SAC to fete CFA, nat’l champions-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
FOOTBALL has always been a thriving sport in Cebu. It is no surprise that Cebu has contributed a lot—from players to coaches, among others, to boost the development of Philippine football.
Nov. 15, 2012 will be etched in the history of Cebu football because it is the day Cebu proved to the rest of the country that it can host an international football match.
It is only fitting then that this year’s football awardees in the 31st Sportswriters Association of Cebu-San Miguel Brewery (SAC-SMB) Cebu Sports Awards on March 17 at the North Wing of SM City will be led by the Cebu Football Association (CFA), for organizing the first ever international match at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) that saw the Philippine edge Singapore, 1-0, and made Cebu one of the only three venues in the Philippines for international football matches.
When the new officers and board members of the CFA headed by its president Pericles “Ricky” Dakay took over the management of the local football body in May, little did the Cebuanos know that seven months later, they would be witnessing the first international football match right in Cebu .
Aside from Dakay, the other CFA officers are Rico Navarro, Michael Veloso, Joey Herrera, Rodney Orale, Glenn Quisido, Nimrod Quiñones, Raffy Musni, and Heinz Kuiueke.
Another major awardee, the DBTC elementary team, coached by Joselito Bono , ruled all of the major national tournaments.
Leading the citation awardees are two members of the Philippine Azkals who trace their roots in Cebu—Ray Anthony Pepito Jonsson and Patrick Alcala Reichelt.
Paolo Pascual will once again be cited this year, this time for being the co-team captain of the Philippine Under-22, which saw action last year in Myanmar.
Others who will receive citations are Kintaro Miyagi, Lawrence Colina, Majordean Ebarle, Vincent Erik Lovitos, Moiselle Angelo Alforque, Lorenzo Genco, Brandon Durano, Cheska Toledo, Arantxa Trebol, Eddie Alivio, Glenn Ramos, Oliver Colina, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) high school team and The University of San Carlos (USC) college team, which won the Private Schools Athletic Association national football title last year. (Pooled Report)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 05, 2013.