27 December 2009

Friendly matches on Taiwan

News from Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) FA website.

Philippines will play the friendly against Taiwan NT in Kaohsiung on 16. January ,18.00 local time and in World Games Stadium . Capacity 40.000 !

They will also play a friendly at same venue next day against Tainan County, a team in Taiwan local 1. Div league.

Neil Etheridge , Philippines goalkeeper is injured and doubtful for the friendlies

24 December 2009

Merry Christmas !

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas !


23 December 2009

Cebu Football - 7th Thirsty Football Festival

7th Thirsty Football Festival in Cebu will take place from 5th to 7th February.

For teams from outside Cebu, please communicate with the organizers for special arrangements 032416-1122 loc. 100 or 318-0085 or 0917-6244853 or peach_678@yahoo.com and look for Ms. Peach Seguis of Thirsty.

7-a side football , 15 mins . All age groups girls and boys , Men`s and Women`s Open , 36 above and 40 above.

Cebu City Sports Complex


20 December 2009

Davao Football - Holy Child Red slams City High Green, 7-1

THE Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Red beat the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Green, 7-1, in the opener of the 5th Mayor Rody-Inday Sara and Holcim Philippines Inter-High School Football Tournament at the Tionko Football Grounds on Friday.

DCNHS Green player John Dale Cinco struck for a goal in the 14-minute but HCSD Red countered with back-to-back goals courtesy of Christopher Escaran (19th minute), Kevin Digal (31st, 60th, Eliezer Galope (35th, 79th) and Michael Atangan.

The HCSD Red led Group A that is also composed of Ateneo de Davao University, Catalunan-Medvil and Panabo National High School.

In group B, DCNHS-Columbia shutout HCSD Black, 16-0, in the bootfest presented by Holcim Philippines and supported by Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

DCNHS scorers were Rocky Custodio (3',18',22',36',45',51'), Joel Vivero (7' 31'), Warren Ravanes (48', 70' 72', 76'), Jinuel Jose (59', 67') and Raymart Palabrica (68', 79').

Holcim Philippines administration manager Cilor Guevarra and Davao Football Association (DFA) president Rafael "Pops" Vilela graced the opening rites.

Games will resume today with Ateneo taking on Catalunan-Medvil at 2 p.m. followed by the match between Panabo and HCSD Red at 4 p.m.

The tournament is organized by DFA in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao students. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

19 December 2009

Men`s NT friendly against Chinese Taipei

Philippines Men`s National team will be going to Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in January. They are scheduled to play a friendly against Chinese Taipei NT on 16. January. One or two other friendlies are also scheduled against club teams.

Last match against Chinese Taipei were in 2006 when they beat Philippines 1-0 in AFC Challenge Cup. They are ranked number 162 compared to Philippines number 185 and should be a good test for Philippines.

Men`s NT had first trainings this weekend under new British coach Des Bulpin.

Seagull Football Club tops Davao Futsal tourney

SEAGULL Football Club nipped Medvil Football Club, 2-0 to bag the first ever Futsal Davao Men’s Open played recently at the Rizal Memorial Colleges gym.
Seagull which brought home cash prize along with medals and a team champion trophy for its 10-man roster which saw them on top of the eight competing squads.
Angelo John Adana, Seagull Football Club’s goal keeper was judge as Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Columbia Football Club settled third place honors after beating TADECO, 2-0.

Other teams which saw action include the Metro Football Club, Hooligans Football Club, Ateneo Football Club and KMMPC Football Club.
Organized by Futsal Davao, the tournament was also backed by Mr. Leo Magno, Dr. Jojo Cembrano, Go Mati and Southpoint School Davao.
Futsal Davao is also under the auspices of the Davao Football Association.

Source : Mindanao Times

FIFA Women`s World Ranking - December

FIFA Women`s World Ranking for December was released by FIFA on Friday .

Philippines up 1 to number 75.

ASEAN Teams :

32 Vietnam -1
33 Thailand -
43 Myanmar -1
64 Indonesia -1
73 Laos +1
75 Philippines +1
77 Malaysia -
82 Singapore +1

17 December 2009

Davao Football - Holcim-Rody bootfest up

THE fifth Holcim Inter-High School Football Tournament Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at the Tionko football grounds.

Davao Football Association (DFA) secretary Erwin Protacio said Thursday 10 teams confirmed participation in the 11-A-Side event presented by Holcim Philippines.

The opener pits Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Green against Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Red followed by the match between DCNHS-Columbia and Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) Black.

He said the Catalunan Grande National High School, Emar Learning Center and DCNHS will field two teams while the University of Mindanao (UM), HCSD, Ateneo and Panabo will have one team each.

"We are still waiting for the confirmation of the Philippine Women's College (PWC) and SOS Children's Village. The teams will be grouped into two brackets and will play the single round robin. The top two teams will then play the crossover semi-finals enroute to the championship," Protacio said during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn.

Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and Holcim vice president and plant manager Kevin Hughes are guests in the opening rites. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

16 December 2009

UFL - Final scorers

Emelio Caligdong and Yanti Barsales scored for Air Force , Relan Betana for Army. Half time score was 0-0

Full match report on footballalliance.com.ph website

Cebu Football - USC unseats DBC

THE University of San Carlos (USC) unseated defending champions Don Bosco College (DBC) to win the Women’s Open division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup tournament last Sunday at the Aboitiz Sports field.

After losing last year’s title to DBC, USC finally got to return the favor with a 5-3 win in the final to hand the former champion its first loss this season.

USC started out strong scoring, two goals in the first 15 minutes of the match.

DBC retaliated with a strike in the 18th minute by Christine Mantos to reduce the lead to 2-1.

Don Bosco got the lead with a goal by Marlou Solon in the 36th and another by Rona Espinosa in the 38th for a 3-2 score at the break.

However, the Carolinians returned the favor in the second half and scored three goals in just four minutes.

Kim Arcenas leveled the match in the 67th before Nicole Trebol got the lead for USC in the 69th.

Arcenas then added an insurance goal in the 70th for the final count.

Meanwhile, Subangdaku FC (SFC) crushed Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) A, 4-1, and clinched third place in the Women’s Open category.

Quick goals

CDU opened up the match with an early goal by Ruth Mantilla in the 14th minute before SFC struck back by scoring two goals late in the first half, courtesy of Danielle Lotzof in the 39th and Sophie Peterson in the 40th.

SFC then sealed the game in the second half with goals from Cheska Toledo and Peterson in the 60th and 70th minutes, respectively.

In other games, University of Cebu trampled Don Bosco (DB) Alumni, 5-1, while Queen City United (QCU) beat University of the Visayas, 2-0, in the Men’s League division.

Don Bosco Magone routed DB Alumni FC, 6-0, the while University of San Jose-Recoletos Alumni drew with the University of Southern Philippines Alumni, 1-1, in the Men’s Cup category.

QCU A also routed sister squad QCU B, 5-1, while Erco edged out Hiroshi, 2-1, in the 38-and-above class.

Sun Star Cebu

FIFA December Ranking

FIFA World ranking for December was relased today :

Philippines down 2 to number 167.

Other ASEAN teams :

105 Thailand +2
110 Singapore +1
120 Indonesia +7
123 Vietnam +7
140 Myanmar -5
160 Malaysia -9
175 Cambodia -3
178 Laos -4
191 Brunei +1
200 Timor Leste -

14 December 2009

UFL - news

Air Force won United Football League Championship beating Army in the final 2-1.

Yanti Barsales , top goal scorer and MVP
Edward Scapino , best goal keeper

Plate Semifinals :
Lions - Diliman 2-1
Nomads - Global 3-3 , 4-3 on PK`s

Plate finals 20. December :

Lions - Nomads , 4 pm Nomads .

UFL will continiue from 17. January with 1. Division and 2.Division league. 8 teams in each division . The 8 quarterfinalists will be in 1. Division , the rest 8 teams in 2. Division.

Bacolod Football - St. Scho bags Nopsscea title

ST. Scholastica's Academy High School ladies football team emerged as champions of the 2009 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea) competition.

This, after posting a hard-earned 2-1 victory over University of St. La Salle last Sunday, December 6, at the USLS pitch.

The Warren Concepcion-mentored squad scored goals courtesy of Aina Martin in the 14th minute of the first half and Carmela Lizares in the 50th minute of the second half. The lone USLS goal came in the 17th minute from a free kick by Chermaine Guancia.

USLS, mentored by former RP team coach Freddie Lazarito, fought gallantly until the final whistle but failed to score the equalizer until the final buzzer.

In the battle for third place, LCC-Garden Ville, coached by Philippe Soliguin, nipped St. John's Institute, 1-0.

SSA posted elimination round victories over LCC (10-1), Tangub Christian Academy (28-0), St. Benilde School by default, SJI (8-0) and suffered a 2-1 loss to USLS.

In last Saturday's crossover semifinals, USLS prevailed over LCC Gardenville, 5-1, while St. Scholastica's Academy likewise defeated St. John's Institute, 5-0, to arrange last Sunday's title match.

The roster of the St. Scholasticas Academy High School Team is as follows: Aina Martin, Carmela Lizares, Alexa Dabao, Ellyca Lacson, Ma. Celina Dofitas, Dayanarra Uygioco, Kristina Legaspi, Ida Vecino, Leia Molinos, Nastascia Gonzalez, Hannah Servida, Angel Balan, Nicole Jalandoni, Katrina Palencia, Isa Martin, Koleen Rio.

Team Captain is sophomore Aina Martin.

Except for Ma. Celina Dofitas and Isa Martin, who are graduating this year, the rest of the team will be intact for next year's campaign. With the same line-up they look forward to do a three-peat after being back-to-back champions this year from last year's victory.

The St. Scholastica's booters are also back-to-back champions in the annual Dave Fegidero Memorial Football Cup series which is staged annually in honor of the late University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos forward who died last year in a motorcycle accident in Thailand where he was working.

Concepcion, a former varsity standout of the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, has Paul Espinosa and Rinelle de Oca as assistant coaches. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

13 December 2009

Air Force win UFL !

Air Force beat Army 2-1 in United Football League final today.

12 December 2009

Cebu Football - DBC wins 3rd title

DON BOSCO College (DBC) A bagged the championship in the Boys 12 division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup as it edged out Paref-Springdale, 1-0, yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports field.

Christian Agot provided the heroics as he scored the lone goal of the match in the 45th minute to hand Paref-Springdale its only loss of the tournament.

DBC A finished as the top seed of Group A with nine points from three wins and a loss while Paref-Springdale finished also first in its group with 12 points after going 4-0.

This is DBC’s third division title in this year’s tournament. It also won the Players 8 and 10 categories.

On the other hand, Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ) escaped a 3-2 victory over Cebu International School (CIS) to win the third place in the Boys 12 category.

First blood

James Lotzof drew first blood with a goal in the 13th minute for an early 1-0 lead for CIS. However, Mark Veloso evened the match with a goal two minutes later.

