Philippines Football League side Global Cebu FC begin their AFC Cup 2018 campaign with a match against Vietnamese side FLC Thanh Hoa on Saturday 10 February 2018 at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Global Cebu look forward to their third appearance in the continental front having participated in 2015 and 2017. Last year, Global qualified to the ASEAN Zone semifinals where they lost to Home United, 5-4 on aggregate.
Last year’s PFL runners-up are in Group G and will be up against FLC Thanh Hoa, Indonesian side Bali United, and Myanmar side Yangon United.
Newly appointed Global head coach Marjo Allado is wary of FLC Than Hoa’s experience despite only making their maiden appearance in the AFC Cup this year.
“An away game is always tough to start a tournament but we will give our best to have a good result tomorrow,” said Allado.
Team captain Patrick Deyto shared his coach thoughts on playing away in their first AFC Cup group match.
“Playing away from home is always hard but we will do everything to get the full three points,” said Deyto.
Global Cebu are one of two PFL clubs participating in the AFC Cup. 2017 PFL champions Ceres Negros FC will begin their AFC Cup campaign at home to Cambodian side Boeung Ket Angkor on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental.