THE University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) and Victorias City opened the Governor’s Cup Football Tournament with a massive win. The tournament kicked off early this month at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Sports Complex in Bago City featuring 17 teams from across the province.
Among the teams that are seeing action are Kabankalan City, Himamaylan City, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Bago City A and B, University of St. La Salle A and B, UNO-R A and B, Trinity Christian School, Maranatha Christian College, Bacolod City, Talisay City, Victorias City, Cadiz City, and San Carlos City.
During the opening, UNO-R B outscored Maranatha, 4-2 as UNO-R A blanked USLS B, 13-nil while Victorias City demolished Cadiz City, 5-nil as Bacolod City and Talisay City finished 2-all draw.
According to Ronald Ian Treyes, football consultant, the objectives of the Governor’s Cup are to organize and conduct football tournaments in the province in order to discover potential young football athletes, develop discipline and continuously expose our young football athletes to higher-level competition.
Moreover, the event will further encourage the youth to get involved in sports for them to stay away from drugs and other vices. Likewise, to provide young children with activities and experiences that allow them to achieve their holistic development.
The format of the tournament is to have an elimination round for North and South Negros (for LGUs) and Central Negros (for school-based). Then the top 2 teams in the North Negros and the top 3 teams in the Central Negros and South Negros will advance to quarterfinals.
The tournament, which is part of Gov. Eugenio Lacson’s Abanse Negrense sports development program, will run until March 29, 2020.