30 April 2010

Cebu Football - Doraemon firms up hold of lead in Nat’l Interclub Football

Men's open division leader Doraemon solidified its hold of the top spot with three wins after edging University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR), 2-1, yesterday in the ongoing 10th National Interclub Football Cup at the University of San Carlos Technological Center (USC-TC).

Doraemon's Joshua Fegidero showed the stuff of an ex-RP Team member by breaking through USJR's defense and scoring just 20 seconds into the game.

The Josenians tied the score at 1-all from Adrian Mejaran’s goal in the 54th minute.

However, Doraemon sneaked another goal in the dying minutes of the match to hand USJR its first loss of the tournament. USJR hopes to bounce back today against Queen City United (QCU), which is currently in 2nd spot.

In the other men's open match, FCIC posted a 4-2 victory over USC whose defender Patrick Uno suffered a broken nose when he collided with team goalie Clarence Su.

FCIC first found the back of the net via a goal by Richard Romero in the 34th minute. Jano Flores added two in the second half while teammate Toto Gimpisao contributed one for FCIC’s easy win.

USC's two goals were all by Prince Antony in the 50th and 52nd-minute mark.

Antony was part of the Central Visayas secondary football team which brought home a silver medal in the recentl 53rd Palarong Pambansa in Tarlac.

FCIC will face Doraemon in their final elimination match today while USC bowed out of the competition like Count FC.

More : Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - FCIC draws QCU

penalty kick in the dying minutes saved FCIC from defeat as it managed a 1-all decision against Queen City United (QCU) in the men's open division of the 10th National Interclub Football Cup yesterday at the University of San Carlos – Technological Center (USC-TC) field in Talamban, Cebu City.

QCU had a 1-0 advantage at halftime behind a goal by Rene Menchavez in the 34th minute.

A foul committed by QCU’s Jack Reston resulted into a yellow card and gifted FCIC with a penalty kick which was put home by Toto Gimpisao for a 1-1 score with just a few minutes left.

FCIC faces USC in this afternoon's first match of the division, while QCU will have a chance to rest as their next match is set tomorrow.

In the second match yesterday, Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) champions University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) blanked Count FC, 7-0, to tally their second win.

Cebu Daily News

29 April 2010

PFF puts CAFC in charge of U14 team

By Edri K. Aznar

INSTEAD of handing the Cebu Football Association (CFA) the duty of handling the training camp of the RP National Boys Under-14 squad, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has given the responsibility to the Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC).

Usually the PFF gives the assignment of supervising training camps to CFA FA, the sport’s local governing body, but PPF chose CAFC because of the club’s capability to finance it.

“CAFC has the capability to sponsor the training camp. PFF talked to us, they were the one who came to us,” former CAFC president and RP National Boys Under-14 assistant manager Raffy Musni said in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

The club, with the help of Don Bosco Liloan rector Fr. Jhun Paradiang, is paying for all the expenses of the RP National Boys Under-14 team.

The training camp started last April 18 at the Don Bosco Liloan campus, wherein all the best Under-14 football players from around the country are currently encamped.

The RP National Boys Under-14 squad is undergoing rigid training under the watchful eyes of head coach Oliver Colina and assistant coaches Dennis Peñalosa and Allan Medalla, who are both from CAFC.

Sun Star Cebu

Iloilo, Manila take U19, U14 women's football crowns

By Henry C. Villalva

TRADITIONAL power Iloilo and powerhouse Manila took home the Under19 and Under14 women's football crowns, respectively, last Wednesday at the end of five-day hostilities in the 2010 National Women's Football Selections Tournament.

The event was held at the Panaad pitch of the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

The Manila booters took the champion's trophy in the U14 division followed by host Negros Occidental/All Asia Countertrade, which settled for first runner-up honors while Davao took home the second runner-up trophy.

The host Negrenses had to endure a little frustration as host Negros Occidental Team "A" O Hotel settled for first runner-up honors behind eventual champion Iloilo, losing via goal difference, 1-0, after Negros Occidental "B" Danjugan Sanctuary bowed to eventual champion Iloilo, 10-0, while Negros Occidental Team "A"/O Hotel escaped a hard-fighting Davao side, 3-1, during the ultimate day of hostilities of this event hosted by the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael Lizares and staged in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) represented here by general secretary Cyril Dofitas, among others.

Source : Sun Star Bacolod

Mendiola E-games and Green Archers Orient Freight Final Decision

After both parties were given an opportunity to appeal for the sanctions received, below are decisions agreed upon by the UFL technical committee.

1. Uphold original decision of a 2 match suspension for all Archers players who were given red cards.

2. Paul Concepcion - Reduce Mr. Concepcions’ suspension from a 2 year ban to a 6 match suspension.

3. Mr. Aris Caslib, Mr. Marlon Solas, Mr. Bernie Solas and Mr. Fadrigalan - uphold our original sanctions on these players and official since they did not appeal their case.

4. Mendiola FC - uphold the original 5 point deduction. The Club must pay the P10,000 default fine prior to their next match. The club is also warned that a second default may lead to expulsion from the tournament.

From UFL website.

Comment : They walked out in next match , what will be the penalty for the walk out ? Expulsion ?

Nat'l 7-aside football festival kicks off

ANOTHER national football event gets staged in the province starting today, April 29 until tomorrow, April 30, to be participated in by at least 80 teams from all over the country representing various age categories.

The 2010 National 7-Aside Football Festival will be jointly hosted by the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael Lizares in partnership with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) headed by Mari Martinez and represented in this event by general secretary Cyril Dofitas.

The tournament comes on the heels of the National Women's Selections Football Tournament that drew to a close yesterday at the Panad pitch of the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City with 13 teams competing, 6 each in both the Under 19 and Under 14 divisions.

The teams in the U19 division were: Manila, Davao, Iloilo, Negros Oriental Football Association (Norfa), Negros Occidental "A" O Hotel, and Negros Occidental "B" Danjugan Sanctuary.

Meanwhile, tne U14 squads were: Manila, Iloilo, Davao, Negros Oriental, Iloilo and host Negros Occidental/All Asian Countertrade.

The April 24-28 event here was meant to select members of the national women's U19 and U14 squads that will represent the country in two international events this year-the U14 national squad which will compete this June in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) organized Festival of Football. The U19 squad will see action in the AFC Asian Qualifying event which will still be set in a specific venue in November. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

28 April 2010

Cebu Football - Squandered chance

By Mike Limpag

AN erratic Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) conceded a late goal for a 1-1 draw with FC Inter Cebu (FCIC) in Day 5 of the CAFC 10th Interclub Invitational Tournament at the University of San Carlos (USC).

CAFC got the no.1 spot with eight points from four matches, while idle Doraemon is second with seven. FCIC is third with five, while USJ-R, which was to play Count FC yesterday, is fourth with four points.

The FCIC vs. CAFC draw has revived the slim hopes of USC, which is fifth with three points, of making the semifinals.

First, it has to beat FCIC today to vault to the top four with six points and hope Doraemon beats FCIC on Friday.

Yesterday, CAFC could have been up 4-0 as early as the 16th minute if not for its erratic finishing.

Arnie Pasinabo had three clear chances—twice with the keeper off balanced. But two of his shots were cleared by a defender, while a third went straight to the keeper.
Rommel Cuizon joined the act and had his shot deflected in the 16th.

Then things turned weird for CAFC.

Rene Menchavez stormed off the field and was yellow carded and midfielder Julius Acre also tried to walk off and asked to be subbed before cooler heads convinced the two to keep playing.

Menchavez made amends in the 34th with a perfectly-taken free kick for 1-0.

However, Toto Gempesaw managed to even the count just five minutes from time.

In the U17 matches, a momentary lapse cost the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) dearly as it lost to Sta. Rita, 3-2, while Don Bosco College (DBC) showed no mercy to Danao FC, 15-0.

DBC now leads its group with six points, while Abellana National School is second. In the other group, SHS-J, Sta. Rita and Springdale all have three points and are separated only by goal difference.

Delbert Tan put SHS-J on top in the seventh before Nelson Ybañez leveled the count in the 16th.

SHS-J got got the lead back in the 60th but conceded two goals in the last two minutes. Romar Canoay scored from a free kick while John Shade Panisan scored a minute later for Sta. Rita’s comeback win.

Sun Star Cebu

SOS wonder lifts Davao

By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

A FOOTBALL wonder from the SOS Children's Village provided the spark as Davao City registered its second win in the U-19 division of the National Women's Selection Tournament Tuesday night at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod City.

Gloria Rama, one of the young stars of the SOS football team, scored two goals for Davao in a 5-0 thrashing of Negros Occidental B in a match that was decided early.

Marie Magolot and Cherry Vilchez, who each had a goal in Davao's 3-0 victory over Negros Oriental Sunday, added a goal apiece this time and Rozianne Rivera also joined the scoring parade.

Magdolot opened scoring in the 21st minute, before Vilchez and Rama found in the net in the 26th and 38th minutes for a 3-0 Davao lead at halftime.
Rivera scored nine minutes into the second half and Rama knocked in the match's final goal in the 73rd to send it beyond recall.

Iloilo, meanwhile, hacked out a rousing 4-0 win over Negros Oriental in the meet sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

Iloilo was still playing Negros Occidental B as of press time while Davao was set to collide with Negros Occidental A last night.

The Davao squad, coached by Leonor "Wowie" Satorre and Reynalyn Ravanes, had lost to Iloilo, 0-1, in the opener of the single round robin format tournament sponsored by the Executive Village Football Club through club president Rafael Lizares.

Negros Occidental A and Iloilo each toted a two-win, one-draw and zero-loss record to share the lead in the team standings. Davao is in third with a 2-0-1 slate, followed by Negros Oriental (1-0-3) and Negros Occidental B (0-0-3).

Davao's U-19 team is also bannered by Alyssa Marie Ang, June Mae Bunac, Marie Angeline Cadayona, Shienna April Chavez, Erika Jean de Lima, Natasha Anne Doromal, Celina Simone Jaldon, Marice Magdolot, Kim Noreen Maligad, Anna Alexandria Santos, Jenny Elvie Tevar, Erika Lorraine Turtur, Cherry Mae Vilorez, Mary Jane Zamora and Rona Zulueta with Maria Teresa Ang as team manager.

