All set for DFA 2nd Division Men's Football Cup at Tionko-A A +A
Monday, June 25, 2012
IT'S all systems go for the Davao Football Association (DFA) 2nd Division Men's Football Cup which kicks off on July 15 at the Tionko Football Grounds.
DFA 2nd division chairman Buboy Arrieta said tournament will feature 10 teams that will clash in an 11 a-side cup format to determine the top four teams that will square off in the semifinals en-route to the championship.
The Davao Crocodile FC, formerly known as Metro TMS, will be the top bet after finishing second in the DFA Men's 2nd Division League last February.
Davao Crocodile FC, however, will see tough competition against newbies Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Teams A and B and Belisario FC along with veteran teams Solido Fil-Chi United, Intangibles FC, M7 United and PTA Boys.
The winner of the event will be promoted to the 1st Division along with perennial powerhouses Medvil FC, Hooligans FC and Columbia.
The top three teams will also receive trophies.
"Aside from promotion to the 1st Division, DFA wants to slowly define teams by mandatorily asking all participants to register their respective teams annually to avoid having players who are jumping from one team to another whenever they want to," Arrieta said.
"We want the players and teams to foster loyalty and camaraderie since that is how clubs are supposed to be," he added.
The football tournament is sanctioned by the DFA under president Edward Lam. (RPSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 26, 2012.