by Mars G. Alison, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor
AS the other 14 sporting events of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) comes off wraps this 9 a.m., the football event welcomes its newest partner, the Cebu Amateur Football Club (CAFC).
The CAFC headed by its president Glenn Quisido, a former varasity player, has answered the appeal made by CESAFI to help the league in any way.
“We want to engage the alumni group, the same as what the UAAP is doing. True enough, the club heeded the call. CAFC came forward to help, and we are very delighted,” said Maxi Maximo, the designated tournament director of the 10th CESAFI Football Championship.
The CAFC will take care of the technical management of the tournament.
With the participation of the CAFC, Maximo said CESAFI could now concentrate on how to bring the games closer to the public.
Aside from football and basketball, which has already started, other CESAFI events are volleyball, swimming, athletics, badminton, chess, dancesports, lawn tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, karatedo, scrabble, sepak takraw and beach volleyball.
This year, football drew a record 10 schools in both collegiate and secondary divisions.
Vying in the collegiate class are defending champions University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), University of San Carlos (USC), University of the Visayas (UV), University of Cebu (UC) and University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF).
Competing in the secondary level are defending champions Don Bosco Technology Center, USPF, USC-North Campus, USJ-R and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC).
The college champion will represent Cebu in the PRISAA Regional Finals.
The tournament will have a league-type format in the elimination with the top four teams advancing to the knockout semifinal round.
While the opening ceremonies will be held today, games will start Sept. 4 for secondary at the USC Talamban Campus and Sept. 5 for the collegiate division at the same venue. /CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON