NCAA: San Beda opens football title defense against Letran

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 16 2020 06:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Defending champion San Beda University takes on Colegio de San Juan de Letran when the NCAA Season 95 men's football tournament kicks off on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Red Booters and the Knights take the pitch at 2 p.m., right after the opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m.

Last season's runner-up, Arellano University, open their campaign against Mapua University at 4:30 p.m.

The winningest team in the league with 22 championships, San Beda reclaimed the throne last year behind MVP Jessie Semblante, as they beat Arellano, 1-0, in the finals.

Action in the juniors division begins Friday in the same venue, with defending champion Arellano taking on Emilio Aguinaldo College at 2 p.m.

The Braves hacked out a 1-0 win over the Junior Red Booters in last year's finals to annex their first-ever title. 

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