30 April 2012

Trebol joins Manila camp for PH Girls 13 team

By Cheska D. Geli

Monday, April 30, 2012
CEBUANA young booter Arantxa Mari Trebol made it to the second phase of the players’ selection for the national girls Under 13 team and will participate in the final training camp at the Philsports Complex in Pasig, Manila next month.
During the first phase, the six Cebuanos shortlisted from the regional development games in San Carlos attended the tryout selection tournament in Bacolod. Of the six, Trebol, Itsuko Bacayan and Samantha Toledo were chosen for the one-week training camp.

But after the camp, Trebol from San Roque FC remains the last player standing from Cebu shortlisted in the pool of 24 players from different parts of the country.
The players initially selected will be gathered for the final selection in the training camp from May 5 to June 7 in Manila.
The final training camp will be the final preparation for the AFC Under-13 Girls Festival of Football Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from June 9 to 14.
“I’m very happy because all the hard work and practice paid off,” said her father, Tony Trebol.
Her father said that the advantage of Arantxa over other players is her experience since she started football as early as four years old.
“She understands the game unlike other players na maghuwat pa sa command, siya she knows what to do,” said her father.
Aranxta, who plays in the right wing, didn’t have that much enthusiasm before to be in the national team as she prefers to play with her friends who are fellow booters from Cebu.
But when she was chosen to be part of the Bacolod Training camp after the tryout selection tournament, it was then she became determined to work hard for a spot in the national team.
The team, under head coach Joyce Landagan, worked on skills training in the morning and ended each day with a game in the afternoon during the one-week camp in Bacolod where they were graded after every game.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 01, 2012.

Medvil Davao blanks DavNor, 8-0

By Ruji Peter S. Abat
Monday, April 30, 2012
THE Medvil Davao of the Davao Football Association (DFA) shutout Davao del Norte Football Association (DNFA), 8-0, in the resumption of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Suzuki U23 Mindanao Championships-Southern Mindanao Qualifying Tournament on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the Tionko Football Field.
With the win, the DFA bets kept their unblemished record with three consecutive wins.

Jomar Acedo scored a hat trick in the 20th, 44th, 61st minutes as David Angelo Diamante added two goals (50th, 85th). Teammates Michael Nehemiah Simms (11th), Yoshiharu Koizumi (34th), and Reymond Pareda (79th) netted one goal each for the Ramonito "Lalas" Carreon coached-Medvil that swept the two-game series with Davao del Norte. Medvil Davao also crushed Danofa, 6-1, at Tagum City's E-Park on April 1.

"It was an all-out team effort as everybody worked hard to put pressure on the players of Danofa. We also executed our plays very well that's why we were able to score at will," Carreon said in the vernacular.
He added they have familiarized themselves with their rival's game after playing them the last time.
DNFA's head coach Rolando Guerra, meanwhile, said his team has not yet jelled since players came from all parts of Davao del Norte.

Guerra said, "We have a difficult time making plays since the boys
were not very familiar with each other."
Medvil Davao will face-off against Compostela Valley (Comval) Province in their next match.
Medvil Davao earlier hacked out a 2-1 victory over Comval in their first clash.
"We have defeated Comval but we will not be complacent. Among all the teams here in the region, Comval has been giving us tough competition so we must prepare for the match," Carreon said.
He thanked De La Salle University varsity player Derrico Gabriel Diamante, brother of David Angelo, for helping out the squad since some of his players competed in the Prisaa National Collegiate Games.
Carreon added, "I'm thankful for Derrico. He came home at his own expense just to play for the team. He is returning back to Manila on Wednesday and will rejoin the team again if we make it to the nationals."
The team was also bannered by Marlon Demapanag, Dominador Tato IV, Roeder Stephen Ignacio, Dean Mark Galleto, Sean Clarke Labang, Renz Rhey Napuran, Renelle Pino, Mark Paul Dayanan, Khadafi Biruar, Roland Manabit, Frances Jay Abrasaldo, Jay Francis Abalunan, Jacinth Ibanez, Jerrard Bierneza and Michael Pantojan.
Alvic Troyo and Michael Jay Fernandez were assistant coaches.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 01, 2012

29 April 2012

Little Azkals - Big win in Italy

Reggina Calcio class 1999 - U14 Pilippinas 0-8 (Little Azkals) Jb-2, Javi-2,Mason-1,Shanden-1 , Christian-1 and Dean-1.

Match was played Saturday

Singapore Cup draw - Loyola Fc vs Geylang United

Singapore Cup draw :

Loyola FC will play Geylang United (Singapore ) in Singapore Cup.

