Published in Sun Star Newspaper on Feb. 6, 2012 Monday issue
by Cheska D. Geli, Staff Writer
Mike Limpag, Sports Writer
STEPS have been taken to resolve the dispute between the Paref-Springdale and Cebu Football Association (CFA).
Both parties met yesterday to discuss CFA’s decision to slap Springdale with a three-year ban after the latter pulled all of its teams out of the Aboitiz Cup.
Both parties were adamant in disclosing what went on in the meeting but both confirmed that the meeting was part of the efforts to settle the issue amicably.
Spingdale was represented by its football club head coach Mario Ceniza, accompanied by some parents, while the CFA was represented by its president Richard Montayre and board members Eleazar Toledo and Eugene Ynclino.
"It was okay. (What we are doing is) for the good of football," Toledo said.
Ceniza mentioned that the meeting went well as both parties were given a chance to air out their sides.
"It went fine. We were given a chance to voice out our concerns," said Ceniza.
Former Cebu Football Association President Jonathan Maximo is happy with this development to settle the matter on the banning of Paref Springdale.
"It's good. I'm happy with the development. As a previous head of the CFA board, it saddens me that such issues had to happen," said Maximo.
However, he is positive that based on the reactions and comments from people, the issue will be resolved.
"I'm sure a solution can be found. We are just one group under one sport," said Maximo.
“At the end of the day, we need to go back to the reason why we are here and that’s to let the sport of football grow,” he added. Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 06, 2012.