Sunday 26 January, 2020

Portmore United to face Cruz Azul in Concacaf Champions League

Pictured with the Champions League Trophy at the live Draw in Mexico City (from right) 
Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner, Head Coach Portmore United FC; Paula Pinnock, Managing Director FYI Consultancy Group; and Rohn Rainford, Club Administrator, Portmore United FC.

Pictured with the Champions League Trophy at the live Draw in Mexico City (from right) Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner, Head Coach Portmore United FC; Paula Pinnock, Managing Director FYI Consultancy Group; and Rohn Rainford, Club Administrator, Portmore United FC.

Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League debutants Portmore United will face off against six-time champions Cruz Azul in the round of 16 which begins in February 2020.

The draw for the last 16 of Concacaf's Champions League took place in Mexico City on Monday night.

Portmore United Head Coach Ricardo "Bibi" Gardner acknowledged that the match against the Mexican club will be difficult, but noted that it was a challenge his team is prepared for.

“It’s a very tough opponent at a very tough place to play football, but it is a challenge that we will embrace,” said Gardner in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com.

“It is a challenge from which we will try to get a lot of experience, and it is a challenge for us to come and put our best foot forward,” he said.

Portmore United will host the 92-year-old Mexican club in Jamaica at the National Stadium in the first leg and the return will be played at the clubs home ground the Azteca.

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