Geylang United is number 12 of 13 teams in Singapore League today

If they win they will play Kanbazwa (Myanmar) or Woodlands Wellington (Singapore ) in next round

Matt Hartmann confirmed by Twitter today that he will play in Singapore Cup !


Update : Geylang United play Loyola Fc on May  18

  • Here's the full fixtures of Round 1 of the RHB Singapore Cup!!!!

    Brunei DPMM FC (BRUNEI) vs Home United FC
    SAFFC vs Balestier Khalsa FC
    Gombak United FC vs Harimau Muda B (MALAYSIA)
    ... Tanjong Pagar United vs Hougang United
    Yotha FC(LAOS) vs Albirex Niigata FC (S)
    Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia) vs Tampines Rovers FC
    Loyala Meralco Sparks FC (PHILIPPINES) vs Geylang United FC
    KBZ FC (MYANMAR) vs Woodlands Wellington FCSee More

UFL- Sunday`s matches

Standings :

Global FC12100238132530
Loyola Meralco Sparks FC12 91245192628
Kaya FC119022011927
Stallion Gilligan's FC106312581721
Phil. Air Force Phoenix FC113351922-312
Nomads Auction Manila113351224-1212
Pasargad FC123271223-1111
Phil. Army Fritz & Macziol FC122371224-129
Green Archers United FC112271821-38
Phil. Navy Red Juice FC121110945-364

Division 2
Pachanga FC1413108077340
Diliman Victory Liner FC14122056124438
Cebu Queen City United FC1492354163829
Agila FC149053228427
Union Internacional Manila146352830-221
Laos FC146172427-319
Team Socceroo FC145273145-1417
Dolphins United FC142662227-512
Forza FC134092551-2612
Manila All-Japan FC143292346-2311
Lions Meltique Beef FC1321101153-427
Sunken Garden United FC1420122468-446
April 29, 2012
1:00 pmPachanga FC8-0  Team Socceroo FCAlabang Country Club (ACC)
2:00 pmDolphins United FC1-1
Laos FCUniversity of Makati (UMak)
3:00 pmLions Meltique Beef FC
0-7Cebu Queen City United FCAlabang Country Club (ACC)
4:00 pmNomads Auction Manila 
0-1Phil. Navy Red Juice FCUniversity of Makati (UMak)
6:00 pmLoyola Meralco Sparks FC4-0Phil. Army Fritz & Macziol FCUniversity of Makati (UMak)
8:00 pmKaya FC     
Green Archers United FCUniversity of Makati (UMak)

28 April 2012

Cebu blanks Leyte FA, 5-0, in Suzuki Cup

By Cheska D. Geli

Saturday, April 28, 2012
THE Cebu Football Association ended its losing streak and blanked Leyte Football Association, 5-0, in the Suzuki Under-23 regional qualifiers at Aboitiz Sports Field yesterday.
Cebu, manned by the University of San Jose-Recoletos, poured most of its goals in the first half with Rikko de Guzman getting the first goal in the 11th. Two minutes later, Junifer Ebero doubled the lead, while Agapito Bacla-an joined the scoring feat with two quick goals in the 36th and 38th minutes.

Junjun Pintuan sealed the win with a goal in the second half.
LFA is still at the bottom of the standings with four losses, while Cebu is still at third place with seven points on two wins, one draw and two losses.
Negros Occidental Football Asociation (Nofa) still leads the rankings after staying undefeated in five games, while the Iloilo Football Association is second with three wins and one loss.
Nofa routed the Negros Oriental Football Association (Norfa), 6-0, last week while IFA defeated Norfa, 3-2, also last week.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 29, 2012.

UFL - Saturday match reports

Jovanie Simpron’s two goals in the first six minutes was all Stallion Giligan’s needed to fashion out a 2-1 victory over defending champion Philippine Air Force Phoenix, while league-leading Global continued its dominant run with a 4-0 beatdown of lowly Pasargad in United Football League action Saturday at University of Makati.
Simpron’s goals in the first and sixth minute proved to be insurmountable for the shorthanded Stallion, which was missing five regulars from its starting lineup. Glenn Bulaquina headed in a goal off a well-placed corner to cut the deficit to one at the 31st minute, but Air Force couldn’t find the equalizer as Stallion dominated possession for most of the rest of the match.
Simpron barely missed a hat trick after his second half goal was disallowed because he was ruled offside.
It was the second straight win for Stallion after a 2-nil victory over Philippine Navy Redjuice on Monday. The back-to-back wins revived the title chances of Stallion, which tumbled in the table following a long winless streak after a great start.
In the first game, Global showed no mercy against Pasargad, which was coming off a huge upset win over the Loyola Meralco Sparks in its last outing. After being held scoreless in the first half, Global rained four goals after the break. Izo Elhabbib broke through for the first goal at the 48th minute, while Filipino-German Patrick Reichelt scored a brace with goals at the 73rd and 86th minute. Alex Obiang also scored for Global at the 73rd minute of play.

