28 February 2010

Cebu Football - Denker League

Results Mens open:

Metropolitan Lapu-Lapu vs. Pajo FC 0-2
Bankal/Abuno FC vs. FC Look 4-2
Metropolitan Lapu-Lapu vs. Bankal/Abuno FC 2-2
FC Look vs. Pajo FC 3-2
Bankal/Abuno FC vs. VUDU FC 0-7
Pajo FC vs. Olango FC 2-1
Metropolitan Lapu-Lapu vs. VUDU FC 0-3

Denker league started this Sunday.

FC Inter Cebu website

UFL results Sunday

Results today In United Football League

Div 1 :

Air Force - Union 1-1

Div 2 :

Global - United South 3-0

Diliman - Mama Africa was postponed.

More results later.

UAAP Football - FEU dismantles UST’s twice-to-beat edge, wins football crown

Rookie Dexter Chio made up for the absence of Far Eastern University’s (FEU) top striker as the Tamaraws took home the 72nd UAAP men’s football crown, defeating University of Santo Tomas (UST), 1-0, Sunday at the Ateneo field.

Chio, a rookie from Cotabato, scored home the championship-winning goal in the 75th minute, volleying a deflection into the back of the net just outside the penalty box.

FEU played without its top scorer, former national team mainstay Jason Cordova, who served his suspension after getting two yellow cards and an automatic ejection in the first game of the championship.

The Tamaraws also overcame the Tigers’ twice-to-beat advantage entering the finals series.

“This is a great championship for us. Even though we have three players missing, we got the title," said FEU coach Rodolfo Alicante, referring to veterans Jason Almenar and Romnick Jover who were likewise canned after being issued with two yellow cards in the first game.

Cordova scored in the Tamaraws’ 1-0 win over the Tigers Thursday to send the series into a rubber match.

Alicante said the early preparation did wonders for the Tamaraws, who last won the title in 2008, breaking a 28-year-spell.

Jake Hugo led the list of Tamaraws who won individual awards bagging the Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors. Cordova won the Best Scorer plum while Francis Gustilo bagged the Best Midfielder trophy. Ronnie Aguisanda won the Best Goalkeeper accolade also for the Tamaraws.

David Basa of UST was adjudged as the season’s Best Defender.

It was truly a redemption for the Tamaraws, who lost last season’s crown to University of the Philippines (UP) despite enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals. -


27 February 2010

WV rules CHED football; DMCCF in best finish

Russel Venia of DMC College Foundation and Joven Bedic (8) of Region VI scramble for ball possession during the final match in men’s football at the ULTRA football field.

MANILA, Philippines - Heavy favorite Western Visayas foiled Zamboanga Peninsula’s bid for a Cinderella finish, eking out a 2-1 victory in football action even as National Capital Region kept its dominating performance in the 2010 CHED National Games yesterday.

Joven Bedic delivered the goals – the first in the 35th minute and the other in the 54th – as Region VI, represented by West Negros U, staved off the tough challenge of Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation, a small school near a fishing village in Zamboanga del Norte.

“It was tough. We collapsed in the second half but we hung on to win, which is what mattered,” said Western Visayas coach Norman Fegidero, a former RP team mainstay.

Michael Atienza, a 22-year-old graduating nursing student, gave DMCCF some ray of hope as he rolled in a goal on the 74th minute. He looked headed for another one few plays later only to miscalculate a kick that sailed a few inches out of the left post.

West Negros striker Michael Pacite drew a red card, but Zamboanga failed to take advantage, thus, losing the match in this event backed by Philippine Sports Commission chair Harry Angping, Smart, San Miguel Corp., AMA and STI.

Zamboanga’s British coach Reginald Jukes questioned the penalty shot given Bedic, enabling Western Visayas to draw first blood.

“It wasn’t a penalty. It should have been 0-0 going into the break,” said the 64-year-old Jukes, based in the country for a decade now with his Filipina wife Maria.

“But there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We gave it our all and you saw what happened,” he added.

“We’re just a small school near a fishing village but we came out with a strong effort and nearly won it. This is our best finish in any competition the school participated,” said proud DMCCF owner Albert Concha.


UFL - Sunday`s matches

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25 February 2010

Bacolod Football - EVFC ladies’ provincial league quarter finals

Elimination leader EVFC takes with them their 11-0-1 record towards the quarterfinal round for the 1st EVFC Ladies Invitational Football League on February 27 at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College football pitch.

The top eight teams were divided into two brackets clashing in a single round robin games.

With EVFC in bracket A are No.4 Celta de Victorias (8-1-3), No. 6 San Carlos City FC (7-5-0) and No. 8 Kabankalan City FC (5-5-2) while bracket B composed of No. 2 Domingo Lacson National High School, No. 3 Bacolod City National High School (8-1-3), No.5 EVFC-B (7-4-1) and No.7 Cadiz City FC (5-5-2).

The top two finishers in these brackets advance to the cross-over semis with No. 1 of bracket A playing against No.2 of bracket B while bracket B’s No.1 takes bracket B’s No.2.

The winners of the semifinal round will play for the Championship Match and while the losers play for third place.

Sun Star Bacolod

CHED NATIONAL GAMES WNU booters clobber Region 4-A

West Negros University football team remains a force to reckon with as the squad blew away CALABARZON, 16-1, yesterday after engaging Davao to a scoreless draw Tuesday at the CHED National Games in Manila yesterday.

Joven Bedic, Ralph Layumas, Vince Braga, each scored three goals while Michael Pacite delivered two markers and one each for Peter Sobredo, Rodolf Bebanco, Jalsor Soriano, Ruffy Llorente and Nathaniel Bublo as the Wesnecans, who are donning the Western Visayas colors, posted their second win in the competition.

Coach Norman Fegidero, said the team looks forward to playing against the National Capital Region, represented by their arc nemesis San Beda, and avenge their last year’s loss in the national PRISAA held in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

But before that, the WNU booters will have to get past Cagayan Valley today in their 9:45 a.m. game scheduled at the ULTRA football pitch.

