4th Prince Russel Cup Footballfest Dec. 16-17

ORGANIZER. Juliene Gerona prime mover of the competition with sportswriter Jack Biantan. (Contributed photo) by Jack Biantan MONTECARLO Football Club is organizing the 4th edition of the Prince Russel Cup 7-A-Aside Football Festival on Dec. 16-17 at the Westridge Sports Park in Brgy. Carmen. Tournament organizer Juliene Gerona of Montecarlo FC said that

PFF not entirely at fault why our youth teams suck

BY Jack Biantan ENGLAND has now become a powerhouse in the world youth football competitions. Last summer, the Three Lions won the U19 World Cup in South Korea beating a spirited Venezuelan team, 1-0 in the final. Just two days ago, England also won the U17 World Cup in India coming back

Maro on roll with Davao Aguilas

COACH MARLON MARO by Jack Biantan “Today we are a team. Today we are Davao Aguilas’’ Coach Marlon Maro proudly beamed with pride after their impressive 4-2 win over the Ilocos United Conquistadores last Oct. 19 at the Quirino stadium in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. The win was the Aguilas second in a week after

‘Foul Songgo’ should be stopped

EMOTIONAL. Players of the South team including the player with a bandaged head are just too happy to win the Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association (COAA) football title after a grueling and action packed match against long time rival West 1. (photo by Jack Biantan) by Jack Biantan SEVERAL years ago an

West 1, South Districts split COAA football titles

CHAMPION. South District players, parents and fans celebrate after winning the Secondary Division title in the Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association (COAA) Division meet. (Contributed photo)  KENNETH GUION BY Jack Biantan KENNETH Guion disappointed his South District team in last year’s Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association (COAA) football final against perennial rival West

Xavier U, Liceo U manned West 1 District wins Futsal title

COAA CHAMPION. Xavier University and Liceo University manned West 1 District wins Girls Futsal title. They are (Standing L-R) Niño T. Lazo (Head Coach), Monina Marcy F. Alcober, Leilani Liana Y. Valbuena, Xydae Grace L. Rubio, Rosemarie D. Maceren, Bridget Ann G. Estrada, Nizza Jorj C. Lazo, Jerney John C.

Pru Life UK abandons Football For a Better Life, Azkals

FORMER AZKAL. Now Kaya FC starting goalkeeper Ref Curesma signs autographs of Zambo Sur kids during the 'Football For A Better Life' Zamboanga de Sur leg in 2016. (Photo by Jack Biantan) By Jack Biantan I HAVE never heard of British Insurance company Pru Life UK until they got involved with Philippine

Azkals vs Yemen tonight

Doha, Qatar— Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is already moving on with midfielder Manny Ott’s injury. While he can’t emphasize enough the importance of Ott’s in the line-up, Dooley says he has already a plan to offset the latest injury woes to hit the Azkals. “You try to find ways, solutions to

Football specific stadium for booming cebu

DYNAMIC HERB SPORTS INC. One of the owners of Leylam Shawarma is building a stadium at the Cebu South Reclamation area. (Contributed photo) By Jack Biantan WHEN Dynamic HERB Sports Inc. announced last week that they are building a football specific stadium plus an indoor facility at the South reclamation area, I