By Marsante G. Alison
Cebu Daily News
The Cebu boys 13 (B13) and girls 14 (G14) football teams will be leaving for San Carlos City today to see action in the Visayas regional finals dubbed Festival of Football, which kicks off tomorrow.
This tournament will also serve as the selection for the B13 and G14 national teams which will see action in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival of Football on June.
The RP B13, to be tagged “Little Azkals,” will compete in the AFC U13 Festival of Football from June 1 to 6 in Malaysia. The RP G14, on the other hand, will play in the AFC Festival of Football from June 1 to 14 in Vietnam. Both national teams will be sponsored by the DRBSports.
The Cebu B13 team will have Springdale’s Mario Ceniza as head coach while the Cebu G14 will have Eleazar Toledo as head coach.
Ceniza said that 17 of the B13 players were members of the Cebu B12 team that won the championship in last year’s Visayas regionals also held in San Carlos City. He added 15 of them have joined the Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association (CVIRAA) meet and will represent Central Visayas in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa in Dapitan this May.
The Cebu B13 is expected to go up against Iloilo, Dumaguete, Negros Occidental and San Carlos City.
Coach Toledo, on the other hand, said his G14 team is expected to play against Iloilo, Dumaguete and Leyte.