FOOTBALL UPDATE: MANILA
by Francis Gustilo
Manila 27th November: It will take another year of waiting before our international team will figure in a similar football league. For now, the championship remains elusive! The salesian team comprising students of theology from 5 Asian nations lost 4-0 to a highly vaunted team from the International School of Manila. Though they trounced this team during the elimination round (4-1 in our favor), the opponents got back at our team with a similar flurry of goals. End result: we wound up as First Runner-up and our Tondo Youth Center instead won their last game, taking the Second-Runner up honors.
The students of theology received another trophy (Fair Play Team of the tournament) for having received only two yellow cards during the whole duration of the tournament. Speaks well of good breeding and sportsmanship of our confreres? Well, we are sure they possess more than that.
Await a more detailed description of this interesting studentate of theology in Manila. Football after all is just one of the varied features of the life of these confreres.