Little Azkals win in Italy

Little Azkals (U14 NT) won 2-1 against Santa Cristina (Italy) in  a friendly in Italy yesterday

Ebarle Major Dean and Lorenzo Genco scored for Philippines.

They are playing Reggina today.


PFF U23 - Weekend`s matches

April 28,

Legaspi-Albay 0-1 Masbate at Pinagbatangan Elementary School

Cebu 5-0 Leyte at the Aboitiz Football Field, Cebu

Zamboanga Del Norte-Dipolog vs Zamboanga del sur – pagadian at JRMSU SC, Dapitan City

Sultan Kudarat vs Maguindanao – Cotabato City at Kalawag Central, Isulan

Iligan 2-0 Cagayan De Oro – Misamis Oriental at the Mindanao Civic Center

Standings  after Saturday`s matches :

Northern Mindanao
CMOFA 7 matches , 11-11 , 10 points
Butuan 5 matches 10-8, 8 points

Iligan 3 matches , 5-2 , 7 points
Bukidnon 6 matches, 11-10 , 7 points
Surigao 3 matches, 3-9 , 0 points

South Mindanao

Davao 2 matches , 8-2, 6 points
Compostela Valley 2 matches , 4-4, 3 points
Davao del Norte , 2 matches, 3-9 , 0 points

North Luzon
NCR 3 matches , 2-0 , 7 points
Baguio 3 matches , 5-4 , 4 points
Rizal 3 matches , 17-4 , 3 points
Tarlac 3 matches 3-19 , 3 points

NOFA 5 matches 25-2 , 15 points
Cebu 5 matches 12-8 , 7 points
Iloilo 4 matches 7-5, 6 points
NORFA 4 matches 5-15 , 1 point

Leyte 4 matches 2-21 , 0 point

South Luzon

Laguna 4 matches , 18-1, 12 points
Quezon 4 matches, 8-8 , 6 points
Oriental Mindoro 4 matches 1-18 , 0 points

April 29 – Sunday

Baguio 3-1 Tarlac at the Benguet State University

NCR 1-0 Rizal at the University Of Makati

Cam Sur 6-0 Cam Norte at Central Bicol State University

Zamboanga Del Norte – Dipolog vs Misamis occidental – Ozamis City at the JRMSU SC, Dapitan City

Bukidnon 0-1 Iligan at the Malaybalay City Capitol Grounds

Davao 8-0 Davao Del Norte at the Tionko Field, Davao city

April 30, Monday

 Negros Oriental 2-0 Leyte at the Siliman Ball Field, Dumaguete City

27 April 2012

UFL - Saturday`s matches - Global FC win

UFL Matches Saturday :

Union Internacional Manila 3-1 Forza 

Global 4-0 Pasargad 

Stallion Fc 2-1 Air Force FC 

Diliman 5-1 Sunken Garden United Fc  

Manila All-Japan 1-3 Agila Fc

Global FC12100238132530
Loyola Meralco Sparks FC1181241192225
Kaya FC108021811724
Stallion Gilligan's FC106312581721
Phil. Air Force Phoenix FC113351922-312
Pasargad FC123271223-1111
Phil. Army Fritz & Macziol FC112361220-89
Nomads Auction Manila102351124-139
Green Archers United FC102261819-18
Phil. Navy Red Juice FC11119944-354

Division 2








Pachanga FC1312107276537
Diliman Victory Liner FC14122056124439
Cebu Queen City United FC1382347163126
Agila FC149053228427
Laos FC136072326-318
Union Internacional Manila146352830-221
Team Socceroo FC135263137-617
Forza FC134092551-2612
Dolphins United FC132562126-511
Manila All-Japan FC143292346-2311
Lions Meltique Beef FC122191146-357
Sunken Garden United FC1420122468-446

Global Booters Take On Pasargad

MANILA, Philippines — Global looks to extend its winning run to eight games against a dangerous Pasargad side Saturday in the United Football League at the University of Makati field.
Hoping to sustain its brilliance even with an undermanned side, Global can go five points clear with a victory in the 2 p.m. match that will be followed by the Stallion-Air Force Phoenix tussle. Both matches will be shown live on AKTV on IBC13.
Pasargad is fresh from posting the biggest upset of the season - a 4-3 shocking of Loyola Meralco – giving the newly-promoted side a confidence boost ahead of the clash against the pacesetter.
“The win against Loyola will hopefully give us the momentum in our remaining matches,” said Pasargad coach Joey Villarino.
Pasargad boasts of plenty of attacking options in Shayan Jafaredestjerdi – the hattrick hero against the Sparks - Milan Mehgandom and Mohamed Ohadi, who scored on a bicycle kick in his debut last Wednesday.