SHSJ took over the lead with a strike by Kiko Villamor in the 25th minute before Ben Lee tied the game at 2-2 as he banked in a goal 10 minutes after.

Veloso sealed the game with another goal, his second in the game, in the 43rd minute.

Meanwhile, DBC will face the University of San Carlos for the Women’s Open title today, while Cebu Doctors University face Subangdaku FC for third place.

In the other games for the day, Don Bosco Magone will play Don Bosco Alumni FC, while University of San Jose-Recoletos faces off with University of Southern Philippines Alumni.

In the 38-and-above category, Queen City United (QCU) A is up against sister squad QCU B, while Hiroshi will take on Erco.

PFF Futsal Cup , Men & Women

PFF Futsal Cup


1. Army
2. Man- Hur FC
3. Pasargad
4. Diliman

Plate Cup Winner Mendiola FC

Tournament MVP : Wouter Delbaere (Man-Hur FC)
Best GK : Hamid Gashnizjani (Pasargad)
Golden Boot : Misagh Bahaduran (Pasargad)

Finals MVP : Millard Betita (Army FC)
Finals Best GK : Joshua Singson (Army Fc)


1. Halo FC
2. PWU Patriots FC
3. Kada FC
4. Los Barachos

Plate Winner Miriam FC

Tournament MVP : Marielle Benitez (PWU Patriots)
Best GK : Luz Pacubas (Halo FC)
Golden boot : Ruchelle Latap (Kada FC)

Finals MVP : Marigen Ariel (Halo FC)
Finals best GK : Isa Marquez (Halo FC)

11 December 2009

Cebu Football - DBC, Springdale face off in Aboitiz 12-Under finals

THE Don Bosco College (DBC) A will face off with Paref-Springdale in the Boys 12 championship of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup today at the Aboitiz Sports field.

DBC A earned a slot in the finals after crushing Cebu International School (CIS), 5-0, in their semifinal match last week, while Paref-Springdale dropped Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ), 6-5, also on the same day.

Both teams finished at the top spot of their divisions.

DBC A finished with nine points from three wins and a loss, while Paref-Springdale won all their four elimination round games for 12 points.

Meanwhile, CIS and SHSJ will be playing each other in the battle for third place.

Both matches will start at seven in the morning.

In the meantime, DBC is scheduled to face University of San Carlos in the Women’s Open finals match, while Cebu Doctors’ University A will face Subangdaku FC in the
battle for third game tomorrow.

Other games tomorrow are the Men’s Cup matches between Don Bosco Magone FC and Don Bosco Alumni A and University of San Jose-Recoletos Alumni and
University of Southern Philippines Alumni.

Queen City United (QCU) A will be up against sister squad QCU B, while Hiroshi will face off with Erco in the 38-and-above category.

10 December 2009

It's Our Game: The UFL Finals

by Izzy Gonzales
After three compelling rounds of elimination matches, the United Football League LBC Cup finals are at long last underway. Sponsored by LBC Express, Inc. with major sponsors Rudy Project and Gatorade, the LBC Cup boasts 16 of the country’s top teams, with almost 400 skilled players from both the Philippines and abroad.

The race to the Cup started in October of this year, with teams divided into random groups of four. Elimination within the groups separated the first division from the second, with the top eight teams moving on to compete in the quarterfinals held in various locations around Manila. Represented at the Cup quarterfinals were Army Phiten, Alabang Grins Orient Freight, Kaya Digiprint, Union Rudy Project, Navy Selecta, Loyola ATR KimEng, Airforce Rider, and Mendiola EGames.

After matches amongst the first division were held, Army Phiten, Kaya Digiprint, Navy Selecta, and Airforce Rider emerged to play in the semi-finals. All seeded at the top of their groups in the beginning of the Cup, each team proved a formidable match for their opponents. A final round of eliminations saw Army Phiten and Air Force Rider surface as the top two teams of the LBC-UFL Cup.

"The LBC-UFL Cup has gotten tremendous support from football fans around the country," enthused Football Alliance (FA) Director Javy Mantecon. "I personally urge everyone to come out and witness the calibre of Philippine football firsthand."

FA President Randy Roxas also wished both teams well in the upcoming finals: "We in the Football Alliance are all very excited to be a part of football’s rebirth in the Philippines, and we wish both Army Phiten and Air Force Rider the best of luck in the final match. It’s our game!"

09 December 2009

Davao Football - Catalunan booters bag three crowns

THE Catalunan Grande Central Elementary School bagged three titles at the close of the Araw ng Mintal Football Tournament held recently at the Mintal Elementary School.

Catalunan Grande ruled the eight-under event over Montserrat Camp School of Davao (MCSD) and Los Amigos Central Elementary School (Laces) that placed second and third, respectively.

Catalunan Grande also topped the 10-under class by beating MCSD in the finals. The latter settled for the runner-up honors, while Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) came in third in the meet sanctioned by the Davao Football Association (DFA) and presented by the Barangay of Mintal.

In the 12-under, Catalunan Grande subdued Holy Child for the gold medal. Holy Child took the silver while MCSD salvaged the bronze.

The medals were courtesy of the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

DAvao Football - Rody-Sara bootfest kicks off Saturday

THE 2009 Pahalipay sa Pasko ni Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Sportsfest Football Tournament will kick off on Saturday at the Tionko football grounds.

Interested teams will have only until Thursday to sign up.

Davao Football Association (DFA) Secretary Erwin Protacio, in an e-mailed press statement Wednesday, said the Pahalipay bootfest is free of registration.

"It features the boys 14 years old and under, boys 12-under and boys and girls eight years old and under seven-A-side categories as well as the boys and girls six years old and under five-A-side division," Protacio said.

He said participants of the tournament, which is presented by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo and Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, will have to submit photocopy of birth certificate as proof of age.

Each team shall be composed of 10 players in the event organized by DFA in cooperation with the University of Philippines (UP) Mindanao students. The event is also organized in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO).

Sun Star Davao

Philippines Men`s NT friendly against Chinese Taipei !

Philippines Men`s NT will play a friendly against Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in Kaohsiung , Chinese Taipei.

Match will be played 16. January.

Source : fifa.com

Comment : I doubt that they will only play one match. It could be a tournament with other national teams or clubs.

08 December 2009

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers start next year !

From AFC website :

KUALA LUMPUR: Only days after the draw for the FIFA World Cup 2010 finals, a handful of Asian countries can already start preparing their qualifying campaigns for the 2014 competition.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers start on October 8, 2010 with Match Day 1 of the first round. MD2 is on October 12, 2010.

The AFC Competitions Department has yet to announce the qualification format for the 2014 finals, to be held in Brazil.

Comment : Very early start for the qualifiers. Philippines did not participate in 2010 qualifiers , but hopefully they will be playing in October 2010.

ASEAN qualifiers in Laos also scheduled for mid October , will probably be rescheduled before or after World Cup qualifiers.

06 December 2009

UFL - Semifinals

Semifinals in United Football League (Manila)today :

Navy - Air Force 2-3
Kaya - Army 4-5

Final on Sunday 13. December :

Army - Air Force

05 December 2009

Cebu Football - Abellana routs CIS in U17 finals

ABELLANA National School (ANS) Pomeroy successfully defended its crown as it routed the short-handed Cebu International School (ANS), 3-1, in the Boys 17 championship match of the 12th Aboitiz Cup at the Aboitiz Sports field yesterday.

ANS Pomeroy immediately worked its way on the offense end as it scored just a minute into the game courtesy of Carlito Abadia.

Prince Anthony Hanesin added another goal in the 17th minute with a strike inside the penalty box that bounced off a CIS defender and into the goal.

ANS Pomeroy showed its aggressiveness offensively in the first half as it dominated the possession and had more attempts.

In the second half, CIS, which was without two of its key players, ace striker Javier Hernandez and midfielder Emmanuelle Cunningham, had much needed lift in the offensive end as Mark Lotzof scored a well-calculated 30-yard shot to narrow the gap to 2-1.

However, Hanesin quickly countered with a breakaway goal to increase the lead to 3-1 just a minute later.

ANS Pomeroy successfully fended off the attack of CIS until the end of regulation.

With the victory, ANS Pomeroy won their third straight title in the Boys 17 category of Aboitiz Cup.

“It was a total team effort. They were inspired to defend their title,” ANS Pomeroy head coach Francis Ramirez told Sun.Star Cebu after the game.

This was also the third major title that ANS Pomeroy won this year.

ANS Pomeroy took home the crown in the Milo Little Olympics Nationals and the CAFC tournament and also placed second in the City Olympics and the Pintaflores tournament.

Don Bosco College (DBC) grabbed third place honors as they easily disposed of Sacred Heart School Jesuits (SHSJ), 4-0.

On the other hand, DBC A crushed Paref-Springdale, 5-1, to win the crown in the Boys 14 category.

Valentino Calvo led DBC with his hat trick, while Junray Arizabal and Christian Agot added a goal apiece.

Gandiel Koko scored the only goal for Paref-Springdale.

CIS won third place following a close 6-5 win over SHSJ.

Meanwhile, DBC A and Paref-Springdale will be facing each other in the Boys 12 finals next week after winning their respective semifinal games yesterday.

DBC A flattened CIS, 5-0, while Paref-Springdale edged out SHS-J, 6-5.

Sun Star Cebu

04 December 2009

Cebu Football - Aboitiz Cup

29 and 30. November

Men`s League

SRRU - UV 0-7
Queen City United - UC 0-0
SRFC - USC 3-6
DB Alumni - USPF 0-2

Upcoming matches 6. December

Men`s League
9.20 AM Queen City United - USC
11.10 AM Crazy Horse - UC

Women`s League
1.30 PM DBC - CDU A
3.30 PM SFC - USC

Aboitiz Sports Field

UFL - Semifinals and top scorers

United Football League

Semifinals 6. December

Navy - Air Force
2.30 PM Ateneo De Manila University

Kaya - Army
8 pm Nomads , Paranaque , Mereville

Top Scorers :

Izzeldin Elhabbib 7 goals (Kaya)
Yanti Barsales 5 goals (Air Force)
Luisito Briliantes 4 goals (Army)
Emelio Caligdong 4 goals (Air Force)
Roel Gener 4 goals (Army)
Floriano Pasilan Jr 4 goals(Grins Orient Freight)

Davao Football - Team Montevista shines in 1st Upsilon Cup Football

Montevista “B” of Compostela Valley beat Malaybalay City FC (2-0) to win the 1st Upsilon Cup held at the UP Mindanao Football Field in Mintal, Davao City, which is a 7 a-side tournament exclusively for high school students.

Montevista “A” beat Digos City National High School, via penalty shoot-out (3-2) to garner third place.

Ten teams are bracketed into two groups. Group A consists of Holy Child “Red”, Montevista “B”, Island Garden City of Samal National High School, CMU Laboratory High School (Musuan, Bukidnon), and Digos City National High School. Group B is composed of Malayabalay, St. Paul ’s Pasig – Davao , Holy Child “Black”, Montevista “A”, and Holy Cross College of Calinan High School.