Visayan Daily Star

Sony Ericsson launches search for RP's flag bearer to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines -- Sony Ericsson has opened a video competition that will bring the country’s first FIFA flag bearer to a FIFA World Cup™ match in July.

This is the first time that the country will participate in the global sports event, Sony Ericsson said.

The competition dares Filipino children aged 10-16 years old to creatively answer in a 30-60 second video “Why I deserve to win the Sony Ericsson Search for the FIFA World Cup™ flag bearer.”

The contestant may act, dance, illustrate, sing or perform your reasons on the video, or show off his or her best football moves to impress the judges. Contestants can submit as many entries as they want. Video entries are accepted at www.clickthecity/sonyericssonfifa from now until March 5, 2010

The winner, together with his parent or guardian, will fly to South Africa complete with hotel accommodations and pocket money. In an inspiring moment at the semi-finals, the winner will walk the pitch with other young flag bearers and watch a thrilling FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals match firsthand.

Registered voters on the site also get a chance to win the exclusive Sony Ericsson Team Pilipinas shirts. The winner will be announced on March 26, 2010.

Philstar link

UAAP Football - FEU booters force extra match against UST

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY (FEU) edged University of Santo Tomas (UST), 1-0, on Thursday to extend the men’s football finals to another match in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 72 at the Ateneo field.

Jason Cordova scored at close range off a Noel Espinosa pass in the 22nd minute to nip the Golden Booters, who entered the match with a twice-to-beat advantage, and to force a deciding game for the title on Sunday.

In the women’s side, UST also forced a deciding title game for the crown after defeating De La Salle, 2-0.

Marianne Narciso scored both goals as she took advantage of the absence of De La Salle’s top goal keeper Haya Ibarra to beat the Lady Archers, who are armed with a twice-to-beat edge in the finals.

Narciso knocked in the first goal in the third minute to give the Tigresses an early lead. She connected on the second goal 10 minutes from time.

More link

Cebu Football - Denker League

Denker League start this coming weekend.

Ladies Open Leagues:

February 27, March 13, March 20, April 19, 2010 from Morning 7AM to Afternoon 5PM

Mens Open Leagues:

February 28, March 14, March 21, April 20, 2010 from Morning 7AM to Afternoon 5PM

Denker League

Clark Football - Football tournament

by Yats Leisure
Published by Clark Philippines on February 24, 2010

Football or soccer as it is called in other parts of the world, is becoming a very big thing in Philippines, finally, with Philippines Clark Freeport now poised to become the breeding ground for a renewed interest in the game.

Already several teams have been formed, and some interest from a very strong Korean delegation may turn into a formidable challenge for the locals


24 February 2010

Cagayan de Oro Football - Ateneo booters triumph in Oro

ATENEO de Davao University (AdDU) had a flourish finish in the 5th Rosevale Cup Football Festival held February 20 at the Xavier Estates grounds in Cagayan de Oro City.

Ateneo, under coach Nonoy Garfin, won the boys eight-under crown aside from emerging first runner-up in the boys 10 under and second runner-up in the boys 12 under categories. Abing Lim is the mentor of the 12 under squad while the 10 under team is coached by Reynalyn-Ranada Ravanes and Ewee de Leon.

Aside from Ateneo, teams from Rosevale, Abba'ss , Del Monte Football Club, Cellestial Football Club, Don Marcelino Football Club, Cagayan Football Club, Manolo Football Club, Olles Football Club and Xavier Estates also competed in the event. (CRAM)

Sun Star Davao

23 February 2010

Davao Football - 13th UP Mindanao Footfest

13th Up Mindanao Footfest , (women`s tournament in Davao)

Champion : Lady Knights (Ateneo Davao)
pic from Davao FA

1st Runner Up : University of Philippines Mindanao

2nd Runner Up :Faith Company

The other teams who participated were Holy Child Red, Holy Child Black, and Catalunan Grande
MVP : Selena Simone Jaldon

Best Goalkeeper : Jamie Concepcion

Promising Player Award:

Rian Paguirigan (Catalunan Grande)
Ester Megumi Vilela (Catalunan Grande)
Nina Ricci Yanto (Catalunan Grande)
Gabby del Fiero (Ateneo)
Klean Paguirigan (Holy Child)

Davao FA

22 February 2010

Bacolod Football - Real remains unbeaten in Valderama soccerfest

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

IT WAS a great day for the Real Negrense Football Club as they kept solo leadership after scoring a goal at the buzzer against Dynamic Builders on Sunday in the ongoing Villa Valderama 9-Aside Football Tournament.

The event was held at the Villa Valderama football pitch.

Real’s Winston Valencia nailed a goal at exactly 60th minute of the ballgame to beat the Builders, 1-0 and posted 4-0 win-loss card, while the Builders dropped to 2-1-1 (win-loss-draw) record.

With a clean record, Real is looking to extend its winning streak when it faces Ceres Transport on Sunday.

Ceres, on the other hand, banners three victories with one draw on its battle against Dynamic. It also outruns Las Bue ñas Football Club on weekend, 2-1 with Noel de Oca scoring a goal on 11th minute and Eliseo Palomo on the 36th minute.

LBFC had the chance to equalize the game’s outcome with Marson dela Torre’s goal at the 22nd minute to tie the score at 1-1 but Ceres made its second with six minutes passed the second half opening. LBFC is now at 0-4 alongside Talisay-Minuluan FC.

Talisay tasted its latest defeat in the hands of Tri-maxi Agro where it was scoreless all throughout the game.

Tri-max’s scorers are Noah Sajo (1st min), Theo Limas (4th min), Paolo Deles (35th min), Alijandro Montelibano (40th min) and Eric Gallaga (59th min).

The last matches for the first round of elimination round will be played on Sunday when the top four teams to play in the semis on April 11 will be determined.

Sun Star Bacolod

Philippines NT win Futsal match !

Philippines beat Cambodia 8-4 in last group match of AFC Futsal Championship qualifiers in Jakarta , Indonesia.

Half time result was 3-3.

Goal scorers : Bahadoran Misagh Medina 6 goals and one own goal ! Eddie Mallari and Ariel Zerrudi scored the other goals.

