|Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:25 PM|
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With the new ESPZEN Saturday League 19 season just days away, Hilderinc FC were dealt with an injury shocker when it was confirmed that former player of the season, Adib Alias, has been forced out of action for the foreseeable future with a recurrence of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
The player, one part of an instrumental and talented midfield step-up, was primed to take over the captaincy in the long term, a plan the Blacks will now need to revise.
In addition, the situation in the middle of pack has taken a beating after Diogo Baptista, another key component in that area, has been ruled out for a minimum one month, alongside Mike De Bear, whose time on the treatment table has added to the Hilderincs’ woes, which also includes Dionisis Kolokotsas, who remains doubtful for the season opener against Graduate Soccer Team.
With the recent departure of last season’s player of the season, Erdogan Albay, Hilderinc FC will look to the many capable quality within the ranks to step up this term in a division that will pose real and serious challenges if last campaign’s matchday player penury is allowed to resurface again, something the Blacks are prepared to act against with ruthless decisiveness.
Apart from the Hilderincs who remain in their stead, Division 3, will now comprising a whole new set of casts which includes, last season’s Division 4 and 5 Champions, Super Aviators and Graduate Soccer Team, FC Hospitality, with whom the Blacks had already established a decent rivalry with two highly contested friendlies last season, Hibernians Athletic, vastly talented former league champions, Kamikaze Football Club, and Adistone Football Club.
And it goes without saying that it will be imperative that the Blacks start the campaign well and maintain the initiative throughout the duration of the season.
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