Ceres-Ne­gros FC hosts Yan­gon United next month

Watchmen Daily Journal - - SPORTS - By Adrian Ste­wart Co

Ceres-Ne­gros FC kicks off their 2019 AFC Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing play­off cam­paign next month when they host Yan­gon United FC of Myan­mar on Fe­bru­ary 5 at the Panaad Park and Sta­dium in Bacolod City.

The two clubs met last year in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal semi­fi­nals, where the Bacolod Ci­ty­based club won on ag­gre­gate.

If suc­cess­ful, the Ne­grense club still has to pass two rounds of play­offs be­fore mak­ing the group stage, with Chi­an­grai United FC of Thai­land and San­frecce Hiroshima of Ja­pan fur­ther down the bracket.

Last year, Ceres FC was one round away from mak­ing the 2018 AFC Cham­pi­ons League group stage after de­feat­ing Shan United FC of Myan­mar and A-League club Bris­bane Roar, but they even­tu­ally lost to Tian­jin Quan­jian FC of China.

The win­ner of the play­off round will be drawn into Group F, along­side Guangzhou Ever­grande of the Chi­nese Su­per League, Daegu FC of K League 1, and cur­rent A-League cham­pi­ons Mel­bourne Vic­tory FC.

Mean­while, if un­suc­cess­ful in their at­tempt at qual­i­fy­ing for the AFC Cham­pi­ons League group stage, Ceres is al­ready in Group G of the AFC Cup, which they qual­i­fied for after win­ning the 2018 Philip­pines Foot­ball League. They are drawn along­side Shan United FC of the Myan­mar Na­tional League, Be­camex Bình D ng FC of Viet­nam’s V.League 1, and Per­sija Jakarta of In­done­sia’s Liga 1.

(PFF photo)

Ceres-Ne­gros FC be­gins their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive AFC Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing play­off cam­paign, when they face Yan­gon United FC of Myan­mar on Fe­bru­ary 5 at the Panaad Park and Sta­dium in Bacolod City. The club was one round away from mak­ing the 2018 AFC Cham­pi­ons League group stage but lost to Tian­jin Quan­jian FC of China.

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