Davao's U-14 team, meanwhile, lost to Manila anew. Manila defeated Davao, 2-0, in the first period, forced a 0-0 standoff in the second period and another draw at 0-all in the third.

Davao was playing Negros Occidental for its last game in the double round elimination format division as of presstime. Manila led the current team standings with 11 points while Negros Occidental is in second with six points.

2010 ASEAN Championship draw in July

Draw for 2010 ASEAN Championship will take place on 27. July reported Vietnamese media.

Philippines will be in qualifiers in Laos in October and the top two in qualifiers will be in the finals in December.

New FIFA World Ranking

New FIFA World Ranking today . Philippines down 3 to number 170 and lost 31 ranking points.

FIFA World Ranking

27 April 2010

Mindanao Football - Summer Sports festival ,Tagum City

Football in Tagum City :

The City Tourism Office (CTO) will open its 5th year summer sports festival 2010 on May 15-23, participated by active athletes from different cities and municipalities all over Mindanao.

According to CTO, this week-long annual sport event includes: dama, dart, chess, softball/baseball/, lawn tennis, taekwando, circuit racing, bowling, FOOTBALL, beach volleyball, dog agility show, relay marathon, badminton, cycling, sepak takraw, arnis, karatedo and 3-on-3 basketball.

For more information please contact their telefax no. (084) 370-14-24, telephone no. (084) 218-4727 or visit their website at www. Tagumcitygov.ph or tagumcity_tourism@yahoo.com.

Cebu Football - USJ-R steals show from USC

By Mike Limpag

MARK Mejaran capped a stirring comeback as the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) surprised a complacent University of San Carlos (USC), 3-2, for their first win in the Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) 10th National Interclub at the USC field yesterday.

USJ-R is now fourth with four points, while USC dropped to fifth with three points and lost its second straight game when it had the lead.

Doraemon zoomed to the top on goal difference with a 14-0 rout of Count FC, while idle CAFC dropped to second. Doraemon and CAFC both have seven points but the new no. 1 leads by three goals.

FC Intercebu, which routed Count FC last Monday, 8-2, is third with four points.

Yesterday, USC seemed headed for the third spot after getting ahead, 2-0, in the first half.

Free kick

Just 12 minutes in, Karl Arcenas volleyed in Kyle Soriano’s free kick for the first goal before Philip Kenei scored off a goal mouth scramble in the 42nd for a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, things turned around and USC, playing as if a two-goal lead was safe, lost the advantage in just 13 minutes.

Juvan Torres’s free kick deflected off the wall straight past Paolo Pascual in the 54th minute, while Robert Mamac’s bicycle in front of the goal put the team on level terms in the 58th.

USJ-R wasn’t finished.

USC’s defense was in shambles and it only had Bernard Rotich up front for offense. Rotich was so fast he had the defense in trouble keeping up.

His teammates, too, were too slow to catch up with him, while on the other end of the pitch, USJ-R had at least four attackers keeping the defense and Pascual busy.

Things got worse for USC in the 74th after referee Kurt Acre sent off Folk Hanes Anthony for an elbow, leaving an opening at left flank.

Mejaran took advantage and got his first chance in the 85th but hit the bar, four minutes later; he didn’t miss from point-blank range for the comeback.

USJ-R will next face Count FC today, while USC closes out its campaign against FC Intercebu on Thursday and needs a win—and for USJ-R to lose its last two games—to make the semifinals.

Men’s Open

In the first Men’s Open game, Joshua Fegidero was a man possessed as he scored 12 goals in Doraemon’s 14-0 win to bag the top spot.

Fegidero had six in each half and managed to accomplish their goal of overtaking CAFC even if the game was cut short by 10 minutes.

Jan Michael Abellana and Epifanio Ynot scored the other two goals for Doraemon, which used to play as Crazy Horse.

In the 17-Under games, Anton Aldeguer scored four times to lead Sacred Heart School-Jesuits, 14-0, over USC, while Blessed John XXIII Seminary beat Danao FC, 4-0.

Over at Springdale, Fug Sports defeated the host, 3-2, in the 12-Under match

Sun Star Cebu

26 April 2010

Cebu Football - CAFC's late attack

FORMER RP team stalwart Arnie Pasenabo towed Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) to a tough 3-2 win over University of San Carlos (USC) in the 10th Interclub Invitational Tournament Men's Open at the USC field yesterday.

CAFC is now safely on top with seven points on two wins and a draw, while USC is stuck at third with three points. Doraemon, which will play last place Count FC today, is second with four points.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and FC Inter Cebu share fourth spot with a point.

CAFC dominated the attack at the start but found itself trailing, 1-0, in the 11th after Philip Kenei was brought down in the box and Kyle Soriano converted the penalty.

Rommel Cuizon got the first real chance for CAFC but his lob past an approaching Paolo Pascual was too high.

In the 37th, Cuizon was brought down in the box and Pasenabo calmly hit the lower left corner for the equalizer.

In the second half, Julius Acre had two chances inside the box but both his shots were deflected. Another 35-yard effort from the midfielder went straight to Pascual.

USC got ahead in the 58th with an excellent goal from Bernard Rotich just outside the box. Rotich pivoted left then hit the crossbar from 21 yards with his left foot.

Jo Sacil, who came in as a substitute, almost got the equalizer with his first touch of the game but Pascual managed to fend off his shot.


With only just seven minutes left, CAFC got a gift after Cuizon was again brought down. This time, Pasenabo hit the bottom right for the equalizer.

The goal buoyed CAFC and dampened USC. And Pasenabo took advantage.

Two minutes from time, Pasenabo's quickness got him past the defense and he found an open Cuizon, who just tapped in to an empty net for the winning goal.

USC will next face USJ-R at 3:30 p.m. today, while CAFC faces FC Inter Cebu tomorrow.

In the morning games, John Nieves scored six times to tow Abellana National School-Pomeroy, 11-1, over Danao FC, while Don Bosco College beat Blessed John XXIII Seminary, 2-0.

Sacred Heart School-Jesuits also took advantage of a miscue by Gilber Tan for a 1-0 win over Springdale.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - Football mom confronts player, gets banned !

By Edri K. Aznar

ORGANIZERS of the Cebu Amateur Football Club 10th National Interclub Football Cup have a new headache to face-misbehaving parents.

A football mom of Don Bosco College reportedly got irked and confronted a player from the opposing team for getting too physical with her son during DBC's 2-0 win over Blessed John XXIII Seminary yesterday.

"A player who tried to stop the confrontation got scratches on his face," said CAFC president Glen Quisido.

Because of the confrontation, the football mom won't be able to watch her son again in the tournament.

"In our initial plan, the Don Bosco parent won't be able to go near the field again," said Quisido, who was set to meet the rest of the CAFC officers late last night to discuss the incident.

Referee Archie Reyes was also set to submit his official report last night.

Aside from banning the enraged parent from the games, Quisido has already set up other measures.

"We will cordon the area so that only the players, coaches and officials will be in the field," he said.

The parents and spectators will now have a specific area from where they can watch the games, away from the field.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - NCR rules ECCP Cup

By Edri K. Aznar

NCR's patience and hard work in European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Soccer Cup has finally paid off.

After falling short in the first three editions of the event, NCR finally bagged the Men's Open title in the fourth season last Sunday at the Cebu International School football pitch.

NCR had an unbeaten streak and crushed Convergys in the finals, 4-0, for their title.

Noel Villagonzalo, Michael Pacana and Lemar Baunsit scored a goal a piece for a commanding 3-0 lead in the first half, while Ryan Altamera added the icing on the cake with a strike in the second half for a 4-0 finish.

NCR dominated the elimination round Group A, beating former titleholders Tsuneishi, 1-0; last year's second runner-up Sykes, 2-1; Streams, 1-0; and Teletech, 1-0.

In the quarterfinals, NCR met and beat Sykes again, 2-1, and blanked Tsuneishi, 2-0, in the semis.

Sun Star Cebu

Baguio Cup (Pine Cup) in May

Age Groups: May 13-14, 2010
• 21 and Under - PhP 1,000.00
• 17 and Under - PhP 1,000.00
• 14 and Under - PhP 1,000.00
• 11 and Under - PhP 1,000.00
• 9 and Under (mixed)- PhP 500.00
• 7 and Under (mixed)- PhP 500.00

Please confirm participation on or before May 7, 2010. Contact : baguiounited@gmail.com or text 09176246637.

Men's and Ladies Open May 22-23, 2010

Entry Fee: PhP 3,000.00

16 teams are expected to participate. 2 brackets. Single Round Robin. 20-30 mins per game.

Please confirm attendance on or before May 7, 2010. Contact : baguiounited@gmail.com or text 09176246637.

Ladies Field

By Henry G. Doble

FOR the first time a legitimate tournament to select the national team for women's soccer in the 14 Under and 19 Under category was held. It started Saturday at Panaad Sports Stadium here in Bacolod City.

Iloilo and Davao opened the games in the 19U and Negros Occidental battled Manila in the 14U in the second game. Host Negros Occidental-A Team was to meet Negros Oriental Football Association in the mainer.

Sunday's schedule is skills contest among 14 Under participants at 8 a.m. At 2 p.m. Negros Occidental A and B teams collide, followed by the Davao FA and Negros Occidental U14 match.

The Davaoenas 19 years old and under were to tangle with Negros Oriental FA for the main game of the tripleheader.

Tournament is set from April 24 to 28 with supervision of the Local Organizing Committee headed by Rafael Lizares, Jr. of the Executive Village Football Club.

General Secretary Cyril Dofitas of the Philippine Football Association said that from among these participants the national team will be formed. At least this will make it fair to all football clubs in the country that the selection was "palapit lapit lang.”

If you still remember, the U14 boys who were formed hastily in the AFC tournament last year that one was a pain to remember. That will not happen in the case of the distaff side.

Lizares and his group have one thing in mind - form a legitimate national team with members seen in actual competition. This is not just picking those closest to the association and club to wear the RP uniform.

