Cesafi, coaches meet to tackle UV concern-A A +A
Sunday, March 17, 2013
CEBU Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. will meet the coaches and team managers today to discuss the concern of the University of the Visayas Green Lancers.
UV wants foreign players to be allowed to play in the 6th Cesafi-Partners Cup tournament, which is a pre-season competition for the Cebu collegiate schools.
“We will be having a meeting on Monday (today) with the coaches to discuss UV’s letter. I want the coaches to decide on this matter, since this is their tournament in preparation for the Cesafi Basketball Season,” Tiukinhoy told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.
The main agenda of the meeting is whether to allow the foreign players to play, which was raised by UV through its team manager Gerald Anthony “Sam-Sam” Gullas.
UV contends that the foreign players should be allowed to play in the Partner’s Cup since they are vital parts of the team for the regular season.
According to Tiukinhoy, it is a valid concern and one that will be decided by the coaches.
USC coach Julian Macoy earlier stressed the same concern since the Warriors also has a foreign player in its line-up – Chinese-American Stephen Que.
However, Macoy said Que’s parents have Filipino lineage, only this was not shown on their passports.
If the foreign players would not be allowed to play, UV is considering to skip the pre-season tournament, which the Green Lancers won with coach Felix Belano last year.
The 6th Cesafi-Partner’s Cup tournament is scheduled to start on April 14 at the Cebu Coliseum.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 18, 2013.