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4th PIA Cup kicks off today

January 11, 2019 - Friday 4:01 PM by Daniel Joaquin

The fourth instalment of the Pinay in Action (PIA) Cup kicks off today at the Tionko Football Field along Quimpo Boulevard in Davao City.

Ayra Malabayabas of the PIA Cup came to promote the event, which will take place today up to Sunday, January 13, at yesterday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Annex of SM City Davao.

The 9-a-side women’s football tournament featuring a total of 15 teams from Manila, Maco, Iligan, Kidapawan, Lianga, Zamboanga City, Dapita, and Dipolog starts today with games taking place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Defending champions UST women’s football team and UP women’s football teams are two of the teams to be featured at the tournament.

Competing teams will be divided into three groups of five, with the final eight teams to compete in the quarter finals following a point system to qualify for the semi-finals and ultimately, the finals.

The tournament was started through the initiative of Pia Cayetano and continues today with the help of a number of sponsors.

The fourth edition of the cup is sponsored by Ulticon Builders, Inc. and is hosted by South Davao Regional Football Association (SDRFA)

Games are open for public viewing and will continue tomorrow and on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Follow the Mindanao Daily Mirror on Facebook for game updates.

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