Negros Occidental to defend title in Suzuki U23 finals

BACOLOD CITY, May 29 (PNA) — Defending champion Negros Occidental Football Association-Ceres will defend its title in the finals of this year’s PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup in Dumaguete City on May 30.

NOFA-Ceres is expected to clash with Davao after both teams defeated their respective contingents during the game’s semifinals Tuesday.

Davao won over North Cotabato in Group A, 1-0, with player Francis Jay Abalunan delivering the goal on 90th minute.

North Cotabato was caught in surprise by relying on its main players and employs two substitutions in the entire match.

Davao made four substitutions to find the right solution and seal the win.

NOFA-Ceres , on the other hand, defeated Iloilo in Group B, 2-0, after a scoreless half.

Negrense strikers Jimuel Ariola and Joshua Beloya delivered the goals on the 50th and 70th minute, respectively.

The final match on May 30 will begin at 2:30 pm. The losers in the semifinals will battle for runner-up honors at 8:30 on the same day. (PNA)



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