The Ceres – La Salle FC left for Bangladesh yesterday for their away game tomorrow in the AFC Cup Group E Qualifier against the Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi squad at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
The match is scheduled at 6 p.m., Philippine time.
Before heading for Bangladesh, Ceres technical director Ali Go said the match against the home team will not be an easy one and they need to play their best to win.
Although Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi lost to Singapore's Tampines Rovers, 0-4, in their away game on Feb. 23 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Go said the team has very good players.
“Its not gonna be an easy game. They lost to Tampines 4-0 but i think they just made key mistakes. I scouted their team they have at least five to six good players who can really play. The foreign players are very good. We have to play our best to win that game.” said Go through the Ceres FC website.
Against Global in the UFL Thursday, Go said they rested some of their players to make sure that they will be fit for the match in Bangladesh.
He hopes that after the 9-hour flight from the Philippines to Bangladesh, with a stopover in Malaysia, the Ceres players will be able to recover and play one hundred percent.
Singapore leads the Group E qualifier with four points after beating Bangladesh while Ceres and Selangor FA of Malaysia has one point each after the 2-2 draw at the Panaad Stadium on Feb. 23.
Against the Selangor FA, Ceres started with Son Young Chan, Kevin Ingreso, Carli de Murga, and Kim Sang Min as defenders, while Manny Ott, Martin Steuble, Patrick Reichelt, manned the midfield.
Stephan Shrock and Adrian Gallardo, who scored Ceres' two goals, were joined by Bienve Marañon in the forward position, while Michael Casas was the keeper.*NAB