The top two teams in each group (Group A – Montevista “B” and Digos City NHS; Group B- Malaybalay and Montevista “B”) qualified for the cross over semi finals.

The top three teams received trophies from the Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association.

During the opening ceremony, Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association – Davao City Chapter president Rico Villareal thanked the participants for coming and encouraged the players to balance playing football with studying hard as this is important to getting a good college education.

Mindanao Daily Mirror

02 December 2009

UFL-LBC Cup semifinals cast finalized

MANILA, Philippines – Navy Selecta, Airforce Rider, Army Phiten and Kaya Digiprint edged their respective foes over the weekend to complete the semifinals cast of the United Football League-LBC Cup.

At the Ateneo de Manila University football field in Quezon City, Army Phiten banked on its relentless scoring as it silenced Alabang Grins, 4-0, to clinch the first semifinals slot.

Both teams fought on equal terms in the first half until Army's Relan Bretana nailed a goal five minutes into the second canto. It was all Army Phiten from there, with Ricardo Becite and Roel Gener scoring three more goals to arrive at the final score.

Despite the setback, Grins coach and manager Hans Smit was unbowed.

“We’re the youngest team in the first division,” Smit said. “That’s already something to be proud of.”

In the second game, Navy Selecta came out on top of Loyola ATR Kim Eng, 2-1, in a match marred by several yellow cards and an expulsion.

Navy's Marlon Pinero scored the game's first goal, sinking a penalty kick 10 minutes into the first half. But Loyola striker John Paul Merida responded shortly with a goal of his own to force the deadlock at halftime.

Action resumed with four Navy players receiving yellow cards for unsportsmanlike behavior, while a player from Loyola was warned for verbal taunting. Things got worse at the 82-minute mark when Navy’s Reydrick Viliran threw a punch at Loyola’s Patrick Martir. Viliran was thrown out of the match.

Shorty after the scuffle, Navy scored another goal to seal the win.

At the Nomads football grounds in Paranaque City, Kaya Digiprint became the only civilian squad to barge into the semifinals after knocking out Union Rudy Project, 2-1.

In the last quarterfinal match, Air Force Rider ousted Mendiola E-games, 2-1.

The semifinals will be held this Sunday, with Navy Selecta colliding with Airforce Rider in the 2:30 p.m. game at Ateneo.

Kaya, managed by United Football Club Association president Christopher Hagedorn, faces Army Phiten in the other semis match at Nomads.


Davao Football - AdDU booters invited to compete in Europe

FIVE Ateneo de Davao 10 under team members have been invited to compete in a series of tournaments in Europe next year.

The said players won fourth place in the 14th Alaska Cup last month at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala, Alabang.

The five players, Joshua Royce S. Lim, Joshua Ryan S. Lagon, Kahlil Imran P. Jikiri, Gabriel Dominic A. Leyson, and Seth Ysrael J. Cabo, were scouted on the spot by head officials of the Alaska Cup headed by Ignacio Vicente.

Bai Lim, Joshua's mother, said they received the formal invitation last November 28.

The boys will play in the form part of the Makati Football Club representing the country in the Gothia Cup, the world youth cup in Goteborg, Sweden in July 2010.

They will also participate in the Barecelona Cup and Costa Blanca Cup in Spain.

The Ateneo de Davao 10 under team's fourth-place finish was already an excellent showing in the annual Alaska Cup considering the magnitude of this event in local football.

The Ateneo 8 under squad also finised fourth in the tournament where the Ateneo girls 12 under team emerged champion. (CRAM)

Sun Star Davao

30 November 2009

Fil-Am thwarts Beckham's goal

MANILA, Philippines - It took a 5-10 Fil-Am goalkeeper to spoil celebrated star David Beckham’s bid for the Major League Soccer (MLS) championship in the British hero’s third year with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Nick Rimando, 30, saved two penalty kicks and paved the way for Real Salt Lake to upset the Galaxy, 5-4, in a shootout after the title match ended 1-1 in overtime before 46,011 fans in Seattle last Nov. 22.

Rimando, whose father is Filipino and mother is Mexican, has never been to the Philippines but said he hopes to visit someday soon.

“Everybody knows I’m Filipino because of my eyes,” said Rimando quoted by Truth Esguerra of the Philippine News. “I’m happy to be Filipino and I’m happy to be American and being in the US playing soccer. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is or color your hair is. I’m out there doing my job and they look at me as a person.”

Rimando attended Montclair High School and played two years at UCLA before turning pro. He was the backup goalkeeper for the US at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Nigeria and played for the US national squad in an international match against El Salvador in 2002. Rimando’s twin appearances with the US team disqualified him from playing for any other country, including the Philippines, under FIFA rules.

Source : Philstar

Cebu football - USPF takes top spot

By Edri K. Aznar

THE University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) took over the top spot of the Men’s League division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup after a 2-0 win over the Don Bosco (DB) Alumni at the Aboitiz Sports field yesterday.

USPF attacked DB Alumni early in the game and scored the first goal in the fifth minute from Aljohn Armamento.

Mark Lester Garbo upped the lead to 2-0 with a strike in the 27th minute before holding DB Alumni scoreless the rest of the way.

USPF now has 11 points and overtook undefeated Crazy Horse, which has been idle for close to a month, for the top position.

DB Alumni slid to fifth place with seven points.

In yesterday’s other Men’s League game, the University of San Carlos (USC) crushed San Roque FC (SRFC), 6-3.

African forward Bernard Rotich took the scoring burden of USC with a hat trick.

USC took a commanding 3-1 lead at the end of the first half with goals from Philip Kenei (15th), Melvin Elle (17th) and Rotich (36th), while Mark Cueva scored the lone first half goal of SRFC in the 25th minute.

With the win, USC moved two places to third, with eight points, while SRFC slumped a spot lower, at eighth place, with three points.

In other games yesterday, Uptown United destroyed DB Alumni A, 5-0, while University of San Jose-Recoletos edged out 53rd Army, 2-1, in the Men’s Cup category.

Meanwhile in last Sunday’s matches, Queen City United drew with University of Cebu, 0-0, while the University of the Visayas trampled San Roque Royal United, 7-0, in the Men’s League class.

Xantos FC beat Doc United, 3-1, and DB Alumni A routed Cebu Institute of Technology FC, 4-1, in the Men’s Cup division.

UFL - Quarterfinal results

Quarterfinals in United Football League Sunday :

Army - Grins 4-0
Navy - Loyola 2-1
Kaya - Union 2-1
Mendiola - Air Force 1-2

Plate Cup Quarterfinals :

Diliman - Sunken Garden 1-0
USFC - Global 1-3
Japan Kline - Navy Alaska 0-1

28 November 2009

PFF holds congress in Tacloban City

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) will hold its 6th Ordinary Congress this Sunday in Tacloban City with the hope of further strengthening its grassroots and competition programs for next year and the years to come.

Though various programs have been put in place, PFF president Jose Mari Martinez said the congress will help them gather fresh ideas from the participants in their bid to intensify their drive to revive the popularity of the sport and form a highly-competitive national team for men’s and youth sides.

“We really need a concerted effort to make our various programs run smoothly. I’m confident all Member Associations will be represented since we need their inputs and cooperation,” said Martinez.

Martinez said they are now focusing their effort on their various grassroots programs since they intend to compete in various regional competitions next year, including the 2011 SEA Games.

“We don’t have a team for next month’s SEA Games due to lack of financial support but we intend to take part in major regional events starting next year,” added Martinez, who is expected to report the federation’s accomplishment for the year about to end.

The Philippines gained considerably in the latest FIFA world ranking by jumping to 155th from 190th place last year.

They are also hoping to draw plan for local tournaments next year where they hope to stage events in key regions, especially in Mindanao and Visayas. The financial status of the federation will also be discussed.

Apart from grassroots and competitions, the PFF also promises to hold more coaching and referee seminars to enhance their technical skills.

Invited to join the congress to be held at the Leyte Park Hotel are presidents (or,in their absence their General Secretary) of member associations in the country.

Source : Manila Bulletin

26 November 2009

Cebu Football - Aboitiz Cup Results

Results from 14. November :

Men`s League :

USC - UV 3-3
Queen City United - USP 4-4

Women`s Open :

FC Cebu - CDU A 1-4

Results from 22. November :

Men`s League :

USPF - UC 2-0
DB Alumni - UV 1-1

Women`s Open :

DBC - SFC 7-2

25 November 2009

Asian Student Football Confederation Cup

Vietnamese website reporting that Philippines will be one of 12 teams in Asian Student Football Confederation Cup which will take place in Thailand from 2. to 9. December.


'Diski Night' to promote 2010 World Cup

MANILA -- The Philippine Football Federation is organizing “Diski Night”, which jumpstarts promotional events leading to the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Diski Night is slated to take place on December 8 at the 1 Esplanade, which is adjacent to the SM Mall of Asia.

“Diski is a dance in South Africa,” said football coach Candice Grey, as she explains the official “groove” of the 2010 World Cup.

Joining Grey at the PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN, Manila are fellow coach Aris Caslib and PFF Secretary General Cyril Dorfitas.

The event will feature PFF and its partners’ booths, a football apparel fashion show, a football clinic for underprivileged kids, and a dance presentation by the Philippine Diski Team.

Source : ABS CBN News

UFL-LBC Cup enters quarterfinal phase

MANILA, Philippines – The highly successful 16-team United Football League-LBC Cup wrapped up its elimination round over the weekend, with eight teams moving on to the tournament’s quarterfinal phase.

The knockout quarterfinal matches, which will be held this Sunday at the Ateneo football field in Quezon City and Nomads football grounds in Parañaque City, pit the top two squads of each of the tournament’s four groups.

At Ateneo, Group B top-seed Army Phiten clashes with Group A No. 2 Alabang Grins Orient Freight in the 1 p.m. game, followed by Group A No. 1 Navy Selecta versus Loyola ATR Kim Eng at 3 p.m.

In the 6 p.m. match at Nomads, Group D No. 1 Kaya Digiprint battles Union Rudy Project, which finished at the second spot in Group C. Air Force Rider, Group C’s top seed, faces Group D No. 2 Mendiola Egames in the last quarterfinals game.

The winners of Navy Selecta-Loyola ATR Kim and Army Phiten-Grins Orient Freight will meet the victors of Air Force Rider-Mendiola Egames and Kaya Digi Print-Rudy Project Union, respectively, in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, teams that finished in the bottom half of their respective groups will figure in a separate knockout quarterfinals, with the ultimate winner getting crowned as the UFL Plate Cup champions.