Manila Bulletin

Baguio Football - 15 teams grace Cordi football cup

By Roderick Osis
Saturday, April 28, 2012
FIFTEEN teams coming from all over Northern Luzon open their title hunt as the Cordillera Summer Football Cup gets underway at the Brent Football grounds today, April 28.
Three teams in the 8 under while six each for the 10 and 17 under will see action in the age group competitions in cooperation with the Baguio United Football Club and realty firm Goshenland.

Top teams coming from Metro Manila and other exclusive schools are among the registrants for the age group competitions that will be played on April 28, while the 12 under, 14 under and the Ladies open will be kicking off on April 30to be played at the BSU football grounds.
The 11-a-side men’s open division will also be in the offing to see action in May 1 also at the BSU football field with registration at P1,500 per team.
Up North, various football teams from Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Laoag, Ilocos, Vigan, Baguio, Benguet and Mountain Province have already registered for the tournament.
Professional squads coming from the United Football League including Kaya FC together with Makati-based Young Pinoy Football Club, together with other football teams and clubs from Rizal, Mandaluyong and Olongapo is also expected to join the men’s open.
Before the tournament, a football clinic was also held dubbed Cordillera Goshen Land Football Club summer football clinic, which followed the FIFA grassroots football program as the instructional approach.
Meanwhile, the Baguio City Football Association will gun for its second win in four games after scoring a draw against the visiting National Capital Region FA at the resumption of the PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup on April 29 at the also at the BSU Football grounds.
BCFA will try to avenge their loss against the visiting Tarlac FA where they lost in a 3-2 decision in the home and away format of tournament.
“We will go for the win, gusto naming bumawi sa Tarlac,” said coach Cesar Balacwid in an earlier interview.
The PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup is dubbed as the local adaptation of the AFF Suzuki Cup, the most celebrated football competition organized by the Asean Football Federation for football-competing national teams in the Southeast Asian region.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 28, 2012.

26 April 2012

Weiss: Philippines fans take my breath away

When Michael Weiss enters a room, he is immediately the centre of attention. And it is not just because the 47-year-old German coach a big man with a deep voice. Simply put, Weiss is a commanding and self-confident figure who leads from the front and inspires his followers.

This is especially true in his current role in charge of the Philippines, where seemingly he can do no wrong. Indeed, under his guidance, the Azkals have been scaling hitherto unknown heights.
His operating base is Manila, but news of the latest upswing in the national team's fortunes under his stewardship has spread way beyond the city limits of the sprawling metropolis. The Azkals, which loosely translates as ‘street dogs’ and is the team’s affectionate nickname, have been making headlines around the world after claiming a stunning third place at the AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal.
“Winning bronze was the greatest success in the history of the association. The players have made themselves immortal," Weiss told FIFA.com, his voice ringing with passion and pride. “Before the tournament, no-one really took us that seriously, but now we sense plenty of respect. The time has come to aim for the next step, and strive for the levels of the teams in the Middle East, the challengers to the really big names in our region. Later on, we can even aim to match Japan, Australia and South Korea."


Cebu outlasts Davao, makes Prisaa football finals

By Cheska D. Geli
Friday, April 27, 2012
CEBU City of Region 7 will have the chance to ink its first championship after they advance to the finals of the football event in the Private Schools Athletic
Association football event at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
Region 7, manned by the University of San Carlos, beat Davao of Region 11, 1-0, and will meet South Cotabato in the 9 a.m. finals today.

South Cotabato beat Region 5, 2-0, in the semis yesterday.
However, Region 7’s win was mired in controversy after Davao contended that Rene Sanchez’s 45th minute goal should have been disallowed as the ball was not on play.
“Hindi naman nila sinipa yung bola galling labas, pina-roll lang,” said Davao head coach Jason Mortillero.
However referee-in-charge Steve Suprecencia called it “ball on play.”
“Nakita ko kinuha yung bola, pinusisyon tsaka sinipa. Hindi nga lang nakaposition yung Davao nun,” said Suprecencia.
Striker Jojo Rodriguez had several chances to increase the lead but Davao keeper Rueper Ignacio had some brilliant saves, including inside the penalty area.
Meanwhile, freshmen boo­ters Ethan Decena, John Caballero and Leonard Tan is in for a rare feat as they are on course to snatch their second straight national title this year.
The three are former players from Don Bosco Technology College and have won the elementary and high school Palarong Pambansa titles.
“It gives us confidence to win another title for the second straight year. We are also pressured because our parents expect us to win the championship,” said Tan.
Before the finals, Region 5 and Region 11 will face off for the bronze medal.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 27, 2012.

