All you need to know: Ceres-Negros FC

On Tuesday night, we begin our second consecutive quest into Asia with an AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 clash against defending Philippines Football League champions Ceres-Negros at QSAC Stadium.

Secure your seats to this Tuesday night's AFC Champions League clash HERE!

Brisbane will be looking to recreate last season's incredible run to the group stage, which included a 6-0 win against Global FC before a historic 2-0 win against Shanghai Shenhua in China saw the Roar progress to the Group Stage.

The clash will be the first ever competitve clash between the Roar and the Filipino outfit and here is all you need to know about the side that stands between us and another final qualifying playoff in China.

The squad

Managed by Risto Vidakovic, the Busmen squad features a combination of Filipino, Japanese and Spanish players. They progressed to Tuesday's clash with a win on penalties against Myanmar outfit Shan United. The Busmen went ahead in the 94th minute through an own-goal before being forced into a shootout, which they won 4-3.


Ceres-Negros, previously known as Ceres-La Salle Football Club have never qualified for the AFC Champions League Group Stage and made their maiden appearance in continental football in 2015.

They made their international debut in the 2015 AFC Cup Qualifying playoff before reaching the Group Stage in 2016 where they topped Group E. Tuesday night's clash will be their second ever AFC Champions League match.


Ceres-Negros won the inaugural Philippines Football League in 2017 after previously winning the UFL Division 1 title in 2015 as well as the Division 2 title in 2014. The club also won the UFL Cup in 2015 and 2016.

In 2017, they finished second on the ladder, a point behind Meralco Manila with a record of 17-6-5 before progressing to the Final where they saw off Global Cebu 4-1.

Tickets & Transport

Your event ticket includes FREE travel to and from the venue with Translink on Brisbane Transport Buses and Queensland Rail (QR) City Network services from 3:00pm event day until 11:00pm on Tuesday 23 January.

Event specific bus shuttles will be in operation from 5:15pm until 6:45pm from Garden City Bus Interchange (Stop K) and Banoon Train Station (Breton Street, Sunnybank). Services shall return to these locations at the completion of the event.

There is LIMITED PARKING at QSAC for the event, so we strongly discourage driving to QSAC to avoid traffic delays.

Secure your tickets as we begin our venture into Asia HERE.

Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Junior (4-15yrs): $10
Family of 4 (2x adult, 2x junior): $45