Global Smartmatic looks to rev up its title aspirations as it battles Green Archers Orient Freight Wednesday night in the United Football
League at the University of Makati pitch.
Its match against Navy postponed because of the heavy downpour that
rendered UMak unplayable, Global resumes its campaign at 630 pm
against the struggling Green Archers.
With 15 points, Global is now eight points behind defending champion
Air Force which has found its form after a slow start to the season.
Global, on the other hand, sputtered after four consecutive wins to
start the season.
They have collected just three out of a maximum nine points in their
last three matches, allowing Air Force to start pulling away. The
three straight draws also allowed Army to catch up with Global at
Despite their struggles, Dan Palami’s side is still favored against
Green Archers, having won, 3-0, in their meeting in the first round
last March 2.
Misagh Bahadoran and Izzeldin El-Habbib were on target for Global.
Bahadoran shares the scoring lead with Ian Araneta and Yanti Barsales
with seven goals, while El-Habbib has collected six so far this
William Guerridon, who played for the national team in the AFC
Challenge Cup, will reportedly suit up for Global which also has
former national players Kim Relucio, Jerry Barbaso and Robert Caned in
Floriano Pasilan will lead the attack line for the Archers, while
Lemuel Unabia will lead anchor the defense.
Green Archers also badly need a victory to move themselves out of the
drop zone. They are coming off a 1-2 loss to Army last may 1.