Saturday, September 13, 2008


Courtesy of Sun Star Newspaper (
Saturday, September 13, 2008 issue
by Edri K. Aznar, Staff Reporter
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

PROHIBITION of Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) athletes to join other tournaments will be strictly implemented this year by its President Felix Tiukinhoy and not a single Cesafi athlete is exempted from this rule, including the football players.

“I made it clear with the football coaches in our last meeting that since it’s Cesafi season there no varsity player can play in any other tournament when the Cesafi tournament is still ongoing,” Tiukinhoy told Sun.Star Cebu.

“They can join other tournaments after the season ends,” he added.

Due to this rule, a lot of football teams may be absent in what would be the biggest football event in the Cebuano football scene for this year—the revitalized Aboitiz Cup set later this month.


The football teams that can miss out on the Aboitiz Cup are the University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of San Carlos, University of Southern Philippines-Foundation, University of Cebu, University of the Visayas and Don Bosco College because all of these teams are members of the Cesafi.

According to Tiukinhoy any Cesafi player caught playing in other tournaments will barred from the Cesafi tournament for the rest of the season.

Earlier in the Cesafi season Tiukinhoy banned five Southwestern University basketball players after being caught playing in a tournament aside from Cesafi.


Meanwhile, the schedule of the Cesafi football games are still uncertain but Tiukinhoy assured that the games will start a soon as possible after Tournament Director and former Cebu Football Association president Jonathan Maximo secures the venue, which will still be at the USC-TC football grounds.

“We are just waiting for the commitment of the venue. Once we get the venue then the schedules will be ready,” said Tiukinhoy. (EKA)

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