By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.
The last time Ceres-Negros FC met Ilocos United FC, it was a 7-0 thrashing in favor of the Negrense side. The two clubs are set to meet again tonight, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
Ceres FC midfielder Joshua Dutosme, who was recently elevated to the senior squad, expressed his anticipation during the pre-match press conference.
“This is my career,” he said. “I’m now living my dreams.”
Meanwhile, Ilocos coach Ian Gillan heaped praises on the Negrense side.
“It’s always an honor to play against the country’s best club,” he stated. “We love to play against the likes of Stephan Schröck, Iain Ramsay, and Manny Ott.”
Both clubs are coming off wins, with Ceres defeating Global Cebu FC, 1-0; while Ilocos beat JPV Marikina FC, 2-1, which marked their first league win./WDJ