edged Medvil FC, 3-2, to keep its unbeaten record in the DFA Women's Open Tournament 2009 at the Tionko grounds over the weekend.
RP player Merlo Albano, Lomalyn Fama and Betina Adolin knocked in one goal each for the Lady Knights, while Medvil scored on the goals of Kharla Sol Cruz and Nina Arrieta.

In an earlier game, the Philippine Women's College (PWC) also won on the same note over University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, 3-2, with Joly Bunac hitting goals in the seventh and 63rd minutes, while teammate Valerie Vichez added a goal in the 30th.
Ellen Cuizon blasted in the 53rd and 80th for UP Min in the football tournament organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA) with Noel Presto as tournament director.
Lady Knights FC earned nine points with three wins, no draw and no loss to grab the top spot of the team standings. Medvil (2-0-2) and PWC (2-0-2) placed second and third, respectively, with six points apiece.
UP Min (1-0-2) is occupying fourth spot while Seagull (1-0-3) is at fifth place.

Sun Star Davao

USLS shocks Team Philippines in 1st Doc Eric 7-aside bootfest

THE University of St. La Salle U16 football team Saturday shocked the visiting RP Under-16 selection, 1-0, in their elimination round encounter at the 1st Doc Eric 7-aside Football Festival at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College field in Talisay City.
USLS, mentored by Noah Sajo, went to forward MJ Benedicto to score the lone goal that nipped the national booters who were playing in the event as part of their preparations for the forthcoming Asian U16 Football Championship Group E Qualifier slated October 3-13 here in Bacolod City at the Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan

But the two-day festival which was staged by the City Government of Talisay under Mayor Eric Saratan in cooperation with the Executive Village Football Club headed by Rafael “Junie” Lizares, proved to be unpredictable as the La Sallians also were shocked by Bacolod City National High School, 1-0, in the succeeding match.
BCNHS, mentored by former national player Joshua Fegidero, scored its lone goal through striker Rayo Fegidero.
The nationals, mentored by Glenn Ramos, had earlier won over a hard-fighting Don Bosco Technical Institute.

Sun Star Bacolod

13 September 2009

Philippines beat Luxembourg in last match

Philippines won 4-2 against Luxembourg in 5 th place match in the Host Cup, Big Issue.

Ukraine won Homeless World Cup.

12 September 2009

Philippines winning second match

Philippines won 4-2 against Finland in second match today in Homeless World Cup

Canada beat Philippines

Canada - Philippines 6-3 today in Homeless World Cup in Italy

NOFA questions PFF’s readiness host AFC U16 qualifying tourney

While the Philippine Football Federation has started all preparations for the Oct. 3-13 Asian Under-16 Football Championship Group E qualifiers to be held at the Panaad football pitch in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Football Association president Carlos Cojuangco has raised concerns over the country’s readiness to host the event.

In a statement sent to the media, Cojuangco said that while the activity is good, he has some reservations about the way the Philippine Football Federation is handling the scheduled international competition.

He is also asking whether the Philippine team that will see action in the competition had already been formed.
“If we have not yet formed the RP Team, why even volunteer to host this?” Cojuangco asked.
He said the PFF, true to form, continues to seek hosting international tournaments without bothering to prepare and plan in advance.
“It grieves me to realize how we fight to host these tournaments where our own team, haphazardly formed, almost always ends up dismal losers. Surely, we do not want to host tournaments only to be embarrassed,” Cojuangco pointed out.
The RP Team is scheduled to play against Japan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Mongolia and Bangladesh with the top two finishers advancing to the main draw of the Asian tournament slated sometime next year.

