ESCAPADA FC presents the 1st ESCAPADA CUP Open to all football enthusiast! Register now! When: September 20, 2014 Time: 8:00am Where: De La Salle Zobel Football Field Registration Fee: P3000/Team (15 player roster)
Guidelines: 8-aside match (1 girl must be in side the field - if the roster has no girl, the team can only play up to 7 players in the field)
Ceres Fc players are not in the Azkals training camp :
"Ceres unfortunately release the players only 3 -5 days ahead of the first official match." This include players like Patrick Reichelt , Juani Guirado , Carli de Murga , Angeles brothers , Manny Ott , Nate Burkey and Jeffrey Christiaens
MANILA, Philippines – The country's best club football teams get to test each other's mettle as they shoot to win the top purse worth P200,000 when the Phl Football Federation-Smart National Club Championship unfolds starting with cluster eliminations in Mindanao on Friday.
Four teams in Cluster One in West Mindanao will battle it out for group qualifiers spots from Aug. 22-24 at the JRMSU Sports Complex in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte, while four more teams clash in Cluster Two in North Mindanao on the same dates set at the PFF Regional Football Center in Valencia, Bukidnon.
Patrick Gregorio, MVP Foundation Vice President and Smart Sports head consultant, on Tuesday said the primary aim of Smart in supporting this annual event is to discover and tap football talents from the provinces.
In fact, one of the products of this Smart-bankrolled event is Davao's Manny Aguinaldo, who is now a member of the Phl Azkals team after being part of a team that made it as far as the qualifiers.
"The main goal is to produce future national team members from the provinces, which is part of what the MVP Foundation and Smart are espousing," said Gregorio.
Smart Sports' senior manager Christopher John Quimpo, for his part, said this tournament will also give the younger players a chance to play against the country's top players suiting up for teams from the United Football League like Ceres-La Salle, Kaya, Loyola Meralco Sparks and Global.
"This is in line with the advocacy of our chairman Manny V. Pangilinan of promoting and developing sports in different regions of the country," said Quimpo. "The young guys will also get to play against some of country's top football players."
PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Castanes also graced the presser.
The event continues with Cluster Three and Four matches slated from Aug. 29-31 at the South Cotabato Sports Complex in Koronadal City and the Davao del Norte Sports and Cultural Center in Tagum.
There will also be cluster matches in the National Capital Region, North Luzon, Central Luzon and South Luzon.
Cluster winners will advance to the group qualifiers where they will tackle teams headed by last year's winners Ceres-La Salle Bacolod.
The top teams from the group qualifiers will then join UFL's top teams, Kaya, Meralco and Global late this year at the Rizal Memorial pitch.
MANILA, Philippines - Myanmar Under-19 dealt the Philippine U-21 Azkals a 3-1 beating Sunday night to sweep Group A of the fifth Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) in Brunei.
Nyein Chan Aung (11’), Ko Tun (55’), and Swan Htet Aung (88’) struck for the Burmese, who finished group play with a perfect 12 points to tow Thailand (nine points) into the semis.
The U-21 Azkals, who created a number of scoring chances but only connected once via Kenshiro Daniels (63’), wound up with four points on a win, a draw and two losses.
“I think it was a great game as it was the best we played in the tournament so far,” Phl coach Jim Fraser said in a report in the Brunei Times.
Myanmar seized a 2-0 lead but Phl pressed on and eventually pulled one back with Daniels slamming his freekick from the right edge of the box into the back of the net.
Substitute Kennedy Venida Uzoka nearly evened the count but botched his shot from six yards out. Daniels got a couple more chances but he misfired from close range and his later freekick into the crowded box was quashed by Myanmar keeper Myo Min Latt’s acrobatic save. Sub Paolo Salenga later launched a shot that sailed just inches off the left corner.
We had chances to put it away in the second half but it has been our problem throughout the tournament – poor finishing,” said Fraser.
“Overall, I’m satisfied. It was a good game of football and they were good opponents who can do well in the semis,” added the Australian mentor, who’s tasked to prepare the U-21 Azkals for a future foray into the Southeast Asian Games."