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ButtonNOFA unveils football master plan
ButtonRP forms powerhouse team for ASEAN basketball tilt
ButtonGinebra Kings eye clincher tonight

NOFA unveils
football master plan
BY NID ABUENAFE

The Negros Occidental Football Association will simultaneously open on Aug. 15 the second edition of the Under-11 “The First Step” and Under-13 football leagues as part of its master plan for the next three seasons.

Unlike in the inaugural offering the U-11 league held early this year, Maor Rozen, NOFA consultant and UEFA football coach, said the second edition will allow the participating teams to include girls in their lineup.

Another innovation in the U-13 league will be the implementation of the offside law in certain area of the field.

RP forms powerhouse
team for ASEAN basketball tilt

MANILA – Former Philippine Basketball Association superstars Alvin Patrimonio, Benjie Paras, Vergel Meneses, Samboy Lim and Johnny Abarrientos will be donning the RP colors once again when the ASEAN Basketball League fires off Oct. 1 in Singapore.

They will be playing with Robert Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez whose names were also included in the team.

During Monday’s PSA Forum in Manila, ABC-5 president Bobby Barrero, who pitched in for businessman Tony Boy Cojuganco, confirmed that the latter is throwing his full support behind the formation of the team that will represent Philippines in the home-and-away ASEAN league.

Ginebra Kings
eye clincher tonight

Winning the pivoval Game 5 Monday night Ginebra Gin Kings can wrap it up tonight when they face sister team San Miguel Beer in Game 6 of their best-of-seven championship series in the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference.

The Game 5 win was anchored by David Noel who delivered six triples and tallied 29 points as Ginebra scored a commanding 106-98 win over the Beermen.

Complementing Noel energized performance were Jayjay Helterbrand and Eric Menk who played hurt, yet made significant contributions.

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