Churchill favourites to win I-League match

Margao: Going by the form former champions, Churchill Brothers are favourite to win when they meet bottom placed Air India tomorrow in the tenth round of the I-League, played at the Nehru Stadium.

With their inform striker Odafe Okolie absence in their last match against HAL due to hamstring injury suffered against Salgaocar, Churchill managed to carve out a facile 3-0 win over HAL.

Durga Boro have adjusted well in his absence along with Kayne Vincent will be looking to keep the momentum going in Odafe`s absence as They are keen to improve their position, as they are two points behind second place Salgaocar with 16 points from nine matches.

Zakeer Mundampara has been the inspiration in the midfield who has marshalled the midfield well along with Lenny Rodrigues to keep the upfront busy.

He has been supported well on the flanks by Bineesh Balan and Israil Gurung.

Churchill coach Vaithilingam Subramaniam is confident of a win tomorrow as the way his boys are playing but has warned his boys not to remain complacent against Air India whose morale is low after four defeats will fight for their first
win, stated Subramaniam.

Air India who are struggling to notch their first win are fighting to avoid relegation are lying at the bottom with 5 points from five draws in their nine matches they have played.

Air India coach Yusif Ansari said Churchill Brothers are a strong side and playing against them at home is always difficult.

But with Odafe not around we have a good chance to give them a tough fight and try to collect at least a point if not win, stated Ansari.


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