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Fair Play: Azkals show their grit

I WAS ready to write off the Philippine team’s campaign in the Suzuki Cup when, as recently as two months ago, I learned the team still had no coach.

The funds mess that the PFF has found itself in, which has resulted to the CFA filing a case of falsification of public documents against the PFF president, also made me wonder if the morale of the RP team has been affected.

Fair Play: A smart move and a challenge

EXCEPT for one thing, the First Engineer’s Cup in Consolacion is just like your ordinary football festivals.

A game doesn’t go the full 90 minutes, rules are bent to maximize time and participation. Just like all the other festivals out there.

Fair Play: The heart of a champion

A FEW weeks ago, you’d be crazy to pick UC as this year’s football champion in the Cesafi.

The team that perennially fails to make the semifinal round barely qualified with one win and three losses, its lone victory coming against UV in the first day of the elimination round.

'A dream come true'

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AFTER three Cebuanos were named in the RP team last year, another football player from Cebu City joined the national ranks this year.

Cheska Jane Toledo, the daughter of Cebuano football coach Eleazar Toledo, was recently added to the roster of the RP Under-16 Women’s squad, which is currently competing in the Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Women’s championship qualifier at the Makati University pitch from Oct. 15 to 24.

UC stuns USJ-R in Cesafi finals

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THE University of Cebu completed a Cinderella run as it captured its first crown in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. collegiate football tournament yesterday, dethroning defending champion University of San Jose-Recoletos, 1-0, at the drenched University of San Carlos-Technology Center pitch.

SHS-Ateneo wins Cesafi tite

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SACRED Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) won the high school division crown of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football tournament following a lopsided championship match against the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) yesterday at the University of San Carlos-Technology Center pitch.

After getting a goal down early, SHS-AdC stamped its dominance with a convincing 5-1 rout over USJ-R.

Fair Play: USC football--From champs to chumps

THE CEC Dragons needed less than a year to become the champions from the whipping boys.

That’s remarkable.

What’s remarkable too, are the USC Golden booters, who took the other way around in even shorter time.

They needed less than a month to go from serious championship contenders to a serious mess.

Cesafi admits: Ban on UV coach overlooked

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DESPITE claiming to have done their best, there are still things the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) overlooked this year.

Last year, under tournament manager Bro. Mari Aberasturi of the Cebu Football Association, University of the Visayas (UV) football coach Eddie Buot was “banned from coaching” by the Cesafi after fielding Junard Aguilar, who had exhausted his playing years.

Fair Play: A scheduling conflict that shouldn't be

THE scheduling conflict that has hounded the Cesafi and the Cebu City Olympics could have been avoided had Cesafi not taken its time with its schedule.

The basketball season started on July 31, yet here we are, three months later and it’s not over yet. Because of that, the Cebu Eastern College Dragons lost an opportunity to make their mark in the national scene.

UC shocks top seed USPF in semis

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IT wasn’t until the extra time that Christian Vasquez was called upon by University of Cebu (UC) head coach
Glenn Ramos to replace an exhausted teammate stricken by cramps.

That proved to be the game-changer.

DBC wins one title, gives up another

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DON Bosco College (DBC) won and lost big time yesterday in two of Cebu’s biggest sports meets.

After years of futility, DBC, representing Unit 1, finally wrested the secondary football title of the 20th Cebu City Olympics after a 2-0 win over Abellana National School of Unit 9 at the Cebu City Sports Center football field.

The victory was sweet as DBC coach Glen Ramos couldn’t even recall the last time his school won in the Cebu City Olympics football, which has been the forte of rivals ANS and Paref Springdale.

Fair Play: CFA vs. refs, can it be solved?

NOW that the problem with the PFF is about to be solved with the impending resignation of president Mari Martinez, I hope the CFA can focus on solving its own problems.

Martinez, per gentlemen’s agreement will resign this November. I hope he will be gentleman enough to honor that agreement.