From among these teenagers, the country will form, support and send them to international tournaments. Never mind if football is only number 2 or 3 sport in this basketball-crazy nation.

The football leaders have learned their lesson and we are happy to hear about it. Let the politicians do their work. The sportsmen are better left alone too to plan their destiny.

Perhaps the lady booters will make football officials and leaders change their mind. Hopefully those who cling to their posts and do not abide with the rules set by PFF and who have nothing to contribute to the development of sport can see their way out.

Have a happy feet, gentlemen.

Sun Star Bacolod

Favorites collide today in Nat’l Women’s Selections tourney

By Henry C. Villalva

NEGRENSE football enthusiasts are expected to troop to the Panaad Stadium Monday to witness third day hostilities in the ongoing five-day National Women’s Selections Tournament.

The said event will be hosted by the Executive Village Football Club, headed by businessman Junie Lizares in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) represented in this five-day event by general secretary Cyril Dofitas and RP U14 head coach Josephine Loren, among others.

In last Saturday’s opening matches, Iloilo nipped Davao, 1-0, with the winning goal coming in the 90th minute of the U19 match.

Host Negros Occidental, mentored by Coach Jose Reymando Baldava, bowed to Manila, with scores of 0-0 in the first half, 1-0 in the second half and 2-0 in the third half in a U14 clash.

Meanwhile, last Saturday’s final match saw Negros Occidental Team A post a 4-0 victory over Negros Occidental B in another U19 encounter.

Monday’s four-game schedule pits Negros Occidental versus Davao (U14) at 8:00 a.m.; NORFA (Dumaguete) versus Negros Occidental B at 2:00 p.m. (U19); at 4:00 p.m. Negros Occidental versus Iloilo (U14); and the day’s final match at 6:00 p.m. is between Negros Occidental A and Manila in another U19 encounter.

Sun Star Bacolod

25 April 2010

Cebu Football - Keeping it perfect

By Mike Limpag

FORMER RP team member Joshua Fegidero made Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) pay for their loose defense in the dying minutes. He salvaged a 1-1 draw for Doraemon in their Men’s Open match in the 10th Interclub Invitational Tournament at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Technological Center yesterday.

Fegidero, who used to coach USC, chested in Rocky Garciano’s free kick from pointblank range in their final play to stay undefeated in the six-team event.

Doraemon, which used to be known as Crazy Horse, now has four points. Host CAFC also has four points and leads on goal difference owing to its 12-1 win over Count
FC last Saturday.

Had CAFC held on to its lead, it would have been three points ahead in the standings.

From the get-go, both teams showed they weren’t afraid to create chances in the offensive end.

CAFC, which also boasts of former RP team member Arni Pasenabo, had the first shot but Martin Bontia’s attempt sailed straight to the keeper.

A minute later, Fegidero’s low shot was tapped out by keeper Benjamin Sanchez.

Rommel Cuizon, who stood a foot shorter than his defender, scored the first goal in the 13th as he found the top corner from an acute angle from left flank.

Rocky Garciano had his first chance for an equalizer but was denied by Sanchez in the 22nd. Another lob by Fegidero in the 25th was also punched out.

In the 30th, CAFC’s Rene Menchavez’s free kick from 35 yards sailed just inches high, while Cuizon’s second attempt was caught by the keeper.

Both teams’ pace slowed dramatically in the later stages of the first half as they struggled with the morning sun but both also managed to pick it up in the second.

Pasenabo and Junard Aguilar played a beautiful give-and-go early in the second but the final shot sailed high. Fegidero eluded his defenders from the right flank, but no teammate was there to receive his perfect pass, which sailed harmlessly pass the goal mouth.

In the 89th, Fegidero made sure he wouldn’t miss as he rushed past everybody to redirect Garciano’s kick for the equalizer.

Before Garciano took the kick, the CAFC defenders and keeper were all pointing at Fegidero and were warning each other to look out for their blindside.

But that didn’t help them.

Crazy Horse will have a rest day today and will next face Count FC on Tuesday, while CAFC faces USC at 1:30 p.m. today.

After struggling against Crazy Horse yesterday, USC could have showed up sans keeper Paolo Pascual and it would have still won.

Striker Philipp Kenei had a field day yesterday as he helped USC to its first win, 8-0, against Count FC.

USC is now currently third with three points, while Count FC is last. FC Intercebu and the University of San Jose Recoletos were set to play their first game yesterday.

In the Boys 12 division, Springdale got its goals from Lorenzo Ceniza, SAbin Veloso and Terence Colmenares for a 3-2 win over M. Lhuillier.

Aflred Patigayon and Lendon Colina scored for M. Lhuillier, which will face Fugsports on Tuesday.

Today, MTI, a team manned by the first batch of players trained by M. Lhuillier Canduman, will have its debut against Sacred Heart SChool-Jesuits in the boys 14 at San Roque, while the host will face Springdale.

In the 38-above division, host SRFC will take on Erco while sister teams--and bitter rivals--Queen City A takes on Queen City B.

In the 12-under game at Springdale, the host will face fugsports, while SRFC A will also take on the host in the Players 10 division.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebo Football - Davao loses in National Women's Football

By Charles Raymond A. Maxey

DAVAO City's campaign in the National Women's Selection Tournament got off to a bad start as the lady booters suffered a 0-1 heartbreaking defeat to Iloilo in the Under-19 division Saturday afternoon at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

The Davao booters played tough defense all throughout the match, but just could not stop Iloilo's strike during injury time to absorb their first defeat in the six-team field.

Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary and head of delegation Erwin Protacio said Davao was forced to play defense in the face of an all-out Iloilo attack. He said Iloilo made more attempts at the goal than Davao, with two of them hitting the crossbar.

Protacio said he is hoping for a big rebound for the team in the second match, which was scheduled late Sunday afternoon against Negros Oriental.

source : Sun Star Davao

Kv Turnhout lost 2-3 in Belgium

KV Turnhout lost 2-3 away to Beveren and is number three from bottom when 1 match left in Belgium Div 2. Two teams is going directly down to Div 3 , and third and fourth placed from bottom have to play playoffs against Div 3 teams.

Belgium 2. Div

Jason de Jong , Kv Turnhout also play for Philippines Men`s NT . He played 43 mins in today`s match.

UFL - Sunday`s results

Mendiola E Games 0 - 3 Air Force Rider
United South 2GO 3 - 1 Lions Alaska
Mama Africa 0 - 1 Global Smartmatic
Navy Selecta 1 - 2 Kaya Digiprint
Diliman Victory Liner 1 - 5 Nomads Aloha Board Sports
Union Rudy Project 2 - 0 Green Archers Orient Freight
Sunken Garden United FC 4 - 2 Japan K Line

Standings Div 1 :

1. Kaya 24 points
2. Air Force 21 points
3. Union 18 points

Div 2 :

1. Global 28 points
2. Nomads 24 points
3. Sunken Garden 17 points

Weekend round-up :

Results, fixtures and standings :

UFL - Mendiola Egames Walk Out

by Coco Torre

Ascom, Fort Bonifacio- 9:25am- Mendiola Egames conceives a defeat without finishing the entire match. The loss was due to a decision of the team to walk out from the vicinity right after the half-time whistle has been blown.
The team’s decision might have been a result of the referee’s issuance of two yellow cards to each of the Orcullo brothers, Gerome and Gerard. The Orcullo brothers were sent off with red cards in minutes nearing the half-time whistle- with a score of 2-0 favoring Airforce Rider.

Opponents Airforce Rider were dismayed at Mendiola Egames’ decision as the team is currently finding means to overtake top team Kaya Digiprint in terms of goal average-a 3-0 win to them is not enough.

UFL Website

Comment : I expect Mendiola to be kicked out of UFL before next weekend !

Statement on Green Archers Orient Freight and Mendiola E-Games Rumble by UFL

The Technical Committee – with the approval of the UFL Executive Committee – has meted out the following sanctions at the clubs and players involved based on the FIFA Disciplinary Code:

Following Article 48 (with reference to Article 19) of the Disciplinary Code of FIFA:
1. Solas, Marlon (Mendiola) – Assault with a deadly weapon - 2 year ban from the UFL
2. Concepion, Paul Adrian (Mendiola) – Assault with a deadly weapon – 2 year ban from the UFL
3. Solas, Bernie (Mendiola) – Leaving the bench area & Assault – Indefinite suspension
4. Fadrigalan, John Paul (Mendiola) – Assault – 2 match suspension
5. Deyto, Patrick (Archers) – Assault – 2 match suspension
6. Patag, Miguel (Archers) – Assault – 2 match suspension
7. Pasilan, Christian (Archers) – Assault – 2 match suspension
8. Romero-Salas, Enrique (Archers) – Assault – 2 match suspension
9. Behag, Rey (Archers) – Assault – 2 match suspension

Following Article 49 (with reference to Article 57 & 59)
1. Coach Aris Caslib – Unsporting conduct against match officials – 4 match suspension.

Following Article 57, 59 & 30
1. Mendiola FC – 3rd offence of this nature, bench participation, grave verbal threats - deduction of 5 point from current standings.

There has been scheduled, on April 27, 2010, a second Technical Committee meeting – at which time any concerned party shall be allowed to appeal the rulings or sanctions that have been leveled against them.

UFL Website

UFL - Mendiola E-Games and Green Archers Orient Freight Await Fate After Rumble

by Josue Jamlang

Last Sunday proved to be an eventful round of matches in the UFL, but not only because of the usual fascinating action that took place, but also due to the unfortunate and bizarre scenes in the match between Mendiola E-Games and Green Archers Orient Freight.

The game, pivotal for both team’s ambitions in the League, had to be abandoned early in the second half, after a small altercation between opposition players turned into an all out free for all in a blink of an eye. It was a scene of players throwing strikes and others trying to cool heads down for a solid three minutes.

When the fiasco finally came to an end, the referee dished out a total of nine red cards to the two teams, with further fines and possible penalties still yet to be announced. The League’s Technical Committee had a meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the events that transpired on Sunday, and to debate over the subsequent repercussions that should take place

Football is undoubtedly a game that involves plenty of passion, intensity, and physicality, but such altercations such as what took place, are a rarity and should not be seen as accepted behavior in the sport. The shameful event, which marred an otherwise fantastic week of football in the UFL, will surely be met with plenty of heavy penalties and strong actions from the governing body.

