09 May, 2012
Nepal Police Club is taking on Bhutanese outfit Yeedzin FC on today at National Stadium, Cambodia. The outcome of this match will not decide who is going to the next round as both teams has already been eliminated after losing their opening two matches. NPC who had arrived with high hopes of progressing to the next round will certainly be dissappointed with their results. Nevertheless if they win this fixture at least they can return home with heads held high.
The injury crisis for NPC made them pay heavily in this qualifier. But it should not be an excuse as they should have been well prepared beforehand for such situation. Part-time strikers in Yogesh and Bhola should utilize the weak connection between the Bhutanese team. NPC can play their free flowing attacking game in this match against lowly Bhutanese team Yeedzin.
Yeedzin FC are the weeping boys in this group so far conceding huge amount of goals. This is their third involvement in this competition (2009, 2011). They had lost all of their six games in this tournament against international opponents in those two editions. Certainly all the teams taking part in this tournament are the minnows of Asian football. But among these teams as well Yeedzin are lacking far behind. Nevertheless this will add to their experience and playing against quality opponents will always be a positive thing for the club. Pema Richen and Chencho are some notable names in the squad.
NPC and Yeedzin FC has never played with each other in competitive tournament before.
NPC are strong favorites to win this match. It's just the margin of victory with which they will win. But again a NPC players must not be complacent and play with pride. They should also not lack motivation in this match and keeo focused throughout the game. Yeedzin on the other hand should try to play more defensively so as not to concede many goals and try to make counter move.