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Ceres FC, Selangor FA
ready for tough game

Football followers in this part of the country will be treated to an exciting and tough game when home team Ceres – La Salle FC tangle with the visiting Selangor FA Red Giants from Malaysia in the 2016 AFC Cup Group E Qualifier, at the Panaad Stadium 7 tonight.

Both teams are coming into the match fully prepared and ready to give their best.

In a press conference yesterday, Ceres – La Salle FC coach Franklin Muescan said the Malaysian team is on a higher level compared to them in terms of exposure but they have a game plan which they have been working on for the past months.

“We have scouted them (Selangor FA) and we are ready. We need to develop and maximize our strength against them,” Muescan said.

Just as determined to snatch an away win against Ceres FC tonight. Selangor head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan said discipline and playing like a champion will be the key to victory.

Although injuries had become a problem to the team, he said players on the injured list were already replaced and everybody is adjusting well on the changes in their system.

And while they are not very familiar with the strength of Ceres FC, Selangor team captain Mohd Shahrom Kalam said they are aware that the team has very good Fil-foreign players in its lineup.

“We will do our best and we hope to come back to Malaysia with the win form her,” Kalam said.

Also gearing up for his first game for Ceres FC is Filipino-German player Stephan Markus Schrock who said that getting into the score card tonight is not important to him.

“What is most important is team… team success. That is why I am here… to help this team succeed,” Schrock said.* NAB


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