by Jonas Terrado
Ceres-Negros seeks the early advantage against Vietnamese side Hanoi FC in the first leg of their AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal semifinals at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City,
The defending two-time Philippines Football League champions are eager to gain closer toward a spot in the ASEAN Zonal Finals in the home tie which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Risto Vidakovic’s side enter the two-legged affair as the top team of Group G with Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon producing nine goals to emerge as the tournament co-topscorer.
Also key for the Busmen are Stephan Schrock, Martin Steuble, Mike Ott, Roland Muller, Manuel “Super” Herrera and OJ Porteria.
Hanoi aims to play the spoiler role behind Ganiyu Oseni, who likewise produced nine goals.