PFF grassroots clinic kicks off in Tagum City

Friday, April 27, 2012
THE National Football Grassroots Development Program of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) kicked off Sunday at the Energy Park in Barangay Apokon, Tagum City.
Edwin Lasquite of the City Information Office (CIO) of Tagum said in an e-mailed statement that Mayor Rey Uy has thrown his full support for the program, stressing that sports plays an important role in the development of the youth since it keeps them busy.

He added, "Mayor Uy underscored the importance of the strong commitment by local government units to sports development, saying that LGUs play an important role in the training of the future athletes who will compete in national or even international sports competitions."
Mayor Uy, in a press conference during the launching of the program Sunday at the Energy Park, said: "Venues for training are very important. The City Government of Tagum has provided suitable training grounds like the Energy Park and the Rotary Park which housed the city's major sports and recreational facilities."
He added sports development programs will be among his major projects for the span of his term saying that sports events also lure tourists to their city.
Philippine Azkals Football Team members Ian Araneta and Roel Gener also attended the launching of the program to inspire young football players to strive and excel in the sport.
Various football clinics will be conducted by the PFF in Tagum City.
They are also be backed up by the Davao del Norte Football Association and the Filipino-Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society in launching different football programs in the city this year. (RPSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 27, 2012.

Ceres wins NFL football tourney

Ceres Transport Football Club defeated Dynamic Builders Football Club, 2-1, to capture the 1st Conference of the 2012 North Football League tournament at the Ayala North football pitch.
It was a back-to-back victory for Ceres's Transport as they also denied Dynamic Builders of a grand slam win last year after bagging the 3rd Conference title on the 9-A-Side tournament.
Ceres' Arvin Villaruel scored the opening goal in the 23rd minute on a pass from John Trompeta.
Dynamic FC's first two attempts through Jason Cordova and Jason Panhay were stopped by Ceres' keeper Michael Casas. Dynamic Builders countered with a strong attack on Ceres defense led by skipper Ali Rojas Go and midfielder Jaime Poderoso finding his mark at 55th minute on a follow-up off the shot of Go to equalize the score at 1-all.
Poderoso's goal silenced the Ceres' bench, but this was short-lived as Ricardo Garcia sent a header from an outstanding cross pass from Russel Nene in the 60th minute.
Nene was on top of the upper right side above the penalty box when he saw Garcia approaching the danger zone from the weak side and sent a brilliant pass which stunned Dynamic keeper Mendoza.
The Leo Rey Yanson-managed Ceres squad used the time to secure the lead until the clock expired.
Ceres players got most of the awards after Villaruel was named Most Valuable Player while teammate Casas was awarded as Best Goal Keeper and Lemuel Unabia as Best Defender.
Dynamic's Poderoso and Go were named the Best Midfielder and Best Striker, respectively, while Michael Pacite was named as the Most Improved Player. The Fair Play Award was given to the Las Buenas football Club.
The 2nd Conference will kick off third week of May, according to tournament manager Ramon Janeo.*PNA

Visayan Daily Star

24 April 2012

UFL - Loyola 3-4 Pasargad !!

April 25, 2012

0-1 14 min Ohadi (Pasargad)
1-1 16 min Jeong (Loyola)
1-2 19 min Jafaridastjerdi (Pasargad)
1-3 45 min Jafaridastjerdi (Pasargad)
2-3 58 min James Younghusband (Loyola)
3-3 74 min Jeong (Loyola)
3-4 84 min Jafaridastjerdi (Pasargad)


Global FC1190234132127
Loyola Meralco Sparks FC1181241192225
Kaya FC108021811724
Stallion Gilligan's FC95312371618
Phil. Air Force Phoenix FC103341820-212
Pasargad FC113261219-711
Phil. Army Fritz & Macziol FC112361220-89
Nomads Auction Manila102351124-139
Green Archers United FC102261819-18
Phil. Navy Red Juice FC11119944-354

