CCSC to introduce football to barangays

FOOTBALL in Cebu is set to get a livelier as the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) is ready to spread the sport to the grassroots.

"With Ricky Dakay as our sports director for football, we can introduce football to the barangay level," said CCSC's Jack "The Wack" Jakosalem.

Dakay, who also sits at the Queen City Football Club board, was named the godfather for football in Cebu, a move by the CCSC to copy what Ed Hayco has done with the multi-awarded Team Cebu City-Dancesport.

The grassroots program is also expected to increase the population of football players in Cebu, which is already having problems with suitable playing venue.

However, Jakosalem and Dakay are already taking steps to address the perennial problem with the long planned football field at the South Reclaimation Project.

"The mayor has already approved that two football fields will be constructed at the SRP along with the planned multi-purpose park," said Jakosalem.

A field for baseball and softball will also be constructed at SRP.

"There is enough space," said Jakosalem.

Meanwhile, after the just concluded Red Ribbon Under-16 Cup, the Cebu Football Association is set to hold the Women's Open and Boys 18-under tournament.

Defending champion Queen City United, which went on to finish runner-up in Women's National Open to two-time champion Davao City last year, is expected to defend its title when the event opens in the next few weeks.

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