Courtesy of The Freeman Newspaper (http://www.philstar.com/)
Sunday, October 19, 2008 issue
by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor
Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) retained the CESAFI junior football crown with a convincing 3-0 victory over the University of Southern Philippine Foundation (USPF) yesterday at the University of San Carlos Technological Center in Talamban.
This year, Don Bosco made sure they win the championship in the pitch. The previous year, they could only draw with USPF, and waited to savor the championship the organizers have computed the goal difference.
DBTC came in the match as the underdogs as USPF just needed a draw to win the title, so their game plan was to play aggressively from the first start.
Perhaps, too aggressive. In the 28th minute, DBTC striker Miko Joseph Limalima received a yellow card. Eleven minutes later, Limalima more than made up for his boner when he scored Don Bosco’s first goal after a penalty.
With USPF still regrouping after the goal, James Nacorda sneaked in another marker for a 2-0 lead. From there, it was DBTC’s show as they scored again to make it 3-0.
DBTC finished the tournament with a clean 3-0 slate. USPF again settled for second place while the University of San Carlos - NC was third after beating USJ-R, 3-1.
Don Bosco and USPF, however, have to share one award yesterday - the Golden Boot – awarded to Peter Ricamora (DBTC) and Jephunneh Pelanio (USPF) for scoring five goals each during the tournament.