Cojuangco also said football loses more than gaining anything by hosting an international competition where the national team fares badly.
Promoting tournaments where the national team performs poorly does not give the public a positive football experience that will cultivate their love for the game, Cojuangco said.
NOFA was informed only last week about the appointments of Negrenses Reymundo Baldava and John Carmona as members of the coaching team for the Philippines in the AFC U-16 qualifiers, he said.
“If they were appointed only last week, how are they going to form the national team?” Cojuangco asked, expressing his doubts on whether Baldava and Carmona can still conduct tryouts at this late date.
If the country really needs to host these tournaments as members of the world football fraternity, perhaps we can simply play host and not field a team, that way, we spare ourselves the embarrassment,” he said.
Meanwhile, PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas said training pool members of the RP Under-16 football will compete in 1st doc Eric 7-aside Football Festival this weekend at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College football grounds.
Four Negros Occidental standouts are among the 29 hopefuls who are vying for slots in the 23-member RP U-16 lineup for the AFC tournament. They are Gerald Mark Layumas of San Carlos City, and Shane Belera, Sidney Angelo Magbanua and Melecio Manuel Mentor all of Victorias City.*NAB

Comment : NOFA president has not been in good terms with PFF President before . PFF had to move AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in 2008 from Bacolod to Iloilo/Barotac Nuevo.

11 September 2009

Philippines beat Australia and Hong Kong !

Philippines beat Australia 6-3 and Hong Kong 5-1 today in Homeless World Cup in Italy !!

10 September 2009

Cebu's Ramos set to coach RP Under-16 football squad

CEBU, Philippines - Former Cebu football star turned decorated coach Glenn Ramos returned the Philippine Team after almost two decades since his last stint, this time as chief tactician of the RP Under-16 squad.
Ramos, who is now in Bacolod City for the national pool’s training, received his appointment papers from the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) last week.

“When they (PFF officials) called me and asked me if I am willing to coach the RP Under-16, I readily said yes. It’s an honor for me although it still depends upon the approval of the schools I am coaching here and of course the go signal of my family. I’m happy that Don Bosco and UC are kind enough to allow me to accept the job,” said Ramos.
Ranged against 30 other coaches all over the country that crowded PFF’s list, Ramos’ achievements, reputation as coach, and exposure in international competitions paved the way for him to wrest the coaching chores.

Ramos onced played for the RP team as a striker and mid-fielder starting in 1984. His last tour of duty with the Nationals was in 1991 although in 1988 he led the RP representatives composed of Cebuano players to the Coke Go For Goal Football Cup in Hong Kong.
As coach, Ramos steered the teams he handled to several national titles including in the Palarong Pambansa and the Philippine Olympic Festival.

As the one calling the shots for the RP Under-16, Ramos was given free hand in choosing his assistant coaches that include former RP players John Carmona of San Carlos City, Joseph Santos and John Michael Castanos of Manila, and Reymando Baldago of Don Bosco-Victorias.
From the current pool of 29 players including Cebuano Jico Noel, Ramos and his coaching staff will select the final cast that will form part of Team Philippines to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Group E qualifier next month also in Bacolod.
With such a short notice, Ramos said he cannot promise too much but vowed to do his best to make sure that his wards will put up a good fight and hopefully come up with an impressive showing.

Source : Philstar

Philippines beat India

Philippines won 5-1 against India in Homeless World cup today (Day 5)

AFC U16 Championship Qualifiers

Schedule for AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Bacolod, Philippines

3. October Philippines - Japan
5. October Philippines - Chinese Taipei
7. October Philippines - Indonesia
11. October Philippines - Mongolia

All matches in Panaad Stadium

09 September 2009

Bacolod football - 1st Doc Eric 7-aside bootfest set Sept. 12-13

IT WILL be another exciting football event on Sept. 12-13 when the 1st Doc Eric 7-aside Football Festival organized by the City of Talisay headed by Mayor Eric Saratan, in cooperation with Executive Village Football Club headed by Rafael ‘Junie’ Lizares, reels off at the Carlos Hilado Memorial College field in Talisay City.
Competition will be staged in the U16 boys and girls as well as open categories, according to tournament commissioner Warren Concepcion.

Competition will be in 13-under boys and girls, 16-under boys and girls, and open categories.
Seeing action are teams representing Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, Kabankalan City, Himamaylan City, Pontevedra, La Carlota City, Bago City, University of St. La Salle, West Negros University, Handumanan FC, Bacolod City National High School, Domingo Lacson National High School, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay, Minuluan-Talisay FC, Executive Village FC, Don Bosco Technical Institute, San Carlos City, Doña Juliana FC, Hervias National High School, Rizal Elementary School, LCC Gardenville, St. Benilde School, and Cadiz City.

