Monday July 23, 2018

Davao Aguilas eyes win vs Ceres Negros

BATTLE READY. Members of the Davao Aguilas Football Club show the President Rodrigo Duterte fist sign during a photo opportunity after their guesting at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao yesterday. From left, Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband, Tyler Matas, Joshua Jake Grommen, Omar Hajji Khan and coach Melchor Anzures. (Marianne Saberon-Abalayan)

THE Davao Aguilas Football Club (FC), leaning on players' good health, better teamwork and homecourt advantage, expect to win its Philippines Football League (PFL) game against defending champion Ceres Negros FC at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City.

Davao Aguilas FC coach Melchor Anzures, during yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao, said that playing Ceres Negros FC will be “very tough.”

But the Dabawenyo coach said, "We are 105 percent ready. May kumpyansa kami. We are making adjustments in our defense... a lot of adjustments in our central back with Tyler (Matas), we are putting him in the middle."

The Davao Aguilas FC, the only Mindanao team in the second PFL season, drew its game with JPV Marikina FC on July 7 while Ceres Negros FC beat Kaya FC, 1-0, Monday. The latter led the current team standings with 45 points following 14 wins, three draws and two losses while the Davao Aguilas FC had 24 points with a 7-3-7 card to grab the third spot.

The 10-3-5 Kaya FC (33 points) was currently at third place.SEE MORE