UFL website

24 April 2010

PFF Women`s U14/U19 - Davao plays Manila Sunday

By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

THE Davao City Under-14 team clashes against Manila at 4 p.m. today in the National Women Selection Tournament 2010 at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod City.

Davao's under-19 squad was still playing against Iloilo as of yesterday presstime.

The tournament is a round-robin format and games will be played in three periods.

Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary Erwin Protacio, who is head of delegation, said, "The first period is 20 minutes with the first eleven players not being substituted. The winner gets two points. In another 20-minute second period, those who haven't played in the first period must play and the winner in the period will earn one point. The best players who can be substituted will play in the 30-minute third period where the winner gets three points."

The U-14 event serves as selection basis for the Philippine team seeing action in the AFC U-13 Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June.

Louise Gabrielle del Fierro, Mary Joy Indac, Hannah Belle Sindao, Maria Trishia Galvez, Allyn Ravanes, Angelou Rheeza Caninado, Nina Ricci Yanto, Annabelle Anter, Sara-a Elizabeth Jikiri, Janna Raizel Barcemo, Bea Angela Dongon, Bea Panganiban, Joannah Marie Adao, Nina Alexi Arrieta, Patricia Erika Francisco, Rochel Ann Icoy, Michaela Louise Co and Camille Faith Aringo compose the city's under-14 team. Team manager is Michael Co.

Davao's under-14 and under-19 teams' stints in the bootfest are backed up by the parents, team managers, sponsors, and DFA.

Sun Star Davao

Davao team and matches :

Line up of U-19:

Ang, Alyssa Marie; Bunac, June Mae; Cadayona, Marie Angelie; Chavez, Shienna April; De Lima, Erika Jean; Doromal, Natasha Anne; Jaldon, Celina Simone; Magdolot, Marie; Magdolot, Marice; Maligad, Kim Noreen; Rama, Gloria; Rivera, Rozianne; Santos, Anna Alexandria; Tevar, Jenny Elvie; Turtur, Erika Lorraine; Vilorez, Cherry Mae; Zamora, Mary Jane; and, Zulueta, Rona. Coaches are Lenor "Wowie" Satorre and Reynalyn Ravanes. Team manager is Maria Teresa Ang.

Schedule of Games
24 April at 2:30 PM Iloilo vs Davao (right after the opening ceremony)
25 April at 6:00 PM Davao vs Negros Oriental
27 April at 4:00 PM Negros Occidental "B" vs Davao
28 April at 4:00 PM Negros Occidental "A" vs Davao

Women`s U14 :

Schedule of Games
25 April at 4:00 PM Davao vs Manila
26 April at 8:00 AM Negros Occidental vs Manila
27 April at 4:00 PM Davao vs Manila
28 April at 4:00 PM Negros Occidental vs Davao

From Davao FA website

Cebu Football - Veterans win

By Edri K. Aznar

POWERHOUSE Crazy Horse edged out the younger University of San Carlos (USC), 3-2, in the opening match of the Cebu Amateur Football Club 10th National Interclub Football Cup yesterday at the USC-Technological Center.

The match was fairly competitive despite the deep roster of Crazy Horse that was boosted by a couple of veteran former RP national team players.

Former RP team member Boyet Cañedo drew first blood as he scored the first goal just 10 minutes left before halftime. Another ex-RP team player, Joshua Figedero, who is also the former coach of USC, added another goal for a 2-0 lead.

However, Kyle Soriano counterattacked and shaved the lead to 2-1 just before the half.

In the second half, Figedero got on fire and he added another for a 3-1 count before a determined Soriano fueled his team with a last-minute goal.

“Most of them are college freshmen but they played fairly well against Crazy Horse, “ said Don-Don Ramos, who took over the coaching duties of USC for Gary Panagsagan.

Meanwhile, M. Lhuillier started strong in the Players 10 Division with an 8-0 win over host Springdale with two players scoring a hat trick

Archie Gemina and Kenneth Domingo had three goals each while Julbert Arias had two. M. Lhuillier will next face San Roque FC B on Tuesday, while Springdale will face SRFC A on Monday.

In the Boys 17 division, favorites Abellana National School-Pomeroy and Springdale are off to a hot start.

ANS-Pomeroy beat Blessed John XXIII Seminary, 4-1; while Springdale routed USC, 9-0.

Sun Star Cebu

23 April 2010

Iloilo-Davao, Dumaguete-Bacolod in today’s women’s bootfest

By Henry C. Villalva

U19 women’s squads carrying the colors of Iloilo and Davao, Negros Oriental and host Negros Occidental clash in Saturday’s opening matches of the 2010 National Women’s Football Selections Tournament slated to reel off at the football pitch of the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park in Barangay Mansilingan.

Three matches are scheduled immediately after the 2:00 p.m. opening ceremonies.

The first match at 2:00 p.m. is in the U19 category between Iloilo and Davao followed at 3:30 p.m. by the U14 battle between Manila and host Negros Occidental.

The day’s final match is again in the U19 division between host Negros Occidental “A” and neighboring Negros Oriental Football Association (NORFA) of Dumaguete City which is scheduled at 6:00 p.m.

The April 24-28 event is hosted by the Executive Village Football Club headed by Junie Lizares in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) which will be represented in this event by general secretary Cyril Dofitas.

The five-day competition aims to select the players who will compose the two national squads that will represent the country in two separate international tournaments this year.

The U14 national team will see action in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June, while the national U19 squad will see action in the AFC Asian Women’s Qualifying event set sometime in November at a still undisclosed venue, with EVFC prodding the PFF to bid for the hosting of said event here in Bacolod City at the Panaad stadium.

The Negros Occidental U14 team is coached by Jose Reymando Baldava of Victorias City with Isa Carmona, daughter of former national player John Carmona as team captain.

The U19 Negros Occidental team, meanwhile, is mentored by head coach Warren Concepcion, with Paul Espinosa and Rinelle De Oca as assistants, and with Chermaine Guancia as team captain.

All matches in the five-day series are open to the public for free, organizers said.

Sun Star Bacolod

Cebu Football - 10th CAFC Interclub kicks off at USC today

By Edri K. Aznar and Iste S. Leopoldo

THE picture isn’t that bright for Paref-Springdale when it plays in the 10th National Interclub Football Cup today.

Coach Mario Ceniza, who steered the Central Visayas to the silver medal in the Palarong Pambansa, said he isn’t expecting any of his teams to figure prominently in the Boys 17 and 12, and the Players 10 divisions.

“The boys who played in the Palarong Pambansa are from a different age group. With U-17, I only have five key players left and most of my players are new,” Ceniza said. He also added that he is a bit worried because most of his players are still having their vacation.

Today, Springdale will face off with University of San Carlos (USC) North Campus at the USC-TC field, while defending champion Abellana National School Pomeroy takes on Blessed John at 7:30 a.m.

“(Palaro players) Christopher Go and Ramon Borromeo are still in Manila while Iken Ong just arrived yesterday and has confirmed that he will be joining the league,” Ceniza said. The other key player who also confirmed his participation is Robby Medalle.

Also at the USC field, Queen City United will take on Count FC, while defending Aboitiz Football Cup titleholder Crazy Horse battles host USC in the Men’s Open division.

Sun Star Cebu

British-Pinoy shows he's got talent in football

LONDON - Jason Arroyo is a 20-year old with a passion for football and a need for speed. So, when he found out that Nike was holding a competition in search of UK's fastest players, he jumped at the chance.

The British Pinoy entered the London trial of the Nike Football+ Tear up the Pitch event on April 11, which was advertising the release of the new Mercurial Vapor Superfly II boots. He blitzed through the CR9 speed test, popularized by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Up against 60 other players, Arroyo completed the drill and ended up second fastest overall, after whizzing through a series of challenges aimed at testing reaction, dribbling skills and first-step acceleration.

The top five finishers were then selected to compete in a final showdown against teams from Birmingham and Manchester, where trials were also held.

Watched by Arsenal Football Club's Andrei Arshavin and Theo Walcott, the team from London triumphed in the final and won an all-expenses paid trip to Spain, where they will get to tear it up all over again at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium.

This weekend, April 24-25, Jason and his team-mates will be touring the home of the European Champions, watching Barcelona's La Liga clash with Xerez. They will also take part in a Nike Football+ elite training session with Barcelona Head Coach Josep Guardiola.

The fleet-footed winger, who is also a key player for Philippine United Football Club (PUFC) in the UK, is eager to impress. He has shown that Filipinos also have the talent to mix it with the best in football.

“It makes me feel good and really proud”, Arroyo said.

Source : ABS-CBN news

Nat’l women’s football selections tourney set

By Henry C. Villalva

ALL eyes are now on the staging here at Panaad of the 2010 National Women’s Football Selections Tournament slated to reel off this Saturday, April 24-28 featuring six teams in both the Under 19 and Under 14 categories.

The tournament is hosted by the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Junie Lizares in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) headed by Mari Martinez.

The main objective of the event is to select members of the RP teams in both divisions that will see action in two different international competitions within the year, said Lizares during a press conference last week.

The traditional team managers meeting is scheduled Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Luxur Place’s Tapas Room, where team representatives will discuss the nature of the competition and the tournament schedule with tournament officials, said former Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) deputy general secretary Warren Concepcion who mentors the host Negros Occidental Under 19 squad.

Three matches are scheduled Saturday at Panaad immediately following brief opening ceremonies.

At 2:00 p.m. it will be an Under 19 matchup between Iloilo and Davao followed by the U14 match between Manila and host Negros Occidental scheduled at 3:30 p.m.

The day’s final match will be a U19 clash between host Negros Occidental A and Negros Oriental Football Association (Norfa) scheduled at 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 25 at 8:00 a.m. there will be a skills competition among U14 players as a side event while at 2:00 p.m. the competition resumes with the U19 matchup between Negros Occidental A and Negros Occidental B.

