‘Cesafi won’t take any fighting’-A A +A
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
AS THE Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. awaits the official report from the Cebu Football Association on the alleged punching incident in last Sunday’s football game, Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy said the board will not tolerate the incident.
The Cesafi committee was not aware of the incident, which involves a confrontation between referee Archie Reyes and match assessor Lito Ramos in the middle of the football match at the Cebu City Sports Center.
“There’s no report yet and we’ve only been made aware of what happened in the papers,” said Tiukinhoy.
Tiukinhoy, who relied on tournament director Francis Ramirez, only learned that the latter is in Naga as one of the delegates of the PFF Referee Instructors Course.
But Ramirez has been told of the incident and will settle the issue on his return.
Tiukinhoy already informed Cesafi Deputy Commissioner Danny Villadolid to investigate the incident, but the latter said they are waiting for CFA’s report.
“We are waiting for the feedback from CFA because that already includes matters on officiating, but we will still look upon the matter, taking into consideration their report,” said Villadolid.
Tiukinhoy said this action will not be tolerated and if ever the official will be proven guilty, he will face serious sanctions.
“Punching a Cesafi official, especially in line with a Cesafi tournament, is not allowed,” said Tiukinhoy.
Cebu Football Association Referee head Rodney Orale received the written complaint from Reyes yesterday.
Orale emphasized that Ramos was in the event not as a match commissioner, but as spectator.
He will then ask Ramos to answer the complaint before he calls both of them to settle the issue.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 19, 2012.