After being winless in their first three games in the AFC Cup, local club Global FC successfully defends their new home turf at the Philippine Sports Stadium following a historic 4-1 win against Myanmar’s Yadanarbon FC.
The last remaining Filipino team in the continental football tilt, who bowed to the Burmese side 0-2 in their last meeting, has managed to clinch the accolade of being the first club in the country to book a win in the tourney.
Global FC relied on the brace by Mark Hartmann and the goals of team skipper Misagh Bahadoran and Renato Gonzalez to power their squad’s win over their visitors.
According to head coach Leigh Manson; the victory is a testament that Global FC can fare competently against the top clubs in the Asian region.
“It was a little bit overwhelming. Tonight there were so many chances to make history, a chance for a Philippine football club to win in the AFC and show that we really deserve to be here.”
Global FC now is a spot higher at Group G’s third place with a 1-1-2 win-draw-loss card.
They are set to face South China AA in Hong Kong on April 29 followed by another home game at the new stadium against Malaysian Pahang FA on May 13.