DAVAO CITY, (PNA) – Columbia Football Club rules the Davao elimination of this year’s SMART Interclub Football Championship held at the Tionko grounds.
Columbia FC, which previously topped the ACER Cup Invitational Men’s Football tournament held at the same venue, beat all three rival teams from Davao City.
The CFC squad skippered by Edwin Gigante blanked the Hooligans, 3-0 in their first outing. CFC then defeated the KMMPC Football Club, 4-1 before completing the sweep via a 3-1 victory over former champion Medvil FC.
CFC owned by Davao Football Association (DFA) president Edward “Chaya” Lam will represent Davao to the Regional Finals slated on Oct. 2-6 in Tagum City.
It will be the second time that CFC will represent Davao. CFC made it in the 2011 National Finals held in Iloilo City and finished fourth place behind the teams from Manila powered by the members of the Philippine Azkals.
“We hope that we can make it again in the national finals,” said Lam.
CFC is powered mostly by the members of the Rizal Memorial Colleges Bulldogs, which recently won the DFA Inter-collegiate football title this month.