Other results today :

Australia - Indonesia 4-1
Malaysia - Vietnam 2-2

Philippines finished third in group B and did not qualify for the finals.

Semifinals : Australia - Vietnam and Malaysia - Indonesia

1 st Gryphon South Beach Cup

UFL Results Sunday 21

21 February 2010

Bacolod Football - DLNHS triumphs in 2nd Jo Tankers bootfest

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

DOMINGO Lacson National High School (DLNHS) football team won the title during the championship match in the just-concluded 2nd Jo Tankers Philippines, Inc. 9-aside Invitational Football Festival at JBLCF-Bacolod football pitch.

DLNHS escaped Negros United Football Club (NUFC)-La Carlota City, 3-2 in a shootout.

Both squads battled to earn a goal in a 30-minute game but made nothing at the buzzer.

In the shootout, Anthony Villarin, the eventual best goalkeeper, saved NUFC’s first, fourth and fifth strokes to tie the score at 2-all and hoping to end the game with the final kick on their side.

However, they failed their last try ending the shootout at two apiece.

In the one-on-one Villarin hit a goal for DLNHS for a 3-2 advantage while counterpart from NUFC failed to nail a score.

Awarded as the Most Valuable Player was DLNHS’ Leopoldo Aragon while, teammate Marvin Guising was named as the Best Defender and NUFC’s Romeo Lagada was honored as the Best Striker.

In the semis, DLNHS defeated West Negros University-Integrated School (WNU-IS), 1-0 though a goal of Guising on a penalty while NUFC outshone Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)-Talisay on a shootout, 3-2.

CHMSC, meanwhile, aged the second runner-up crown after a triumph over WNU-IS in a shootout, 3-2.

Sun Star Bacolod

Cebu Football - CIS Cup

PAREF-Springdale A bagged the Boys 14 title of the Cebu International School (CIS) Friendship Cup 2010 after beating Mandaue Technical Institute (MTI), 1-0, at the CIS football grounds.

Both squads were on attack mode at the start of the match but both couldn’t find the net becasue of solid defense from both ends.

Striker Renko Gaudiel ended the impasse as he broke away in the waning minutes for the lone goal of the match and a repeat win over MTI.

Paref-Springdale A went undefeated in the elimination and also defeated MTI, 1-0.

On the other hand, the Paref-Springdale A also advanced to the finals of the Boys 12 division after a 3-0 win of ML Canduman in the semifinals.

They were set to play San Roque FC (SRFC) in the championships yesterday.

SRFC earned a trip to the finals after edging out Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC), 2-1, in penalty shootout in the semifinals.

SRFC also scored a win against Subangdaku FC (SFC), 1-0, for the title in the Girls 17.

Sun Star Cebu

UAAP Football - UST, FEU in football finale

THE battle for athletic supremacy between University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) is not just limited to volleyball this season.

This came as both teams nipped separate rivals recently at the Erenchun Field inside Ateneo campus.

UST, banking on mid-fielders Mario Clarino and Nicanor Palacio, scored a 2-0 win over deposed champion University of the Philippines (UP) while FEU routed host Ateneo, 4-0.

UP, which holds a 2-6-1 card, dropped out of the championship race after the UAAP board nullified three of its games.

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) football technical board penalized UP after finding out that two of its players – Ghanaian Ayi Nii Aryee and Nathaniel De Guzman – played for the United Football League (UFL) this UAAP season. The board said State U’s move was a violation to the UAAP by-laws.

In the last game, De La Salle and University of the East settled to a 1-1 draw.

Sun Star Manila

AFC Futsal - Philippines beaten by Vietnam

Philippines lost 1-4 to Vietnam is second match in AFC Futsal Championship qualifiers in Indonesia. Vietanm was leading 1-0 after first half.

Misagh Bahadoran scored for Philippines.

Match summary

Other results :

Indonesia - Myanmar 1-7
Malaysia - Cambodia 13-1

Last match tomorrow against Cambodia.

UAAP Football - Tamaraws, Tigers forge showdown

FAR Eastern University crushed Ateneo, 4-0, Thursday to forge a title showdown with University of Santo Tomas in the 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s football tournament at the Ateneo Erenchun Field in Quezon City.

Jason Cordova scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season for the Tamaraws, who made it to the championship round for the fourth consecutive year with their sixth win, one draw and two losses.

Cordova struck in the 26th and 61st minutes, while Glester Sobremisana (12th minute) and Filsan Akut (90th minute) also scored for the Tams.

While the win gave FEU a seat in the finals, it also ended the finals aspirations of third placer La Salle (4-2-3), which drew with University of the East, 1-all.

FEU’s win came after UST defeated deposed champion University of the Philippines, 2-0, and clinched the twice-to-beat incentive in the finals with a 7-2-0 slate.

UST and FEU will clash on the last day of the elimination round on Sunday in a preview of their upcoming championship meeting on Feb. 25.

The two schools met in the championship three years ago, with UST emerging as the winner.

UP lost its chance to defend its title when league officials forfeited three of its won games after two of its players—Ghanaian Ayi Aryee and Nate De Guzman—were discovered to have suited up in the ongoing United Football League, which is prohibited under league rules. Peter Atencio

Manila Standard Today

20 February 2010

AFC Futsal - Philippines lose to Malaysia

Philippines lost 1-4 to Malaysia in first match of AFC Futsal qualifiers in Jakarta.

Half time result was 0-1 to Malaysia.

Ariel Zerrudo scored Philippines goal.

Match summary

Vietnam beat Cambodia 12-2, Australia beat Myanmar 6-2

19 February 2010

Bleachers' Brew Blog

I support our Men's Football National Team. Yes, despite its problems. But being objective about the Philippine Football Federation, these guys are a piece of work. It seems that almost everywhere you turn to these days even in sports agencies there are massive problems from wanton incompetence to corruption. The PFF... man. Moving on, in the picture above, I don't know how you can call a tourney successful when you drew the opposing side. And what they left off that article was how our national team lost 2-1 to a college team in Taipei (that had six national players) and hardly practiced for the match. In basketball, the nationals lost to a team of actors and the whole NSA blew up. I'm not trying to put the team down, but the PFF and whoever wrote this should be a little more accurate. They still have not addressed the issue of the Fil-fors flying in only before a tournament. Kinda hard to work on chemistry and teamwork when you only have half a team then the locals are relegated to the training pool.

