Sunil Chhetri on Thursday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Chhetri recently featured in the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) where he played for Bengaluru FC. Last week, Chhetri was named in the 35-member list of probables for the forthcoming back-to-back international friendlies that India would be playing against Oman and UAE in Dubai.
Goa dominated possession for much of the match, ending the game with 64 percent of the ball. Angulo first cut short the deficit with a neat finish following lovely link-up play between Fernandes and Noguera. FC Goa will next lock horns with Mumbai City on Wednesday, while Bengaluru will take on Hyderabad on Saturday.
In the second game of ISL 2020, NorthEast United defeated Mumbai City FC 1-0 NorthEast United striker Kwesi Appiah scored a penalty on his debut to take his side to a narrow win over Mumbai City FC. Although Mumbai dominated the possession, Appiah's penalty in the 49th minute put paid to their chances.
Roy Krishna scored the lone goal in the second half to secure the three points for his side. ATKMB were forced to make their first substitution in the 15th-minute when Soosairaj was stretchered off the field after being fouled by Karuthadathkuni. Kerala pushed hard for an equaliser, bringing on Puitea and Jordan Murray, but were eventually let down by their poor finishing.
Sergio Lobera's appointment as Mumbai City FC head coach came ahead of the 2020-21 season of the ISL, which will begin in November behind closed doors across three venues in Goa. Lobera Sergio will be joined by new assistant coach Jesus Tato and fitness and conditioning coach, Manuel Sayabera who both have joined Mumbai City recently from FC Goa. The Spaniard has served as assistant manager of FC Barcelona in 2012 besides being the head coach of FC Goa and guiding them to the Super Cup glory in 2019.
Indian defender Sandesh Jhingan has signed a five-year contract with ATK Mohun Bagan FC, the club announced on Saturday. Jhingan spent six years with Kerala Blasters FC before mutually parting ways with the club in May. After missing the whole of last season due to an injury, the defender will be eager to get on the pitch with the Kolkata giants.
ISL side Hyderabad FC have announced the signing of Indian defender Konsham Chinglensana Singh on a two-year deal ahead of the upcoming seventh season of India’s top-tier league. The 23-year-old centre-back joins the club following a three-year spell with FC Goa. He is considered one of the hottest prospects in Indian football at the moment. The side coached my Manuel Roca is looking to strengthen their squad after a disappointing inaugural season in 2019 where they finished last in the table. ISL 7 will be played solely in Goa owing to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The latest edition begins from November 21.
"I am very motivated for the challenge. I really want to do well with my new team and a new coach. I hope that we have an amazing season ahead and I can't wait for this," Marcelinho was quoted saying by ISL website. Marcelinho is the all-time 3rd highest goalscorer in the ISL and was the Golden Boot winner in the 2016 season with Delhi Dynamos by scoring 10 goals in 15 appearances and also guided the team into the playoffs. He has a cumulative figure of 31 goals and 18 assists in 63 Hero ISL matches so far.
Pawan Kumar has signed a two-year deal with Jamshedpur FC ahead of the upcoming 2020-21 season of the ISL. The 30-year-old footballer from Gurdaspur will remain at the club untill the end of 2022 season. The 2020-21 ISL will begin in November and take place behind closed doors in the wake of coronavirus pandemic
Midfielder Germanpreet has signed a new contract ahead of the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). The 24-year-old played a crucial role in helping Chennaiyin FC reach the final of the ISL for the third time in six years. The 2020 ISL will begin in November and take place behind closed doors in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.