THE busy month of May begins for Global as it tangles with Green Archers United on Thursday night in the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig.
The defending UFL champions will use the 7:30 p.m. encounter with the Archers not only to keep in step with the leaders, but also as preparation for their inaugural stint in the Asian Football Confederation Presidents’ Cup in the next two weeks.
Global, which is also set to take part in the Singapore Cup with a June 1 match against reigning titlist Warriors FC in Singapore, has won both its second-round matches, including a convincing 4-0 victory against Nomads the last time.
The Azkals-laden squad, with 28 points to show, is hoping to make it three in a row and move back to second place ahead of Loyola Meralco.
Against Nomads, Global dug deep into its bench, with Denis Wolf playing in his first game from injury and Jeremy Theuer also making a rare appearance, which served the team in good stead, according to owner Dan Palami.
“I think it’s also good that almost all the players got to play. This is critical especially as we prepare for the President’s Cup,” said Palami, who handled the coaching reins temporarily against Nomads in lieu of suspended Scottish mentor Brian Reid.
Nomads seeks to bounce back from its Global defeat as it takes the field earlier at 5:15 p.m. against a Kaya side that is trying to make a final push at a shot at the title.
Nomads is in seventh place with 11 points, while Kaya, last year’s runner up, is running fourth with 17 points under its belt.