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4th NOFA Cup fosters grassroots football

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By CARLA N. CANET

TWENTY-FOUR teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have competed for the 4th Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) cup that kicked off Wednesday, May 29, at the Sta. Maria Football field in Talisay City.

This competition will run until June 2, 2019.

NOFA president Ricardo Yanson, Jr. welcomed the eight teams from Luzon namely Ceres Youth FC, Claret School of Quezon, Federated FA Masbate, Loyola FC, Makati FC, One La Salle, and Sugod Malaya FC.

The 11 teams from the Visayas include Bacong FC, Barotac Nuevo FC, Baybay FC Jaguars, Don Bosco FC - Cebu, Dynamic FC, Greenglobal FC, Janiuaynon Defenders FCI, Kidz United FC, LGU Barotac Nuevo, Nosirfa, and Panay FA.

The five teams from Mindanao include Davao Crocs FC, Golden Harvest, Marawi Ground Zero team, Marist Kidapawan and Mt. Apo Regional FA.

As part of the Grassroots Development Program, the NOFA Cup aims to provide the young players with high level and quality competition in view to bring out the best in each of the player.

This is an opportunity where they can share their talents and learn from each other which is supplementary to their personal growth.

“With your cooperation, we shall continue to do our best to make this a successful and exiting experience for everyone,” he said.

NOFA is under the Philippine Football Federation as provincial football association for the Negros Occidental area.

NOFA President Yanson succeeded former NOFA president Charlie Cojuangco, former 4th District Congressman of Negros Occidental.