Partners’ Cup to allow foreign players-A A +A
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
THE University of the Visayas Green Lancers’ wish to allow foreign players in the 6th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi)-Partners Cup has been granted.
Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. took UV’s appeal into consideration since it was a valid concern.
“Since the Partners’ Cup is a pre-season tournament sanctioned and approved by the Cesafi board, I would like to announce that this office studied and took UV’s appeal to let foreign players to play into consideration. Therefore, we now allow foreign players to play in the 6th Partners’ Cup,” Tiukinhoy announced during the coaches’ meeting held yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum function room. The tournament will start on April 14.
UV assistant coach Van Halen Parmis and USC Warriors head coach Julian Macoy welcomed the decision.
“We really appreciate commissioner Tiukinhoy’s quick response to our request since this would mean we can have our team prepare for the season,” said Parmis.
UV will be parading the 6’9” Steve Cedrick Akomo and 6’5” Mike Harry Nzeusseu. If Cesafi 2012 champion SWU decides to join, it will have Justin Aboude and Cameroonian recruit Fabrice Sewei.
University of San Carlos’ Julian Macoy could not field his new player as he will be arriving after the Partners’ Cup.
However, sweet shooting Chinese-American guard Stephen Que is now eligible to play.
Tiukinhoy further announced that the Cesafi board has approved the enforcement of sanctions that will be slapped on players or coaches in the Partner’s Cup during the regular Cesafi season.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 19, 2013.