Ceres La Salle FC head coach Ali Go is optimistic of their chances in the quarterfinals of the 2016 RHB Singapore Cup on June 30.
The Bacolod powerhouse club will be meeting Brunei DPMM FC in a two-leg affair at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore with hopes of clinching a seat in the semifinals of the regional club football competition.
“I’m very positive that we can get the results out of the two games,” Go said after their 4-1 victory against Stallion FC in their previous game in the United Football League (UFL).
He added that winning their last outing in UFL before embarking on international trip is important to build the team’s confidence.
“It was very important that we won our last game especially we’re going to Singapore to play DPMM, which is a strong team,” he stated.
Ceres La Salle is currently on a high after winning six-straight games in the local premier football league to land in the second spot of the standings.
The multi-titled coach of the Busmen stressed that they will be against tough opposition but reiterated that he already has a battle plan to subdue their foes.
“They’re strong. I’ve watched their videos. I will setup a tactically plan for them. I know they have very strong striker. I think that’s their strongest point but if you check him I think they’ll have a problem,” he said.
Go mentioned that they will be banking on Azkal standouts led by Filipino-German star Stephan Schrock.
“I know we’re going to have chances. I know Brunei, they can fight but their national team we can supposedly beat them easily and we have eight of our national team players here,” he concluded.
Besides Ceres, Global FC will also be fighting for a seat in the semifinals as they face Singapore’s Tampines Rovers FC at the Jurong West Stadium on June 29.
JAELLE NEVIN REYES