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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
THE biggest football tournament in Cebu, the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup, won’t be kicking off this Sunday.
“The opening ceremony of the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup originally scheduled for Nov. 10 will be moved to a later date. This was the consensus reached by the Aboitiz Foundation and the Cebu Football Association (CFA) in view of the ongoing relief operations for the earthquake victims of Bohol and Cebu. The Aboitiz Foundation is involved in relief operations and the CFA supports the drive to help the victims recover quickly,” wrote CFA in an official statement yesterday.
“Both the Aboitiz Foundation and CFA deem it proper that out of delicadeza and the need to provide assistance to Bohol, the date of the opening of Cebu’s premier football tournament be moved. The new date will be announced next week.”
A total of 154 teams, clubs and schools have signed up in 14 different divisions for the annual football meet.
One of the highlights of the opening match this Sunday was supposed to be the exhibition match between elite United Football League clubs—Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Green Archers United FC
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 06, 2013.