And then there's this guy. There are rumors swirling about this guy but I won't get into that. But this statement I will. Evaluation of the Football Associations? Mr. Tsai, start with the PFF's backyard before you deign to begin this housecleaning of yours. And who are you? You show up all of a sudden or is it this long association you have with the NSA President. And "eliminate the bad grass?" That is an implied threat to those who have questioned your president and his lack of transparency and poor management. And there's that "God" statement. Please refrain from that especially in such a controversial sports association. It belies a messianic complex even if you allude to your success in life. I should remind you that in Nazi Germany, the Wehrmacht had inscribed on their belt buckles -- "Gott mit uns." Translated, that means, "God is with us."

Posted by Rick Olivares , (Bleachers' Brew Blog)

Bleachers' Brew

Philippines futsal team

Philippines team in AFC Futsal Championship qualifiers in Jakarta :


Matches against Malaysia (20th), Vietnam (21) and Cambodia (22)

Comment : 21 players must be too many for three Futsal matches?

Baguio Football - 5th PMA Canteen Cup

a. 9 years old and under (BOYS and GIRLS MIXED )
20 February 2010, 1:00 PM to 5:30PM &
21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM

b. 13 years old and under (BOYS and GIRLS MIXED)
20 February 2010, 1:00 PM to 5:30PM
21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM

c. 17 years old and under (BOYS)

21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM
d. 21 years old and under (FEMALE)

21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM
e. Alumni Category

20 13:00 to 1730 February 2010
f. 21 years old and under (MALE)

21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM
g. Men’s Open

21 February 2010, 7:00AM to 5:30PM
h. 35 Years and Up

Check PMA FC website

17 February 2010

World Cup coverage may help RP football


Marielle Benitez, captain of the women’s national football team, strongly believes that the country’s first-ever live TV coverage of the FIFA World Cup in South, Africa starting this June, will be the momentum the sport needs to gain more popularity in the local scene.

Balls, a dedicated 24-hour channel aired on SkyCable 34 and Studio 23, TV stations owned by ABS-CBN, has been granted by FIFA the local coverage of the prestigious tournament, and Benitez thinks this will be a great opportunity for football, the world’s No. 1 sport, to draw more interest in a country which has basketball as its top sport.

“For football players like me, it’s going to be exciting. This will be one way of reaching out to more people and get them into the World Cup fever,” Benitez, a three-time UAAP MVP and member of the RP futsal squad, said during a press conference.

Manila Bulletin

UST earns first UAAP football finals berth

MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas (UST) booked its first trip to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s football finals with a 3-0 shutout of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).

Rookie wonder Christian de Juan continued his stellar play, breaking the ice with a goal just 8 minutes into the game at the Erenchun Field in Ateneo last Sunday. It was the 5th goal in the tournament for the league’s scoring leader.

UST veterans Mario Clarino and Mandie Lunag came up with a goal each in the 2nd half to put the game away. Clarino scored on the 68th minute then Lunag followed in the 72nd minute as the Growling Booters clinched their first finals appearance since winning the crown in 2007.

UST, which is now sporting a 6-2-0 (win-draw-loss) record for 20 points, can clinch a twice-to-beat edge in the finals with a win on Thursday against Far Eastern University (FEU).

Ateneo, meanwhile, dropped in the standings with its 5th loss against 2 wins and 1 draw for just 7 points.

In the other games, FEU recovered from a 0-1 deficit to beat University of the Philippines (UP), 2-1, while De La Salle University (DLSU) beat University of the East (UE), 1-0.

Jason Cordova and Ronnie Aguisanda scored 2 goals in the 69th minute and 83rd minute, respectively, as FEU moved closer to a date with UST in the finals.

FEU, which improved to 5-1-2 for 16 points, would have to beat UST on Thursday to advance.

DLSU, meanwhile, leaned on Nico Laudes’ goal in the 63rd minute to pull off the 1-point victory over UE.

Collision course

In the distaff side, DLSU drew with FEU, 1-1, to keep its unbeaten slate and more importantly, move closer to a 3rd straight finals appearance.

Maria Monica Henson’s goal in the 29th minute pushed the Lady Archers on the threshold of another victory. FEU, however, equalized with Loreta Ladero’s goal in the 43rd minute.

Both teams traded missed attempts in the 2nd half to end up with a stalemate.

Despite the draw, DLSU still leads the tournament with 15 points on the strength of a 4-3-0 record while FEU dropped to 2-4-0 for 10 points.

UST, meanwhile, remained in the title hunt with a 6-0 crushing of Ateneo. Marianne Narciso exploded for 4 goals to pace the second-leading UST.

DLSU and UST are on a big collision course on Thursday. DLSU can book its third consecutive finals trip with a win while UST, which holds a 4-1-2 (13 points) record, can catch them with a victory. – by Alder T. Almo


Bacolod Football - 2nd Jo Tankers Phils. bootfest set

TEN Squads will suit up for the forthcoming 2nd Jo Tankers Philippines, Inc. 9 A-Side Invitational Football Festival on February 20 at John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (JBLCF)-Bacolod football pitch.

Confirmed teams are the Domingo Lacson National High School, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay City, Negros United FC, JBLCF Mens Football Team (A & B), JBLCF Odfjell Team, JBLCF-NSA Team, Real Negrense FC, West Negros University-Integrated School and host, Jo Tankers Team (A & B).

Sun Star Bacolod

16 February 2010

RP sees action in ASEAN futsal qualifiers

The Philippines seeks to duplicate the achievement it made back in 2007 when it sends a 12-man team to the AFC Futsal Championship 2010 Qualifiers-ASEAN Zone from February 20 to 25 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“This team is determined to do well. The players practice Monday to Saturday and with some luck, we will be able to advance into the tournament proper," said RP coach Esmaeil Mahmound Sedigh, an Iranian who has been in the country for the last 14 years.

