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Transitioning Global Cebu look to put internal problems aside for Home faceoff


Getting ready. Global Cebu and Home United brace for a tight battle for a place in the ASEAN Zone Final
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- Global Cebu will try to put aside the crisis that hounded them ahead of their ASEAN Zone semifinal with S.League's Home United tomorrow.

Coming off the heels of the shock departure of Toshiaki Imai last week, newly-installed interim manager Marjo Allado dismisses any sort of pressure today as they will try to sustain their momentum from the group stage by not changing anything in the system the Japanese tactician had implemented.

"Coach Imai will be missed but the mentality is just to keep on winning games," the long-time gaffer of UST Men's team said.

On the eve of their home tie tomorrow at 7:30PM at Rizal Memorial, Allado acknowledges the tough match-up, especially both of the protagonists came to the knockout stage as winners of their respective groups and its respective results will not matter.

"It's not an easy game for us at home. We do not care about the results of Home Utd in S.League and AFC Cup," Allado added.

With his health improving, Misagh Bahadoran is still doubtful to start for tomorrow but he is willing to come off the bench if his mentor will allow, depending on the recommendations of their medical staff.

"The team is winning all the games without me, so if the coach wants me to play, I'll play," the skipper commented.

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