Back home after a fairly successful brief spell away, a resurgent FC Goa will be eager to earn three points as they prepare to lock horns with FC Pune City in a Hero Indian Super League match here on Saturday.
Substitute Tolgay Ozbey scored an injury time goal as dominant FC Goa rallied from behind to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-1 and register their maiden win in the inaugural Indian Super League, here on Saturday.
FC Goa made the perfect start in their first friendly match of the pre-season ahead of the Indian Super League, as they scored a comfortable 3-0 win over Sesa Academy at the Tilak Stadium here on Sunday.
FC Goa have roped in two of Dempo SC's foreign imports -- Australian Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri of Afghanistan-- for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) which starts on October 12, official sources said on Friday.
Dempo Sports Club will be looking for their ninth win of the season and a chance to climb further up in the table when they host Mumbai FC on Saturday at the Nehru Stadium here in the 23rd round I-League match.
Upbeat after their win against Rangadejied United FC, Dempo FC are all set to face the challenge of East Bengal when they meet tomorrow in the return match of the I-League scheduled at Nehru Stadium here.
With Odafa Okolie and Tolgay Ozbey forming a fiery combination up front, Mohun Bagan will look to extend their winning run when they face Air India in a round 24 I-League match at the Kalyani Stadium here on Saturday.
Mohun Bagan`s star players like Okolie Odafa, Tolgay Ozbey and Syed Rahim Nabi are free to leave the green-and-maroon brigade and play for some other clubs, stated AIFF senior vice-president Subrata Dutta in the wake of the ban slapped on the club for violation of rules.
Tolgay Ozbey was on Monday found guilty of professional misconduct and the Australian forward was asked to cough up one month`s salary and a fine of INR 5 lakh in order to get a release from East Bengal.
East Bengal`s mercurial midfielder Mehtab Hussain on Thursday drew flak from his club for being red-carded in their 0-4 humiliation by Salgaocar but will not be penalised for his spat with teammate Tolgay Ozbey after their I-League clash in Goa.