PFF seeks guv's approval for Panaad use

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


WITH a month left before this year’s staging of the AFC President’s Cup, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) will seek approval from Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. for the use of Panaad Park and Stadium as the tournament venue from May 6 to 10.

Negros Occidental Football Association General-Secretary Paulline Javelona said Wednesday that the PFF will send a letter-request to the governor.

Negros Occidental will parade Ceres-La Salle FC of Leo Rey Yanson under head coach Ali Bernard Go as the Philippines' representative in the week-long international competition.

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“Let us thank the PFF and its President Mariano ‘Nonong’ Araneta for all the support and to the Yanson family for helping football and its development in the province and the City of Bacolod,” said Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who is also a member of the Fifa Marketing and TV Committee.

“To the football-loving Bacolodnons, our team (Ceres-La Salle FC) needs all the support. Let's all go for it,” the mayor said.

Ceres, lumped in Group B, is tentatively scheduled to face Rimyongsu Club of the People’s Republic of Korea in their debut match on May 6 followed by Tatung Company of Chinese Taipei on May 8, and finally FC HTTU of Turkmenistan on May 10.

Turkmenistan is the tournament’s defending champion while the PRK’s Rimyongsu Club will parade six national team players.

“The Koreans are World Cup qualifiers and they’re really strong and a tough team. The Chinese Taipei team, like China, is also a strong team,” Go added.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 03, 2014.

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