Sunday, January 31, 2010

ACLQ: SAFFC trounced Sriwijaya

SAFFC showed why I am confident they will once again reach the ACL group stage as they trounced Sriwijaya 3-0 at Jalan Besar Stadium.

It is because at ASEAN level, local teams are just that more tactically and technically able to defend; a trait not appreciated in the region but very important if one is to reach the next level.

Afterall, if one cannot defend then one will start on the backfoot as Sriwijaya show even (according to some) if they do form the Indonesia national backline with of course a Singaporean as well.

AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2010
QUALIFYING PLAYOFF
SAFFC 3-0 Sriwijaya

Scorers: Taisuke Akiyoshi 7', Federico Martinez 64'(p), Indra Sahdan Daud 89'(p)

SAFFC
15 Rezal Hassan (GK)
2 Shaiful Esah
5 Niklas Sandberg
6 Ivan Lovric
7 Ahmad Latiff Khamarudin (19 Mustaqim Manzur 77')
8 Daniel Bennett
10 John Wilkinson (C)
13 Federico Martinez (11 Rhysh Roshan Rai 82')
16 Noh Rahman
17 Indra Sahdan Daud
21 Taisuke Akiyoshi

1 comment:

Pohui said...

It was the mobility of ball playing, running on-off the ball that SAFFC are preaching as they realized that the continental style of play, my take