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Crazy Horse, Hiroshi score easy routs

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BACOLOD'S Fegidero brothers and two goalkeepers with contrasting styles stole the limelight in the Aboitiz Men's League yesterday, as Crazy Horse FC and Hiroshi FC opened their seasons with easy routs at the San Roque Parish football grounds.

Joshua Fegidero scored three goals and younger brother Dave, had four, including three in the first half to power Crazy Horse to an 8-0 win over Rugmo Debra. Shin Suguirn scored the other goal for Crazy Horse.

In the next game, the flamboyant Ace Mangohig embarrassed himself after one of his antics resulted into an easy goal for Danao FC. However, Mangohig's theatrics wasn't enough to bring his team down, as Hiroshi scored seven goals in the second half for an 8-1 win over Danao FC.

The score line also belied the early struggles of Hiroshi, which is beefed up by former Philippine Army members, Rocky Garciano and Jan Flores, as Danao FC held it to a 1-1 draw at the half, thanks to Mangohig and Danao keeper Martin Diligencia.

The two …

CIS moves to semis

THE CEBU International School barged into the semifinal round of the Aboitiz 12 Under Cup after a tough 1-0 win over Don Bosco Youth Center at the San Roque football grounds last Thursday.

CIS finished second to Springdale in Group B with two wins and a loss, and will face Group A top qualifier Don Bosco College in the semifinal round next week. Springdale, the only undefeated team in the event with three wins in the elimination round, takes on Hiroshi FC in the other match-up.

"We decided to move the semifinal round next week since most of the players are going out of town for the long weekendm" Cebu Football Association president Jonathan Maximo said.

Nick Aboitiz scored the lone goal for CIS in the 4th minute as it booted DBYC out of contention for the last four. Earlier, CIS lost to Paref 2-1 after opening with an emphatic 11-0 win over San Roque FC two weeks ago.

Meanwhile it's a busy weekend for football as action in the Aboitiz 15 Under and Aboitiz Men's League…

Cesafi yet to decide on UC 'walkout'

ALMOST a month after the University of Cebu (UC) football team “walked out” of its final game in the elimination round against the University of San Jose-Recoletos in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc., the Cesafi board still has to decide on a sanction.

The reason? The board cannot act with out an official complaint.

Lawyer Joseph Baduel, the league's legal consultant, said he talked with tournament manager Bro. Marie Aberasturi two weeks ago, but no official complaint has been furnished to his office.

Still, the UC Webmasters won't escape punishment, as the Cebu Football Association (CebuFA), which sanctioned the event, is mulling a ban on either UC coach Glen Ramos or the whole team.

"We were expecting a letter from Bro. Mari but we didn't receive any, and we cannot act without a complaint," Baduel told Sun.Star Cebu.

Sun.Star's call to Aberasturi's cellular phone went unanswered yesterday.

Earlier this year, Baduel recommended the season-long suspe…

No football in National Prisaa

AFTER the 23rd Southeast Asian Games, sports buffs in Cebu will have another spectacle to see as the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Regional meet unfolds in the city on Dec. 9-11 at different venues.

The 11-nation Seag is on Nov. 27 to Dec 5, and six events will be played in Mandeue, Cebu and Danao Cities.

On the other hand, there will be 15 events in the Regional Prisaa, which will be participated by schools from Bohol and Dumaguete City and the champions of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.

The different athletic directors, together with Prisaa Cebu president Fr. Vic Uy of the University of San Carlos, met yesterday to discuss Cebu's hosting of the regional meet, which also serves as the selection process for Prisaa VIII's representatives to the national meet in Dagupan City on Feb. 5 to 11 next year.

"There will be no football, dancesport, and beach volleyball in the nationals but what we could do is, to invite schools from Bohol and Dumaguete to se…

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Men's League open with blow out wins

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ACTION in the Aboitiz Men's League is following the pattern in the Age Groups - that is winning via blowouts.

New club Wild Cebu Fashion FC blanked FC Inter Cebu 5-0 in Division B, while the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Alumni FC routed Juvio-Magone FC, 6-0.

In the age group competitions, dominant teams like Paref Springdale, Cebu International School, Don Bosco and Hiroshi FC also routed their opponents by at least five goals.

