Philippines Football League side Ceres Negros FC began their AFC Cup campaign on a much positive note following a 9-0 win over Cambodian side Boeung Ket Angkor last Tuesday 13 February 2018 at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
It was a comprehensive home win for the 2017 PFL champions in their first AFC Cup Group F match. Takumi Uesato (15’ 22’), Bienvenido Marañon (19’ 29’), and OJ Porteria (31’ 85’) all scored two goals each. An own goal from Boeung Ket’s Sun Sovanrithy (58’) along with goals from Carlie De Murga (64’), and Manny Ott (81’) completed the goalfest in a rain soaked night in Bacolod.
“I did not expect this result before the game, but the team went out there to fight” said head coach Risto Vidakovic. “I’m proud of the players and have to congratulate them for the big win, but we have to keep going and I’m sure the other clubs are stronger.”
Man of the Match Takumi Uesato praised the overall performance of the team in the win.
“We played well today,” said the Japanese forward. “The whole team deserved to be the man of the match.”
Ceres next face Singaporean side Home United on 27 February at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.
Photo from Ceres Negros FC