Ceres-Negros co-captain Carlie DeMurga is on the injured list and will not see action today as the Busmen play against Global Cebu for their second encounter in the Philippines Football League in Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
Kick-off is set at 7p.m.
De Murga sustained an injury after getting an elbow to the mouth during the last week’s match against Kaya in Ioilo.
“The Ceres co-captain will be added to the growing injury list of the Bacolod squad which includes Manny Ott and Bienvenido Maranon, who also were on the wrong end of reckless plays from opponents,” the club said on its website.
Today’s match will be the second time for Ceres and Global to clash this season PFL with Busmen collecting 3 points from their previous encounter after a 2-0 win.
Prior to last Saturday’s match against Kaya, Ceres head coach Risto Vidakovic expressed his concern on the growing list of injured players on their side.
Even before De Murga got injured, Vidadkovic said he only got 15 players to field and the tight schedule in PFL has left the players tired and exhausted.
The Serbian mentor of the Busmen said he is running out of things to say to the players to motivate them.
Going into the match against Kaya, Ceres has been playing every three days, making it difficult for them to practice and work out a strategy during training, Vidakovic said.
On the other hand, at yesterday’s pre-match press conference, the Ceres head coach said that Global remains as the biggest opponent of Ceres in the country and it is always an exciting game playing against them.*NAB
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