BUTUAN CITY, Philippines - The Butuan-Agusan del Norte Football Association (BANFA) team forced Bukidnon Football Association (BUFA) into a draw in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) U23 National Suzuki Cup Qualifying Round match last March 18, 2012 at Caraga State University (CSU) – Cabadbaran Campus Football field in Cabadbaran City.
Drawing first blood was Tyrone Opiso of BUFA who escaped with a goal in the 23rd minute of the match. However, not to be downhearted and drawing inspiration from the local home town crowd BANFA countered with a penalty goal courtesy of Abed Vavarez in the second half. However, in the middle of the second half, BUFA again struck a goal courtesy of Juarlito Dagaang. Not to be outdone, Vavarez again countered with another goal that sealed the match at 2-2.
BANFA President and Butuan City Vice Mayor Lawrence Fortun was on hand to give our local booters the needed support together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.. BANFA is set to meet again with BUFA this time at the Malaybalay Football Field in Malaybalay, Bukidnon on March 31, 2012.