Omori Eyes Another Big FFA Cup Occasion

Sep 16, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers fullback Hiroki Omori is revelling in his status as a cult hero ahead of his side’s FFA Cup Quarter Final showdown.

The 29-year-old and his teammates are out to make history on Wednesday night when they host NPL2 Victoria outfit Moreland Zebras at Perry Park.

A win for Brisbane Strikers will see them become the first ever Queensland club to advance to the FFA Cup Semi Finals in the competitions six-year history.

The club has already set its own record in reaching the Quarter Final stage for the first time in their fourth appearance in the competition’s national stages.

Omori said he is determined to again deliver for the Perry Park faithful on Wednesday night.

“I love playing at Perry Park,” he said, “We have had a good run with games at home and lots of people have come to support us.”

“We know that if we win we have a good chance of playing at home again (in the Semi Final) and that would be great.”

“So we have trained hard to stay fit since our last game and we are very excited to play this game.”

With over 100 games for Brisbane Strikers to his credit, Omori has been involved in plenty of big matches for the side in previous league, finals and cup campaigns.

However, he said he feels this Wednesday’s game may prove to be the biggest yet in the Strikers famous blue-and-yellow kit.

“It is a big opportunity for us to again show our style of football to the rest of the country,” Omori said.

“As a club we are always a challenger in every game we play and that is because we respect our opponents when we prepare for games.”

“We will do our best to win but also to enjoy ourselves on the field while showing our football.”

After overcoming injury earlier in the season, Omori has again proven himself the stand-out left fullback in Queensland through the cup campaign – exemplified by his opening goal against Wellington Phoenix.

He said he is humbled by his status as a cult hero in the stands, with juniors wearing ‘super Hiro’ costumes and replica kits bearing his name selling fast.

“It is amazing to see the support from the fans for me personally and that really gives me extra power out there,” he said.

“The last couple of months I have really been enjoying my football and I was very happy to score in the game against Wellington.”

“But for me it is really about the team and the most important thing is winning games. We are playing well and we are achieving good things together and we want to do that again on Wednesday night,” he concluded.

Brisbane Strikers are undefeated in their past four matches in all competitions and have only lost three times since April.


Quarter Final

Brisbane Strikers v Moreland Zebras
Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:30PM
Perry Park, Bowen Hills

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