BAGO City FC captured the 2018 Negros First NOFA Youth Football Provincial Championship title after a 2-1 victory over University of St. La Salle at the Ceres North Football Field in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Most Valuable Player awardee Jerome Aligora led Bago City’s attack with two conversions while Best Defender Christian Suarez and Best Goalkeeper Justin Villan did just enough to carry the defense for the winning team.
Joshua Limco and Luis Henares – the match’s Best Striker and Best Midfielder, respectively – carried the fight for the USLS-Integrated School from eliminations all the way to their finals stint on Oct. 7.
Villa Angela FC, meanwhile, captured the third place as it survived Sagay City FC on a 5-3 result off the penalty shootout following a 2-all draw in the regulation.
NOFA president Ricky Yanson said he was happy with the outcome of the inaugural edition of the tournament and plans to repeat it next year.
“This program helped NOFA in promoting football in our province as well as encouraged our young grassroots to stay in sports and achieve academically,” Yanson said. “It’s a great learning process to have this kind of tournament with every LGU’s (local government unit) involvement in hosting and showcasing their homegrown talents.”
STI-WNU SHINES IN NOPSSCEA FOOTBALL
STI-West Negros University Junior Mustangs retained the secondary boys football title in Nopsscea Season 38 after a 6-0 win over University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Junior Rams at the Santa Maria Football Field in Talisay City.
Leading the way for the Ian Combate-mentored Junior Mustangs were Bryant John Alianza and Zakary Josh Lacson with 2 goals each while Rolevan Valderama and team skipper Adonis Abramm Abela delivered a goal each.
Meanwhile, Don Bosco Technical Institute-Victorias salvaged the third place after defeating University of St. La Salle in the consolation match./PN