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    Kaya plays at home while Ceres faces huge task on the road as AFC Cup resumes

    Mar 7, 2016
    OJ Porteria and the Kaya squad look to boost their bids and give the home fans a good show. Jaime Campos

    KAYA FC and Ceres-La Salle resume their respective Asian Football Confederation Cup campaigns on Tuesday night.

    After making its AFC Cup debut on the road, Kaya plays in front of the home crowd this time as it hosts New Radiant at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

    Ceres, on the other hand, visits Bangladesh to take on home side Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi after opening its bid in Bacolod two weeks ago.

    Kaya, the reigning United Football League Cup champion which put up a gallant stand in a 1-0 loss to Kitchee in the opponent’s turf in Hong Kong two weeks ago, will have the benefit of the home crowd this time against their Maldivian foes.

    "The support of the Philippine fans will be the biggest difference," Kaya star OJ Porteria said. "It's our home game so we have to perform to the best of our abilities.”

    “I think we had a great match in Hong Kong and we're just going to use that momentum against New Radiant and hopefully we'll get the win,” the Azkals striker added ahead of the Group F match the kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

    It’s the first of a two-match home stand for Kaya, the second against Singapore’s Balestier Khalsa next week.

    Ceres, the defending UFL league champion, seeks to get over the hump after settling for a 2-2 draw against Selangor as it faces the Bangladeshi side at 8 o'clock in a Group E encounter.

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    OJ Porteria and the Kaya squad look to boost their bids and give the home fans a good show. Jaime Campos
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