MANILA – Makati FC completed its dominance in the boys U-14 division of SingaCup with a 1-0 victory against Indonesia’s FOSSBI in the gold medal match at The Cage Sports Park in Singapore.
Jian Vinz Caraig took home the MVP honors, while Aarom Yekti, who produced the championship-clinching strike for Makati FC, was the boys U14 tournament top goal-scorer with 18 goals.
Among the athletes competing in Makati FC are a good mix of players from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, according to chief executive officer SeLu Lozano.
“Makati FC aims to identify talent from every province in the Philippines and give them the opportunity to develop their game. Football and sports in general is such a powerful tool to alleviate poverty and give these kids access to countless opportunities through football,” said Lozano.
It was actually a double victory for the football club as its second team, composed of players one year younger, finished in third place after securing a 3-1 victory over fellow Filipino youth club Kaya FC.
The youth club’s next tournament will be on Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Thailand for the Bangkok 7s and was also invited once more in Indonesia on Dec. 13-15 to compete with the top international club teams from around Asia. Makati FC has been the longest running academy in the Philippines and has been in the forefront of giving the best program for youth development through foo