24 November 2009

PFF Futsal Cup, Men and Women

Results 22. November :

Man-Hur - Pasargad 8-4
Army - Diliman 4-3
Miriam - Assumption 8-2

6. December Championship game Men's Division:

Final Man-Hur FC vs Army FC
Third place : Diliman FC vs Pasargad FC

6. December Championship game Women's Division:

Final : PWU FC vs Halo FC
Third place : Kada FC vs Los Borachos FC

PFF Congress

PFF 5th Ordinary Congress will be this coming weekend in Ormoc, Leyte

UFL - results and fixtures

Results last weekend :

Alabang - United 3-2
Diliman - Navy 2-2
Nomads - Mendiola 2-2
Sunken Garden - Global 1-3

Quarterfinals on 29. November :

Navy - Loyola
Air Force - Mendiola
Army - Alabang
Kaya - Union

22 November 2009

Bacolod Football - DBTI pockets elem., HS NOPSSCEA football titles

DON Bosco Technical Institute of Victorias City, Negros Occidental grabbed both the elementary and high school football titles in this year’s edition of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural & Educational Association (NOPSSCEA).

The don Bosco squads, mentored by former University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos varsity standout Warren Concepcion, took the elementary division title via a 2-0 win over University of St. La Salle and posted a 4-0 victory over USLS to take the high school division crown.

Scoring for Don Bosco in the elementary win was Wrenze Homer Pineda while the scorers in their high school championship win were RP Under-16 team standouts Melecio Manuel Mentor, Sydney Angelo Magbanua, David John Trompeta qand Jonie Asparen.

The La Sallians struggled to bounce back after DBTI scored the first goal during last Saturday’s high school division match at the USLS pitch but their efforts did not succeed in the second half as Don Bosco added three more goals for the lopsided win.

Sun Star Bacolod

21 November 2009

Cebu Football - Pascual: From accidental goalie to RP No. 1

Gessa Marie T. Gunhuran
STC Media Intern

WHAT was once an extra-curricular activity for a seven-year-old became the reason that got him to represent the Philippine football team to China.

From an accidental keeper to the country’s No. 1, Paolo Pascual sure has come a long way.

Now 19, and a sophomore student at the University of San Carlos, Pascual never dreamed of one day, being a member of the RP team that played five other Asian countries in the Asian Football Confederation 19-Under Qualifying Round.

More :


Davao football - Acosta Cup opens Sunday

A HANDFUL of teams bid for honors as the sixth Acosta Cup kicks off Sunday at the Tionko football grounds.

Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio said the tournament features the 10 years old and under five-A-side category and the elementary and high school seven-A-Side division.

He said teams like the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Grade School High School, Holy Child School of Davao, Catalunan Grande, Sakya FC, SOS Children's Village and Philippine Women's College confirmed their participation.

"We are happy to welcome newcomers Los Amigos Elementary School and F. Bangoy Central Elementary School," he said in a statement.

He added interested teams from Malita, Davao del Sur and Musuan, Bukidnon are expected to put up a stiff competition in the annual bootfest presented by Davao City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta.

The DFA and University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao are co-organizers of the event sponsored by Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), RDL Pharmaceutical Lab Inc., Jollibee JTC Davao, and MY Hotel.

Trophies are up for grabs in the competition that aims to promote grassroots football among the city's youth.

Councilor Acosta had been very active in supporting sports development and other programs that benefit the welfare of children and women.

She also sponsors regular ladies football event, thus, boosting the city's chances in national women's open tournaments. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao

20 November 2009

FIFA Men`s World Ranking November

FIFA World ranking for November was relased today . Philippines down 10 to number 165 losing 25 ranking points.

18 November 2009

RP eleven improves Fifa rankings

By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer

THERE’S AN AIR OF OPTIMISM surrounding the impending arrival of British coach Desmond Bulpin, who has been tasked to handle the program and training of the Philippine football team.

Bulpin, who had coaching stints with the Tampine Rovers in the Singapore League and the Uzbekistan Under-17 team, will take over a national team that has leapt 35 places to No. 155 in the world rankings over the past year.

“This is very encouraging for our national team,” said Philippine Football Federation secretary general Cyril Dofitas. “Knowing that we have improved in the football world, our players will be motivated to play better.”

The Philippines failed to hurdle qualifying tournaments for the AFC Challenge Cup and the Asean Football Championships late last year.

Notwithstanding the losses, Dofitas said the international participation has helped sharpen up the team.

His statement was echoed by PFF technical director Aris Caslib.

“It has been a gruelling yet very competitive year for Philippine football,” Caslib said. “This year marks many developments for the PFF.”

“This is a very good way of telling the world that the PFF is doing everything to improve our image,” said Dofitas.

Alaska Cup - Ateneo de Davao girls seize crown

THE fighting Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) girls soccer team did it again.

Thrust into another tough battle, the Ateneo 12-under squad seized its third straight crown in the annual Alaska Cup football tournament last Nov. 14-15 at the Ayala Country Club in Ayala, Alabang.

The Ateneo girls bagged the title after beating Mirriam College in thrilling finals, 2-1.

Down by a goal at halftime, Ateneo de Davao rallied with two goals in the second half to seal the victory.

Anna Aguilo scored the equalizer for Ateneo, then Mica Corrales hit the go-ahead goal to stun Mirriam College. Ateneo also topped the girls 12-under in the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Alaska Cup.

It was a stellar performance for the Ateneo booters as they crushed the opposition in the eliminaton phase before punctuating their run with pulsating win for the championship.

Ateneo made it a double celebration after Janna Barcemo was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 12-under category.

Aside from Barcemo, Aguilo and Corrales, other memvbers of the team are Nina Arrieta, Alyanna Alovera, Bea Dongon, Kyra Paronda, Bea Panganiban, Therese Reyes and goalkeeper Gabby del Fierro.

In the girls 14-under category, Ateneo de Davao settled for second place after losing to powerhouse De La Salle-Zobel in the finals, 1-3.

Only Anna Aguilo was able to score in the finals for Ateneo, and the absence of striker Kyra Dimaandal also contributed to the team's failed bid for a twin kill.

Dimaandal missed the all-important match after suffering an injury in the semifinals against Makati Football Club.

Sun Star Davao

17 November 2009

AFC U22 Championship qualifiers

AFC has scheduled AFC U22 Championship qualifiers between 1. and 14. February 2010.

This will probably be start of the qualifier for 2012 Olympics. Players born in 1989 and younger are eligble.

It is not known if Philippines will participate.

15 November 2009

Cebu football - Aboitiz Cup - Women`s


Women`s Open , group A :

SFC 6 points
Don Bosco College 3 points
TurnBouts FC 3 points
CDU B 0 point

Women`s open , group B :

USC 3 points
Football Club Cebu 3 points
CDU A 3 points
UP FC 0 point

Girls 17

SRFC 12 points
Guiseppe 9 points
Melborne 4 points
Carsheinians 4 points

Kaya FC win Alaska Cup

Kaya FC won today`s Men`s Open in Alaska Cup.

Cebu football - Aboitiz Cup - Men`s

Results 8. November

Men`s Cup

USJR Alumni - FCIC 2-3
Uptown United - CDU 0-3

Men`s League

Crazy Horse - DB Alumni 5-1
Queen City United - SRRU 7-2

Schedule Sunday 15. November , Men`s League:

Queen City United - USP

Standings Men`s Cup group A

FCIC 2 wins
USPF Alumni 1 win
USJR Alumni 1 win
53 rd Army 1 win and 1 loss
DB Alumni B 2 loss
CIT FC 2 loss

Standings Men`s Cup group B

DB Magone FC 2 wins
Xantos 1 win and 1 loss
DOC United 1 win
DB Alumnia A 1 loss
Uptown United 2 loss

Men`s League

Crazy Horse 2 wins
DB Alumni 2 wins and 1 loss
USPF 1 win and 1 draw
Queen City United 1 win
SRFC 1 win and 3 loss
USC 1 draw
SRRU 3 loss
UV , UC and USJR has not played yet.

12 November 2009

Cebu football - DBC faces CIS in 12th Aboitiz Cup

UNDEFEATED squads Don Bosco College (DBC) and Cebu International School (CIS) will battle for supremacy in Group A of the Boys 17 division of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup tomorrow at the Aboitiz Sports field.

CIS is still at the top spot with six points on two wins.

However, DBC, which has three points, could steal the lead with a win over CIS.

In Group B of the Boys 17 category, Center for International Education (CIE)-Lions and Abellana National School (ANS) Pomeroy will go for their first win when they face each other.

Both teams lost their first game.

Meanwhile, San Roque FC faces off with Giuseppe, while Carsheinians will face Melborne in the Girls 17 class.

In the Boys 14 division, Paref-Springdale will face off with MTI, while DBC A faces Abellana National School-Pomeroy and Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) takes on FC Inter Cebu.

In the Boys 12 division, DBC B faces Paref-Springdale, while Pomeroy FC is up against DBC A.

In the Players 10 division, DBC 1 faces off with Pomeroy FC and Giuseppe takes on ML Canduman, while SHS-J tangles with ML Canduman in the Players 8 category.

Sun Star Cebu

11 November 2009

AFC U19 Qualifiers - Philippines lose to Malaysia

Philippines lost 2-4 to Malaysia in last match of AFC U19 Qualifiers in China. Halftime result was 1-3.


10 November 2009

Des Bulpin - Philippines New NT coach

Des Bulpin, Philippines new coach was the one who discovered Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe when he was Tottenham Hotspurs Youth team coach.


Des Bulpin also worked with Uzbekistan NT.


Des Bulpin alsobeen working as assistant coach with Gerry Francis in QPR , Ian Holloway in Leicester and Plymouth and been asistant coach in Stockport

Cebu Football Blog

New website for football in Cebu :


Davao football - First Upsilon Cup kicks off Nov. 28

THE 1st Upsilon Cup will kick off on November 28 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao and Mintal Elementary School fields.

Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio bared this in an e-mailed statement to Sun.Star Davao on Tuesday.

"This will be a 7-A-Side one-day festival for high school students only. A team shall be composed of 10 players. Games will start immediately after a short opening program," Protacio said.

He said the tournament, which is free of registration, is organized by the UP Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association in cooperation with DFA and UP Mindanao.

He said the deadline of confirmation and submission of entry forms is set at 5 p.m. on November 25 at the DFA clubhouse or Human Kinetics Center of UP Mindanao.

Interested participants may contact Protacio at (082) 293-0863 local 215 or mobile number (0917) 4345114 or Joseph Soguilon at (0908) 8627233. (MLSA)

Sun Star Davao


MANILA (10 Nov 2009) – The PWU Patriots nosed out Halo FC to take the top spot in Group B of the Women’s Division of the PFF Futsal Cup.

The Taft-based Patriots, led by captain and current Group B leading scorer Marielle Benitez, breezed through the group stage with two wins and a draw against Halo FC.

PWU secured the top spot over Halo FC over goal difference after Montalban FC failed to show up which automatically handed Halo a 3-0 goal margin by walkover.

In Group A, KADA FC flexed their might over Rizal Technological University winning 4-2.

However, RTU did not go down without a fight forcing several excellent saves from KADA keeper Mae Castelo.

National team standout Ching Delos Reyes opened the scoring with a blast from just outside the penalty area in the 12th minute.

