CBFC, Trinidad squads bound for La­guna

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Rod­er­ick Osis

TWO teams from the Cordilleras are set to com­pete for the Lu­zon Re­gion­als af­ter top­ping the elim­i­na­tions round of the 2018 Al­lianz Na­tional Youth Fut­sal In­vi­ta­tional (ANYFI) held at the BSU cov­ered court re­cently.

Cordillera Bin­nadang Foot­ball Club (CBF) A topped the 16 un­der while La Trinidad took the 14 un­der crown to earn a ticket for the Lu­zon Re­gion­als slated May 19 – 20 in Sta. Cruz, La­guna.

CBFC earned the right to rep­re­sent the re­gion af­ter best­ing La Trinidad in the fi­nals of the 16 un­der boys cat­e­gory with CBFC – B sal­vaging third place hon­ors.

While their 16 un­der coun­ter­part fell against a more ex­pe­ri­enced squad, La Trinidad made sure a team from Benguet will join in the Lu­zon com­pe­ti­tion by bag­ging the 14 un­der ti­tle against CBFC.

The girls di­vi­sion also saw CBFC win­ning the 16 un­der girls di­vi­sion edg­ing Benguet State Uni­ver­sity FC and Pan­gasi­nan who both set­tled for sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

CBFC also dom­i­nated the girls 14 and 12 un­der di­vi­sion de­feat­ing Pugius and BSUFC re­spec­tively as CBCF also won the crown in the 12 un­der

boys while Balili FC and Pan­gasi­nan FC set­tling for sec­ond and third re­spec­tively.

Staged by Al­lianz PNB Life In­sur­ance, Inc. in part­ner­ship with the Henry V. Moran Foun­da­tion and in co­or­di­na­tion with the Philip­pine Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (PFF), the ANYFI pro­vides the venue for Filipino young­sters to show­case their skills and vie for slots at the Al­lianz Ju­nior Foot­ball Camp (AJFC) for train­ing with Bun­desliga champ FC Bay­ern Mu­nich.

A to­tal of eight de­serv­ing kids from this tour­na­ment will be cho­sen to join coun­ter­parts from other Asian coun­tries in the AJFC in Thai­land in July. From here, three will be selected to go to Mu­nich in Septem­ber for the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence of train­ing at Bay­ern’s home city and see­ing their idols live at the Al­lianz Sta­dium.

The 2018 ANYFI fol­lows up the suc­cess­ful ini­tial stag­ing last year. Af­ter a well-at­tended and com­pet­i­tive elim­i­na­tion and fi­nals, five stand­outs were selected to rep­re­sent the Philip­pines in the AJFC in Bali, join­ing coun­ter­parts in seven other coun­tries in ses­sions with Bay­ern greats Gio­vane El­ber and Klaus Au­gen­thaler. Two of them, JM Mi­tra and Aeron Tenol­lar were later picked for the AJFC World Camp in Mu­nich.

Photo by Rod­er­ick Osis

IN­TENSE MATCH-UP. Fut­sal play­ers from La Trinidad and Cordillera Bin­nadang Foot­ball Club bat­tle for pos­ses­sion dur­ing their fi­nals match-up in the 14 un­der boys di­vi­sion dur­ing the Baguio – Benguet elim­i­na­tions of the 2018 Al­lianz Na­tional Youth Fut­sal In­vi­ta­tional (ANYFI) held at the BSU cov­ered court.

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