Global welcomes coach Brian Reid back on the sidelines as it battles Army at
the Emperador Stadium on Tuesday.
Reid was out of the country last week and missed the last two matches of the
reigning United Football League champions, who currently share top spot in the
table with Stallion and Loyola Meralco.
In his absence, manager Dan Palami called the shots and got a terrific
response from the side, producing its finest game yet in the 5-1 win over Green
“I’m pleased to be back and that we had managed two victories (while I was
away),” said Reid.
Izzo El-Habbib hopes to continue his fine form, after a brace against Green
Carli de Murga, Misagh Bahadoran and Jeff Christiaens are also in line for
another start, after combining well on the left side in last week’s win, where
Patrick Reichelt also scored his first goal of the season.
Val Kama, who picked up a knock and did not play in the second half against
Archers, hopes to be ready for selection, even as Ben Starosta tries to continue
his solid play at midfield alongside Yu Hoshide.
Reid hopes the improvement will continue against an Army side still looking
for its first win of the season.
“I've been only here for five weeks, and there's still much to be done,” said
Reid. I see improvement in the right direction. I always thought we can always
get better, and we'll still work hard to do that.”
Army is just one of two teams that beat Global last season. Global absorbed a
stunning 1-2 loss at Nomads field in their season-opener against Army last
season, but ended the season unbeaten in their last 14 matches to capture their
first league title.
“I look forward to the challenge and the improvement,” Reid said. “The
players are certainly determined and up to the challenge.”