Sedigh himself called the shots in 2007 and will bring back three players from that team in Ariel Zerrudo Jr., Fil-Iranian Peyman Cabarrus Nejadsavi and Ali Bernard Rojas Go.

Zerrudo was the hero in the 2007 standoff with Tajikistan as he accounted for all the goals scored, helping the nationals fight back from a 0-2 halftime deficit.

Sedigh said this team has the potential to excel in the tournament in which the top three teams will advance into the 16-team tournament proper.

“This team played in the last ASEAN Futsal Championship and we finished fourth overall. We were beaten by just one goal by Indonesia (4-3) in our battle for third place," beamed Sedigh who also handles the futsal development program of the Philippine Football Federation.

Completing the RP team to the ASEAN Zone Qualifying are Misagh Medina Bahadoran, Ricardo Batayola Bacite III, Bongbong Roxy Vestidas Dorlas, Alexander Elnar, Hamidreza Geshniziani, Jay-Ar Inventor, Navid Khorasani, Jerome Stefan Leung and Edward Mallari.

The team departs for Jakarta on February 18 and will plunge into action two days later against Malaysia.

Bracketed in Group A, the nationals next take on Vietnam on the 21st before winding up their elimination campaign against Cambodia on the 22nd.

Group B is made up of Australia, Indonesia and Myanmar.

The top two teams in their respective groups will advance to the crossover semifinals. The two finalists will earn berths to the AFC meet while the semis losers will fight for third place and the last ticket to Uzbekistan.

The RP futsal team is competing in the qualifiers not only to land a place in the AFC tourney but also to earn a possible ticket to the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

“We have all the chances to win in the Asian Games. We just have to give this team the chance to compete," said Sedigh, whose wards earlier failed to convince the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to let them carry the country’s colors in last year’s Southeast Asian Games in Laos. -


15 February 2010

UFL results Sunday 14.

United Football League

February 14, 2010

Global Smartmatic 0 - 0 Mama Africa
Army Phiten 0 - 1 Navy Selecta
Japan K Line 3 - 3 Sunken Garden FC
Nomads Aloha Board Sports 7 - 0 Diliman Victory Liner
Kaya Digiprint 0 - 1 Union Rudy Project

Davao Football - Ateneo, Sakya booters triumph

THE Ateneo de Davao University captured four titles while the Sakya Football Club bagged two of its own in the 1st Sakya Fil-Chinese Football Festival at the Tionko grounds Saturday.

Ateneo ruled the six years old event over Sakya A FC and Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School of M. Fortich, Bukidnon. Sakya and Our Lady of Lourdes placed second and third, respectively.

Ateneo also topped the boys 12 category at the expense of Don Marcelino of Davao del Sur in the tournament held in cooperation with the Fookienmerchant General Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Davao Chapter.

Ateneo also emerged champions in the boys 16 while the Philippine Women's College (PWC) placed second and Emar Learning Center (ELC) third even as Ateneo High bested Catalunan Grande and Ateneo Elementary for the boys 14 crown.

The Sakya FC clinched the boys and girls 10 crowns. The Malita and Don Marcelino teams took the next two spots of the boys' side while Don Marcelino and OLLES finished second and third in the girl’s event.

OLLES, meanwhile, went home with the mixed eight title over Sakya and Don Marcelino.

The Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) got a piece of glory by copping the girls 12 title over Ateneo and Don Marcelino.

A total of 57 teams joined the tournament organized by the Davao Football Association and sponspored by the Sakya FC, Designers Avenue, PASTA and PAS Board of Trustees. The eent was also held with assistance of UP Mindanao students.

Sun Star Davao

Bacolod Football - Real FC keeps solo lead in Valderama bootfest

By Jack Biantan

REAL Negrense Football Club continues its domination with 3-0 win-loss card in the ongoing 2010 Villa Valderama 9-Aside Football Tournament.

This, after a distant lead over Tri-Maxi Agro booters last Sunday at the Villa Valderama football pitch.

William Flores led Real with 3 goals nailing in the 11th, 26th and 30th minutes of the match, while comrade Paul Espinosa and Carlo Torbella made two consecutive goals in the 38th and 39th minutes.

Meanwhile, Trimax lone goal courtesy of Tyrone Yusingco was made in the 52nd minute before the time expired.

Earlier, Real also outscored Las Buenas FC and Talisay FC to notch a 2-0 record.

Meanwhile, Dynamic Builders now with 2-0-1 win-loss-draw after outrunning LBFC, 2-1 with an early opening goal in the 2nd minute through Robert Russel Nene followed by Jason Padilla’s goal in the 45th minute. Las Buenas’ Elfred Deraja scored their lone goal at 55th minute before the game wound up.

In the main event, Ceres Transport blanked Talisay FC, 10-0 to level Dynamic in the team standing at 2-0-1.

Eliseo Palomo led the transport with 6 goals hitting 3rd, 7th, 18th, 41st, 52nd and 54th while teammate Noel de Oca scored in the 16th minute, Napoleon Rosales in the 21st, John Carmona in the 33rd and team manager Leo Rey Yanson made the squads final goal at 49th minute.

The transport is quite experienced and strong for the Talisaynons.

Sun Star Bacolod

14 February 2010

UFL - Sunday`s results

Two results from today`s UFL matches :

Div 1 : Kaya - Union 0-1

Div 2 : Japan K-Line - Sunken Garden 3-3

Baguio Football - Melvin Jones Soccer Invitational

Results :

Men’s Open (February 6-7, 2010 @ Melvin Jones Soccer Grounds, Baguio City)

1. Champion – Baguio United Football Club, Inc.

2. 1st Runner Up – Futbolero (Tugegarao)

3. 2nd Runner Up – Baguio Mayanmar Christian Fellowship


Baguio Soccer

Upcoming event: 2nd Baguio Open – May 2010



. Men’s Open

. Ladies Open

. 21 and Under

. 15 and under

. 12 and under

. 9 and under

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13 February 2010

Cebu Football -Thirsty Cup Pictures

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PFF coaches join int’l training

Philippine Football Federation regional technical director for Visayas John Carmona of San Carlos City and national team coach Aris Caslib recently attended a three-day Technical Directors Course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Carmona and Caslib were among the licensed football coaches from the southeast invited to the ASEAN Football Federations-Frend Football Fededation Technical Directors Course

Carmona, who also pioneered the San Carlos City Football Club, said the training was conducted to update and raise the level of football in the southeast region. The Course was conducted by former Liverpool Manager and France Football Federation executive Gerard Houllier.