11 Davao FA girl booters join national training pool

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
ELEVEN girl booters of the Davao Football Association (Davao FA) made their way to the Philippine U13 girls national training pool after steering the city team to the championship victory in the just-concluded Philippine U13 Girls Selection Tournament in Bacolod City.
Davao FA U13 head coach Reynalyn Ravanes, who guested at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn yesterday, said Moira Calizo, Zuleika Yee, Patricia Francisco, Joannah Adao, Joyce Semacio, Therese Reyes, Michaela Co, Sofia Paredes, Elizabeth Santos, Arwen Allado, Kyra Gabinete and Bea De Luna were included in the 33-member training pool.
"I am proud and thankful of the performance of the players. I just hope they will also make it into the national team," Ravanes said.
The training pool program opened yesterday and will end on Saturday at the Panaad Park and Stadium. Only 22 players, however, will be selected to don the country's colors in the Asian Football Confederation tournament in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in June. Training for the official national team will start on May 8.
Ravanes said it was an overwhelming experience for her team to play in a huge stadium.
"The weather was fine in the first two days of the tournament in Bacolod City but it was raining when we transferred to the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) for our next two games. Good thing was that we won our third game despite of the heavy rain," she said.
Assistant coach Analou Ingles also said they have difficulty adjusting to the sizes of the fields since the one in Panaad was 90x110 while the CHMSC
field was 60x80.
"We had a difficult time running our plays since the field was smaller and the players look cluttered on the field that resulted to our loss against the San Carlos University in the last game. The most important thing was winning the title and the players got the chance to join the national training pool," Ingles said in the vernacular.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 25, 2012.

Weiss: Azkals at full strength vs Indonesia

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AN elated Philippine national football team coach Michael Weiss said the Azkals will be at full strength when they play Indonesia as part of a series of friendly matches against their Southeast Asian neighbors.
The Azkals take on the Indonesians on June 5 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila or at the Panaad stadium in Bacolod City, after facing Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on May 1.
Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta said the Azkals will also possibly meet Thailand or a Middle East country on June 12.
“I expect some fantastic games, but these are build-up matches for the Suzuki Cup. This is to study our opponents, we need to make a test here and there to try to do something and also to win because we will be with the strongest team,” said Weiss, who is looking ahead at the friendly matches in June.
However, he noted that the Azkals may not be at full strength against Malaysia “because some of the pros are arriving a little bit later, but we will have a very good team and something to look forward to.”
He said the Azkals will begin training next week because the players have commitments with the UFL clubs this week. Weiss added that the main preparation will be the camp from May 21 to 28 in Bacolod.
Araneta earlier told the Manila Standard that the Azkals’ best players from Europe will be available for the matches against Indonesia and possibly against Thailand or a Middle East country.

(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on /2012/April/25)

23 April 2012

Davao girl booters win U13 title

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
THE Davao Football Association (FA) emerged champion in the just- concluded Philippine U13 Girls Selection Tournament at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod City Sunday.
The Dabawenyas, although suffering a 2-3 loss to San Carlos University (SCU) in their final game, finished with three wins, zero draw and one loss record to keep the top spot of the team standings.
SCU settled for the runner-up honors while Dumaguete City wounded up third.
Davao earlier swept the games against Bacolod City, Dumaguete City, and 2011 champion Rizal Football Association (RIFA) Manila.
Moira Calizo, Zuleika Yee, Patricia Francisco, Joannah Adao, Joyce Semacio, Therese Reyes, Michaela Co, Sofia Paredes, Elizabeth Santos, Kyra Gabinete and Bea De Luna were selected as part of the 33-man training pool for the Philippine U13 girls football team.
Head coach Reynalyn Ravanes, in text messages to Sun.Star Davao, said she is proud of her players' performance seeing their passion to win their games.
She also said Calizo and Yee stand a strong chance to land slots in the national team since they were consistent all throughout the tournament.
"They just have to do their best in the training pool to really make it into the national squad. They should also show good attitude towards their coaches, trainers and teammates," Ravanes said.
Only 22 players from the 33 trainees will represent the the country to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U13 Girls Festival of Football in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in June.
The DFA U13 girl booters was also bannered by Sonia Paredes, Drew Datumanong, Jade Carasig, Arwen Allado, Felice Tuazon, Kim Villacencio, Kyra Paroda with assitant coaches Analou Ingles and Mica Corrales.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 24, 2012.

