Sydney FC Receive Mak Boost Ahead Of Cup Clash

Sydney FC’s Player of the Year Robert Mak will be fit and ready to go in time for the Sky Blues Australia Cup clash with Central Coast Mariners in Wollongong this Sunday (3pm kick off).

Head Coach Steve Corica says the Slovakian is on track to play and his squad are approaching their first competitive game of the season with confidence and excitement.

The mouth-watering Round of 32 encounter at WIN Stadium is almost three months since the club’s last competitive outing, and Corica can’t wait to get started.

“Everyone is excited to be playing in the Australia Cup against the Champions Central Coast Mariners,” he said.

“It’s a great challenge for us in the in the first match of the Cup.

“Our five weeks of pre-season has gone pretty quickly and the boys are looking good.

Robert Mak came back later after representing his country Slovakia

“We’ve a lot of new faces with the younger boys coming in and it is a great opportunity for them in the in the Cup game.”

Corica is boosted by the news Player of the Year Robert Mak will be available to play.

Robert Mak in pre-season action against Spirit

“He came back from holiday a little bit later than the other boys because he played international games in his break, so we gave him extra time off.

“He has played in two of the pre-season matches so far which is good, so he’s ready for the challenge against Central Coast.”

The Sky Blues Head Coach will rely on a blend of youth and experience in the game which he says has served them well in the pre-season, following two wins and a draw.

“They [young players] bring a lot of enthusiasm to the team and they’ve got some good quality as well,” he continued.

“You know we want to see that quality come out in the games, especially in this match, and along with our more experienced players we’ve got a great mix.

“I think the boys are in a good physical condition and I’ve seen a lot of good things in the games that we have played against Manly United, Spirit and Newcastle Jets.

“We want that to come out in the match on Sunday against Central Coast Mariners down in Wollongong.”

Sydney FC are expecting a good crowd with the match being the first of the new campaign, plus Wollongong Wolves NPL clash with Sydney Olympic to follow.

“The stadium has always been good to us and we’ve got a couple of players from Wollongong so I’m sure they are going to have a lot of support there,” Corica concluded.

Tickets for the unique Doubleheader Day are available from Ticketmaster with both games included in the online adult ticket price of $15*.

Juniors are priced at only $8* and Family Tickets available at only $40*.

Wollongong Wolves Under 20’s squad also play in the evening at 7.45pm.

Sydney FC and Wollongong Wolves Members get 20% off online purchases and will be emailed a code to redeem this offer. Members discount only available online, not via the Box Office.

*Prices will differ at the Box Office on the day.

Match Details

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners
Australia Cup Round of 32
Sunday 13th August 2023
WIN Stadium, Wollongong, NSW
Kick Off: 3pm AEST
Gates Open: 2:30pm AEST
Broadcast Live: 10Play
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