Also seeing action in the two-day festival is the Team Philippines U16 squad which is set to compete in the Oct. 3-13 Asian Football Championship U16 Group E Qualifiers to be staged at the Panaad pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The tournament kicks off with traditional opening ceremonies scheduled at 8 a.m. on opening day, Sept. 12.

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

Philippines beat Japan , lost to Argentina

Philippines beat Japan 13-3 in Homeless World Cup in Italy today.

Philippines - Argentina 2-5

08 September 2009

Davao football - Soccer for Peace' set

PREPARATIONS shift to high gear for the 1st Al Munawwara Invitational Sports (Amis) "Soccer for Peace" that kicks off on September 26 at the Tionko football grounds.
Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary Erwin Protacio, in an e-mail Tuesday, said the bootfest will carry the theme "One community, one city, one country -- Pagkakaisa Isang Serbisyo Oportunidad."

"It will have the six-under 5-A-Side, eight-under, 10-under, 12-under and elementary girls events," Protacio said.
He, however, said they will limit participants to 12 teams per category in the meet organized through the initiative of Engr. Cabel Nurhasan, in cooperation with Amis, Office of the Presidential Affairs on the Peace Process, Department of Education, and University of the Philippines (UP) in Mindanao.
Protacio added that an art and literary competition will be among the side events, as well as a Peace Education Livelihood Training seminar, and forum on "Pagkakaisa Isang Serbisyo Oportunidad." (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

Philippines losing in Homeless World Cup

Day 3 in Homeless World Cup :

Philippines - Ghana 1-9
Philippines - Romania 5-11

07 September 2009

Philippines losing two matches on Day 2

Philippines lost 3-9 to Mexico and 1-7 to Italy on Day 2 in Homeless World Cup in Milan, Italy.

Philippines play Ghana and Romania on Tuesday (Day3)

Video and article :


Team Philippines , video log Day 1


06 September 2009

Philippines in 2009 Homeless World Cup

2009 Homeless World Cup started in Milan , Italy today

Draw group B :

Group B Ghana , Italy, Mexico, Romania, Philippines, Luxembourg

Good start for Philippines who beat Luxembourg 6-1 today !

05 September 2009

Local booters join RP U-16 pool

Joining the elite list of RP Under-16 football players are four Negrenses who might just get the go-signal to see action in the Asian Under-16 Football Championship Group E Qualifying tournament set Oct. 3-13 at the Panaad Stadium football pitch.
The four Negrense booters are Melecio Manuel Mentor, Sidney Angelo Magbanua and Shane Belera of Victorias City, and Gerald Mark Layumas of San Carlos City. Also in the national pool is Sabin Antonio Bustamante of Oriental, Negros.
Twelve others in the pool are from Iloilo, one from Cebu and seven from various parts of Luzon including Metro Manila.
The inclusion of Negrense players in the pool was confirmed yesterday in a press conference by organizing officials led by local organizing committee chairman Rafael “Junie” Lizares, event coordinator and Philippine Football Federation general secretary Cyril Dofitas, and deputy event coordinator Warren Concepcion at the Luxur Hotel.
Dofitas said the members of the national pool are expected to arrive in Bacolod soon where they will join a training camp with members of the PFF national coaching staff, after which the final composition of the team will be known.
The other national teams seeing action in the Group E qualifying tournament are powerhouse Japan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Bangladesh and Mongolia.
The top two teams in this qualifying tournament will advance to the main draw of the Asian championship scheduled next year.
Dofitas is here to also make an ocular inspection of the Paglaum Sports Complex to find out whether the venue is still fit to be tapped as an alternate playing venue for the October games.*NAB


Comment : Good to see the team got many players from different regions of Philippines , but no players from Mindanao ?

Bangladesh have withdrawn , confirmed also by AFC.

SEA Games in Laos ?

SEA Games for Philippines NT for Men and Women ? SEA Games , U23 tournament for men and Women`s Open take place in Laos in December.