Ralph Eco scored the first goal in the new league, after connecting in the 24th minute for Wild, and Jhures Colina banged in another in the 36th. Gladino Muit got into the scoring act in the 38th for a 3-0 lead at the half.

After a few defensive adjustments, Inter managed to plug its leak but Wild's offense broke through again with two goals in the final ten minutes. Chuckie Loi Alburo banged in an 81st minute goal and Colina added another in the 83rd for the final count.

It was a similar story in the first Division A match as Jade Paghubasan s…

Another day of routs

WHAT was supposed to be the closest match of the season turned into a blowout as Paref-Springdale routed Cebu International School, 8-1, in the Aboitiz 15-Under Cup at the San Roque football grounds yesterday.

"Natsambahan lang (It was just luck)," Springdale coach Mario Ceniza said of their easy win.

Previously, CIS defeated FC Inter Cebu, 5-2, while Springdale blasted Don Bosco Youth Center, 7-1.

Yesterday’s second game was just as lopsided, with Don Bosco College scoring a 10-0 walkover on San Roque FC with Michael Pato scoring six goals.

Springdale and CIS played evenly in the first half with Springdale taking the lead in the 19th courtesy of Carlos Miguel Veloso before defender Timothy James Mateo added another from a penalty in the 44th.

Prodigy Michael Sharpe of CIS got one for his team with a strike two minutes into the second half but seemed to run out of steam in the later stages.

"Actually, it was Sharpe who did most of the work for CIS, and after he slowed down, …

Hiroshi draws DBYC

WHILE goalkeepers rarely have a hand in scoring goals, Hiroshi's Junfiel Villarico found himself in this exact situation - assisting in one. Too bad it wasn't for his team.

A defensive move by Villarico resulted in a goal by Don Bosco Youth Center's Winrich Baclay, which gave the Bosconians a 1-0 lead in the third minute of their 12-Under game in the Aboitiz Football Cup at San Roque Parish football grounds.

Seeing Villarico advancing toward the goal, Villarico moved forward and cleared the ball, which rebounded off Baclay and went straight into the net.

Fortunately, Hiroshi was able to level the count in the 14th minute courtesy of Prince Anthony as Hiroshi drew its first match after opening with two wins.

On the other land, Springdale cruised to its third win with a 9-0 rout of host SRFC.

Junrick Ong started the barrage in the third and Shawn Hausen added another in the fifth. SRFC's woes compounded when Karl Arcenas scored twice and Hausen added another, while Andoni Uga…

CFA toughens up

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TO AVOID a repeat of the free-for-all last year, the Cebu Football Association (CebuFA) will separate the players bench from the crowd in this Sunday's Aboitiz League at the San Roque football grounds.

"We will strictly implement the technical area (rule) to segregate the crowd from the players," CebuFA president Jonathan Maximo said.

The rule limits access to the technical area to players, coaches and tournament officials.

Last year, there was no technical area in the venue, and the people who watched the games sometimes sat near or with the players.

A nasty fight prematurely ended the finals match last year between Hiroshi FC and Exas resulting to the suspension of seven players.

On the other hand, the CebuFA will also inform the coaches of the various offenses and the corresponding punishments listed in the Philippine Football Federation guidelines.

"We will show them the catalogue so that they will know the consequences if ever they will walk out or what," Maxim…

Another day of blow outs

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THERE wasn't much of a competition in the first five matches of the Aboitiz 15 Under Cup last weekend as all the five top contenders scored blow out wins at the San Roque football grounds.

Hiroshi FC started the tone early in the crowded division with a 10-1 wipeout over Don Bosco Youth Center last Saturday, and Cebu Inmaculada Concepcion-Mandaue (CIC-M) followed suit with a 3-0 win over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF).

Sunday's matches were of the same note and newcomers Blessed John XIII Seminary (BJS) showed up for a 6-0 rout of hosts SRFC, while Cebu International School (CIS) defeated new comers FC Inter Cebu (FCIC) 5-2, and Paref Springdale handed DBYC another humbling 7-1 defeat.

CIS was the only team that got threatened last Sunday after FCIC crawled from two goals down to level the count. Ryan Bordalba leveled the count for FCIC in the 55th and 62nd before CIS got the lead back courtesy of Paolo Cases in the 77th and Peter Shin added two more in…

A new Cesafi champ

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THE UNIVERSITY of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) is Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football champion no more.

