04 November 2013

Queen City hopes to extend streak in UFL Cup

By Edri K. AznarMonday, November 4, 2013

CEBU Queen City United (CQCU) head coach Mario Ceniza hopes his team 
can extend its winning streak and clinch the top spot of Group C as it takes
 on winless Agila FC in the UFL Cup tonight at the Emperador Stadium.
“We already advanced to the next round. But we would want to finish at the
 top of the group, the winner’s half, so that we won’t face the top teams in
 the other groups,” Ceniza told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.
CQCU faces Agila FC in its last match of the group stage at the Emperador
 Stadium in Bonifacio Global City at 9 p.m. after an impressive 4-1 win over 
defending champions Stallion FC last Oct. 20.
Ceniza expects his team to perform the same way they did in that match 
against Agila FC.
“We are looking at attacking the flanks because those are the weak areas 
according to our scouting report. However, we will still have the same game
 plan we had in our last game,” said Ceniza, referring to his strategy of
 controlling the midfield, which he believes is
 the strength of his team.
CQCU had an impressive first match in the UFL Cup, crushing the
 Philippine Air Force (PAF), 3-0, before earning a draw with Bright Star FC,
CQCU along with PAF and Stallion FC are off to the Round of 16.
Other clubs that have advanced to the next round are Pachanga Diliman FC,
 Manila Jeepney FC, Kaya FC, Union Internacional Manila, Global FC, 
Green Archers and Loyola FC.
On the other hand, the fate of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-
Smart National Club Championship Group E match between CQCU 
and Global FC is still undetermined.
“There is still no date or venue. It is a sensitive issue and there are
 factors to consider,” said Ceniza. “We are ready to face them. 
We have no problem facing them.”
CQCU was supposed to enter the next round after beating Hijos FC, 8-1,
 last month but Global FC, who was earlier disqualified, won its appeal.

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