Watch out for UP in Sea­son 82

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Sports - BY AL S.

STILL the talk of the town is Ate­neo’s swamp­ing of Univer­sity of the Philip­pines this week.

But from any an­gle you want to see it, the Blue Ea­gles sweep­ing the Fight­ing Ma­roons in the best-of-three UAAP Fi­nals wasn’t a surpirse at all.

One, Ate­neo was seeded first in pre-tour­na­ment pre­dic­tions.

Two, UP wasn’t even given a Chi­na­man’s chance to en­ter the cham­pi­onship show­down.

As pre­dicted, Ate­neo topped the tworound elim­i­na­tions with nary a sweat dropped.

Ate­neo’s an­tic­i­pated clash with La Salle did not ma­te­ri­al­ize this year be­cause the Archers were sim­ply too in­fe­rior, hav­ing a line-up lack­ing in both punch and ceil­ing.

La Salle lost its top slot­man, the 6-foot-8 Ben Mbala, to a pro­fes­sional league in Mex­ico, and then Ricci Rivero, Taft’s for­mer high-pro­file gun­ner, left af­ter a spat with school of­fi­cials.

Re­ports said Rivero re­sented of­fi­cials’ move to ban him from en­dors­ing prod­ucts, forc­ing him to quit and even­tu­ally land­ing on the UP roster.

Thus, it would re­ally be in­ter­est­ing when Rivero fi­nally suits up

teams which has taken ad­van­tage of the pitches. These pitches have moulded count­less of of tal­ents, some of them are now play­ing in the UAAP and in the NCAA.

New­camp FC does not have the beau­ti­ful and man­i­cured pitches of Camp Philips but it has the large foot­ball pitch of the North­ern Bukid­non Com­mu­nity Col­lege (NBCC).

The club also has the very sup­port­ive Tanku­lan barang­gay coun­cil which has helped them or­gan­ised the 3rd An­law ta Tanku­lan Foot­ball Fes­ti­val re­cently. Barang­gay of­fi­cials Al­lan Im­progo, Le­muel Rey Arana, and Ni­cho Ta­pales were present dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony.

.“Me and my brother Mario started New­camp FC just to re­ally help the kids of Tanku­lan. We spent our own money at first to buy kits and equip­ment for the kids to make this club a suc­cess,” said head coach and founder Guiller Su­mam­pong.

Now, the club has grown big­ger and coach Guiller has even re­signed from his job of 17 years as a Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­ni­cian with the Poly­medic Med­i­cal Plaza to work full-time as coach. Guiller, an Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion (AFC) C li­censed coach, is also the Grass­roots De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer (GDO) of the Bukid­non Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (BUFA).

At age 40 with two chil­dren from wife Ve­vien, the pas­sion for the beau­ti­ful game has not stopped flow­ing in his blood­stream. He is now also study­ing to fin­ish some ed­u­ca­tion units to be a qual­i­fied sec­ondary school teacher. He is look­ing for­ward to work full time as a PE teacher and a foot­ball coach in any pub­lic or pri­vate school.

His brother Mario has left the club and has es­tab­lished his own club, the Lan­ta­pan FC in Lan­ta­pan town 94.4 kms. from Manolo For­tich also in Bukid­non. Mario also used to coach Ro­se­vale School.

Al­most 100 teams from all over Min­danao joined the 3rd edi­tion of the 3rd An­law ta Tanku­lan Foot­ball Fes­ti­val. Coach Guiller is one of the few coaches who have ded­i­cated their lives teach foot­ball to the young kids of Min­danao. He promised to or­gan­ise more tour­na­ments for the new year. But for the mean­time, he is busy with his teams pre­par­ing for the North­ern Min­danao Re­gional Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion (NMRAA) set in Tan­gub City in the mid­dle of this month.

3rd An­law Ta Tanku­lan Foot­ball Fes­ti­val 2018 Re­sults:

1st Day (Dec.1, 2018- Satur­day)Un­der 6-Mixed, Cham­pion: Lan­ta­pan kick­ers, 2nd Place: Ce­les­tial FC, 3rd Place: New­camp United FC, MVP- Su­mam­pong, Ozid, Best GK- Takiang, Chris­tian. Un­der 8-Mixed?Cham­pion: Philchem FC, 2nd Place: Olles, 3rd Place: Lan­ta­pan kick­ers, MVP- Or­di­nan, Basti, Best GKBer­nales, Re­sa­jan, Un­der 10 Cham­pion: Philchem FC, 2nd Place: New­camp United FC?3rd Place: Olles, MVP- Pa­gasian, Zen Daryn, Best GK- Se­laras, Aaron, Un­der 12, Cham­pion: COAA, 2nd Place:, Bukid­non -B, 3rd Place: Cor­pus Christi FC, MVP-Hor­tillano, Jrand, Best GKGuion, Kenny, Un­der 14, Cham­pion: M-Kids, 2nd Place: Bu­lua Strik­ers, 3rd Place: Holy Cross, MVP- Pe­chon, Zymer, Best GKSeraspi, Erik, Un­der 17-Boys, Cham­pion: M-Kids, 2nd Place: CDO United, 3rd Place: COAA, MVP-Du­tosme, Justin, Best GK, Haben­yar, Ro­han, Un­der 17- Girls, Cham­pion: Bukid­non Gal­lop­ers, 2nd Place: Bu­lua strik­ers-A, 3rd Place:, Bu­lua Striker-B, MVP-Ni­cole Lu­cino, Best GK-Am­per Princess, 2nd Day (Dec.2, 2018-Sun­day), Women’s Open, Cham­pion: Bukid­non Gal­lop­ers, 2nd Place: FC95-A, 3rd Place: Ce­les­tial FC, Men’s Open, Cham­pion: COAA,2nd Place: FCV-B, 3rd Place: MUFC, 35-Above, Cham­pion: East­ern FC, 2nd Place: Hug­pong FC, 3rd Place: Usna Gali ([email protected])

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