Naing: We can beat Pahang

However, Naing also knows that his side have to beat Pahang in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Round of 16 alive. 

"Pahang are a good team but we are capable of achieving our goal of getting three points," he told the official AFC site. "We expect a good performance from all the players and I believe we will be at our best, so I expect a positive result."

Meanwhile, Pahang coach Zainal Abidin Hassan believes that his side have the upper hand heading into the match since they beat Yadanarbon 3-2 on February 25. 

But, even though a victory over Yadanarbon will not guarantee them a place in the next round, it will put them in a strong position when they take on Global FC on May 13. 

"I want to take Pahang as far as possible in this AFC Cup tournament," Hassan said. "That's why we need to win at the game.

"With our high morale and commitment, I believe we are able to beat our opponents like we did at their ground."

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