Makati FC cops overall title in Singapore tournament anew

Makati FC cops overall title in Singapore tournament anew

/ 03:12 PM April 02, 2024

Makati FC Paul Parker

Makati FC celebrates its Paul Parker overall championship conquest in the JSSL Singapore Academy 7s. –JSSL PHOTO

Banking stellar performances from its girls squads, Makati FC secured its second straight Paul Parker overall championship at the JSSL Singapore Academy 7s 2024 Sunday.

Most impressive was the Girls Under 16 team, which after giving one of the club one of its six titles automatically qualified to the Girls U16 Pro division where it played against Sporting CP from Portugal and the defending champions Valencia CF from Spain.


After stunning Sporting Clube de Portugal, 1-0, Makati FC gave Spain’s Valencia CF a tough battle before dropping a 2-6 decision in the semifinal championship in Girls 16, whose roster is composed of the core of the second place team in the Gothia World Youth Cup last year, as it also ruled in 2018 edition.


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Makati FC’s Girls 12 squad successfully defended the crown while the Girls 14 team topped the division.

In the boys division, Makati FC topped the Boys 13 for the first time since 2019, while its Boys 6 and 7 squads also emerged triumphant.

The second place runs by its Boys 10 and 14 teams and the podium finishes by its Girls 10 and Boys 15 squads helped Makati FC annexed its third Paul Parker overall championship.

“Our mission at Makati Football Club goes beyond just training athletes; it’s about nurturing dreams and fostering a sense of possibility,” said Coach Selu Lozano.

“We want every child who walks through our doors to know that with dedication and proper support, they too can be great. May it be in sports or other aspects of life.”

More than 450 teams and 6,000 players from different countries participated in Asia’s biggest youth football competition.

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