Philippine football needs all the help in can get along with any opportunity to get a shot in the arm, especially from a UEFA football mind like Owen’s.
More than 140 players crossed their Rubicon in shedding their amateur status to turn professional in the inaugural season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in 1975.
This coming Saturday at 9pm on Sports For All, we have UEFA licensed Coach, Tutor and Mentor and Sweden’s National Youth Football Association’s (NYFA) Owen Southgate and Shanden Vergara, UAAP Season 81 Men’s football Rookie of the Year, former DLSU Green Booter and presently playing midfield for the Lincoln Memorial University Rail Splitters in Tennessee.
Espejo, son of a housewife and an electrical project officer based in Guam, said a hoop incident led to a U-turn in his priorities. He got injured after landing awkwardly while trying to stuff the ball in a pickup game.
Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Ramon “Tats” Suzara expressed disappointment on the decision of volleyball stars led by Alyssa Valdez not to attend the tryouts for the national team for the coming Vietnam Southeast Asian Games and other international contests.
The UKFP was originally founded by representatives of the Cebu, Davao, IGA, Iloilo, & Manila Kendo Clubs with the initial purpose of making it easier to coordinate with one another to field delegations to international events.
With a cast less than the number expected the National (Indoor) Team try-out for the women pushed through with PNVF President “Tats” Suzara looking over the coaches and players at the Subic Gym. 16 of the expected 40 players invited were present and participated.
Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago, protagonists during their time in the UAAP and soon in the PVL, have been changed by the sport.
Football for Humanity donates school and food supplies and footballs all over the country and they make sure the footballs get to their intended recipients.
Rudy Mendoza died last April 20 due to heart problems made worse by COVID-19. He was 75 and buried last Friday (April 23) at the Eternal Gardens in Batangas City.