Its four-year reign in the Cesafi ended after the University of the Visayas Greenbooters fulfilled its three-year goal with a 4-0 rout of the champion in the finals yesterday at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit.

UV is only the second football champ in Cesafi as USJ-R took the first four titles.

In the battle for third, the University of San Carlos surged to a 3-0 half time lead before holding on for a 3-2 win over the spiraling University of Southern Philippines Foundation.

USP, one of the teams able to beat USJ-R this year, lost its last three matches after its 2-0 win over USJ-R.

"This is the fruit of a three-year labor. It was three years ago when we took these players in at UV after they graduated from high school," an ecstatic UV coach
Eddie Buot said, referring to the workman Junard Aguilar, who netted 10 goals this season including the opener yesterday,…

Don Bosco wins easy

IT WAS an all Bosconian affair in the Aboitiz 12-Under division as two Don Bosco teams scored easy routs yesterday at the San Roque Parish grounds.

Don Bosco College (DBC) started the offensive as it blanked Bright Academy 6-0 before Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) joined the rampage with an 8-0 whipping of hosts San Roque FC.

On the other hand, Paref Springdale took the lead in their group with a 2-1 escape over the Cebu International School for their second straight win.

Karl Arcenas, who scored all four goals in Paref's 4-1 win over DBYC last week, scored early in the 2nd but Emmanuel Cunningham leveled the count in the 25th. Shawn Hausen scored the go-ahead goal for Springdale in the 30th as they handed CIS its first loss. CIS routed SRFC 11-0 in their first match last week.

Robert Gealon struck in the eighth minute for DBC, and Ethan Decina added another in the 15th before Winrich Baclay struck in the 21st for a 3-0 half-time lead.

Things got worse for Bright in the second half …

Aboitiz resumes today at San Roque

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Games today
8 Bright vs. Don Bosco College
9 Springdale vs Cebu International School
10 CIC-Mandaue vs Hiroshi FC
11 San Roque FC vs DB Youth Center

U 15 matches
1 Hiroshi FC vs DBYC
3 CIC-M vs University of Southern Philippines Foundation

Aboitiz resumes today at San Roque

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Games today
8 Bright vs. Don Bosco College
9 Springdale vs Cebu International School
10 CIC-Mandaue vs Hiroshi FC
11 San Roque FC vs DB Youth Center

U 15 matches
1 Hiroshi FC vs DBYC
3 CIC-M vs University of Southern Philippines Foundation

PaBol holds futsal clinic at Metrosports

The Patid Bola (PaBol) Academy recently held a futsal clinic for its kids at the newly constructed court at Metrosports.

Let's hope that this is the start of more clinics and more tournaments for futsal in the Cebu.

17 teams for Aboitiz League

Here are the list of teams for the coming Aboitiz League. Note that teams will have only until Oct. 19 to submit their final requirements and line up.

The venue is San Roque and I know there are a lot of pros and cons regarding that. So, click the add comment button and write your thoughts ok?

Among the cons are security concerns.

I talked with Maxi and he says that the SRFC will help in ensuring that no untoward incident will happen. This is also a blow for SRFC efforts to revive football in their community if some drunk dude gets rough with the players.

What are your concerns?


1 Hiroshi Football Club
2 Exas Phils Disbanded; will not participate
3 University of the Visayas Opted to play in 2nd Division
4 Crazy Horse Football Club
5 USJ-R Alumni
6 University of Southern Phils
7 University of San Carlos
8 Queen City United Opted to play in 2nd Division
9 Don Bosco Alumni FC
10 Mactan Football Club Merged with Metropolitan FC
11 Magone Football Club
12 University of Cebu��…

FC Inter Cebu elects officers

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THEY sport the colors of the famous Bayern Munich jersey, yet FC Inter Cebu, the newest football club in the city is not just a plain copycat of German football - they are the brainchild of German footballers.

Founded by German expatriates Manfred Shcuwerk and Paul Weiler, the club is currently training kids in OAD in Talamban, Lapu-lapu Mepz1, and in San Roque.

Last Sunday, they had their foundation day and election of officers and today they have scheduled another mini competition at the OAD field in Talamban.

Their German sponsors also attended their elections, which also included a contest in slalom, target and distance shooting for 30 kids.


