QUEEN City United requested the Philippine Football Federation to move the schedule of the Smart Club Regional Visayas Qualifiers a week later to give them time to prepare for the upcoming Azkals friendly game.
The regional qualifiers are set on Nov. 7 to 11 in Dumaguete City and QCU hopes that PFF will allow it a week after instead, as they are involved in the preparations for the Nov. 15 match at the Cebu City Sports Center.
The legwork belongs to the Cebu Football Association, who partnered with Queen City United and Cebu Amateur Football Club to carry out some of the preparations.
“We all have specific roles to play and we have to concentrate para dili mabalda sa preparations,” said QCU President Stanley Villacin.
Villacin pointed out that if the tournament dates push through, they will have divided attention and run the risk of failing on both situations.
“This is the first hosting of Cebu of an international match and we want it to be successful so that the PFF will consider us as a venue for future matches,” said Villacin.
Cebu is bound to play against teams from Bacolod, Dumaguete, Leyte and Iloilo for the regional qualifiers.
Despite the busy schedule, QCU is still consistent with their trainings and practices, which are still held every day.
“I hope PFF will give a favorable decision because it is still a PFF activity although hosted by CFA,” he added.