Manila Bulletin

KCS franchise up for sale — owner

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CEBU CITY — KCS Computer Specialist owner Ricky Verdida has placed his team’s franchise in the VisMin Super Cup up for sale.

Verdidamad­e the announceme­nt after the team finished runner-up in the inaugural Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Southern Finals, getting swept by the Plastic-Basilan Peace Rides in the best-of-five series Friday night at the Pagadian City Gymnasium.

Verdida explained that the financial commitment to running a team has proved to be too much to bear for him and his family.

“Hindi na kaya. Nabaon na sa utang,” said the affable team owner, who used the P1 million the team got from the league sponsor to cover the team's operationa­l expenses, with a grin. “I want to continue but at the same time, I need to take care of my family.”

Verdida added that he is hopeful someone can adopt the team soon especially with the second season of the VisMin Cup set for October.

“If there’s someone interested, it would be great so that my players can still have work,” said Verdida, who owns and operates Kiboy’s

Computer Solutions.

Despite the hardships that come with running a team, Verdida said he has no regrets, especially with the triumph they had during the Visayas leg wherein they stunned title-favorite MJAS Zenith-Talisay in the finals.

“I feel infinite happiness that we made it this far despite everything that we went through,” said Verdida who believes the Southern Finals would have been a different story had they had the services of Ping Exciminian­o, Gryann Mendoza and Al Francis Tamsi, all of whom were recalled by their mother teams.

“Had the Mindanao leg started on schedule, we would have had a complete team,” he also said.

 ??  ?? MEMBERS of the KCS Computer Specialist team pose after a runner-up finish in the Chooksto-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Southern Finals in Pagadian City. (VisMin Cup photo)
MEMBERS of the KCS Computer Specialist team pose after a runner-up finish in the Chooksto-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Southern Finals in Pagadian City. (VisMin Cup photo)

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