Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia host Global FC of the Philippines in the AFC Cup on Tuesday and the Metfone C-League defending champions are high on confidence after claiming their first league win of the season on Saturday.
Boeung Ket beat Cambodian Tiger 3-1 on Saturday to claim their first league success of the 2017 season after three games of trying.
A Tiger first-half goal put pressure on the champions but changes from head coach John McGlynn helped his team complete a fight back in the second 45 with goals from Japan’s Tomoki Muramatsu, Khoun Laboravy and Brazilian Maycon Calijuri enough to secure all three points.
Afterwards, Australian coach McGlynn told reporters: “I am very happy with today’s victory over Cambodian Tiger.
“We will be confident for Tuesday’s game.”
All attention has now turned to their massive AFC Cup Group F encounter with Global FC.
Boeung Ket lost 3-0 to Johor in their AFC Cup opener and need to get back on track quickly if they are to progress to the knock-out stages of Asia’s second tier continental club competition.
However, that wont be an easy task against the high flying Global. They are currently enjoying their status as champions of the Philippines and are coming off an impressive 1-0 win over Magwe FC in their Cup opener.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s match, Global FC coach Toshiaki Imai said winning was essential and a draw would not satisfy him as only one team in the group is guaranteed to go through.
“Three points is the goal,” Imai explained.
The former Japanese player will look to veteran winger and part-time dentist Misagh Bahadoran to score his second goal of the campaign against Boeung Ket.
The match kicks-off at 19:00 (HKT) on Tuesday.