Elite has faced the Strikers twice this season. First in a preseason match that ended in a 1-1 tie, then a 4-1 win for the Elite in the regular season. The Strikers also faced the other Yemen Club team FC Yemen during a Tehel Cup match in which FC Yemen beat the Strikers convincingly.
West Seneca will be facing a more complete Yemen Elite team because the last time the teams played Yemen was without right-back Sadami Mohsin, right-mid Otmane Boussag, left-mid Hicham Mihab, left striker Sami Abdulmalik.
Whoever wins this game will be facing one of the top 2 teams in the Championship division, 1st place Panthers or the 2nd place Celtic United (*Celtic – whom made it to the finals in the Tehel Cup) depending on the outcome of the Roos/Sharpshooters match. Yemen will have a to beat the Strikers before thinking ahead, they must control this game with precise passing and also finish the ball when attacking the net. Out for this game is new comer Zekry Azeb who has suffered a foot injury.
The other playoff match for our club will be FC Yemen vs Buffalo Celtics. Yemen beat them early in the season 5-2 easily. But this time around will not be easy. FC Yemen must control this game from the first whistle. As long as they can string together great passes and defend thier zone with authority, they should be able to pull it out.
Good Luck to both of the Yemen teams, and congratulations to making it into the playoffs!
Kick off for Yemen Elite vs WS Strikers is at 6PM @ West Seneca Complex.
Kick off for FC Yemen vs Buffalo Celtic is at 6PM @ Ellicot Creek Park.
Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game. (7/29/2012)