Courtesy of THE FREEMAN NEWSPAPER (www.philstar.com)
November 18, 2006 Saturday issue
By Caecent O. No-ot, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor
Even with the 2006 Cebu City Olympics going on, there's no stopping the 10th Aboitiz-Cebu FA Football Cup as it scheduled to kick off today the competitions in two divisions at the San Roque Football field in Subangdaku, Mandaue.
The Boys 12-under, which started last month, will not have games today to give way to the staging of the boys 15-under class.
There will be a total of 12 teams joining and they are grouped into two groups. Last year, only eight teams competed.
Composing group A are PAREF-Springdale School, Blessed John XXIII Seminary , Don Bosco College-B, Colegio dela Inmaculada-Mandaue, San Roque Football Club and University of San Carlos-North Campus while group B has Abellana National School, Don Bosco College-A, Cebu International School, FC Inter Cebu, Centre for International Education and Sacred Heart School-Jesuit.
Tomorrow, it's going to be the men's premier league that will unfold.
Just like the boys 15 class, the number of entries in the men's open also soared from 14 last year to 24 this year.
"We didn't expect to have this much number of entries," says CebuFA president Jonathan Maximo.
With that, the organizers will have to re-format the tournament system to accommodate all teams.
Teams who will be playing in the Cebu City Olympics are being scheduled on a latter date to avoid conflict.