Rovers score twice in loss to Benfica de Macau in AFC Cup
[August 21, 2016 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan] Rovers FC scored a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes of play in the team’s final 2017 AFC Cup qualifying round match, but was unable to overcome Benfica de Macau in a 4-2 contest in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
“We made some early defensive mistakes and they took advantage of that,” said James Okuhama, Rovers head coach, in a press conference after the match. “But, the boys never gave up, showing Guahan pride – they came back with two goals by never giving up. I am proud of their efforts.”
Benfica’s Carlos Leonel struck twice in the first 10 minutes of play, first finishing a left-side cross from Jose Filipe Aguiar in the fifth minute, and four minutes later, finishing a right-side cross from Nicholas Torrão. Torrão also added a goal for Benfica in the 33rd minute on a low header to finish a left-side cross from Aguiar.