By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan
FOOTBALL in Davao City was in boom even before the Philippine Azkals' popularity grew following its semi-finals finish in the Suzuki Cup that was highlighted by a stunning upset over defending champion Vietnam during the elimination round.
Thanks to ever-supportive football clubs and schools that never tire to promote the sport by holding tournaments and joining them too.
The recent event was the 2nd Sakya Filipino-Chinese Football Football Cup held on February 19 at the Tionko football grounds where the Azkals held their 10-day training before competing in the Suzuki Cup qualifier in Laos.
Organizer Michelle Jamiana Uy yesterday said that they organized the bootfest that marked its second year to give Davao kids something to look forward to.
"We also want to help liven up the football community here with a real football festival," she said.
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