Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Courtesy of The Freeman Newspaper (
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 issue
by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

Jonathan Maximo will direct the football competition in the upcoming Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA)-VII meet in Cebu City from February 8-10.

“PRISAA-Cebu has asked me to manage the regional football tournament and I am willing to assist the organization. I want to push football to the next level. This is our product; let’s hype it,” Maximo said after his appointment.

Maximo had served with distinction in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) as football director last year.

With Maximo on the helm, the local football community gets the chance to witness topnotch competition during the PRISAA, with the participation of the best collegiate teams from Negros Oriental, Dumaguete, Bohol and Tagbilaran.

The regional winners will represent Region VII in the National PRISAA set from April 7-13 in Zamboanga City. They will play against traditional powerhouse Western Visayas, NCR and Davao. This brings football back to limelight, after relegating in the regional level for many years.

Maximo appreciated the leaders of PRISAA for taking the initiative of bringing regional football here in Cebu, as well as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its support for this inter-school competition.

“This shows that the game is becoming popular as more schools are forming their own football teams, thus the new demand to raise the game to the national level,” Maximo added.

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