This will be followed by the U14 clash featuring Davao against Manila at 4:00 p.m. while the day’s final match will be a U19 encounter between Davao and Norfa at 6:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, the host Negros Occidental squad, sponsored by O Hotel, Luxur Place and Zagu, is composed of the following: (Goal-keepers) Corinth Chua, Nicole Jalandoni; (Defenders) Jenaralyn “Biggy” Abuan, Therese Gail “Pangging” Silava, Ellyca Lacson, Mona Rose Remigio, Arlyn Mae Valero, Leia Molinas, and Pamela Son; (Midfielders) Aina Martin, Jaemarie “Wayan” Abuan, Pearl Aguilar, Carmela Lizares, Ritz Lazarito, Daniela Trompeta. Meryll Ledesma, and Jean Brigette Kadil; (Strikers) Chermaine Guancia, Angel Metillo, Natasha De Asis, Sean Nicole Adenix and Alesa Dolino; Head Coach - Warren Concepcion; Assistant Coaches: Paul Espinosa, Rinelle De Oca and Henry Patiño; and Team Managers - Mrs. Menchu Lacson and Mr. Louis Martin.

The April 24-28 tournament at Panaad is open for the public to watch, organizers said.

Sun Star Bacolod

22 April 2010

Cebu Fest offers 10 events

TEN sports events are lined up to make the First Cebu Fest an unforgettable affair from May 2 to May 8 at the South Road Properties (SRP).

The events--motorcross, karting, drag racing, flag football, softball, baseball, football, boxing, mixed-martial arts and a sundown marathon—are expected to draw large crowds for the week-long affair

On the other hand, 56 teams will join football, which will have the men’s open, ladies open, 36-above, Boys 17, 14 and 12 and Girls 17 divisions on May 8.

More : Sun Star Cebu

19 April 2010

5 Cebuano booters in U-14 camp

FIVE MEMBERS of the Cebu Elite Team Football Association has a chance to become members of the RP football Under-14 team after making it to the Under 14 national training camp, which will start today at the Don Bosco Technological Center in Liloan town, Cebu.

They are Clint Ligan, Rafi Lifardo, Shane Larry Sarmiento, Koko Gaudiel and Pericles Dakay Jr.

RP Team Under-14 coach Oliver Colina made the list of Visayas players after the football festival in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental last month, which also served as a pre-selection of the national team.

Other booters were taken from the tryouts held last week in San Beda and the recently-concluded 53rd Palarong Pambansa held in Tarlac.

Of the 30 booters who made it to the training camp, only 22 will be picked to form the official RP Under 14 team which will see action in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Festival of Football in Malaysia in June.

Other members of the training camp coming from the Visayas are Angelo Bahoyan, Raymund Santillan, Ricky Ryan Ragay, Joey de la Sierra and Justice Kitane of the Negros Oriental Football Association; Jhoguev Ybanez, Francis Louise Polvorido, Kenneth Tuzon and Mark Willem Cui of the Negros Occidental Football Association; Jose Zaldy Abraham, Jonas Oren, Exiamirum Sierra, Renz Richard Portigo, Carlo Angelo Dalisay, Charlone Lapating and Lord Irvin Jimena of Iloilo.

Those coming from Luzon are Rean Jay Villafuerte of San Beda; Paolo Gabriel Alilam and Carlos Magsadia of Ateneo and Skie Doug Carranza of Hedcen.

Booters from the Mindanao area are Earl Real Lagerta, Charles Ivan Barbera, Kyle Lawrence Correa and Bertrand Gregg Ramos III of Bukidnon; and Franklin Bantilan of Zamboanga

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - ECCP Cup kicks off at CIS on April 25

THE year's European Chamber of Commerce-Philippines (ECCP) Soccer Cup will kick off on April 25 at Cebu International School with 14 companies from the IT/BPO and manufacturing sectors.

The teams in the event are Lear Corp., E-Telecare Global Solutions, Sykes, Lexmark, Convergys, Wi-Pro, Aegis People Support, Teletech, Accenture and Qualfon.

"The main goal for this event is to promote camaraderie among BPO/ IT companies in Cebu and networking within the business industry," ECCP's Sophia T. Erasmo

The tournament is expected to be bigger and better with a separate ladies' division offered this year.

Last year's contest featured a mixed team of men and women.

ECCP will hold a photo contest for the event and will award an overnight stay at Marco Polo Hotel for two for the winner. (April C. Lavado, UP Intern)

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu Football - Vudu rules Denker

By Edri K. Aznar

THE heavily-favored Vudu FC avenged its previous loss and downed Looc FC, 2-1, in the final match of the Men's Open division of the Denker League at the Mabes football pitch in Lapu-Lapu City last Sunday.

Looc FC's Jano Flores scored the first goal in the 24th minute before Vudu FC quickly counterattacked with a strike by Opao Cortes three minutes later to even the match.

John Paul Arranguez sealed the game for Vudu FC with a score in the 35th minute.

On the other hand, Abellana FC took home the crown of the Boys 14-Under division after crushing Looc National High School, 4-0.

John Hale Tecson scored two goals, while Kurt Arranguez and John Patrick Polestico contributed a goal apiece.

Looc Elementary School also edged out Lapu-Lapu City Elementary School, 1-0, to win the Boys 12-Under title.

Ban-Ban Giovani Limosnero scored the only goal of the match.

Sun Star Cebu

UFL - Sunday`s results

Sunday 18 th results in United Football League :

Diliman Victory Liner 0 - 6 Global Smartmatic
Sunken Garden United FC 2 - 4 Mama Africa
Green Archers Orient Freight 0 - 0 Mendiola E Games
Navy Selecta 1 - 0 Army Phiten
Loyola ATR KimEng 1 - 3 Air Force Rider
United South 2GO 3 - 1 Japan K Line
Union Rudy Project 0 - 4 Kaya Digiprint
Lions Alaska 1 - 2 Nomads Aloha Board Sports

Standings Div 1 :

Kaya 21 points + 25
Air Force 18 points +15
Navy 16 points -2
Union 15 points +2
Loyola 13 points - 7
Army 11 points + 4
Mendiola 11 points - 17
Green Archers 5 points -24

Air Force and Army one match less.

Standings Div 2 :

Global 25 points +35
Nomads 21 points + 14
Mama Africa 16 points +9
Sunken Garden 15 points -5
United South 10 points -9
Japan K-Line 8 points -6
Lions 4 points -10
Diliman 4 points -28

18 April 2010

ASEAN Championships - 2010

Asean Football Federation calendar 2010 :

AFF U19 Youth Championship 22.- 31. July in Hanoi, Vietnam
AFF U17 Youth Championship 18.-27. September in Bandung, Indonesia
Asean Football Championship - Qualifiers 22-30 October , Vientiane, Laos
Asean Football Championship , 01-29 December , Hanoi, Vietnam / Jakarta, Indonesia

AFF Calendar 2010

Comment : World Cup qualifiers are scheduled for 8 . and 12. October . 10 days later AFF Championship qualifiers.

AFF Women`s Championship in Bangkok in September ?
AFF Women`s U19 Championship in Indonesia in September?

National women's football selections tourney to boost Negros tourism

THE hosting in Bacolod City of the National Football Women's Selections Tournament on April 25 to 28 at Panaad Sports and Recreational Park pitch will help boost local tourism in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, said EVFC head businessman Junie Lizares.

The tournament will be hosted by the Executive Village Football Club in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

"I'm sure tourism in our city and province will get a needed boost with the arrival here of at least 12 participating teams — six per category - plus their supporters who will be occupying our local hotels and eating in our restaurants during the week-long event," Lizares told a TV interview with talk show host Elsie Jolingan last week.

The teams coming over to compete in this tournament in both the 18Under and 13Under categories are coming from NCR, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Negros Oriental/Dumaguete.

The Negros Occidental teams in both the 18Under and 13Under categories were formed from a series of weekend tryouts conduncted by coaches tasked to select the province’s best players for this tournament.

Head coach of the U\18Under Negros squad is former University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos varsity standout Warren Concepcion while head coach of the 13Under team is veteran mentor Jose Reymando Baldava of Victorias City.

Lizares told last week's press conference at Luxur's Place they will present the final lineups of the two Negros Occidental squads sometime this week.

Team captain of the 13Under Negros Occidental Team is Isa Carmona, daughter of former Negros team mainstay and National Football League MVP John Carmona while named skipper of the 18Under Negros Occidental Team is Charmaine Guancia of University of St. La Salle.

The objective of the two-day tournament is to help national coaches select members of the national 18Under and 13Under squads, said Lizares.

The national U13 team that will be formed after this tournament will carry the country's colors in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June this year while the U18 nationals will compete in the AFCAsian Women’s qualifying evcnt sometime in October this year at a strill to be announced venue. (HCV)

UFL - Kaya vs Air Force part 1 and two

Top match in United Football League , Div 1

UFL - Union vs Army

UFL - Lions vs Global

17 April 2010

Palarong Pambansa - Davao win

In football, Davao Region walloped Central Visayas, 2-0, in a battle of giant-slayers to capture the gold.

Midfielder Jomar Acedo delivered both the two goals – the first on the 39th minute and the other on the 47th – while 5-10 goalie Dominador Tato IV blocked and deflected 10 shots to underscore Davao’s solid defense.

Represented by booters from MR School, Ateneo de Davao, University of Mindanao and Davao City National High School, Davao thus nailed its first title since winning in Tubod, Lanao del Norte seven years ago.

“It’s sweeter because in Tubod, most of the teams that participated there were from Mindanao. This time, everybody participated, so it’s really memorable,” said Davao coach Ramonito Carreon

Source : Philstar.com

Palarong Pombansa - Final results

Elemenary Division

Final :


Third place : NMRAA - CVRAA 2-1

Final Standings :

1. WVRAA (Western Visayas)
2. NCRAA (National Capital Region)
3. NMRAA (Northern Mindanao Region , Cagayan de Oro)
4. CVRAA (Central Visayas , Cebu)
5. CLRAA (Central Luzon)
6. STCAA (Calabarzon)

Secondary Divison :
Final : DAVRAA - CVRAA 2-0. Davao win Secondary Division
Third place : STCAA - WVRAA 0-6

Final Standings :

1. DAVRAA (Davao)
5. CRAA (Soccsksargen)

Palarong Pambansa website

16 April 2010

Cebu Football - 4th ECCP Football Cup to kick off April 25

CEBU, Philippines - The fourth season of the annual European Chamber of Commerce-Philippines (ECCP) Football Cup will kick off on April 25 at the Ceb International School (CIS) grounds in Brgy. Talamban, this city.