“We are now in the second division of the Aboitiz Cup and we are joining their 15-under division and hopefully we will become bigger,” Weiler told Sun.star yesterday.

Richard Alexander T Lim was elected president with Schuwerk as vice president and Weiler as the manager. Others officers are Limjame Ompad as secretary, Mary Ann Loraine Araneta as t…

UV, USJ-R into finals

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IT wasn't easy, but the University of the Visayas (UV) and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) survived their tough semifinal matches yesterday to set up an exciting Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. football final (Cesafi) at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit field.

The top-ranked UV had to dig deep into its bag of tricks to survive a gritty University of San Carlos (USC) 1-0, while the four-time champion USJ-R endured a late game onslaught by the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) to advance 2-1.

To avoid a repeat of the University of Cebu walkout last Sunday, tournament manager Bro. Mari Aberasturi moved the technical bench to the other side of the field and limited access to coaches and players only.

"Last week, there were too many people, who were not with the coaching staff, but sat near (players) bench and they influenced the team to walkout," Aberasturi said.

UV and USJ-R will meet for the title next Sunday while USC battles USPF for thir…

CIS, DBC score blowout wins

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HOST Cebu International School (CIS) and Don Bosco College (DBC) scored easy routs yesterday to open their Aboitiz 12 Under campaign on a high note at the CIS grounds last Saturday.

CIS toyed with San Roque Football Club 11-0 while DBC blanked Cebu Inmaculda Concepcion-Mandaue 7-0 in the other game.

Mark Lotzof started the onslaught for CIS and Rowdy Elbers and Jae Min Park scored in the 21st and 23rd to make it 3-0. Emmanuel Cunningham scored in the 27th to put an early conclusion in the game as CIS got up 4-0 in the first half.

Other CIS scorers were Nicolas Aboitiz with two, Emili Cunningham, and Thomas Booth while Park and Elbers added a goal each in the second half.

In the second game, Winrich Baclay, and Andrew Tabar scored twice to two the favored DBC to their easy win over CIC-M. Baclay got the ice breaker in the 17th and Miguel Caindec made it 2-0 in the 20th. Before CIC could recover, Tabar and Miko Limalima scored nine mintues apart for a 4-0 lead at the turn.

It was all DBC …

UV vs USJ-R in Cesafi final

The first time they met, the defending champions got a humbling 0-2 lesson.

Will there be a repeat?

Both teams set up a final showdown as they survived tough semifinal foes to advance to the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc football final at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit field.

UV defeated the University of San Carlos 1-0 courtesy of Julius Acre strike from half court while USJ-R overcame getting a goal down in the third minute to beat the University of Southern Philippines Foundation 2-1.

Springdale, Hiroshi score blow out wins

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Karl Arcenas scored towed Springdale to an easy 4-1 win over Don Bosco Youth Center as Springdale opened the Aboitiz U12 season on a positive note.

Arcenas scored in the 11th before Joseph Mercado levelled the count in the 29th. The impasse didnt last long as Arcenas struck again in the 33rd and added tow more in the 39th and 48th for thier easy win.

In the second game, Prince Anthony, Raphael Estremos, Dan Marnil had a goal each in Hiroshi's 3-0 win over Bright Academy.

Other games in the U15 were cancelled due to the strong downpour yesterday.

CIS host Aboitiz

Games today
8 DBYC vs Springdale
9 Hiroshi vs Bright
10 CIS vs SRFC
11 DBC vs CIC-M

15 under
1 pm Hiroshi vs Springdale
3 USPF vs SRFC

THE 2005 Aboitiz Age Group Football Cup kicks off today with six matches in the 12-under and 15-under age group at the Cebu International School(CIS).

Eight teams signed up for the 12-under division, which also serves as the teams' preparation for the Cebu City Olympics, while 10 clubs joined the highly competitive 15-under tourney, which is the Cebu Football Association's selection process for the 2006 Philippine Football Federation Under 17 event.

Morning games today will be in the 12-under while the afternoon matches will be in the 15-under age group.

In the first game, multi-awarded Paref-Springdale takes on their rival and another favorite Don Bosco Youth Center.

"This also serves as a grudge rematch between the two, Springdale lost the Milo title to Don Bosco while they got back at Don Bosco in the Aboitiz Youth festival," CebuFA presi…

CebuFa: stiff fines for walkouts

CEBU Football Association (CebuFA) president Jonathan Maximo warned that coaches and teams who walks out of the coming Aboitiz Cup will face possible banishment from football.

