Via Mindanao Cup
Bukidnon FC emerged as the champion of the first Mindanao Cup that was held recently at the Tionko Football Grounds in Davao City from October 23 to 25.
Sixteen teams from Mindanao took part in the grassroots competition.
Davao South Regional FA White ended the tournament as first runner-up with Davao South RFA Red getting the second runner-up spot. Meanwhile Mt. APO RFA found themselves as third runner-up finisher.
In the Second Division SOCSARGEN RFA was crowned champion, which had Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental FA, Zamboanga del Norte – Dipolog FA, and Agusan del Sur RFA as first runner-up, second runner-up and third runner-up respectively.
Individual nods have been awarded to Bukidnon FC’s Jun Melig (Best Goalkeeper), Adriel Algodon (Best Defender), Prince Aseniero (Best Midfielder) and Kurbe Dairo (MVP), as well as to Mt. Apo RFA’s Jedd Gabriel Ceballos (Best Striker with 14 goals).
The football tournament was a joint endeavour of the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) and the Davao South Regional Football Association with the support of the local government of Davao City.