Manly United vs Brisbane Strikers – FFA Cup Round of 16 Preview
Manly United ready to strike against Brisbane
Manly United will play the Brisbane Strikers at Perry Park in Brisbane in the round of 16 clash on Wednesday 28 August. Kick off is 7.30pm.
The fixtures were announced today by Football Federation Australia following Wednesday’s draw with Manly United taking its place amongst the final 16 of Australia’s most prestigious football cup competition.
The clash with the former National Soccer League (NSL) Champions will be one of four matches on August 28 with all matches broadcast LIVE on Kayo Sports and part of the FOX Sports broadcast.
“This match against Brisbane is a huge night for Manly United and a great opportunity for the club to progress to the quarter finals of the FFA Cup,” said Coach Paul Dee.
“The FFA Cup has been a shining light in Australian football in recent years and for us to be in the final 16, playing against a former NSL Champion for a spot in the quarter finals is massive.
“The players are excited about being able to take on an interstate NPL team to challenge themselves and gauge where we are at compared to an interstate team.
“After three FFA Cup matches against fellow NPL NSW teams it’s nice to get away from NSW and give us a real feel that we are part of a National Competition.
“While everyone wants to play an A-League team and that would have been nice, we just wanted to not play another NSW team. We’ve got our first wish and if we’re good enough we could get an A-League team further down the line.”
FFA Cup Rnd of 16
Brisbane Strikers v Manly United
Wednesday 28 August
Perry Park, Brisbane