In the last edition of our "LOC Teams Unveiled" series, we bring you a cosmopolitan Racing FC, who is representing ESPZEN in the inaugural League of Champions.
Established since 2002, Team Manager Richard Green has transformed Racing FC into a formidable outfit in Division 1 of the ESPZEN League since the start of season 1. Battling against the likes of SCC Tigers and FC PROTÉGÉ, Racing FC remains as one of the teams to cement its status in the top flight of Division 1 for more than 10 seasons. Not forgetting, they have several accolades to their name, most notably winning the Division 1 title in 2009 and the ESPZEN Champions Cup recently.
Racing FC alternates between offensive formations of 4-4-2 and 4-5-1 as they are versatile through attacking from the flanks and the centre of the park. Former S League players Esad Sedjic and Marko Kraljevic provide experience and creativity in attack while British midfielder Jamie Townsend has strengthen the midfield with his exuberance and football intelligence. Lanky and tenacious defender Chris Street is also an integral player in the Racing FC’s backline as he complements his defense with stability and physical vitality.
With a cool and confident persona, Team Manager Richard Green believes his team can perform well in the qualifying stages of the LOC.
‘’Although the early timing(0800am) of our game could be an issue, we want to give SCC NFL a good game of football as we should not roll over. We shall see how it goes.’’
Richard Green has also indicated the excellent cohesion and understanding within his team could be a contributing factor to a successful run in the LOC.
‘’When it comes to winning in football, players in Racing FC know their roles well as they have been playing together for a long time. We are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the team and we strive to fight for each other in the name of football.’’
Could we witness Racing FC claim a majestic victory over SCC NFL in LOC’s opening game and book their place into the Quarter Finals of the LOC? Stay tune as the League of Champions commences tomorrow morning at St Wilfrid Sports Complex.