Wily striker and Group A leading scorer, Ruchelle Latap pumped in three more goals in the 13th, 18th and 19th minute respectively to seal the victory for KADA.

Goalscorers for RTU were Rhea Placencia and Honey Mae Thomason.

KADA will take on HALO in the cross-over semi finals, while the PWU Patriots will face the winner of the game between Assumption FC and Los Borachos FC.

In the meantime, Diliman FC edged out Don Bosco to claim their place in the semi-finals.

In Group B of the men’s division Diliman FC bannered by national team standouts Anto Gonzales, Jerome Leung, Teo Ocampo and Ariel Zerrudo used experience to edge out a nail biting 4-2 win over Don Bosco United FC.

Skipper Mico Gutierrez started early when he squeezed a goal past the DBUFC keeper two minutes in.

But Don Bosco equalised barely a minute later through Xarex Velasquez.

Ariel Zerrudo then answered back with a scorcher in the fourth minute blasting a low ball from a set play off a corner.

Velasquez brought life back to Don Bosco by opening the second half with an awkward volley that found the ball past the Diliman keeper and into the back of the net.

A succession of attempts brought out the best of the Diliman keeper Jerome Leung as he stopped a barrage of shots from Don Bosco FC.

Zerrudo and Kale Alvarez injected two more goals to finally silence the DBUFC players in the last two minutes of play.

Earlier, Mendiola United FC led by captain Roxy Dorlas pressured Socceroos FC into submission by leading Mendiola to their first win of the season.

Mendiola trotted out 10-8 winners over Socceroos while in another game, ARMY FC pounced on hapless SGU FC 16-5.

Ricardo Becite lead with four goals, followed by Wilson Dela Cruz with three, Nestor Margarse, Ronel Gener and Romano Vestal with two goals apiece, while Gil Vilanueva and Rodrigo Betita scoring a goal each.

Group B has Pasargad FC in the top spot with Diliman FC claiming the last semi-finals slot.

The semi-finals fixtures will be completed after the match between ARMY FC and Man-Hur FC.


UFL - Weekend results and upcoming matches

Weekend (Nov 7 - 8) Game Results:
(Army Phittent) def (Global Smartmatic) : 2-1
(Navy Selecta) def (Grins Orient Freight : 2-1
(Air Force Rider) def (Union Rudy Project) : 5-3
(Loyola ATR Kim Eng) def (Sunken Garden FC) : 7-1
(Lions Alaska) drew (Mama Africa) : 1-1
(United South 2GO) drew (Diliman Victory Liner : 1-1

Standings :

Group A GP W D L P
Navy Selecta 2 2 0 0 6
Alabang Grins Orient Freight 2 1 0 1 3
Diliman Victory Liner 2 0 1 1 1
United South 2GO 2 0 1 1 1

Group B
Army Phiten 3 3 0 0 9
Loyola ATR Kim Eng 3 2 0 1 6
Global Smartmatic 2 0 0 2 0
Sunken Garden FC 2 0 0 2 0

Group C
Air Force Rider 3 3 0 0 9
Union Rudy Project 3 1 1 1 4
Lions Alaska 3 0 2 1 2
Mama Africa 3 0 1 2 1

Group D
Kaya Digiprint 2 2 0 0 6
Mendiola E Games 2 1 0 1 3
Nomads Aloha Board Sports 2 1 0 1 3
Japan K Line 2 0 0 2 0

Upcoming matches :

Sunday | November 22, 2009
Venue: TBA
Diliman Victory Liner vs. Navy Selecta 1300
Alabang Grins Orient Freight vs. United South 2 Go 1500

Venue: Nomads
Nomads Aloha Board Sports vs. Mendiola E Games 1600
Sunken Garden FC vs. Global Smartmatic 1800
Kaya Digiprint vs. Japan K Line 2000

09 November 2009

Alaska football fest kicks off

MANILA, Philippines—Two hundred fifty teams with a total of 3,500 boys and girls from all over the Philippines will compete in 12 age group categories for the 14th Alaska Football Cup at Ayala Country Club on November 14 to 15.

“For this year, we received a total of 400 applications but the venue can only accommodate a maximum of 250 teams,” said tournament director Tomas Lozano.

“This only shows how football at the youth level is growing tremendously. I just hope that this would be the same in the professional level but we don’t have much clubs here in the Philippines,” added Lozano.

Champion teams from last year’s Alaska Cup include the Nomads Football Club, Faith Academy, Cebu International School and Ateneo de Manila University Manila.

Kids age 6-14 years old from different categories will play on the first day of the tournament while those in the older age groups play on the second day. Games start 7:30 a.m.

Along with teams from Metro Manila, there will be also be teams from the provinces including Bacolod, Cebu, Naga, Davao, Baguio and Los Banos.

Izah Morales, INQUIRER.net

Who is Des Bulpin ?

Des(mond) Bulpin is the new Men`s NT coach.

From Weymouth FC website :

"Des Bulpin: The former Weymouth director of football is a vastly experienced coach following spells at Plymouth Argyle, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers."


He has also been assistant coach for Stockport City and coaching in Leicester City and Tottenham

UK coach to train football team

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF), headed by Mari Martinez, has hired a veteran British football coach to handle the program and training of the national team in the hope of energizing the sport in the country.

Martinez said Desmond Bulpin arrived in the country two weeks ago during which he observed and assessed the training of the members of the RP team pool for three days before finalizing his agreement with the PFF to head the country’s coaching staff.

Martinez said football enthusiasts Dan Palami and Henry Tsai will shoulder the expenses of Bulpin during his stay here in Manila.

The country is lagging behind even in the standard of South East Asian competition but Martinez believes the arrival Bulpin will help the Philippines recover from a spate of misfortunes – the latest of which was during the Asian Under-16 tournament.

Public awareness and the right people to run the daily affair of the team, Martinez stressed, are needed to keep football going in the country.

“Mr. Bulpin would be a big help for us in attaining our goals for the future of Philippine football. Football is the world’s most popular sport and it’s high time for us to improve our chances in competition locally and internationally,” said Martinez.

Bulpin is coming next week and will be bringing with him 25 years of experience in various capacities in major leagues in Europe.

The British coach, according to Martinez, was impressed with the work ethic and passion of the members of the national pool.

“I’m excited to work here and I enjoy the challenge seeing talent progress,” said Bulpin.

Though Bulpin admits that it will entail a lot of hard work and time to whip up the Filipinos into a highly-competitive team, he would like to face the challenge head on.

“It will also be a lot of fun,” he added.

PFF also plans to hold an exhibition game between the future RP team against a Fil-British team (Philippine United Football Club) next year.

Source : Manila Bulletin

08 November 2009

UFL - Weekend results


Navy - Alabang Grins 2-1
Air Force - Union 5-3


Air Force - Union 5-3

AFC U19 Qualifiers - Philippines drew 2-2 against Guam

AFC U19 Championship qualifiers in China .

Philipines - Guam 2-2 (1-1)

Philippines goal in 12.min (DAVID FRANZ PUSING) and 49 min.(VILLARINO JOSEPH JINO ANTONIO)

Guam scored in 44 min and 87 min.

SERNA ALLEN JOSE RONELO from Philippines got red card after 70 min

Both teams got one point now.

07 November 2009

New Philippines Men`s NT coach ! Latest!

New British Men`s NT coach for Philippines and matches in Taiwan in January !

Based on information from Chris Greatwich on Facebook.It seems that some foreign based players on Men`s NT have this information after PFF president been in contact with them.

If somebody know more please post it here or email me directly at joki20@hotmail.com

06 November 2009

United Football League - weekend matches

Saturday | November 07, 2009
Venue: Ascom
Army Phiten vs. Global Smartmatic 1300
Navy Selecta vs. Alabang Grins Orient Freight 1500

Sunday | November 08, 2009
Venue: Ateneo
Air Force Rider vs. Union Rudy Project 1300
Loyola ATR Kim Eng vs. Sunken Garden FC 1500

Venue: Ascom
Lions Alaska vs. Mama Africa 1300
United South 2 Go vs. Diliman Victory Liner 1500

Davao football - 6th Acosta Cup set

THE 6th Acosta Cup 2009 featuring girl booters will kick off on November 22 at the Tionko football grounds, Bolton Riverside, along Quimpo Boulevard.

Davao Football Association (DFA) general secretary Erwin Protacio said the tournament will have the 5-A-Side event for those born 1999 and later, 7-A-Side girls elementary and girls high school categories.

Protacio said they expect close to 30 teams competing in the free registration bootfest presented by Davao City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta and sponsored by the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office and RDL Pharmaceuticals.

"Elementary and high school teams, however, will have to submit a certification from their school principals," Protacio said.

Players are also required to submit photocopies of their birth certificates as proof of their ages on tournament day. No birth certificate, no play," he added.

Deadline of confirmation is on November 18. (MLSA)

Source : Sun Star Davao

Women`s futsal - EAC futsal seeks first champ title

THE seniors futsal team of Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) will compete for their first championship title in the Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) on Sunday.

EAC will meet last season's first runner-up Philippine Women's University (PWU).

But Coach Leo Rivera of the Ermita-based squad is worried for the championship match as its team captain Kathleen Kipte is bothered by an injury.

“She wouldn't be able to give out a hundred percent because she got injured last Wednesday,” said Rivera.

Kipte, a transferee from Far Eastern University (FEU), is also aiming for the Most Valuable Player award in the seniors division.

The three-year team is preparing for Sunday by training twice a day.

The head coach also expressed his pride for his team that only started out with his Physical Education class students.

“(They are) fast learners that's why their performance development easily,” said Rivera.

EAC defeated defending champion team Miriam College in the semifinals round 3-1. PWU meanwhile won over the Rizal Technological University (RTU) by five goals, 7-2.(Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)

Cebu football - Aboitiz Cup resumes today

FOLLOWING a break for the celebration of the All Souls’ Day and All Saints Day, the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup season resumes today at the Aboitiz Sports field.

No. 3 Don Bosco College (DBC) takes on second ranked Paref-Springdale in Group A of the Boys 17 division, while Sacred Heart School–Jesuits (SHS-J) faces winless Center for International Education (CIE)–Lions in Group B.

DBC is tied with Paref-Springdale with three points but Paref-Springdale is ranked second because of goal difference.
A win could propel either team to the top spot of Group A.

On the other hand, SHS-J is ranked second in Group B, behind FC Inter Cebu, with three points, while the CIE–Lions are still searching for their first win in the tournament.

In the Girls 17 category, undefeated San Roque FC (SRFC) will gun for its fifth straight victory against the struggling Carsheinians squad, while No. 2 Giuseppe FC is up against Melborne.

SRFC is at the top of the heap with 12 points, while Carsheinians has four points. SRFC earlier routed Carsheinians, 11-1.

Source : Sun Star Cebu

AFC U19 Qualifiers - Philippines losing to North Korea

Philippines lost 0-8 to North Korea in AFC Championship qualifiers in China today.

Half time result was 0-5.

