ILOPRISAA booters claimed the championship in the U-12 category of the Football Festival: Mini World Cup 2018 after a 3-1 victory over Western Visayas State University on Sunday at the WVSU Football Field.
Vince Emmenuel Espinosa was hailed as the championship match’s best player after knocking down all of the ILOPRISAA three conversions against the defense of the WVSU.
On their way to the championship round, ILOPRISAA cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Mirasol Mandurriao, while WVSU edged out La Paz squad, 3-2.
La Paz, meanwhile, was able to salvage a victory as it walloped Mirasol Mandurriao in the battle for third place match.
In the U-10 category, WVSU A was hailed as the champions after defeating La Paz FC. West B squad, meanwhile, bagged the bronze medal.
The two-day football event, which was participated by 10 teams, was part of the grassroots program of the Iloilo City government with Regor Dadivas as tournament manager and Moises Salomon as tournament supervisor.
“Sports events like this showed that (Iloilo City) Mayor Joe (Espinosa) was committed in searching for young talents from the city especially in football,” said Salomon of Iloilo City Sports Division./PN