This time, teams won't also be able to use the ruse of not 'literally walking out' as the CebuFA will follow the guidelines set by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) for the 12-under and 15-under tournament of the Aboitiz Cup which kicks off this weekend at the Cebu International School (CIS).

Last Sunday, the University of Cebu abandoned their football match against the University of San Jose Recoletos in the the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Incorporated (Cesafi) with 28 minutes left and the game tied at 1-1. It was the third incident to hit Cesafi after the brawl in basketball and another incident involving a drunken parent in volleyball.

Despite pleas from tournament manager Bro. Mari Aberasturi, UC refused to play and a win was awarded to USJ-R. Aberasturi will pass a report to the Cesaf…

CebuFA 'to sanction' UC

IF EVER IT escapes sanctions from the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) for its actions last Sunday, the University of Cebu may have to deal with the Cebu Football Association (CebuFA) for leaving their final match against the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R).

The game ended prematurely after USJ-R tied the game, 1-all, with 28 minutes left after a disputed non-call. UC coach Glen Ramos denied they walked out and said that they only left the field to cool down as the game was getting too rough.

Tournament manager, Bro. Mari Aberasturi, is currently completing a report to the Cesafi board on the possible sanctions for UC, including a possible P10,000 fine. The Cesafi event was also sanctioned by the CebuFa and as the governing body for the sport in Cebu, CebuFA may implement a penalty of its own.

"I referred the matter to the PFF and they told me to wait first for the Cesafi to act after which it will be reviewed by us," CebuFA president Jonathan Maximo sai…

UC: we didn't walk out

DID the University of Cebu (UC) walk out of their match last Sunday or not?

Last Sunday, the UC Webmasters left their Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc (Cesafi) football match after the University of San Jose Recoletos leveled the score at 1-1 with 28 minutes left. They also refused pleas by tournament manager Bro. Mari Aberasturi for them to return, prompting ref Michael Culibra to end the match.

A few minutes after Culibra ended the match, Aberasturi approached the ref to inform him that UC wanted to resume play. It was too late however, as the decision to end the match stood and a win was awarded to USJ-R.

However, according to UC athletic director Bernard Ricablanca, his coach Glen Ramos told that they did not walk out of their match.

"Glen said that they were just in the field but did not abandon the match, he was cooling off the players," Ricablanca said. After the game last Sunday, Ramos also told reporters that he called his players out to cool them down.

Ricablanca …

UC denies walk out

The University of Cebu denied they walked out of their Cesafi match last Sunday against the University of San Jose-Recoletos.

For more details, buy Sun.Star tomorrow.

Walkout mars Cesafi final day

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RISING tempers and a walkout marred the final pairing of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. football match-ups yesterday at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit field.

University of Cebu (UC) and defending champion University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) were tied at 1-1 when UC left the field with 28 minutes left.

In the other games, Kurt Acre scored thrice to lead the University of the Visayas (UV) to a 10-1 win over Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), while University of San Carlos (USC) blanked University of Southern Philippines (USP), 3-0.

The walkout was triggered by an alleged non-call by ref Michael Culibra on a foul on UC's goalkeeper Jovie Sacad during a scuffle that resulted to Jade Paghubasan scoring the equalizer for USJ-R in the 72nd minute.

"Sacad was bumped by a teammate (not by USJ-R players), Culibra said. "But even before that, Paghubasan already scored the goal."

Players from other schools who watched the game also said that it was a teammate who bu…

Cesafi final round this Sunday at SHS-J

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Leaders University of the Visayas will take on Cesafi doormats Cebu Institute of Technology in the curtain rasier today while the surging University of Southern Philippines face the University of San Carlos in the second match.

In the third game, defending champion University of San Jose Recoletos, who have lost their last two games will try to have their five-peat campaign back on track as they take on the University of Cebu.

The UV Greenbooters have piled up four wins so far with an impressive plus 15 goal difference while the leaky CIT defense has yeilded 25 goals in four lopsided losses already.

On the other hand, the USP Panthes are on a high note as they erased a one goal deficit to hand USJ-R just their second defeat with a 2-1 escape last Sunday.

Catch the action live at the Sacred Heart School Jesuit Field this Sunday