Philippines team :

Pascual , Rogero, Davidas, Maquirang , Antonio, Sendino ,Lagana , Pusing, Ronelo, Bayatan and Edim.

Subs in : Barase, Paredes and Garcia.

Next match against Guam on Sunday

04 November 2009

Air Force clashes with Union Rudy Project in LBC-UFL

MANILA, Philippines – Air Force Rider stakes its perfect record against Union Rudy Project as the LBC-United Football League (UFL) resumes action at the Ateneo University field in Quezon City this Sunday (Nov. 8).

Fresh from a pulsating 5-3 victory over Mama Africa last Sunday, Air Force is expected to field key players Ian Araneta, Yanti Bersales, and Emilio Caligdong against Union Rudy, which for its part boasts strikers from Egypt and France.

Air Force sits atop the Group C standings with a 2-0 card, while Union Rudy Project is at second place with a 1-1 ledger.

In the second match, Group B squads Loyola ATR Kim Eng (1-0) and Sunken Garden FC (0-0) collide in the 16-team tournament sanctioned by the National Capital Region Football Association and the Philippine Football Federation.

Source : Philstar.com

03 November 2009

Cebu football - Sykes, Aegis top football festival

SYKES and Aegis Peo-ple Support ruled the inaugural Home Sweet Home 9-a-side Inter Corporate Football Festival at the San Roque Parish football field last Oct. 25.

Sykes outlasted Tsunie-shi via shootout to top the nine-team men’s division, while Aegis People Support got past Convergys in the women’s final.

The one-day tournament, organized to give football enthusiasts who are already working a chance to compete in a relatively level playing field, was a huge success and the participants are already wishing another group will hold an inter-call center football tournament.

Despite playing with only eight men in the finals of the nine-a-side event, Sykes managed to hold on to a 0-0 draw in regulation before prevailing, 3-2, in the shootout.

It was the same story in the battle for third place as Bracket B second placer dumped Convergys, 3-2.

In the women’s final, veteran Doris Toledo scored the only goal for Aegis People Support to bag the trophy.

Sykes topped Group B and defeated Lexmark, 2-1, in the quarterfinals before dumping Group A No. 1 team Teletech A, 2-0, in the semis.

On the other hand, Tsunieshi finished second in Group B and beat Group A No. 3, NCR, 1-0, in the quarterfinals and Conver-gys, 1-0, in the semis.

Teletech A outlasted sister team Telech B, which finished No. 4 in Group B, 2-1, in the quarterfinals.

Convergys earned a seat to the semifinals after upsetting Group A No. 2 Aegis People Support, 1-0, in the quarterfinals.

WiPro finished at fifth in Group A and did not make it to the quart-erfinals.

Source : Sun Star Cebu

AFC U19 Qualifiers - Philippines lose second match

Philippines lost 6-0 to Myanmar in second match in AFC U19 qualifiers in China.

Halftime result was 4-0 for Myanmar.

Match statistics :


In two other matches today in China , North Korea beat Malaysia 2-1 and China won 8-0 against Guam.

01 November 2009

AFC U19 China - Philippines

AFC U19 qualifiers :

China- Philippines 13-0 (10-0) FT

China scored in 1, 3, 8, 21, 24 ,30 ,34 ,36 ,39 ,45 , 67, 70 and 71 min

North Korea beat Guam 11-1 and Malaysia beat Myanmar 4-0 in two other matches in China.

Match summary :


31 October 2009

WNU wins UniGames men’s football crown

West Negros University reasserted its supremacy in men’s football yesterday, blanking St. Benilde College, 2-0, to take home the championship in the 14th National University Games at the Central Philippine University pitch in Iloilo City.

Though having a hard time making the necessary adjustment to turn back the aggressive attacks from the CSB side, the Wesnecans, mentored by former national coach and RP campaigner Norman Fegidero, found their rhythm in the second half and connected the first goal in 50th minute courtesy of Joven Bedic. Seven minutes after, Ruffy Llorente sent a free kick directly to the goal’s mouth to seal the win.

In women’s football, University of Sto. Tomas claimed the crown by beating De La Salle University, while University of the Philippines settled for second runner-up honors by prevailing over University of San Carlos, 5-0, at the Sta. Barbara town football ground.

The women’s football title capped UST’s crowning glory after plucking the men and women’s volleyball championship.

Source : Visayan Daily Star

Philippines U19 team

Complete Philippines U19 team for AFC U19 Championship qualifiers in China :


Comment : Manuel Gelito Ott is a Filipino German who play for 3 rd division German club FC Ingolstadt

WNT and UST win Unigames in Iloilo

14 th Philippines University Games in Iloilo.

Winners Men : West Negros University , Bacolod

Women : University of Santo Thomas, Manila

30 October 2009


MANILA (30 Oct 2009) – Kada FC made it two wins out of two in the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Futsal League 2009 to stay top of Group A.

After winning 10-1 over Assumption in the first match of the season, Kada FC then scored a 6-3 victory over Los Borrachos in their second game last week.

Second at the table is Assumption San Lorenzo FC, who have lost one match and won once thus far.

Following their defeat to Kada FC in the opener, Assumption came beak to win 5-4 over Rizal Technological University FC (RTU).

Third in the standing is RTU while fourth is Los Borrachos FC.

Over in Group B, Philippines Women’s University FC (PWU) are at the top of the standings following their two wins out of three matches.

PWU began with a 5-3 win over Miriam before being held to a 2-2 draw by Halo.

They then recovered to score a 10-4 victory over Montalban.

Second in Group B is Halo FC with Miriam FC on third.

Montalban Ladies FC currently occupy fourth.


AFC U19 Championship - Qualifiers

Philippines face hosts China on Sunday in the first match of AFC U19 Championship qualifiers at Linzi Stadium in China.

Match start at 3 Pm local time.

Visit my blog for results and match report.

Upcoming matches :

3. November vs Myanmar
6. November vs North Korea
8. November vs Guam
11. November vs Malaysia

Good luck !

WNU gains final berth in UniGames football

West Negros University XI blanked University of the Philippines , 3-0, to secure the first final seat in men's football of the 14 th National University Games yesterday at the Central Philippine University football pitch.
The Wesnecans, last year's runner-up, will face the winner in the semifinals match between University of St. La Salle and St. Benilde.
In women's football, defending champion De La Salle booked the first final seat with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over UP.

Cebuano in RP U19 NT



29 October 2009

Philippines U19 NT

Philippines team for AFC U19 qualifiers in China. Start 1. November.



Comment : Team list from AFC Website . Only 15 players , maybe some players are missing ?

Cebu football - ANS, DBC enter Pintaflores semifinals

TWO Cebu City teams are moving on to the semifinal round of the second Pintaflores 16-Under National Invitational Tournament after winning their first two matches.
The Abellana National School’s (ANS) and Don Bosco College’s (DBC) Under-16 squads along with two other teams made it to the semifinals of the 12-team field from all over the Philippines.

ANS, the champion of the recently finished Milo Little Olympics national finals, earned a slot in the next round after beating Dumaguete, 5-2, and Ba-colod United, 4-1.On the other hand, DBC’s wins were over Dipolog, 2-0, and Paga-dian, 4-1.
The six teams will be divided into two groups by drawing lots.
The three teams in each group will face each other in a round robin format.
The top two squads of each group will face each other in the finals while the second seeded teams will battle for third place.
All the semifinal games will be played today, while the championship match will be tomorrow.
ANS head coach Francis Ramirez is optimistic a-bout the chances of his squad in winning the tournament.
“We have a huge chance of winning this time because we beat some of the best teams (in the tournament),” Ramirez told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday in an interview.
As of press time yesterday, ANS was playing RP training pool national team, while DBC was facing the powerhouse Iloilo squad in a non-bearing game.
In last year’s Pinta-flores 16-Under National Invitational Tournament, Team Cebu City, which was composed mostly of Paref-Springdale players, finished third.

Sun Star Cebu

28 October 2009


MANILA (28 Oct 2009) – Pasargad and Manhur FC lead the standings in the on-going Philippines Football Federation (PFF) Futsal League 2009.Pasargad are at the top of Group B with seven points from three matches while Manhur lead Group A with six points from the same number of matches.There are five teams in each group.Pasargad had drawn their first match of the season in Group B against Dilman FC 2-2 before taking back-to-back wins against Don Bosco FC (13-8) and Korea FC (19-8).Second in Group B are Dilman who followed up their stalemate against Pasargad in their first game to pick up a 9-4 victory over Korea FC and then a 9-2 beating of Montalban.Third in Group B is Don Bosco United FC while fourth is Montalban with Korea in the rear on fifth and without a win to their name.

In Group A, Manhur FC lead the group with six points - but having played a game more than second-placed Philippines Army FC.Manhur started the season with a 14-2 win over Soccerroos but fell to an 8-9 defeat to SGU in their second match.They recovered to beat Mendiola 6-5 in their third match to take the top spot - for now.On second is Philippines Army FC who have picked up full points from their first two matches of the season.They won 9-5 over Socceroos in their first game this year and then recorded a 7-2 victory over Mendiola FC in their second match.Third in Group A is Sunken Garden United FC with Socceroos FC occupying fourth spot and Mendiola FC on fifth.

Source : Aseanfootball.org

Malay Mail eyes more football visits to Bacolod next year

VISITING Malaysian football club Malay Mail, which finished behind Bacolod United FC in last week’s Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Championship 2009 plans to come back next year together with other Malaysian club teams to compete in a much bigger edition of the event.
This was confirmed by Edward Magallona, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) grassroots committee head, who was instrumental in bringing Malay Mail here for last weekend’s inaugural veterans’ series.

Malay Mail, owned by journalist Tony Mariadas, plans to come back in January next year with another batch of veteran footballers who will play against local clubs.
“Malay Mail will be back again at least twice next year to hopefully play against local veteran club teams from Bacolod as well as from other football centers like Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in a tournament that will hopefully be bigger in terms of the number of participating teams,” Magallona said.
While in Bacolod, Mariadas took time to renew ties with former Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) president Ricardo ‘Cano’ Tan, who was responsible for bringing the team here in the 1990s to compete in the President’s Cup football series which was participated by the RP national squad, as well as teams from Chinese Taipei and Pakistan and China, among others.
PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas, who was in town to oversee the staging of last weekend’s series at Panaad in cooperation with local organizing committee head Rafael Lizares, president of the Executive Village Football Club, said he looks forward to a much bigger tournament next year.
“We envision this to be an annual event henceforth,” Dofitas said.
Malay Mail bowed to Bacolod United FC, 2-3, in the title match last Sunday with the Bacolod side’s goals coming from former national team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr. with 2, coming in the 23rd and 27th minutes, while teammate Greg Gustilo sealed the win with a goal in the 50th minute.
he Malaysians scored through Supramanian who broke the ice in the 9th minute while Moud Faridzal Kazim added another goal in the 36th minute.
Real Negrense FC finished third after winning 1-0 over ERCO Cebu FC.
The tournament was co-hosted by Bacolod United FC, mentored by former RP team coach Reynaldo Dofitas and Real Negrense FC headed by Jun Lacson.