No final news if Philippines will be fielding football teams in Laos, but article today in Manila Bulletin about possible 300 athletes from Philippines.

"The list will still be evaluated and approved by the POC executive board on Monday before it will be forwarded to the Philippine Sports Commission, who is in charge of the funding.
The PSC has already allocated P30 million for the participation of Filipino athletes in the event. "


Other Men`s ASEAN teams have started preparing long time ago , like Malaysia U23 who are playing 6 friendly matches in a month against National teams like China , Saudi Arabia , Kenya and Jordan !

Manila futsal - WNCAA futsal games kick off on Sunday

THE futsal competition in the Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) will officially begin on Sunday at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) gymnasium.
According to WNCAA Executive Council president Vivan Manila, the tournament was earlier cancelled because of the addition of Angelicum College.

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04 September 2009

Davao football - Balaga named MVP in U-23 bootfest

FERDINAND Jerome Balaga of Medvil Football Club (FC) romped away with the most valuable player (MVP) title during the awarding rites of the Acer Under-23 Football League at the Tionko field recently.
His teammate Ruelfred Napuran, meanwhile, grabbed the best goalkeeper award in the closing ceremonies spearheaded by Davao Football Association (DFA) president Rafael "Pops" Vilela and assisted by Edward "Chaya" Lim, coach Albert Ryan "Abing" Lim and referees commissioner chair Richard Encarnacion.

Columbia booters Edwin Giganto and Nestor Bantilan were named best midfielder and best defender, respectively.
Medvil emerged champion in the league by beating Columbia, 3-0, in the finals of the meet backed up by ACER, Malayan Insurance Company, Inc,Kilusang Magkaibigan Mulitpurpose Cooperative, Security Bank, Snow Pack Dry Ice Manufacturer, Intel and Gentec Technology Corporation. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

02 September 2009

FIFA Ranking for September

FIFA World Ranking for September was released today. Philippines staying at number 158 .

Philippines highest ranking is number 157 in November 2008 and December 1992.

01 September 2009

Davao football - Hooligans, Lady Knights rule

THE Hooligans FC and Lady Knights topped their respective divisions at the close of the Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Sara 24th Kadayawan Football Festival at the Tionko field over the weekend.
The Hooligans placed first in the men's open first division, while Columbia Football Club (FC) placed second and Seagull FC of Guihing finished third in the meet presented by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

The Lady Knights, meanwhile, bested D' Davao Survivors and Medvil in the ladies event that attracted six other teams, including Central Mindanao University (CMU), University of the Philippines (UP) A and B, Holy Child School of Davao, Solido and Philippine Women's College (PWC).
In the second division, Datu Ibrahim FC Uni Fruitti of Cotabato lorded it over Central Mindanao University and Davao City National High School (DCNHS) '95 which took the next two spots of the 11-team category.
Ateneo topped the elementary girls division at the expense of SOS Children's Village, Brainworks and Catalunan Grande. Ateneo also ruled the girls 10-under event over Don Marcelino of Davao del Sur and Sakya FC.
CMU, however, led the boys 10-under group A, while Ateneo Blue led group B in the bootfest organized in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), Davao Football Association and UP Min.
Top teams in 16-under were Ateneo Red (group A), Montevista B (group B), Maco A (group C), Ateneo White and CMU (group D) and Ateneo Blue (group E).

Source : Sun Star Davao

Asian U19 qualifiers - tryouts in Bago City

"Meanwhile, Dofitas also visited the PFF regional football center in Bago City last Sunday to witness tryouts for the national Under-19 team participated by booters from the various schools and football clubs in the city and province."

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

Asian U16 football qualifying tourney slated

You could read it here on Filipino Football a week ago , but now you can also read in Sun Star that AFC U16 qualifiers will be in Bacolod from 3. October.



Complete fixtures are not relased yet. I think they have to reschedule after Bangladesh withdrew
Bangladesh decided yesterday to withdraw from the qualifiers in Philippines reported a newspaper from Bangladesh.

Host Philippines , Japan , Mongolia, Indonesia and Chinese Taipei will participate.