MAN OF THE MATCH. Striker Lyle Dy shows off his Man Of The Match trophy after leading Camiguin-Misamis Oriental Regional Football Association (CMORFA) in their 4-0 win over Golden Davao FA, scoring two goals on Aug. 25, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CMORFA)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Northern Mindanao’s Camiguin-Misamis Oriental Regional Football Association (CMORFA) is on the cusp of capturing the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Under-19 (U19) Boys National Championship of the 2nd Division Visayas-Mindanao (Vis-Min) National Group Stage 2022 title.

In a new match announcement Friday, CMORFA will face the Central Visayas Regional FA (CVRFA) on Saturday.

CMORFA coach Ivan Caiña said they need to beat CVRFA or just secure a draw in their final match on Saturday morning to wrap up their impressive showing in the competition, organized by the PFF to discover young talents for the national team.

“I am very happy to achieve our primary objective which is to secure promotion to Division 1 for next year. I am also glad that I have fielded all our players during the two matches we had,” Caiña said.

The CMORFA lads whipped Golden Davao FA 4-0 in their second match Thursday at the Juaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (JEMSC) in Zamboanga City.

Caiña said the victory secured them a place in the 1st Division of the competition for next year and are one step away from capturing CMORFA’s first major title in many years.

Striker Lyle Dy, who was used up front with last match hat trick scorer Nick Van Longanay, proved himself as he scored two goals in the 9th and 90th minutes to earn the Man of the Match Award.

Tireless defender Josh Go added another one in the 60th and substitute John Magalzo completed their win with a goal in the 72nd minute.

Host team Zamboanga Basilan Sulu Tawi-Tawi FA (ZambasultaFA) coach Rhey Marzan surprised the strong CVRFA coach Glen Ramos with a 1-1 draw to keep their hopes alive of securing the other Division 1 slot.

ZambasultaFA and CVRFA have to win against separate opponents on Saturday to get promoted to Division 1 next year.

It will be quite tough for CVRFA as they have to beat the undefeated CMORFA in their final game.

On the other hand, a free kick from central defender Samuel Barsanas saved the day for the ZAMBASULTA boys, as he equalized the game after trailing by one goal.

Still, the heroics of goalie Emman Marzan saved the day for the host team.

Marzan, the son of coach Rhey, had crucial saves including two one-on-one plays that denied CVRFA an instant promotion to the 1st Division. He was named Man Of The Match for his efforts.

The ZambasultaFA boys will have an easier opponent on Saturday as they clash with Golden Davao RFA in the first game at 7:30 a.m. while the CMORFA-CVRFA match is set at 10 a.m. (PNA)