New Camp FC rises off Manolo hills

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Sports - By JACK BIANTAN

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ON the hills of Manolo For­tich, Bukid­non, a foot­ball club named af­ter the home sta­dium of Barcelona FC be­comes home J.R. Borja St, Ca­gayan de Oro City Phone: (088) 880 7783 Domingo Velez Street Cen­ter Point Ar­cade 222 Capis­trano St., Ca­gayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Ori­en­tal Con­tact No.:09177946118 of hun­dreds of young foot­ballers.

New­camp FC, based in the North­ern Bukid­non Com­mu­nity Col­lege (NBCC) in barang­gay Tanku­lan at the heart of Manolo For­tich (43.2 kms away from Ca­gayan de Oro city) town, has ex­isted since 2005 and is a reg­u­lar in lo­cal com­pe­ti­tions.

The club was started by foot­ball crazy broth­ers Guiller and Mario Su­mam­pong 13 years ago to spread the gospel of the beau­ti­ful game to that side of the 1st class mu­nic­i­pal­ity of more than 100,000 peo­ple.

Manolo is a rich mu­nic­i­pal­ity which has acres of agri­cul­tural lands. It has one of the big­gest fruit pack­ag­ing com­pany in the coun­try, Del Monte in Camp Philips. The town also hosts a ma­jor tourist des­ti­na­tion in Min­danao, the Dahi­layan Moun­tain re­sort.

Camp Philips also has long foot­ball tra­di­tion with es­tate hav­ing the best foot­ball pitches in Min­danao lo­cated at the cen­ter of the prop­erty. Foot­ball pow­er­houses Holy Cross High School and Our Lady of Lour­des El­e­men­tary School (OLLES) are only two of the many foot­ball

as a rookie Ma­roon next year af­ter com­plet­ing his one-year res­i­dency sta­tus.

This early, pun­dits say that with Rivero around, cou­pled with Kobe Paras’ re­turn to the Ma­roons, that would make UP a more se­ri­ous ti­tle con­tender in Sea­son 82.

The duo would be a for­mi­da­ble re­place­ment to the grad­u­at­ing Paul Deside­rio, the UP cap­tain who had glo­ri­ously brought the Ma­roons to the Fi­nals with his ster­ling lead­er­ship and gutsy plays.

The Ma­roons bowed to the Ea­gles, yes, but Deside­rio’s mis­sion for UP had been com­pletely ac­com­plished af­ter Paul al­most sin­gle-hand­edly pow­ered his team past Adam­son in the Fi­nal 4 skir­mishes.

As his­tory beck­oned, Deside­rio mar­shalled UP’s al­most im­pos­si­ble task of beat­ing Adam­son two in a row to oblit­er­ate the Fal­cons’ lofty twice-to-beat in­cen­tive.

With that done, Deside­rio made Bo Pera­sol sur­pass his mod­est dream of pi­lot­ing the Ma­roons to the Fi­nal 4 semi­fi­nals.

The ti­tle show­down there­fore with Ate­neo was just a bonus for UP. But what a bonus it was, as it ended UP’s 32 years of a ti­tle-clash drought.

I can’t wait to see Sea­son 82 come along.


IN­SPI­RA­TIONAL MES­SAGE. New­camp United FC head coach Guiller Su­mam­pong de­liv­ers his mes­sage to par­tic­i­pants of the 3rd An­law ta Tanku­lan Foot­ball Fes­ti­val.

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