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Rovers, Crocs, ADDU rule month-long SOS Football Cup

November 13, 2019 - Wednesday 2:11 PM by Romeo Braceros

Article Banner Image The Rovers FC 13 and under team poses with their medals after winning the division crown in the 13th SOS Football Cup. Photo by Mavick Dilodilo

DAVAO CITY -- Rovers FC, Crocs FC, and the Ateneo de Davao University football team ruled the month-long 13th SOS Football Cup at the Tionko Football Field here.

Rovers FC won the crown in the 13 and under division after getting rid of Crocs FC, 5-0, in the finals on November 9.

Rovers striker Kian Terrence Niu, who scored the most in the team’s finals victory, was named most valuable player of the age group.

Other members of the champion team are Liam Marcus Te, Rafael Valente, Austin Louis Dilodilo, Marcus Labio, Jhaeby Olmilla, Yuri Pe Benito, Gabby Erasmo, Mohammad Abutazil, Novo Gerong, Ralf Andersson, Liam Martin, Niel Francis Imperial, Sly Isaiah Callora, Joeby Anito, Ervin Clyve Tajon, Francis Nico Banua, Nicholas Hao, and Kian Hernani.

Meanwhile, the Crocs FC 15 and under team avenged the finals defeat of their younger teammates by winning the crown in their category.

Crocs striker Dave Geldore, who was declared most valuable player of the category, carried his team to victory in the finals against ADDU.

The champion team in the 15 and under category is also composed of Gian Lacerna, Kelso Aquino, Julian Lacuesta, Miguel Cerin, Jose Miguel Fabello, River Concha, Justin Guirgen, Matthew Henricus Lim, Tally Ondona, Gian Caserial, Justin Marquez, Kouki Azares, Christoph Corsame, Cian Nogadas, Gian Buloy, Justin Marquez, Jan Adrian Reta, Nemrod Palabino, Justin Guirgen, and Tally Ondona.

Meanwhile, ADDU won the crown in the 19 and under division after beating Black Knights FC in the finals.

ADDU striker Uriel Dalapo carried his team to victory in the finals and was named most valuable player of the division.

A total of 32 teams from all over Region 11 joined the annual grassroots football tournament.

Davao-South Regional Football Association (DRFA) assistant competition director Noel Presto earlier said they decided to make it a month-long tournament to give teams enough time to rest and prepare for each game to make for better and more competitive games between the teams. 

Presto said the tournament has always sought to promote the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline since its inception 13 years ago.

Furthermore, Presto said this year's theme “Leading the Change” hopes to teach the children the value of leadership and how they can be leaders in their own ways even as young members of society.