League gets "home" at McKinley Hill

THE United Football League (UFL) has struck a deal to make as its home the artificial pitch that will be constructed by real-estate giant Megaworld at the McKinley Hill in Taguig City.
Work on the P1.5-billion project has been fast-tracked for the field to be completed by October before the start of the 2012-2013 UFL season. The field’s bleachers section that could accommodate up to a crowd of 2,000 is also expected to be finished before the end of the year.
The UFL welcomed the deal, saying it addresses the league’s problems on the lack of pitches as well as improve the quality of play in the league.
Under the deal, the UFL will have priority on the use of the field for the next four years.
“We’re excited to have a field of our own,” said UFL President Santi Araneta shortly after signing the memorandum of agreement with Megaworld officials at the Genting Place at the Resorts World.
Also signing the deal for the UFL were Marketing Director Javi Mantecon and UFL President Randy Roxas and Megaworld’s Kendrick Tan, CFO Lourdes Torres and SVP Philipps Cando.   
The MOA would be coterminous with the league’s television deal with AKTV, said Araneta. The field, which will be 97x60 meters, is being built to conform with international standards.
“A sign of bigger things to come,” said Roxas. “After the signing, the real work begins.”
The UFL holds most of its big matches at the University of Makati field because of the recent inavailability of the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Several second division games are also held at the Turf as well as at the Nomads Sports Club in Parañaque.
“We are happy to be part of the growth of football in the country,” Tan said, hinting that the McKinley field may not only be the last football-related project that Megaworld will undertake.
“We might be able to put up permanent facilities. This may just be one of the many of the company’s endeavors,” he added.
“We are committed in ensuring the viability of football in the Philippines,” said Jericho Go, Megaworld’s first vice president. “The facility puts us in the right direction.”

Business Mirror

UFL - Stallion FC 2-0 Navy FC

UFL Div 1 :

Stallion Fc won 2-0 against Navy Fc today

Stallion Gilligan's starting XI: Munoz, Italia, Lozano, Nam, Albor, Doctora, Park, Lestingio, Hugo, Pi, Simpron

Stallion Gilligan's bench: Nierras, Alquiros, Pinga, Kim, Sobrevega, Braga

Philippin Navy Red Juice starting XI: Talipan, Candolesa, Perez, Fadrigalan, Burda, Kalalang, Carino, Cabural, Gonzales, Jiao, Caminos

Philippine Navy Red Juice bench: Sumo

Negros-Ceres Still Undefeated in PFF U23 Regional Qualifier

The undefeated Ceres-University of St. La Salle–manned Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) team is on the roll winning against the visiting Negros Oriental Football Association with a 6-nil victory during their first home game in the ongoing Philippine Football Federation Suzuki Cup U23 regional qualifying at the Manuel Y. Torres Sports Center, Bago City last Saturday.
In the opening half, J Baguiro nailed the first two goals - 4th and 18th minutes - for the Negrenses. Joel Bedia followed a 3rd goal in the 41st minute with four minutes before the halftime whistle blows to end the break.
The visitors tried to work on their offense but NOFA’s defense seemed to be tough enough for NORFA’s offensive plays to convert a point in the second half.
In the 58th minute, Azklas’ U23 standout and last year’s PFF-Suzuki U23 National Cup "Best Striker" Joshua Beloya scored Negros-Ceres’ fourth goal as Archie Familiar added another six minutes later.
With 5-nil advantage, NORFA’s defense slowly died out as Michael Conel sealed the match with the team’s sixth goal in the 77th minute.
Negros-Ceres’ win over NORFA gave them its fifth victory in the ongoing tournament.
On May 7, the Freddie "Nene" Lazarito-mentored Negrense squad will be challenged by the Cebu Football Association in San Carlos City.
Joining Lazarito in the coaching task are Assistant Coaches Ramon Janeo, Ali Rojas Go, Lemuel Unabia, Hemerson Campo, and goalkeeper coach Michael Casas.* (JGToga)

Negros Daily Bulletin

AFF Futsal - Philippines 5-9 Cambodia

In an earlier tie today, Cambodia defeated the Philippines 9-5 in their last Group A match today to complete their fixtures with at least one victory in the bag. For Cambodia, the win was also sweet as it propelled them from the last spot in the standings up to third.

The Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia all have three points each from one victory.

source : aseanfootball.org

Philippines finished last in group....

PFF U23 today - Iloilo 3-2 NORFA

April 23, Monday,2pm

Iloilo vs Negros Oriental at the CPU Football Field

Visayas Standings , updated !

NOFA 5 matches 25-2 , 15 points

Iloilo 4 matches 6-4, 9 points

Cebu 4 matches 7-8 , 4 points

NORFA 4 matches 5-15 , 1 point

Leyte 3 matches 2-16 , 0 point

Top three to PFF U23 finals.

