Male (Maldives), April 27 (IANS) Needing just a draw to qualify for the pre-quarter-final of the AFC Cup, Bengaluru FC take on Maziya Sports and Recreation Club at the National Football Stadium here on Tuesday. The Blues sit second on the Group E table with nine points from four games, five more than third-placed Maziya who have played an equal number of games. Indonesia's Persipura Jayapura have already booked a berth to the last-16 while Singapore's Warriors FC have already been eliminated. Coach Ashley Westwood said his team would be going for the win keeping in mind the bigger picture of coming out as group leaders.
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