WEST Negros University posted another win over arch rival University of St. La Salle, 2-1, Monday in the elimination round of the men’s football competition of the ongoing 14th National University Games (Unigames) at the Central Philippine University field in Iloilo City.
The Wesnecans, reigning Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural & Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) champions, posted goals courtesy of midfielder Mark Ferrer in the 38th minute and Vince Braga in the 80th minute.

The La Sallians, mentored by former national team coach Freddie Lazarito, scored its lone goal courtesy of Paking Dolino.
WNU went on to defeat host CPU yesterday, 6-1, getting goals from Joevin Bedic in the 22nd and 30th, Femar Suganob in the 28th, Gino Palomo in the 53d and Jayme Poderoso in the 82nd and 87th minutes. CPU also bowed to unheralded Dipolog Memorial Christian Center Foundation, 1-4, Monday.
Both USLS and WNU, former titlists in this annual multi-sports gathering of tertiary schools founded in 1996 by former USLS president Brother Rolando R. Dizon, FSC, are missing the services of former nationals Arnie Pasinabo, Jayson Panhay and Floriano Pacilan Jr. (USLS) and Robert Cañedo, Joel Ballo-allo and Joshua Fegidero (WNU).

26 October 2009

Unigames 2009 - Results

Unigames 2009 in Iloilo

Women`s results Sunday and Monday

UP - Ateneo 2-1
UST - FU 9-0
USLS - USC 1-3
UP - Xavier 2-0
Ateneo - UST 1-2

Men`s results Monday

DLSU - Ateneo 0-0

25 October 2009

United Football League - Sunday`s results

Sunday`s results :

Air Force - Lions Alaska 5-2
Kaya - Mendiola 5-3
Union - Mama Africa 2-0
Loyola - Global 3-0
Nomads - Japan K Line 1-0
Army - Sunken Garden 9-0

Bacolod United FC pockets 2009 RP-Malaysia Veterans Football crown

BACOLOD United Football Club added another champion's trophy in its growing collection when they captured the championship crown of the 2009 Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Championship.
Mentored by former RP team coach Rene Dofitas, the team defeated the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia, 3-2, Sunday at the Panaad pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Former RP team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr., hero of the historic 1-0 RP victory over Malaysia during the 1991 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, proved once again that his scoring savvy was more than enough to carry his side to the title, scoring two goals in the 23rd and 27th minutes while Greg Gustilo sealed the win for the Bacolod side in the 50th minute.
Malay Mail, owned by journalist Tony Mariadas, scored through Supramanian who broke the ice in the ninth minute whileMoud Faridzal Kazim tallied another in the 36th minute.
In the battle for third place, Real Negrense FC nipped ERCO Cebu FC, 1-0, via the lone goal courtesy of Jamelo Soriano in the 13th minute.
The awarding ceremonies were held last night at the Luxur Place where the visiting Malaysians were billeted.
The ceremonies were presided by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Cyril Dofitas, local organizing committee head Rafael Lizares, match commissioner Warren Concepcion and referees inspector Dennis Estaniel, among others.
The event is envisioned to be an annual competition with more teams from Malaysia as well as from other parts of the country seeing action starting next year in another 40-above veterans' tournament sanctioned by both the FA of Malaysia and PFF.
The two-day event here was co-hosted by the Bacolod United Football club and Real Negrense Football Club. (With report from Lito Sapar)

Sun Star Bacolod

WNU, USLS booters post Unigames '09 wins

FORMER National University Games champions West Negros University and University of St. La Salle posted opening round wins Saturday.
This is as men's football hostilities kicked off in the ongoing 14th Unigames in Iloilo City at the Central Philippine University and Iloilo Sports Complex fields.

The defending Nopsscea champion West Negros University squad mentored by former national team mainstay Norman Fegidero Jr. demolished unheralded Dipolog Memorial Christian Center Foundation, 7-0, while in a clash of former Unigames titlists' University of St. La Salle, mentored by former RP team coach Freddie Lazarito, waylaid Silliman University, 6-0.
Scoring for the Wesnecans were Carlo Tacusalme with 2 goals while former RP team campaigner Joeven Bedic, Mark Ferrer and Vicne Braga tallied 1 goal apiece.
Also posting wins were University of the Philippines, which blanked Ateneo University, 3-0, while De La Salle University nipped Iloilo's John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, 1-0.
Both WNU and USLS are missing the services of former national team campaigners who have already played out their allowable number of playing years in this annual multi-sports gathering founded in 1996 by former USLS president Brother Rolando R. Dizon, FSC.
They are Wesnecans Robert Cañedo and Joel Ballo-allo and La Sallians Arnie Pasinabo and Floriano Pacilan Jr.
Late Sunday, the Wesnecans posted an 8-0 victory over former titlist Silliman University, with Mark Ferrer and Joeven Bedic scoring 3 goals each and Gino Palomo adding another 2.
USLS also posted a 2-1 win over host CPU.
WNU and USLS are scheduled to clash Monday to determine who advances to the next round from their bracket.

Sun Star Bacolod

Milo Little Olympics - ANS comeback kids top high school football

LAST year, the Abellana National School football players were on the outside looking in, barred from joining the Milo Little Olympics.
During the awarding ceremony for football yesterday, all eyes were on them—the champions of the first Milo Little Olympics national finals.

ANS completed a sweep of its games with a workmanlike 6-0 win over Mindanao yesterday to bag the gold medal in secondary football and earn the 30 championship points for the Visayas.
They finished with nine points on three wins, while Mindanao settled for the silver with four on a win and a draw.
Luzon took third place with two points after a draw with NCR in the final game yesterday.
“The boys were really hungry to win the title because last year they were not able to join,” said ANS coach Francis Ramirez. “We got lucky because now that we got to play again, Milo decided to hold a national finals.”
In the first half against Mindanao, that hunger was missing and ANS looked more like they were on a practice match than in a title-clincher.
Mindanao even had the first clear chance after a striker was left inside the box before the defense clamped on him.
First chance
Carlito Abadia Jr. had the first clear shot for ANS but missed three shots inside 15 minutes, while Karlo Cuizon also misfired a lob.
Things got heated in the 18th when a Mindanao striker went down away from the ball--due to a punch according to their camp or due to an unintentional collision while both were running to the open space, according to others.
Referee Vincent Ramos booked Prince Anthony, who protested his innocence, for a yellow card to help cut the tension.
ANS finally got on board in the 29th with James Bacus’ point- blank shot and cranked up their offense in the second.
Abadia’s struck just 40 seconds into the second half off a give-and-go, while Jose Bacunawa, who relieved Abadia in the 40th minute, got in the scoring act in the 43rd. Rafael Estremos made it 4-0 two minutes later.
A change of keepers didn’t stop the binge for Mindanao—Alger Montayre made it 5-0 and Bacunawa scored on a cheeky lob in the last three minutes.
ANS’ victory somehow offset the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit’s loss in the elementary division.
“We were in control for most of the match but our defense failed to mark their men in the final minutes,” said SHS-J coach Lito Ramos.
Isagani Fernandez put the host ahead in the 20th before Jan Frederick Cujogan equalized in the 40th.
In the shootout, SHS-J split its first two shots, while Luzon converted two for its third win and the gold medal.
Visayas settled for the silver on two wins and a loss, while NCR got the bronze with one win.

Sun Star Cebu

Cebu football - Crazy Horse routs SRRU,7-0

THE defending champions Crazy Horse showed that it is still the most formidable team in the Men’s League of the 12th Aboitiz Football Cup as it demolished San Roque Royal United (SRRU), 7-0, yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports field.
After giving San Roque FC (SRFC) its first loss of the tournament with a 9-1 beating last week, Crazy Horse handed SRRU its third straight loss in the competition.

Epifanio Ynot drew first blood as he scored in the 23rd minute from pointblank range, while out-hustling the SRRU defenders.
Substitute Masahi Koyagi immediately let his presence felt after entering in the second half of regulation with a quick goal in the 49th.
Koyagi struck inside the box, off a well-calculated pass by playmaker Jan Michael Abellana from the right flank.
Three minutes, Abellana created an opportunity for himself, outmaneuvering the SRRU defense with his fancy footwork for 3-0.
After that, there was no stopping the Crazy Horse offense.
Mitsuo Tsunakiri struck in the 65th minute then Koyagi scored his second goal of the game nine minutes after.
Tsunakiri contributed another goal in the 81st minute, Albert Nangkil scored in the 87th minute, while Abellana sealed the victory with a goal a minute before time.
Crazy Horse is still undefeated and sits at the top spot of the Men’s League with six points from two victories, while SRRU is still winless and remains the worst team in the competition.
In the other Men’s League game, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) routed SRFC, 4-1.
SRFC’s Ramie Colina scored the first goal of the match with just 10 minutes off the clock. However USPF bounced back and tied the game, 1-1, with a strike by Rene Sanchez in the 54th minute.
USPF then took over the lead, 2-1, as Oliver Colina added another goal 11 minutes after.

Sun Star Cebu

24 October 2009

Unigames results

Unigames 2009 results from Iloilo :

Men`s :

Ateneo - UP 0-3

Women`s :
Ateneo - FU 2-2
UST - Xavier 8-2
DLSU - Siliman 7-0

Thanks to Lord Sabid !

Milo Olympics - Secondary level

In the secondary level, Francis Ramirez’ boys also got off a flying start, beating Luzon, 2-0.
In tennis, the elementary teams had mixed fortunes in the first day at the Casino Español courts. The girls team lost to Mindanao, 2-0, while the boys were barely challenged in their 2-0 win against Luzon.
Tennis follows the Davis Cup format with a singles and doubles match. A second singles only to break a tie.
Bright Academy’s Jana Pages dropped her first singles match to Khim Iglupas, 8-5. Pages teamed up with Stephanie Kim in doubles and managed to give a fight before losing a close, 8-7 (5).
Pages and Kim had it easy in their second match against NCR and were barely challenged as they fought back into contention for their first win.
After a 1-1 score, Pages broke Cheska Mae Columbrillo three straight times for an easy 8-2 win.
In doubles, Pages and Kim were barely challenged as they won the first six games—including two at 40-love—for their 8-1 win.
Pages and Kim will face Luzon—which also lost to Mindanao—today.
In the boys division Jan Godfrey Seno gave up only one game in his 8-1 win, while Arthur Pantino and Gener Lambayan played flawlessly for an 8-0 win over Beltran and John Tabuca to start their campaign on a strong note.

