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Loyola, Ceres chase
AFC Cup slot in UFL

MANILA- "It becomes who wants it more."

This is all Loyola coach Simon McMenemy has to say as his club and Ceres slug it out for a spot in next year's AFC Cup, and it all boils down to the final weekend of the UFL season.

The Sparks, however, have the more daunting task of entering the continental tournament as their fate is not in their hands.

They must first beat Stallion tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and hope that the Busmen fail to beat Voltes tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the same venue to steal the second spot.

"It's gonna be a battle. It's gonna be one of those nights where the tactics and the formations go out the window," McMenemy said about Loyola's virtual do-or-die encounter with Stallion.

Ceres, on the other hand, can dictate its fate as the club only needs a win or a Loyola loss to seal a third straight trip to the AFC Cup.

In the first game today, Kaya and Forza clash in a no-bearing battle.*PNA


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