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Ceres-Negros ready to challenge
Yangon Utd win streak at home
BY NIDA A. BUENAFE

 

Ceres-Negros FC will attempt to seal their return to the AFC Cup ASEAN Zone final tonight when they face Yangon United in the second leg of the semi-finals at Thuwanna Youth Training Centre Stadium.

While Yangon settled for a 4-2 loss against Ceres seven days ago at the Pana-ad Stadium, the team won all three of their home games in the AFC Cup this season. Ceres, meanwhile, lost to Kaya-Iloilo, 0-2, four days ago at home in the PFL.

In an article posted at Ceres’ website, Head Coach Risto Vidakovic said he believes that his team has what it takes to reach their second consecutive ASEAN final when they face Yangon United tonight.

“We didn’t have enough time to prepare the game because we played in the league (PFL) but we will try our best,” Vidakovic said.

Despite less than ideal conditions leading to the second leg, the Ceres mentor believes that the team is equipped for the big challenge today, he added.

“I think the motivation to get to the finals is enough. We have been together for a long time and I think my team already knows how to play,” said the Spanish-Serbian mentor.

Experience will be a big factor in today’s knockout match and the former La Liga player has faith that his team will deliver and claim a spot in the final.

“I think the question is if they give their best and I don’t have any doubt about that. Because I believe in my players and I think they will do everything to win the game,” Vidakovic said.

Today’s match will kick off at 5 p.m. (PHL time) and will be seen live via Fox Sports (1).*NAB

 

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