Ceres Negros to face Myanmar’s Shan United in AFC CUP today

first_imgCeres-Negros and Shan United were too familiar with each other after battling thrice last year – first in the Champions League preliminary and in the AFC Cup group stage – all won by the Negrenses.However, much has changed for the Shan United as it has strengthened their lineup with Brazilians in Maycon, Dedimar, and Hedipo Conceicao to correct their narrow losses from last year.Ceres-Negros, meanwhile, added Bosnian Mahir Karic up front to reinforce their core and recent local signings in Jun Badelic, Dennis Villanueva, and Philippine Azkals mainstay Alvaro Silva.The Ceres-Negros and Shan United match is slated at seven in the evening and is scheduled to be shown live at 5Plus channel and on cable TV via Fox Sports 2./PN Bienvenido Maranon during Ceres-Negros FC’s practice session in preparation for their 2019 AFC Cup match against Myanmar’s Shan United tonight at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City. CERES NEGROS AFTER failing to qualify to the AFC Champions League, Ceres-Negros FC begins its campaign in the 2019 AFC Cup as it plays host to Myanmar’s Shan United tonight at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.Ceres-Negros head coach Risto Vidakovic said he is confident that they will perform better in the AFC Cup after assessing their mistakes during their 2-1 loss to Myanmar United in the first leg of AFC Champions League qualifier last month.“The game (against Myanmar United) was uncomfortable for us as that was our first game as a team since September (during the Copa Paulino Alcantara),” Vidakovic said. “But that was not an excuse.”“We have prepared for the AFC Cup and have made the necessary adjustments to perform better,” he added. “We expect another grinding match with both teams eyeing for maximum points in the opening day.”last_img read more

Black Stars is Africa’s best bet to win World Cup

first_imgGhana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi says the Black Stars remains Africa’s best shot at winning the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.No African side has ever won the competition since its inception in 1930 with the Cup having been won 18 times between just seven nations.A quarter-final finish is the farthest a team from the African continent has reached at the World Cup.But with South Africa having the chance to host the competition for the first time on the continent next month, an improved performance by an African side is expected. Africa is represented at the competition by hosts South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Algeria and Ghana.Playing in group D which includes Serbia, Australia and three-time winners, Germany, Kwesi Nyantakyi tips the Black Stars as Africa’s surest bet for Cup glory.“The Black Stars commence camping on 24th May, 2010 in Paris, France in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. “We expect the Black Stars to perform well beyond the placing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany,” The GFA President said at an Ordinary Session of the Ghana Football Association’s Congress on Thursday in Accra.“A World Cup in Africa is expected to be won by an African team. The Black Stars is the favourite Africa team to lay a claim to winning the World Cup.”Ghana, who reached the round of 16 in their debut four years ago and by far the best African performance at the 2006 Germany finals are making their second successive appearance.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more