Monday, October 13, 2008

Cesafi manager waits for report

AN altercation between two players during last Saturday’s Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football match between the University of the Visayas and the University of Cebu will be scrutinized by Cesafi tournament manager Jonathan Maximo.

But before deciding on the fate of the players involved, Maximo said Cesafi will have to wait for an incident report from from the officials supervising the match.
(From Sun.Star Cebu)

“The Cesafi tournament committee will take action once we receive an official incident report from the referees on that matter,” Maximo said in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Maximo said that they will not hastily give the player a punishment as they haven’t verified and investigated the matter.

During the UV vs. UC game, a UV player allegedly punched the striker from UC in the face.

Because the incident happened away from the ball, the referee, two assistant referees and the fourth official failed to see it.

“The incident still has to be verified because we still have to receive a report,” Maximo said. “We have to evaluate the consequence of the actions of the player. We have to investigate this matter first before giving the proper sanctions.”

Meanwhile, in next week’s game UV will be missing their top players as they have accumulated yellow cards and will be suspended for their next game against 2006 Cesafi champion University of San Carlos.

Players suspended for next week will be Frederick Alazas, ace striker Junard Aguilar and playmaker Julius Acre, who got two yellow cards against UC.

UV is currently in third place with two points after two draws, while USC is second with two wins.

1 comment:

ronaldo said...

Believe it or not. "Nobody" saw anything. "Nobody", of course, refers to the 4 officials. But almost everyone else saw it. If the UV players and the match officials are to be believed. the UC player punched himself and chipped his own tooth and busted his own lip. Yeah, sure.

The referee was clearly watching the ball, his back turned against the incident. But the linesman should have seen it. The protagonists were the striker and the fullbacks, thus the linesman should have been positioned on-line with the players and should have been watching them.

The table official had the excuse of being pre-occupied with a substitution. I hope the tournament manager and CESAFI officials will have the common sense of calling for other witnesses other than the referees because most of those watching the game clearly saw the whole incident.

If CESAFI does nothing, then I hope the CFA does. They also were sent a copy of the incident report. If CESAFI does not sanction those involved then I hope CFA does.