The country’s promising football players will be converging in the second season of the Mini World Cup organized by the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in cooperation with The Henry V. Moran Foundation and the Team Socceroo Football Club (TSFC).
The tournament dubbed as the Ambassadors’ Cup will be launched today at the UA&P campus with representatives of different embassies in the country as some officials of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) are expected to attend the program.
The event will be led by UA&P President Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, who will welcome the participants in this season including its major backer The Henry V. Moran Foundation, TSFC, Inc., PFF and local leaders from partner communities.
The highlights of the event include the signing of the memorandum of agreement among the partner institutions and a mini game in the Under-11 Division.
The Ambassadors’ Cup brings the beautiful game of football straight to the heart of the underprivileged children in selected Metro Manila communities. It aims to harness the power of football in uniting persons, communities, and countries.
Las May, there are 11 embassies and over 300 kids, coaches, and parents participated the event.
Teams South Africa (San Ildefonso Parish), Timor Leste (Brgy. Marikina Heights), Nigeria (GK Barangka), and Argentina (Birhen ng Lujan Parish) were the top four in the Under-11 division while the Under-13 winners were Teams Indonesia (GK Tatalon), USA (Western Bicutan Football Club), South Korea (GK Concepcion), and United Kingdom (GK Pinagsama). EMIL C. NOGUERA