SYDNEY Olympic and Rockdale City Suns will clash in round 8 of the Football NSW National Premier League competition at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday May 4 at 7pm.
Rockdale - coached by NSL veteran and former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets coach Branko Culina - feature Richie Cardozo, an Olympic junior and recently back from a spell in Austria, who looks to be their danger man upfront.
Also in midfield are Paul Reid, a well travelled midfield maestro who lifted the NSL with the Wolves in 2001, and Brendon Gan, back in Australia after an Asian adventure.
Sydney Olympic had a comfortable win against Manly United at home last weekend with a 5-1 victory where Rockdale City Suns are coming to Belmore after a draw at Wollongong against South Coast Wolves.
The mighty blues are currently sitting in fifth position on the National Premier League table with 10 points after three wins, one draw and three losses in seven games where Rockdale are currently in seventh spot with nine points after two wins, three draws and two losses.
Sydney Olympic have scored 13 goals to date making them one of the top five scoring teams where Rockdale City Suns have conceded only nine goals making the top five best defensive teams.
“Playing Rockdale is always very exciting," said Sydney Olympic captain Phil Makrys.
"The players and I have a lot of respect for them and we all know we will have to be at our best this Saturday to get a result as they have assembled a strong squad and coach this year.
"On a personal note, it is a special game for me as I get to go head to head with one of my best friends, Richie Cardozo, so I’m very excited.”
Sydney Olympic FC have announced all Life Members of the club will be allowed to enter the ground free of charge for the remaining of the season, starting with this game.
"A great honour for all the Life members that have contributed to the historic club and the sport as a whole over the past 56 years.," said the club.
On the day, the U18s teams of the club kick off at 3.00pm and the U20s at 5.00pm. Adults tickets cost $15, concession $10 dollars.