CMORFA to host Nat’l Boys U19 regional tourney on June 24-28
CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Camiguin-Misamis Oriental Regional Football Association (CMORFA) is set to host the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) National Boys U19 Championship 2022 regional tournament on June 24-28, at the Misamis Oriental Integrated Sports Center (MOISC), formerly the Pelaez Sports Complex.
The tournament will be CMORFA’s biggest project so far since age group football competition has gone back after more than two years of absence due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
CMORFA president Mike Batiles took the challenge of hosting three other teams from Group G Agusan del Sur-Surigao del Sur RFA (AGSURRFA); Butuan-Agusan del Norte FA (BANFA); and Surigao de Norte and Dinagat Island RFA (SNADIRFA).
Originally, the AGSURRFA was supposed to host this elimination tournament but because of the travel distance, the PFF decided to move the tournament here in Cagayan de Oro.
The competition will be a single round-robin with the top team advancing to the National Group Stage which will be hosted by the PFF probably at the PFF training center in Carmona, Cavite.
The Group G winner will play against the top teams from the 2nd Division teams.
Other 2nd Division teams are Group A-Central Luzon FA, United City FC, Palawan FA, and Pangasinan, Group B-MIMAROPA RFA, RFA of Camarines Norte, Central Bicol RFA, Albay-Catanduanez RFA, Group C-Cavite FA, FA of Rizal, Quezon-Batangas FA, Stallion FC, Kaya FC, Group D-Central Visayas RFA, Eastern Visayas RFA, Negros Oriental-Siquijor RFA, Group E-Maguindanao RFA, Sultan Kudarat RFA, North Davao RFA, Golden Davao RFA, Bukidnon FA, Group F-Iligan-Lanao RFA, Zamboanga-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi FA, Pagadian-Zamboanga del Sur Sibugay RFA, and Misamis Occidental-Ozamis FA, Group H-Bukidnon FA, Maguindanao RFA, Sultan Kudarat RFA, Golden Davao RFA, and North Davao RFA.
The 1st Division teams are Group A (Luzon), National Capital Region FA, Negros Occidental FA, Laguna Cavite FA, Laguna Cavite FA, South East Luzon Masbate RFA, Cordillera FA, Group B (Mindanao) Davao South RFA, Mount Apo RFA, Iloulo FA, Zamboanga de Norter-Dipolog FA, and SOCSARGEN RFA.
The qualifiers in both divisions will play a single round-robin tournament in the National Stage Group. The top two teams in both divisions will then advance to the battle for 3rd Place and championship match, which is a single match knockout to be played in the same venue.
This tournament is designed to strengthen age group teams of the PFF which would later be developed to play for the national senior team.
Top players will be selected to form the national U19 team. After this, other national age group competitions are lined-up like the National Boys U16 and the National Girls U18. ([email protected])
CMORFA president Mike Batiles