The games get better and bigger as the organizers have added up a separate division for women booters.

ECCP membership officer Sophia T. Erasmo relayed via e-mail that a total of 14 companies from the IT/BPO and Manufacturing sectors have already confirmed their participation in the tournament.

These are Lear Corporation, e-Telecare Global Solutions, Sykes, Lexmark, Convergys, Wi-Pro, 1&1, NCR, Tsuneishi, Aegis People Support, Teletech, Accenture, and Qualfon.

To spice up the event, the ECCP Football Cup 2010 is bringing back the Sports Photography Contest, which is open to all employees of the participating companies.

For registration and further inquiries, interested parties may keep in touch with Sophie at 254-3767 or send e-mail to Erlinda Reroma at ereroma@eccp.com.

Source : The Freeman

Palarong Pambansa - Davao seeks soccer gold

By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

SAN JOSE, Tarlac -- Vengeance is sweet as Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) avenged its elimination round loss by nipping Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA), 2-1, in the 2010 Palarong Pambansa secondary boys football semifinals at Tarlac Recreational Park (TRP) field here Friday.

With the victory, Davraa arranged a gold medal match with Central Visayas Region Athletic Association starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Compostela Valley's Marlon Demapanag broke the ice by hitting a goal in the 11th minute but WVRAA's Archie Pamilar countered with a goal in the 14th to force a 1-1 standoff.

As tension ensued in both camps following the draw, Davraa coach Ramonito "Lalas" Carreon made use of the halftime break to rally his wards to go all out for the win.

Davraa booters intensified its defense when game resumed even as goalkeeper Dominador Tato V foiled four attempts of highly-touted WVRAA strikers at the goal.

WVRAA's goalie, meanwhile, fouled Davraa forward Danilo Lascuna, a University of Mindanao mainstay, inside the penalty box, in the 47th minute.

Davraa's Frances Jay Abrasaldo then lived up to expectations as he converted on the crucial penalty kick for his team that never looked back to secure the win and a ticket to the finals.

"I'm so happy our adjustment in the positions of the players worked this time. We had an experiment when we played WVRAA the first time. Tato then was a defender, now he is goalkeeper and was very good at it. The rest of the players were comfortable as they assumed their regular positions," coach Lalas told Sun.Star Davao.

"I thank God for bringing us to this moment. I'm proud of the players for giving their hearts and efforts to make the win possible. We all look forward to playing in our first-ever finals," he added.

A misty-eyed Abrasaldo, a son of a driver, said the vernacular: "In the penalty kick, all I ever think of was make the goal. It was a huge task at hand but I was confident I'll make it and I did. I'm so happy to play such a big role in this victory."

Tato is excited to play for the gold.

"I felt more confident being a goalie. I'm excited to play such role when we battle for the gold tomorrow," he said.

Aside from Demapanag, Abrasaldo and Tato, the team is composed of Emar's Jomar Acedo, Imardino Polo and Faith Jul Canales, Ateneo's Romeo Raphael Du, Derrico Gabriel Diamante, Francis Patrick Lim, Emmanuel Josue Brisson, Jorem Samuel Jabile and Jan Ryven Lumabao, and Davao City National High School's Rocky Custodio and Dean Mark Angotas.

Sun Star Davao

Palarong Pambansa - Friday`s results

Elementary division :


Secondary Division ;

Semifinals :

STCAA - CVRAA 1-1 (5-6 on PK`s)

Final :

DAVRAA (DAVAO) - CVRAA (Central Visayas , Cebu)

Negros U19 ladies vs. Bacolod United XI Friday

By Henry C. Villalva

IT WILL be a case of daughters against their fathers Friday when the Negros Occidental Under19 ladies football team currently preparing for the forthcoming National Women’s Selections Tournament at Panaad on April 24-28, 2010, takes on multi-titled Bacolod United Football Club (BUFC) in a runeup match at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan at 5:30 p.m.

U19 coach and former Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) deputy general secretary Warrn Concepcion Thursday said he believes his girls “will learn a lot from the championship-honed Bacolod United team, which is composed of practically the lineup that carried the colors of the province in the Philippine Football Federation’s National Men’s Open Championship mentored by former RP team coach Reynaldo Dofitas.

Among the mainstays of the BUFC lineup are former RP squad teammates midfielder Alfredo ‘Bambi’ Dioso, Jr. and forward Norman Fegidero, Jr., who carries the distinction of having scored the lone goal that eliminated Malaysia in the 1991 Manila Southeast Asian Games (SEAG).

Friday’s practice match will be open to the public for free.

The Negros Occidental U19 ladies team will pit skills against their counterparts from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Iloilo in the April 24-28 competition where the Neg. Occ. U14 girls will also compete against visiting squads from other football provinces in the country.

The five-day event at Panaad will be hosted by the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Junie Lizares in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation.

Sun Star Bacolod

15 April 2010

Soccer Fiesta brings football to local fans

MANILA, Philippines – Football fanatics and casual fans will be given a treat when they visit "Soccer Fiesta 2010" at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City as the 3-weekend event continues its run on Saturday.

The event, where participants can compete in a real or virtual arena, is organized by lubricants company Castrol Philippines, nonprofit organization Futbol sa Kalye (Futkal) and events company Real Sports Authority.

The Soccer Fiesta 2010 kicked off last April 10 to 11 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The second leg takes place at the SM Megamall from April 17 to 18 while the last leg will be held from May 1 to 2 at the BLOCK Atrium in SM City North EDSA in Quezon City.

Real Sports Authority president Rely San Agustin said the biggest challenge in promoting football locally is that the Philippines is a "basketball country".

“The Philippines is a basketball country while in every other country, football is the No. 1 spectator sport in the world,” he said Tuesday in an interview on “Mornings@ANC.”

But organizers believe that football is a sport that Filipinos can explore and even excel in.

“This is one sport I believe the Philippines can be up there,” said Castrol Philippine Country Representative Marcelo Sota, Jr.

Soccer Fiesta aims to drum up interest and awareness of the world’s most popular sport, with the 2020 FIFA World Cup in South Africa just 2 months away.

San Agustin said: “I think now is the opportunity to let the Filipinos know that ‘Hey, here's another sport where we can excel in.”

He cited that the Philippines was one of the top football countries in Asia in the 1970s.

Fascinating and beautiful

Participants in the Soccer Fiesta 2010 can look forward to individual events such as PS3 challenges, foosball competitions, skills challenges and even face painting for those who will buy FIFA World Cup merchandise.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., is open to all ages except for the Castrol Skills Challenge that is open for ages 18 and above. Admission is free.

Futkal, the organization that promotes football in depressed areas in Metro Manila, will facilitate various activities at The Castrol Arena.

The “Futkaleros,” led by their founder Peter Amores, will facilitate the Dribbling Competition, Juggling Competition, Beat the Goalkeeper, Kick for a Prize and Skills Challenge Competition, the soccer version of the NBA All-Star skills challenge.

Amores, also a social entrepreneur, said that the Soccer Fiesta is “one way to enjoy your summer.”

Moreover, he talked about the wonder of football: “It’s such a fascinating sport, such a large scale sport with 11 players… It’s a mind game with a lot of physical interaction, a beautiful game to watch.”

For more information, visit http://www.soccerfiesta2010.multiply.com.

Soccer Fiesta

Palarong Pambansa - Thurday`s results

Elementary division :

ARMAA- NMRAA 0-1 . NMRAA won by default

Secondary division :

WVRAA- NCRAA 2-2 , 4-2 PK`s

14 April 2010

National football women's selection tourney set

By Henry C. Villalva

THE Executive Village Football Club, in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), will host the staging of the 2010 National Women's Selection Tournament in Bacolod City.

The event will be held on April 24-28 at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan.

Organizers announced this Wednesday during a luncheon press conference held at Luxur’s Place. Attending the conference were EVFC president Junie Lizares, coaches Warren Concepcion (U18) and Jose Raymando Baldava (U13), and Negros Occidental Football Association (Nofa) referees committee head Dennis Estaniel.

Also present were U18 Negros team skipper Charmaine Guancia and U13 Negros team captain Isa Carmona, daughter of former RP team standout John Carmona.

The objective of the tournament is to select members of the national U18 and U14 teams that will carry the country’s colors in two forthcoming international events, namely, the U14 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June, and the AFC U18 qualifying event scheduled in October at a still to be identified venue.

Lizares also announced that the two other tournament officials who will be involved in running this event are Match Commissioner Joseph Gensaya and General Coordinator Gus Rivas.

The 22-member Negros 13 Under squad is composed of 9 players from San Carlos City, 7-8 players from Talisay City and 4 others from the Rizal Elementary School in Bacolod City.

Meanwhile, the 18 Under Negros team is composed of 3 players from University of St. La Salle, 4 from St. Scholastica’s Academy, 3 from Victorias City and the rest from San Carlos City.

A total of 28 13 under and another 30 18 Under club teams participated in the two-weekend tryouts conducted by the EVFC to select the members of the Negros Occidental squad in this tournament.

Six teams in both categories are seeing action in the national selection tournament, namely, Manila, Davao, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Iloilo and host Negros Occidental.

Sun Star Bacolod

Cordi booters to make history in Tarlac

TARLAC CITY – “Don’t count us out, ” declared Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) secondary boys football coach Aries Bocalan as his charges scored their first win against their opposition from Region VIII, at the Tarlac Recreational Park football grounds, April 12.

Left wing Jenno Aquino (No. 12) drew first blood with a long shot from the left field in the first 10-minutes of the first half.

Seeing a hole in the Region VIII defense, Leonard Austria (No. 10) passed the rubber to Aquino who expertly dribbled through three Caraga players for the goal.

