Sunday, August 20, 2017

Magwe settles for a draw against Cambodia’s Boeung Ket

MNL’s Magwe is still finding victory elusive in the 2017 AFC Cup after 1-1 draw against Cambodia club Boeung Ket Angkor in a Group F match yesterday at Thuwana Stadium.

Magwe’s striker Sekou Sylla trying to juggle the ball past Beoung Ket Angkor’s defender in the Group F match of the AFC Cup at Thuwana Stadium yesterday. Photo - MNLMagwe’s striker Sekou Sylla trying to juggle the ball past Beoung Ket Angkor’s defender in the Group F match of the AFC Cup at Thuwana Stadium yesterday. Photo - MNL

Magwe has not won any of its 4 games – which resulted in two loses, two draws and only two points in Group F.
Magwe, in its quest for three points yesterday used key players like Henry Michael, Sekou Sylla and Kyaw Zin Phyo, but midfielder Set Phyo Wai did not play because he got a red card in the last game.

In the first half, both teams made spirited attacks but were blocked by the other team’s defence and didn’t get any special chances for the lead goal.

After a goalless first half, both sides made some substitutes in bids to create an opening. In the 61st minute, the visitors got a goal from Cambodian captain Khoun Laboravy.

A minute later, Magwe’s Guinea striker Sekou Sylla took advantage of an Angkor defensive mistake to create the equalizer for 2016 General Aung San shield champions.

With the score tied at 1-1, the game tempo increased, with both sides’ athletes trying for victory.

This game was tough on both sides, and they finished in a 1-1 draw.

After winning the 2016 General Aung San shield, Magwe qualified to compete in the 2017 AFC Cup for the first time.

Besides Magwe and Boeung Ket Angkor, Group F included Malaysian Johor Darul and Philippines Global.

Each team played two away games and two home games. In its two away games, Magwe lost to Global 1-0 and Boeung Ket Angkor 1-0 and the two home games finished in draws against Johor Darul 1-1 and Boeung Ket Angkor 1-1.

Magwe has amassed only two points in four games and they haven’t a chance to the knockout stage. In the next game, they will face Philippines club Global on April 19 at Thuwana Stadium.

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