After a month-long delay, the regional qualifying and semi-final rounds of the 3rd PFF Suzuki Under 23 Cup resumes starting tomorrow until May 28 in Dumaguete City.
To compete in the final qualifying round are teams from Cebu, Negros, and Iloilo for the Visayas group as well as the protagonists from Luzon and Mindanao.
In a press release, the organizers said the 12-day tournament in Dumaguete will bring together the cream of the crop of Philippine football who will vie for the four semifinal slots.
Survivors in the semifinals will contest the title in a home-and-away championship set on May 30.
Started three years ago, the PFF Suzuki U23 event showcases the best among local football talents.
The PFF Suzuki U23 Cup seeks to to identify, enhance, and sustain the skills and overall potential of young native football players.
Suzuki Philippines President Satoshi Uchida said their company is dedicated to development of football in the country and the tournament reflects Suzuki’s spirit of being tough yet passionate about excellence, quality, and performance to achieve positive strategic effects on both people and environment.
Through the PFF Suzuki Cup, we are confident that we are helping flourish not only Philippine sports but our Filipino youth as well, Uchida said.*NAB
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