At the other end of the field meanwhile, goalie Nelson Garcia kept the ball from touching net in the second half as Region VIII stubbornly tried to equalize.

Efforts of the opposing team were however flustered when CAR captain and striker Domingo Sayan miraculously scored off a rebound of his own missed shot icing the green booters’ win, 2-nil.

The CAR team shall be facing powerhouse National Capital Region (NCR) in its bracket of four teams which include Cotabato and Caraga.

A win over NCR assures a semis birth for the CAR team. A loss on the other hand places them in a must-win situation against Cotabato for the semis.

Bocalan assessing his team’s chances against NCR said, “The NCR team, composed of mostly of Ateneo players, is bigger than us.”

“However,” expressing confidence towards his wards Bocalan added, “we have the speed to neutralize their height advantage.”

Bocalan is banking on his strikers whom he described as ‘gifted sprinters’ to make history for CAR who has yet to see gold in Palaro football. (Isagani Liporada with Xania Carandang)

Sun Star Baguio

Palarong Pambansa - Wednesday`s results

Elementary division :


Secondary division :


3 wins for Western Visayas.

13 April 2010

Nat’l U-19, U-14 ladies bootfest presscon Wednesday

By Henry C. Villalva

ORGANIZERS of the 2010 U19 and U14 National ladies football championship led by the Executive Village Football Club in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) are scheduled to meet members of the local sports media at lunch at Luxur’s Place in connection with the staging here on April 25 to 26 at the Panaad football field of the twin championships.

Expected to lead organizers today is businessman Junie Lizares, president of the host Executive Village Football Club together with his fellow officers and organizers of the said national event.

EVFC is also expected to present the complete Negros Occidental U19 and U14 lineups today, said U19 coach and former University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos varsity standout Warren Concepcion.

Lizares said the move to host the twin national events here at Panaad is a product of continued consultations among various Visayas provincial football associations coordinated by PFF Womens Committee chairman Mariano Araneta who has initiated preparations for this event with Cebu’s Richard Montyre, Dumaguete’s Dick Emperado, Lizares and their counterpart from Iloilo.

In this regard, EVFC has conducted training camps in both categories to select players who will represent Negros Occidental in the two-day event, which will be open to the public for free.

The national U14 champion squad will carry the nation’s colors in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation U14 championship in Vietnam this June organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) while the U19 champion team will see action in the AFC U19 qualifying event in October at a still to be determined venue.

Sun Star Bacolod

Palarong Pombansa - Tuesday`s results

Elementary division :


Secondary division :


Two wins for Cebu in Elementary and Secondary division.

12 April 2010

Beach football on Siargao Island

Beach Football Held at Siargao island General Luna Surigao del Norte this coming may 24, 2010.

Surigao FA President Mr. Bombom Anoos +639216221070 or Gensec. Mr. Rene Tan +639102075047

2012 Olympic Qualifiers

Men`s Asian qualifiers for 2012 Olympic Games has been rescheduled and first round is now planned taking place on 23. Feb 2011 and 9. March 2011. Second round in June.

Women`s qualifiers first round is also scheduled for March 2011.

Men`s competition is U23 and Women`s is open age.

Palarong Pambansa - Monday`s results

Elementary division:


Secondary division:


Good start for DAVRAA (Davao), WVRAA (Western Visayas) and NMRAA (Cagayan de Oro)

UFL - Sunday`s results

United Football League - Results Sunday 11.

Sunken Garden United FC 1 - 0 Diliman Victory Liner
Lions Alaska 0 - 1 Global Smartmatic
Green Archers Orient Freight 2 - 4 Navy Selecta
Union Rudy Project 1 - 0 Army Phiten
Mendiola E Games 3 - 2 Loyola ATR KimEng
United South 2GO 3 - 2 Nomads Aloha Board Sports
Kaya Digiprint 5 - 1 Air Force Rider
Japan K Line 0 - 4 Mama Africa

Standings Div 1 :

Kaya 18 points
Air Force 15 points
Union 15 points
Navy 13 points
Loyola 13 points
Army 11 points
Mendiola 10 points
Green Archers 4 points

All teams have played 9 matches except Air Force and Army (8 matches)

11 April 2010

UFL - Kaya beat Air Force 5-1 !

Top match in United Football League Div 1 today , Kaya beat Air Force 5-1 !

Union beat Army 1-0

More results later...

Mindanao Football - 6th Del Monte Football Cup set

NOW considered as the region's football mecca for age-group development, the breezy town of Camp Phillips in Bukidnon announced the holding of its annual Del Monte Football Cup.

The keenly-awaited event, entering its sixth year in promoting grassroots football development throughout Bukidnon, will be held on May 21-22 at the Camp Phillips Football grounds.

All events in boys 8-under, boys 9, boys 10, boys 11, boys 12, boys 13, boys 14, boys 15, high school girls, high school boys and girls 13 will be played in 7-aside format.

Medals and trophies will be awarded to the champions and the first and second runners up.

"This annual tournament aims to instill to our young footballers the ideals of teamwork, camaraderie, discipline and sportsmanship. The competition will also be a good test on the skills of the kids while creating beautiful moments of friendship," said DMFC president Marco Deo B. Verdeflor.

He added: "Our venue also offers Bukidnon zips of fresh air with the kind of a pleasant temperature and playing conditions excellent."

For accommodation, Verdeflor said school, gymnasium and houses are available for the visiting teams, even as he encouraged participants to bring with them sleeping bags, mattresses, blanket and pilows for their own convenience.

Interested parties may get in touch with Barny Abarcas at barnz0512@yahoo.com or delmontefootball@yahoo.com.ph for more details.

Sun Star Cagayan de Oro

Baguio Cup postponed

Baguio Cup (Pine Cup) has been postponed.

Age group tournament is moved to May 13 and 14.

Men`s Open and Women`s Open moved to May 22 and 23.

Please confirm participation on or before May 7, 2010. Email us at baguiounited@gmail.com or text 09176246637.

Tournament Organizers:
Baguio United Football Club, Inc.
c/o Alinsug Law Office
No. 66 Sta. Escolastica
2600 Baguio City
Phone: 09176246637
Facebook: baguio united / melvin jones
E-mail: baguiounited@gmail.com

10 April 2010

Palarong Pambansa - Groups

Palarong Pambansa 2010 football matches start on Monday in Tarlac.

Elementary level


Secondary level


Visit my blog every day next week for results !

Luzon tryouts for RP U-14 team gets underway

THE LUZON AREA tryouts for the RP Under 14 football team went underway yesterday at the San Beda football field.

RP Under 14 Cebuano coach Oliver Colina, who is in Manila for the tryouts, said that he would be checking out football players with potentials to complete his list for the training pool.

Only 30 promising kickers will be able to join the training pool who will undergo the training camp here in Cebu City.

Of the 30, only 22 will be picked to form the official RP Under 14 who will see action in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Festival of Football in Malaysia in May.

Aside from the tryouts, Colina will also be meeting with officials from the Philippine Football Federation for possible dates of the training camp. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Football - No girls team in 10th interclub football

NO GIRLS WILL be seeing action in this year's 10th edition of the National Interclub Football Cup tournament slated from April 24 to May 2 in various football fields in Cebu City.

Tournament organizer Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC) decided to cancel the Girls 17 and 14 Under divisions after no other girls team signed up for the event except for Sacred School-Jesuit.

Glenn Quisido, CAFC president, said he met with girls team coaches but they said they cannot come up with a full lineup much less complete the 25 player-lineup required per team participant.

Earlier, Quisido said they would at least need four teams each for competitions to be held in the girls divisions.

After yesterday's deadline of entries, Quisido said that 38 teams with two coming from outside Cebu have confirmed their participation to the tournament considered as one of the biggest outside of Manila. Visiting teams are Ormoc and Xavier Manila. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON

Cebu Daily News

Davao Football - 6 games in DFA Cup set Sunday

THE DFA Cup 2nd Division will hold six games when it resumes on Sunday at Tionko football grounds.

The Waterworld battles Ateneo in the 5 p.m. curtain raiser, while Phoenix takes on Columbia at 6 p.m. and Rajawali collides with Hooligans Jr. at 7 p.m. in Group A.

Ateneo earlier beat Phoenix, 3-1, while Rajawali drew with Waterworld, 1-1, and Columbia downed Hooligans, Jr., 1-0, in the meet organized by the Davao Football Association (DFA).

Group B games pit Tadeco against AFC Oi-Roger at 5 p.m., PNP Region 11 against City High Columbia at 6 p.m. and Lumad against Team International at 7 p.m. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

09 April 2010

AFF Futsal - 0-4 against Indonesia

Already-qualified Indonesia kept their perfect record intact as they pummelled the Philippines 4-0 in their last round robin fixtures to put themselves in the best of mind for the final on Sunday.

Following a stuttering start, the Indonesians only managed to score a single goal in the first half before nailing the remainder after the break.

“We still need to be more stable in our approach to our opponents. We should start at the same level whoever we are up against. Like today, we were a little lax at the start against the Philippines and that is not good,“ said Robby Hartono, the head coach for Indonesia.

With Indonesia already through to the final and the Philippines out of contention, the game was a lot more open at the start.

The Philippines were relying on quick counter-attacks as Indonesia kept pressing and it was not until the tenth minute of play that they finally broke the deadlock when a short pass from Ali Haidar was slotted home by Socrates Matulessy.

The Philippines tried to push forward after the break but they just can’t find their way through and two minutes into the second half, they fell further behind when Sayan Karmadi unleashed a stiff grounder which ricocheted off Misagh Bahadoran for an own goal.

The goal seems to affect the Philippines as they tried to defend in numbers only to be punished yet again on 27th minute when Karismawan finished a move by Jaelani Ladjanibi.

Jaelani was the feeder yet again five minutes later when Socrates rounded off the afternoon for Indonesia’s fourth and final goal.

“We tried but it was a tough game and since we are already out of contention, that took the fire out. We will just have to look to next year to improve our challenge,“ added Philippines head coach Ismaeil Sedigh.


