Friday Jan. 9, 2009 issue
by Edri K. Aznar, Staff Reporter
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor
THE football event of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Partners Cup will step into a new territory as the semifinal and finals matches will be shown live over the Internet.
“We are negotiating with an IT company for the live Internet streaming,” tournament director Jonathan Maximo told Sun.Star Cebu.
“It will be the first time that a football match in Cebu will be shown live on the Internet,” he added.
Aside from the live streaming, updated game statistics of ongoing matches will also be shown on the website, http://www.pabolfc.com/.
“Statistics will also be available in the website. You’ll just have to refresh the website and the statistics will be updated,” said the former Cebu FA president.
The football contest of the Cesafi/Partners Cup will be an Under-23 division League type tournament and will have five schools—University of San Jose Recoletos,University of the Visayas, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of San Carlos and University of Cebu.
Maximo added that graduates from the five schools can still join the team as long as they qualify for the age bracket.
On the other hand, there will still be eight teams for basketball, while volleyball also has the same number of participating squads.
The Partners Cup is a post-season tournament for Cesafi members and has been expanded to include two more events aside from basketball. (EKA)