KAYA FC and Ceres-La Salle resume their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2016 campaigns after almost a monthlong hiatus when they face separate Singaporean clubs on Tuesday night.
Group F leader Kaya takes on Balestier Khalsa in an away match at 7:30 p.m. at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, while Ceres plays at home against Tampines Rovers in their second Group E clash at 7 p.m. at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.
With five points in solo second place, Ceres will try to steal the Group E top spot from the Tampines Rovers, which has seven points.
The Bacolod side, bannered by Azkals Juani Guirado, Manny Ott and Martin Steuble, who played in the historic win over North Korea three weeks ago, seek to bounce back after settling with a 1-1 draw with the Tampines Rovers in their first clash on March 15, also at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Kaya, meanwhile, tries to strengthen its hold of the Group F lead, hoping to boost its six points by two more points over second-running Balestier Khalsa. The team also seeks to capitalize on its 1-0 victory in their first meeting on March 15 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
“We will not change our approach,” said Oj Porteria, the midfielder of the team. “We approach every single game like it’s our last. The boys are looking for the win, but it won’t be easy, so we have to grind it out and play beautiful.”