08 April 2010

Cebu Football - Cviraa crams football practice

By Iste S. Leopoldo

THE Central Visayas secondary football squad is making the best out of the little time left before this year’s Palarong Pambansa starts this Sunday in Tarlac by tweaking some kinks in its armor.

The Central Visayas secondary football squad, coached by Mario Ceniza, is practicing twice a day in two different football fields in Tarlac to improve its game before facing the top football teams in the whole country.

“In our practice games, we see our loopholesand problems in terms of attacking and defending. Our problem yesterday (Wednesday) was our defending and we worked it out this morning (yesterday),” Ceniza told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Central Visayas drew with Zamboanga, 1-1, in an exhibition match the other day.

“Our blending is working out well. The endurance and physical aspect is also okay. We just need finer tune-ups,” said the Paref-Springdale head coach.

Ceniza is eying one more practice game before resting for a day coming into the annual national tournament.

Sun Star Cebu

07 April 2010

AFF Futsal - Philippines beat Myanmar

Myanmar once again showed that they can start strongly when they took the lead against the Philippines through a third minute strike from Htein Lin but in the end, the just did not have the material to carry them through as fell to a 5-2 loss.

Striker Bahadoran was the toast of the team on the day when he scored four goals (18th, 20th, 34th and 37th minute) as Ariel Zerrudo contributed the other in the 38th minute for the win.

Myanmar nailed their second goal of the game in the 30th minute.

“Against a team like Myanmar, we cannot play to our usual system so today we switched to the lone striker upfront and three players at the back. We did not have enough players for the tournament this year but I think that for next year, we will have a stronger team,” added Philippines head coach Ismaeil Sedigh.

“We had to of our key players injured and even though we scored the early goal, we just did not have enough material to make the substitutes and protect the lead that we had carved. We played badly in the second half and made far too many mistakes,” added Myanmar team manager Yei Htut Tin.


06 April 2010


HO CHI MINH CITY (6 April 2010) – Vietnam picked up their second win in the AFF Futsal Championship 2010 when they whitewashed the Philippines 4-0 as Indonesia beat Myanmar 7-4 in the match that was played at the Phu Tho Stadium.

Vietnam, who had scored a thumping 8-1 win over Myanmar the previous day, followed it up with another convincing performance to take a two-goal lead at the half.

“There was a little improvement and definitely, it is much better than what they showed in the first game. But I think that maybe it is a little too hot today,“ said Vietnam head coach Sergio Gargelli.

The Philippines, who had conceded a loss to the Malaysians in the first game of the tournament yesterday, were a lot more composed this time round as they restricted Vietnam offensive play at the start.

In fact, it was the Philippines who had the first real look at goal when the mercurial Misagh Bahadoran drove through the Vietnam defence for a shot which came off the upright.

Rattled, Vietnam upped the tempo and while they could not get past Philippines keeper Hamidreza Geshnizjani with their earlier attempts, they finally found the space to score from a set piece off Nguyen Bao Quan.

The Philippines tried as hard as they could to find the equaliser and a way back into the game but they just could not break down the Vietnam defence.

And just two minutes to the breather, they fell further behind when
Nguyen Quoc Bao had a double take with his attempt to beat Hamid for the second time in the afternoon.

The second half was all Vietnam as they shore up their defence before scoring two further goals from Huynh Ba Tuan in the 22nd minute and then Bao Quan completing his double with the second goal a minute later.

“I’m not too happy with some of the decisions of the referee. If they had not made some mistakes against us, we could have turned the game around,” added Philippines head coach Ismaeil Sedigh.


05 April 2010

Palarong Pambansa goes to Tarlac

MORE than 6,000 student athletes nationwide will converge in Tarlac from April 11-17 for the 53rd edition of the Palarong Pambansa where the Provincial Government will showcase the state-of-the-art Tarlac Recreational Park (TRP) in San Jose town.

The students will compete in 17 sports disciplines: archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and, tennis.

Competition categories include divisions for elementary boys,
elementary girls, secondary boys and secondary girls.

Prior to this, pre-qualifying events have been organized around the country to determine the participants for the annual sports meet.

Sun Star Manila

Cebu Football - Subangdaku FC to hold summer football clinic

SUBANGDAKU FC (SFC) will hold a football summer clinic from April 12 to May 14 at the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) football field in Lahug.

Two of the top coaches in Cebu City, Eleazar Toledo and Oliver Colina, will spearhead the 15-session clinic. Toledo and Colina are both licensed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 17, and includes membership to the club, a certificate and an SFC jersey.

Training sessions will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

SFC was established on May 15 last year shortly after the organizers and its coaches conducted a similar football clinic using international methods.

Since then, SFC has bagged five awards in three different tournaments. To date, it has at least 50 player members, 10 of whom are sponsored kids.

“This year, the club is aiming to increase its membership by 50 percent,” said SFC president John Douglas Torrefiel.

SFC is one of only four clubs is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is required by the AFC.

Proceeds of the clinic will help fund the training of SFC’s 10 sponsored kids.

For inquiries, call SFC board members Doris Toledo (0922397 4194) and Bretha Villaflor (09228504507). (PR)

Sun Star Cebu


Pic : aseanfootball.org

Malaysia had to fight from being two goals down before they were able to edge out the Philippines 5-3 as hosts Vietnam trounced Myanmar 8-1 in the opening matches of the AFF Futsal Championship 2010 that was played this afternoon at the Phu Tho Stadium.

“It was not an inspiring performance but it was more important to win the there points,” offered Malaysian team manager Hamidin Mohd Amin afterwards.

The Malaysians still reeling from their failure to qualify for the AFC Futsal Championship this year, found themselves back-pedalling the first ten minutes of the game when Ariel Zarrudo pressed Malaysian defender Mohd Fairuz Mohd Nor before scoring from a right angle.

Just several seconds later, they fell further behind when off a long pass from the back, Misagh Bahadoran found the space and time to put the ball beyond the reach of keeper S. Devandran.

But the Malaysians did not lose their shape and barely three minutes later, Mohd Ali Mahat broke through the Philippines defence before scoring the first goal.

Two minutes later, they drew level through Ruzaley AbduL Aziz as the Malaysians then raced to a 3-2 lead at the half when Ali again found the back of the net after sidestepping Bongbong Dorlas.

The Malaysians then started stronger into the second half to stretch their lead to 4-2 off Qaiser Abdul Kadir as the Philippines then rallied to tighten up their defence.

And their hardwork paid dividends when Bahadoran sizzled with a solo effort to pas through two players before slamming to the top of the Malaysian goal for the score to be at 4-3 to the advantage of the Malaysians.

But in their eagerness to find the equaliser, the Philippines were a little lax at the back and that allowed Mohd Khairul Effendy Bahrin to capitalise on a defensive error to score the fifth goal for the Malaysians.

“We are finally playing Futsal and we played to a system but unfortunately, we failed to score with the chances that we have created,” added Philippines head coach Ismaeil Sedigh.


Finding ways to promote football

Finding ways to promote football
By Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) president Charlie Cojuangco yesterday bared plans of importing European experts to conduct clinics for referees, coaches, physical trainers and even sports
journalists in a serious effort to lay the groundwork for a nationwide promotional campaign with support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Cojuangco said former Uruguay pro Maor Rozen, who is in his fifth visit here since 2008, will assist in tapping the experts from European leagues during the off-months of July and August.

“We won’t be offering licensing clinics or courses,” said Cojuangco. “We’ll be inviting anyone interested to advance their knowledge of the game. With Maor, we hope to assist in raising the level of competence of our referees, coaches, physical trainers and journalists so that in turn, they may educate our players.”

Cojuangco, 46, said there are many ways to promote football although starting at the grassroots level sets the direction for the future.

More Philstar

04 April 2010

Limpag: Getting to South Africa

By Mike T. Limpag

ONE of the sentences you hear regularly these days is “Vote for me.” It’s not one of my favorites, but it’s one that we have to live with.

We can’t be a democracy without it.

But I like “Don’t open this door” better since it guarantees that what’s behind the door is interesting. Or my other favorite—“minors not allowed.” “Promise never to repeat this,” always makes you think of whom you can tell before you hear what you promised not to tell.

“Vote for me” is sometimes preceded by something funny.
They dance or they say they’re really poor despite driving Mercedes Benzes. Ever notice how so many rich people are suddenly so poor, these days? They say they’re smart, or they’re after your welfare or para sa mahirap even if they can’t recognize a can of sardines even if it dances butt-naked in front of them.

Vote for me!

I always wanted to avoid that phrase. It’s kinda ridiculous. Back in high school and college, I told a lot of people to vote for them or vote straight. But never vote for me.

I’m not running for public office, by the way. Nor am I telling you to endorse my favorite color yellow.

We are in the sports pages after all.

I’m rambling about “vote for me” because of a dream to see the World Cup in person—yep, that World Cup in South Africa this June.
An all-expenses-paid trip!

And they’d even throw in a brand new Sony Ericsson handset so I’d get to brag about my trip to friends and other people who’d die to be in my place.

I’m not trying to pull your leg by the way. Today is April 5, not April 1.

I’m just a few clicks away from realizing that dream and to get there, I have to ask people, well, to vote for me.


This all started March 25, when somebody posted a comment in my blog and asked if I was interested in joining a Sony Ericsson contest for Asia Pacific bloggers.
It was a shot in the dark.

The deadline was on March 30, so I submitted an old entry, that one about the CES Theater of Dreams.

If I was aiming for a dream, why not drag CES’ own dream in it, I thought.

I learned I made the top 20—the final leg they call it—and surprise, surprise, I’m the only one from the Philippines.

Not surprisingly, I am currently 16th in the top 20 with 30 votes. The top three have 724, 647 and 388 votes.

Here’s the e-mail I got just a couple of days ago:

“Hi Mike,

We’re pleased to inform you that your post has been shortlisted to be in the Top 20! You’re now in the final leg so do mobilize your readers and get them to vote for you here: http://extratime.posterous.com/tag/top20/ (third post from bottom).

Remember, voting is limited to once a day per person. :) Once again, congrats!


Amelia Wong”

Sun Star Cebu

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