One of the topics discussed during the training was the evolution of the modern game, Carmona said, as participants noted that football is played faster in the modern times.

Aside from getting faster, the game has become forward oriented and emphasis was given to quick transition on defence and attack, he said, adding that national teams and even collegiate teams should know and adapt to these new trends.

Also stressed during the three-day training is the transformation of today’s players into coaches of tomorrow. The training instructor underscored the value of coaches and the development of players to higher level of competition, Carmona said.*NAB

Visayan Daily Star

UFL - Army beat Kaya

Army beat Kaya 1-0 in a UFL match on Thursday.

12 February 2010

Cebu Football - Thirsty champs join CIS Cup

THIRSTY Cup champions Queen City United and Guiseppe have signed up for the Cebu International School (CIS) Friendship Cup 2010 on Feb. 20 and 21 at the CIS grounds.

Queen City, which beat the University of San Carlos in last weekend’s Thirsty Cup, is just one of 20 teams in the men’s open.

On the other hand, Guiseppe will be joining host CIS in the Girls 17 and will be competing with six other teams.

According to organizer and CIS coach Eleazer Toledo, the hosts will field teams from the players 8 division until the boys and girls 17 divisions.

Toledo is expecting some 140 teams to join this year’s division and 93 teams have already signed up.

He is also extending the deadline to this Friday to allow more teams to list up, though CIS will no longer accept teams in the 38-above, men’s open and girls 17 division.

The 38-above division already has 12 entries, while the girls 17 has 8.

Sun Star Cebu

11 February 2010

UAAP Football - UST booters lead UAAP

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) avoided an upset from University of the East (UE) after scoring a close 3-2 victory on Thursday to remain on top in the 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s football tournament at the Erenchun Field in the Ateneo campus.

UE responded with two straight goals courtesy of Gringo Bravo at 27th minute and Reginald Gomez at 43rd minute to seize the edge at halftime, 2-1, after UST’s Mario Clarino’s goal at the 19th minute mark.

But mid-fielder Mandie Lunag rescued the University of Santo Tomas Golden Booters from first loss by firing two successive goals in the 51st minute and 63rd minute mark to regain the lead and the Red Booters did not recover.

With the win, UST improved its log to 5-0-2 win-loss-draw for a league-leading 17 points, while UE ended its finals bid after dropping to 1-6-0 card for three points at the bottom of team standings.

De La Salle University, under mentor Hans Smit, kept its flickering finals bid alive by outlasting host Ateneo De Manila University, 2-0, to improve to 2-4-1 win-loss-draw card for 7 points in the event supported by Mizuno and Ateneo.

Josef T. Ramos

Manila Times

Baguio Football - Ifugao, Benguet to test Baguio in football

By Ramon Dacawi

HOST Ifugao and two-bracket defending champion Benguet will have to beat twice Baguio City to win the twin championships in boys football Friday morning at the Lagawe Central School grounds here.

Ifugao eliminated Benguet, 1-0, to forge the championship match with Baguio in the elementary bracket.

The host squad succumbed to the city, 0-1, in their initial encounter Monday and will have to avenge that loss to arrange a third and final encounter Benguet, however, blanked Abra, 4-0, to keep alive its title-retention bid in the high school division, also under a two-to-beat advantage for Baguio which topped the double elimination series without a loss in the two brackets.

Abra coach Judy Tacis accepted defeat with 11 more minutes to go, after Benguet striker Allan Fuchigami drove in a couple of grounders, which doubled his team’s 2-0 first half lead.

As with Ifugao in the elementary level, Benguet’s high school eleven took a 0-1 loss in the hands of Baguio in the preliminaries, its only defeat so far.

Sun Star Baguio

10 February 2010

Baguio Football - City barges into football finals

By Ramon Dacawi

BAGUIO’S high school soccer football squad stunned defending champion Benguet with a lone match goal late in the second half to barge into the final.

Also its elementary counterpart scored a similar 1-0 victory against host Ifugao to also stay on track on Day 3 of the Cordillera regional games here.

Striker Domingo Sayan exploited Benguet’s weakening defense with a blast to the left side of the goal with two minutes to go to keep intact Baguio’s 2-0, win-loss streak in the double elimination format among five teams.

The city opened up Monday with a 4-0 trouncing of Mt. Province while Benguet downed Ifugao, 2-1, to forge their match for the first championship berth at the Lagawe Central School.

Benguet will face the winner of this morning’s game between Ifugao and Abra to determine Baguio’s challenger from the losers’ bracket in the final game Thursday morning.

That team must beat the city twice.

The city’s elementary boys edged Abra, 2-1 on Monday but found the defense of the host division harder to puncture up to the middle of the second half. That was when mid-fielder Jerome Amendy scored with a looping goal, a few seconds after teammate Jacob Shawn Gomez’s attempt was deflected by Ifugao goalkeeper Lance Maddul.

Sun Star Baguio

UAAP Football - Far Eastern U booters triumph

FAR Eastern University (FEU) defeated University of the East (UE), 1-0, on Sunday to close in on league-leader UST in the men’s football tournament at the Ateneo field.

Romnick Jover scored in the 70th minute, as the Tamaraws improved to 13 points on four wins, a loss and a draw.

UST had a scoreless draw with De La Salle and remained in top spot with 14 points (4-0-2 win-loss-draw).

Gregorio Cancio hit a late goal as Ateneo forced a 1-1 draw against defending champion UP.

Cancio drilled in the goal in injury time, as the Blue Eagles won its second game after losing three and drawing one.

Keith Mordeno knocked in the first goal in the 55th minute but the Fighting Maroons could not stop the Blue Eagles’ charge late in the match.

The Fighting Maroons have 10 points on a 3-2-1 mark.

De La Salle is fifth with four points (1-4-1), while UE is at the cellar with three points on one win and five defeats.