PFF U23 - Davao del Norte 2-3 Compostela Valley

Compostela Valley FA (CVFA) Gold beat Davao del Norte FA (DNFA) Dragons 3-2 yesterday, April 22, 2012 during the U-23 Suzuki Cup Qualifiers held at the Energy Park in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.The neck-to-neck to match was a hard fought one. Erick Giganto of CVFA drew first blood with a goal on the 14th minute. An equalizer was made 8 minutes later by Jonathan Caberto of DNFA. The first half ended with draw of 1-1.

Just a minute after receiving a yellow card, Quer Generoso smoothly scored a goal for CVFA - gaining a golden edge against the Dragons. The latter did not waiver and continued to spur fire as Janel Mera's ball found the back of the net on the 64th minute. Eight minutes after, Erick Giganto once again flashed his golden boot as he scored yet another goal. The game ended with the home team, one goal short of drawing the visiting team. CVFA got 2 yellow cards for this match while DNFA got 1. Compostela Valley Gold's victory proved that the Dragons fire was not strong enough to melt the rock-solid Gold.

More than two thousand spectators braved the intermittent rain just to support the two teams. Among them were the past President of CVFA, Hon. Gov. Arturo Uy; Tyrone Uy, Provincial Sports Coordinator; Engr. Abenir Labja, CVFA President/PFF BOG; Mr. Giovanni Gulanes representing Davao del Norte's Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario; DNFA President Rene Cosmod with its Board and Club Officers and members; Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy; First Councilor Hon. De Carlo L. Uy; and Tagum City Tourism Chairperson Madame Alma Uy.

Since it was also the Southern Mindanao Launching of the U-23 Suzuki Cup, top officials and staff of Suzuki including Mr. Satoshi Uchida, the President of Suzuki Philippines; Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura the General Manager for Sales and Marketing; Ms. Ma. Jewela Borromeo the Head for Advertising and Promotions; and Mr. Ramil Mulay the Event Specialist were also present.

Special guests of the occasion were Ian Araneta and Roel Gener of the Philippine Azkals who were preoccupied with signing autographs and posing with avid football fanatics. The Head of the Philippine Football Federation's (PFF) Competitions Department, Mr. Cyril Dofitas and Mr. Erwin Protacio, the U-23 Tournament Director also graced the event with their presence.

Over thirty media men from Southern Mindanao covered the said event.

By: Jane Ivy S. Cosmod
Assistant Match Commissioner

22 April 2012

3 Cebuanas join PHL girls 13 national team

Sunday, April 22, 2012
THREE Cebuanas were shortlisted in the under-13 national team that will compete in the AFC under-13 Festival of Football in Vietnam this July.
San Roque FC’s Arantxa Trebol and Itsuko Bacayan and Subangdako FC’s Samantha Toledo pased the national team selection yesterday.
The players were determined after the series of games in the national tryouts held in Panaad and Talisay City.
Trebol, 11, is the youngest daughter of the SRFC coach Anthony Trebol, whose daughters Maritoni and Alexandra are also footballers.
His two eldest daughters joined previous tryouts but it was only Arantxa who made the training pool.
“Happy kaayo ko. May she remain an example for the kids that practice can bring you to places and help you achieve goals,” said the proud father.
The players selected from the tournament will have a one-week training camp in San Carlos City.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 23, 2012.

Davao girl booters post 3rd win

Sunday, April 22, 2012
THE Davao Football Association (DFA) U13 girls team sustained its fiery run in the Philippine U13 Girls Selection Tournament, beating Dumaguete City, 5-3, at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City in a rainy Saturday afternoon.
The driving rain proved to be a non-factor for the scorching Davao girls they picked up their third consecutive victory in the tournament.
Moira Calizo scored a hatrick and Zuleika Yee added two goals of her own for Davao, which earlier defeated Rizal Football Association of Manila and host Bacolod.
The Davao offense went full throttle in the first half alone as Yee and Calizo scored twice for a 4-2 lead going into the second half. Yee booted in her goals five minutes into the match.
Calizo made it 3-0 after finding the back of the net in the 11th off a pass from Patricia Francisco.
Dumaguete City fought back and managed to trim the lead at 2-3 with back-to-back goals in the 20th and 35h minutes.
Calizo scored again in 39th off a follow up on Elizabeth Pero's attempt inside the penalty box to extend the lead at 5-2.
DFA head coach Reynalyn Ravanes, in text messages to Sun.Star, said credited the girls for their teamwork and heart in winning three straight.
"I also commend my players for playing well. They have shown their determination and will to win that is why we have been very successful," Ravanes said. "I hope they will continue this kind of play throughout the end of the tournament so that we will win the title."
The Davao girls were playing San Carlos University for the title as of this posting Sunday.
The tournament serves as the basis for the selection to the national team that will compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U13 Girls Festival of Football slated in June in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 23, 2012.