Sun Star Davao

Visayas eyes elementary football title

JEREMIAH Fernandez helped Visayas stay undefeated in elementary football in the Milo Olympics national finals at the Cebu City Sports Center yesterday.
Visayas, represented by the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, defeated NCR, 3-0, and Mindanao, 3-2.
After a scoreless first half Visayas silenced the jeering NCR camp with two goals in the first six minutes of the second.
Mark Veloso sped past the defense in a breakaway before Fernandez showed his deft touch for a 2-0 count in the 32nd , controlling a cross with his right foot before blasting it with his left.
Oliver Booth got into the scoring act with a similar move, shooting just outside the penalty box a minute from time.
Fernandez again saved Visayas in the second game, spoiling a 2-2 draw with a last gasp goal for their 3-2 win.
Today Visayas, which has six points, will gun for the title against Luzon, which won against Mindanao, 2-0.

Sun Star Cebu

Unigames 2009 start today in Iloilo

14 th Philippine University Games start today in Iloilo.

Men`s and Women`s football at Sta. Barbara FB Field / CPU Football Field

23 October 2009

RP-Malaysia veterans football tourney reels off

THE Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Tournament 2009 kicks off Saturday at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park field with four sides seeing action in this inaugural event.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) in partnership with the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael Lizares, and co-hosted by Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club organizes the event.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday with simple opening rites followed by the opening match at 8:30 a.m. between Bacolod United FC and Real Negrense FC.
At 9:15 a.m., Erco football Club of Cebu takes on the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia.
At 10:15 a.m., the participating teams will join in the presentation of jerseys and giving out of balls to local ball clubs coming from the city's public elementary and high schools.
This will be followed by the match between Real Negrense FC and Erco FC of Cebu scheduled at 11 a.m. while at 11:45 a.m., it will be Malay Mail against Bacolod United FC.
The four-team competition resumes on Sunday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m., with Real Negrense scheduled to clash against Malay Mail followed by the 10:15 match between BUFC and Erco Cebu FC.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, the participating teams together with tournament organizers will have lunch at the Hinobaan House at Panaad and at 2:30 p.m., it will be the battle for third and fourth places followed by the championship match scheduled at 3:30 p.m.
Organizers led by PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas and PFF grassroots committee chairman Edward Magallona said the event is just a prelude to bigger things to come starting with next year's 40-above tournament which will again be staged here at the Panaad venue.
All matches in this two-day event are open to the public for free. (HCV)

2009 Villa Valderrama 9-Aside bootfest 1st round ends Sunday

THE ongoing 2009 Villa Valderrama 9-aside football tournament which kicked off last September 27 will end its first round hostilities Oct. 25.
In line with this is the two scheduled matches-at 3 p.m. between Talisay and Dynamic, followed at 4:10 by the match between Ceres and defending champion Trimaxi.

This was decided during a meeting last Thursday among team representatives and presided by tournament director Ricky Yanson, assisted by tournament manager Ramon Janeo held at Chicken House-Lacson.
Due to a conflict in the schedule of Real Negrense, which is seeing action in the two-day Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football Tournament Saturday at the Panaad field, the schedule between Real Negrense and LBFC was rescheduled to a later date as agreed upon by team representatives from both squads.
The second round of hostilities is scheduled to kick off on November 5 and will end on November 29, while the semi-finals are scheduled on December 6 and the finals on Dec. 13.
Going to Sunday's schedule, the team standings in this six-team competition showed Dynamic on top with 3 wins and 1 draw, followed by Talisay with 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw; and Ceres with 2 wins and 2 losses.
The rest of the standings showed Real Negrense with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses; Trimaxi with 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss; and LBFC with 1 draw and 3 losses. (HCV)

Sun Star Bacolod

Limpag: That’s all folks!

BEING a Philippine football fan, it seems, is a bit like being a runner.
You have to continually punish yourself for your love of the sport.
The only difference is, in running, you know that you’d eventually reach your goal before you die.

In football, you’d probably die first of thirst or of fatigue before you get 100 kilometers near your goal.
I really don’t know what Philippine Football Federation president Mari Martinez is doing but whatever it is, he’s doing it badly.
Consider the massacre he put the Philippine Boys’ 16-Under team into in the Group E qualifiers for the AFC Championships.

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Futsal marathon

group of futsal enthusiasts will be holding a 12-hour marathon game to raise funds for a village in La Union which was destroyed by typhoon ‘Pepeng’.“The proceeds of this futsal marathon will all go to the villagers in Barangay Sta. Lucia Aringay, La Union whose houses were swept away by the floods caused by typhoon ‘Pepeng’," said former RP futsal coach Manny Batumbacal of irokphilippines during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association forum in Manila.Batumbacal, now working as the University of Asia and the Pacific physical director, revealed that players who will take part in the game will be donating P350 to the cause.The marathon game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 9:30 p.m.Batumbacal said that proceeds from the event will go to the rehabilitation of Barangay Sta. Lucia which was ruined by the flood due to rains brought by typhoon ‘Pepeng’.“Some the houses were totally ruined while we have reports that some villagers are still missing until now," Batumbacal.Batumbacal disclosed that online registration in the event is already in full swing and those who want to take part in the fund raising event can visit www.irokphilippines.multiply.com

Source : GMA News TV

21 October 2009

RP-Malaysia veterans’ football tourney set

ANOTHER regional football event is slated at the Panaad Sports & Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on October 23-25, 2009.
The event is organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), in partnership with the Executive Village Football Club headed by businessman Rafael ‘Junie’ Lizares and co-hosted by Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club.

Billed as the Philippines-Malaysia Veterans Football tournament 2009, the three-day event features the visiting Malay Mail of Malaysia, ERCO Football Club of Cebu City and the two Negros-based sides Bacolod United Football Club and Real Negrense Football Club.
Malay Mail, owned by sports journalist Tony Mariadas, is scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m. Friday, according to tournament coordinator Warren Concepcion who also said the event is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. with simple opening ceremonies to be followed at 8:30 a.m. by the opening match between Bacolod United FC and Real Negrense FC.
At 9:15 a.m. it will be the turn of ERCO FC of Cebu to tangle against Malay Mail of Malaysia.
At 10:15 a.m., the participating teams join in the presentation of jerseys and giving out of balls to local ball clubs from selected public elementary and high school ball clubs, to be followed at 11 a.m. by the match between Real Negrense FC and ERCO FC of Cebu.
At 11:45 a.m., it will be Malay Mail against Bacolod United FC.
On Sunday, October 25, at 9:30 a.m., the tournament resumes with Real Negrense FC taking on Malay Mail followed at 10:15 a.m. by the match between BUFC and ERCO Cebu.
At 11 a.m., the participating teams will have a fellowship lunch at the Hinobaan house at Panaad followed by the battle for third and fourth places at 2:30 p.m. and the championship match at 3:30 p.m.
PFF general secretary Cyril Dofitas said the tournament is “only serves as a prelude to bigger regional events among veteran football clubs in the Southeast Asian region starting with the staging next year of a 40-above tournament also at the Panaad venue which is already on the planning stage.
The team managers’ meeting is scheduled on October 23, 4 p.m. at Luxur Place.
All matches in this event will be open to the public for free.

Henry C. Villalva , Sun Star Bacolod

Bacolod football - WNU pockets 7th NOPSSCEA football crown

DEFENDING champion West Negros University nailed its 7th straight NOPSSCEA men’s football title last Monday at the Panaad Sports and Recreational Park pitch in Barangay Mansilingan when it defeated arch rival University of St. La Salle, 4-2. Scoring for the Norman Fegidero Jr. mentored Wesnecans were James Braga and Lemuel Unabia with 1 apiece and Gino Palomo with 2 goals.

WNU actually lost, 4-2, also to USLS in their previous encounter, while they also nipped University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, 1-0, last Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Bacolod City National High School pitch courtesy of the lone goal by former RP team campaigner Joeven Bedic. The members of the victorious WNU squad managed by WNU Committee on Sports Management & Development chairman Anthony Carlo Agustin are: Wilson Muñoz, Randy Bayquin, Lemuel Unabia, Camelo Tacusalme, Jilsor Soriano, Mark Ferrer, Jherne Vergara, Jake Morallo, James Braga, Gino Palomo, Joeven Bedic, Jayme Poderoso, Rodney Cornel, Ryan Lirio, Jokko Centino, Rudolf Bebanco, Femar Suganob, Mark Posadas and Ian Combate.

The Wesnecans are currently preparing for their campaign in the 2009 National University Games in Iloilo City to be hosted by Central Philippine University on October 24-30. The team leaves for the UniGames this Friday, Fegidero told Sun.Star Bacolod in a telephone interview yesterday. The Wesnecans will be missing the services of several standouts in the team who helped in their UniGames campaign last year, among them being former RP team midfielder Robert Cañedo and Carlo Tacusalme who already served out their playing years.

Sun Star Bacolod

20 October 2009

Philippines withdrew from Asian Indoor Games futsal ?

Nhan Dan – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has decided not to take part in the third Asian Indoor Games (AIG 3) due to the continuous interference made by the Philippine Sports Committee (PSC) in POC’s works.
J. Camacho, head of the Philippine Sports Delegation said that the PSC had not respected the POC’s legitimate rights.
Initially, the POC proposed to send 160 athletes taking part in the AIG 3, but PSC only agreed to send around 50 athletes who would compete in seven events.


Manila times reporting now that Philippines will participate in 7 sports and not futsal but could expand to 14 sports , let`s wait and see . Very late to withdraw a week before they start.


19 October 2009

UFL - Kaya win 3-0

Kaya booters blank Nomads
By Cedelf P. TupasPhilippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:31:00 10/18/2009MANILA, Philippines--

An inspired second half display boosted multititled Kaya-Digiprint to a 3-0 blanking of Nomads-Aloha Board Sports at the start of the United Football League LBC Cup last night at the Nomads pitch in Merville, Parañaque.Rewarded for their pressure, the Kaya booters, with skipper Aly Borromeo pulling the strings at midfield, struck three goals in a span of seven minutes to finally put the game away.Sudanese striker Izzeldin El-Habbib scored two goals, while Alex Anselmussio added another for Kaya, which couldn’t make the most of its opportunities early on.Denied twice by the crossbar in the first half, El-Habbib made sure there was no letdown in the 77th minute when he beat two defenders before slotting the ball past Nomads keeper Jeff Blake.El-Habbib doubled the lead six minutes later, ghosting into the area before firing home a right-footed shot from just inside the box.
Anselmussio rounded out the scoring, his shot ricocheting off a defender and catching Blake flatfooted anew six minutes from time.“The team was inspired because of the good crowd,” Borromeo said. “We didn’t have a natural winger that’s why we struggled in the attacking third in the first half. But when we got the first goal, I knew we would be okay.”Despite being on the backfoot for most of the first half, Nomads almost took the lead through Steve Borrill only for Kenneth Anychie to make a terrific save with his right leg.Kaya had 13 shots on goal and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession with Borromeo, who plays at central defense when he dons the country’s colors in international tournaments, proving influential at midfield.Nomads listed national team standouts Phil and James Younghusband in its lineup but the intriguing showdown between them and Borromeo failed to materialize as the Filipino-British brothers arrived late for the game.Phil later told the Inquirer they have not committed to play for Nomads in the 16-team corporate backed tournament, where teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, clubs of expatriates and schools, are also seeing action.