In the women’s side, De La Salle beat Ateneo, 1-0, with Adrianne Yniguez scoring in the 20th minute.

The Lady Archers took the early lead with 11 points on a 3-0-2 card, while the Lady Eagles remained in the cellar with a 0-4-1 mark.

UST defeated UP, 3-1, with Marianne Narciso knocking in all the goals for the Tigresses in the 41st-, 58th- and 76th-minute mark.

The Tigresses improved to 10 points (3-1-1) while handing the Lady Maroons their fourth loss in five matches.

Business Mirror

08 February 2010

Cebu Football - QCU-B dethrones USC in Thirsty Cup football

CEBU, Philippines - The Queen City United Football Club–B weaved one big surprise after it dethroned early title favorite University of San Carlos (USC) to capture the men’s open championship of the 7th Thirsty Cup football tournament the other day at the Cebu City Sports Center.

The Jose Mari Colmenares-mentored Queen City United FC-B tamed USC, 1-0, courtesy of the game-killing goal of Masahiko Yagi.

During the early minutes of the game, QCU and USC both employed tight defense resulting into a scoreless draw at halftime. As the match progressed, Martin Bontia issued a nifty assist to Yagi at the center area. Yagi succeeded in punching a goal via upper center kick to the delight of his comrades and the small throng of well-wishers.

“The game was so unpredictable. We were not expecting at first that we will get the title since we’re facing the defending champions. But when we scored a goal by Yagi, it served as the morale-booster of the team to strengthen their defense so as not to allow USC to score,” said Colmenares.

“The fight was really good and the players had a great performance since we practice thrice a week and they just came from the Aboitiz Cup. I guess they’re really conditioned for this tournament. We prayed and worked hard for this,” Colmenares added.

Queen City United FC proceeded into the final round after booting out Don Bosco Alumni Football Club, while USC advanced after terminating Philippine Army.

On the other hand, the visiting teams from Dumaguete City and Iligan reigned supreme in the ladies open and 36-above classes, respectively.

Dumaguete’s Foundation University Football Club secured the ladies open tiara after outlasting University of St. La Salle (USLS)- Bacolod, 1-0, while Iligan FC nipped the JCAD-sponsored San Roque booters, 2-1, to bag the 36-above crown. (FREEMAN NEWS)

Freeman News/Philstar

07 February 2010

Cebu Football - Still in the hunt (Thirsty Cup)

By Edri K. Aznar

DEFENDING champion University of San Carlos (USC) survived the first round of the tournament as it entered the round-of-16 of the Men’s Open division in the 7th Thirsty Football Cup after knocking out San Roque FC (SRFC).

USC edged out SRFC, 1-0, following a lone goal by ace striker Kyle Soriano.

Soriano banged in the rebound from point-blank range in the ninth minute after the first shot bounced off the SRFC keeper.

However, yesterday’s contest came at a cost to them as their keeper Paolo Pascual got injured during their morning game.

Pascual, who was the starting keeper for the Philippines’ Under 19 team last year, dislocated his right clavicle after getting crushed by a striker in a scramble.

The other teams that advanced to the round-of-16 were Queen City United (QCU) A, QCU B, Don Bosco Alumni C, Don Bosco Alumni D, Consolacion FC, San Roque Royal United, Vudu A, Jcad, Toledo FC, Leyte FC, Team 53, Magone FC, Boys High, Tsuneishi and Uptown United.

The round-of-16, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches were set to be played late last night.

On the other hand, Rodney Orale’s newly-formed team, Samareno-Erco, added another crown to its winning run in the Cebu football scene as it won the 40-and-Above division after beating Consolacion United FC, 1-0.

Former national team member Glenn Ramos scored the only goal of the game for Samareño-Erco in the finals.

Samareño-Erco also won the 38-and-Above category of the recently finished Aboitiz Football Cup.

Defending champion Paref-Springdale retained its title in the Players 10 division after beating Don Bosco Yellow, 3-2, in a penalty shootout.

Paref-Springdale earned a slot in the finals after edging out Giuseppe FC, 2-1, while Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Yellow defeated sister team Don Bosco White, 1-0, in the semifinal round.

DBTC had more luck in the younger divisions as it grabbed the crown in the Boys 17 category after crushing visiting Foundation University, 3-0.

Giuseppe FC also bagged the trophy of the Girls 17 division after escaping through a 1-0 penalty shootout thriller over Sta. Rita.

Sun Star Cebu

Davao Football - Sakya bootfest kicks off Feb. 13

By Charles Raymond A. Maxey

DAVAO City's young football players take center stage anew when the 1st Sakya Fil-Chinese Football Festival that will kick off on February 13 at the Tionko grounds.

Michelle Uy, team manager of the organizing Philippine Academy of Sakya Football Club, said Sunday that competing in the one-day tournament are the city's different schools.

Confirming their participation thus far are the Atene de Davao University, Abbas Montessori, Southpoint and Philippine Women's College (PWC), according to Uy.

The event, which is one of the activities to highlight the Chinese New Year on December 14, will have the boys 16, boys 14, boys and girls 12, boys and girls 10, mixed 8 and mixed 6 categories. Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers.

Uy said they are staging the tournament to help in the development of football in Davao City and to show to everyone that the sport is alive among the Chinese community.

"We are here to support football and we also want to prove that even if we don't have a field, we can play and excel in the sport," Uy said.

She said the support extended by the parents of the players really contributed a lot in their quest to help develop the sport in their school and transform the children into better players.

The Sakya Football Club was formed just last year and already the team has improved a lot under the supervision of Uy and Mary Tan, her co-manager.

Sakya FC competed in the 2009 Alaska Cup, the prestigious annual football tournament among the country's junior booters, and in the Rizal Football Cup and De La Salle Zobel Football Festival wherein it placed third in the boys 10.

In the coming festival, Sakya FC will compete in the 6, 8 and 10 categories. The team is mentored by Alex Adolfo.

Meanwhile, Davao Football Association general secretary Erwin Protacio said the tournament offers limited slots, thus, teams are encouraged to sign up early. Registration fee for category is P300 and deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on February 10.

