GLOBAL tries to breach another barrier in international play when it goes for the top spot of the Asian Football Confederation President’s Cup against KRL on Friday at the Cebu City Sports Complex.
The first Philippine football club to take part in the prestigious continental tournament, Global goes for a win against its Pakistani foe at 7:30 p.m. that could assure the Filipino squad one of the competition’s top two spots and entry to the finals in September.
Fresh from a 5-0 demolishing of Bhutanese side Yeedzin last Wednesday, Global faces a tougher opponent in KRL, one of the finalists in the last edition of the tournament featuring sides from emerging Asian nations.
“We should never underestimate them and from what I saw they were the better team in the second half against Dordoi,” team owner Dan Palami said, referring to KRL holding two-time champion Dordoi Bishkek to a 1-1 draw in the first game last Wednesday.
Dordoi, Kyrgyzstan’s representative, battles Yeedzin at 4:30 p.m.
Global will to continue to rely on its slick, short-passing game and draw strong showings from national team members Patrick Reichelt, Carli de Murga, Misagh Bahadoran, and Marwin Angeles, as well as Polish recruit Ben Starosta, who all found the back of the net in their match against the Bhutanese.
“It will be tough for Global but we just need to be more consistent in our game if we want to stand a chance,” Palami said.