By Cheska D. Geli
Friday, January 27, 2012
QUEEN City United will be playing its second game against Agila FC in the second division of the United Football League this Sunday at the Bonifacio Global Center.
But aside from adjusting to the new football pitch, head coach Mario Ceniza expects his players to step up their game with the absence of starters Lehmar Baunsit and Ryan Lerio.
The two will be dropped from the lineup this week as Baunsit was not given clearance by his doctor to play after suffering from pneumonia, while Lerio had to go back to San Carlos City to attend to his sick son.
This will be the second consecutive time defense player Baunsit will not play for the team. He failed to make it to the debut game last week where they pulled off a 1-1 draw against Diliman Victory Liner.
Aside from that, six players from the team had been charged with yellow cards which means that another card would bench them for the next match which is against a more experienced Laos FC.
“We have to be careful because six of our players have yellow cards and it would put us at a disadvantage if we’ll miss them for our next match against Laos,” said Ceniza.
Ceniza reminded his substitute players to step-up to reserve the players for next week’s match but he said it will still depend on the situation of the game.
“Depende sa sitwasyon sa duwa. If makaya ang kontra, retain jud ang starters,” said Ceniza.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 28, 2012.