FC Pune City takes on Salgaocar FC in opener

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 29 August 2018

AWES Cup is played for a noble cause and we are glad to be a part of this. Having said that, it also is a very competitive tournament and it will give our team a good platform to test their skills and execute plans in match conditions. It will also help the coach to figure out what the team needs to work on for the upcoming season and most importantly, the team will get a great opportunity to gel together and find sync in real situations.

Pune: FC Pune City will kick off their pre-season preparations by participating in the second AWES Cup in Goa starting today.

In the last edition of AWES Cup, the FC Pune City Reserves squad went upto the semifinals before losing to Dempo Sports Club 1-0. But this time around, the club has decided to participate in the event with their entire first team squad. FC Pune City is placed along with Dempo SC, Salgaocar FC and FC Goa in Group A.

FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “AWES Cup is played for a noble cause and we are glad to be a part of this. Having said that, it also is a very competitive tournament and it will give our team a good platform to test their skills and execute plans in match conditions. It will also help the coach to figure out what the team needs to work on for the upcoming season and most importantly, the team will get a great opportunity to gel together and find sync in real situations.”
  
Head coach Miguel Angel Portugal believes that besides training hard, match practice is the best way to evaluate the preparations for the upcoming 2018-19 season. “It is important for us to understand how’s the pre-season training helping the team and how the team is shaping up for the 2018-19 season. Playing AWES Cup will give us a clear indication of what we need to work on.”

Schedule:
August 29: Salgaocar FC vs FC Pune City
September 6: FC Pune City vs FC Goa
September 9: Dempo SC vs FC Pune City
 

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