Sun Star Davao

06 February 2010

Pages: Why the 7th Thirsty Cup scores a kick

By : John Pages

FOOTBALL is popular in Cebu. This I learned the past 36 hours. When I entered the Cebu City Sports Center last Friday night, hundreds of pairs of spiked shoes and knee-high socks greeted my eyes. Yesterday morning, it was the same soccer-frenzy sight: girls kicking, boys sprinting towards the steel goal, coaches shouting, goalies jumping to stop a score…

The world’s No.1 sport is widespread and celebrated in the Philippines’ No.1 city. Take the 7th Thirsty Football Festival, a smorgasbord of 209 teams and 2,500 participants. All of them Cebuanos? No. Many arrived on our shores coming from Tubigon, Dumaguete, Tanjay, San Carlos, Iligan, Tacloban and Bacolod. Outside Manila, this event is possibly the largest gathering of footballers.

More : Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football/ Thirsty Cup - SHS-J nabs U14 title; ANS keeps U19 crown

THE Sacred Heart School – Jesuits (SHS-J) returned to the Boys 14 division of the annual Thirsty Football Cup and immediately made an impact as it bagged the title over San Carlos City in the championship match yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Complex football grounds.

SHS-J and San Carlos City were equally matched on both the offensive and defensive end but just as the time was winding down, SHS-J striker Vinson Neri scored from pointblank range from a well-calculated pass by left winger Keef Yap to clinch the game.

“It was a total team effort. Without helping each other, we wouldn’t have achieved this,” SHS-J coach Vincent Ramos told Sun.Star Cebu after their championship victory.

SHS-J edged out Paref-Springdale in the semifinals, 1-0, while visiting San Carlos City defeated defending champion Don Bosco A, 1-0, in penalty shootout.

Meanwhile, the Abellana National School (ANS)-Pomeroy retained its title in the Boys 19 category, while Don Bosco Alumni FC grabbed first runner-up honors.

ANS-Pomeroy also took home the trophy in the Boys 12 division with a 2-1 win over SHS-J.

University of San Carlos won the Girls 19 title, while Atletica de Cebu finished as the first runner-up.

San Carlos City made the trip worthwhile as it bagged the crown in Girls 12 over Subangdaku FC.

Don Bosco 1 also blanked Los Amigos, 2-1, for the Players 8 title.

The 7th Thirsty Cup will resume today with the Men’s Open, Ladies Open, 36- and 40-above divisions

Sun Star Cebu

Benilde booters enhance semis bid

MANILA, Philippines - St. Benilde downed Mapua, 2-0, to firm up its Final Four bid in the 85th NCAA football competition at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City recently.

The win, their fourth straight, came on the heels of the Blazers’ one-sided 12-0 rout of guest team Angeles University Foundation.

The Blazers thus joined the San Beda Lions, the reigning champions, on top while dealing the Cardinals their third defeat against a win.

Perpetual Help, meanwhile, finally picked up its first win after losing its first three games as it trounced AUF, 2-0, in the tournament organized by a league committee chaired by Mike del Mundo of Perpetual Help.


Football stadium to rise over old Rizal track?

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Sports Commission yesterday bared its plan to convert the old track and field oval at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex into a football field even as it signified its intention to tap a private institution to co-finance the project.

“The plan is to turn the Rizal Memorial Track and Field Oval into a football stadium and we’re going to pursue that,” said Philippine Sports Commission chair Harry Angping.

“It’s just matter of having a budget and finding probably a private partner to help co-finance it,” he said.

Angping, in fact, said they might explore the possibility of forging a partnership with La Salle in making the plan for the construction of a state-of-the-art football field, which could also host several international events.


04 February 2010

UFL matches on Sunday

February 07, 2010

13:00 Global Smartmatic vs Diliman Victory Liner
13:00 Mama Africa vs Sunken Garden FC
15:00 Mendiola E Games vs Union Rudy Project
15:00 Air Force Rider vs Navy Selecta
16:00 Nomads Aloha Board Sports vs Lions Alaska
18:00 Green Archers Orient Freight vs Loyola ATR KimEng
20:00 Japan K Line vs United South 2GO

03 February 2010

FIFA World Ranking

New Men`s FIFA World Ranking out today.

Philippines staying at number 167 with 2 extra ranking points , total 85 points.

01 February 2010

Cebu Football - Aboitiz Cup , 53 rd Army win Men`s Cup and Crazy Horse Men`s League

By Edri K. Aznar

THE 53rd Army ended its debut in the Aboitiz Football Cup in victory as it upset defending champions University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Alumni in the Men’s Cup championship last Sunday at the Aboitiz Sports field.

The 53rd Army, composed of a mix of enlisted men and non-army personnel, was the underdog in the matchup but managed to pull off an upset 2-1 win.

The team also brought along a band that cheered them on from start to finish.

USJ-R Alumni’s Dave Intong drew first blood with a goal in the 15th minute but Voltaire Montebon quickly tied the game at 1-1 with an answer five minutes after.

Both teams had limited scoring opportunities midway into the game before Eduardo Gempisaw got the go-ahead goal past reserve keeper Tony Caldallero.


Caldallero stepped in for USJ-R Alumni’s ace goalkeeper Peter Onde, who was absent from the championship match.

USJ-R tried its best to tie the game and force extra time but their harried plays resulted in wasted scoring opportunities.

It’s the second time the 53rd Army won a tournament in Cebu in its first try. It also won the 9th Cebu Amateur Football Club Interclub in its first attempt.

Don Bosco Magone grabbed third place after beating Xantos FC, 1-0.

Men’s League

Eugene Yclino V scored the only goal of the match from a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.

Meanwhile, the defending champions Crazy Horse retained its title in the Men’s League after a 1-1 draw with University of the Philippines Foundation (USPF).

Rene Sanchez of USPF hit the net in the 23 minute, while Joshua Fegidero tied the game in the 38th.

Crazy Horse was declared the winner as it topped the league with 17 points, Queen City United finished second with 16 points and USPF was third with 15.

Had USPF won the game, it would have overtaken Crazy Horse by a point and bagged the crown.

Sun Star Cebu : Army claims title