Duel between Cibao FC and Motagua projects the growth of football

The duel between Cibao FC and Motagua, from Honduras, was viewed as an event that projects the growth of Dominican professional football and the aspects that, in terms of promotion and business, it represents for the country and the city of Santiago in particular. .

The opinions were issued by the engineer Manuel Estrella, president of Cibao FC and the technical director of the franchise Jorge Alfonso, during a press conference to announce the round of 16 match between the two eleventh.

Motagua and Cibao meet on Wednesday, August 17 at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra stadium starting at 8:00 p.m. in the first leg of the SCL CONCACAF 2022

The Vuelta match will be played on August 24 at 8:00 pm (RD time) at the Chelato Uclés Stadium in Honduras. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN

For the engineer Estrella it is a success that "The Orange Machinery" have guaranteed international games for this and next year, which is a sign of growth.

“In the Dominican Republic we are raising our quality, we already played efficiently in the Caribbean and now we are looking towards Central America, we have to work hard because the quality goes up at every level.” Star highlighted.

He said that the presence of Cibao in Concacaf competitions also helps the economic growth of the city, and sports tourism in the country. He recalled that the visit of Chivas de Guadalajara monopolized all the hotel rooms in Santiago.

“The city is preparing in this sense, and we already have three hotels under construction, and one, the one in Homs, will be inaugurated? next March 30.” He assured.

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On his side, the Argentine coach Jorge Alfonso considers that it will be a challenge to beat a team with a great tradition such as Motagua, from Honduras, but that Cibao has the need to achieve it.

“We will be facing a traditional team, which has been runner-up last year in the League, with many resources, and elements to be a difficult rival,” he said at the outset.

We believe that in all events we are here to not only write history, but also to change it. We are aware of the quality of Hondurans, and also of our interest in defeating them, with all due respect to them.


Tickets have already been put on sale, tickets to watch the match cost 400 pesos in stands and 200 for the field, and can be purchased at the Cibao FC store.

During the conference with the journalists, the sports director, Gabriel Fernández, and the general manager, Alberto Polanco, also had words, who urged the fans of professional soccer, especially those of Cibao, to support the event.

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