Shillong Lajong FC will take on Aizawl FC in a North-east derby match at I-League game at the JN Stadium in Shillong on Sunday. Also Read - Indian Football Team Joins Hands in India's Fight Against Covid-19
Billed as the season’s first Northeast Derby, the hosts go into the game with a better head to head record, having won three matches to Aizawl’s one in their six encounters so far. Two games have ended in stalemates. Also Read - Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Amarjit Singh Willing to Go the Extra Yard
Shillong go into their campaign as the only team other than the Indian Arrows to not have any foreigners in their squad and as such will be up against it against a strong-on-paper Aizawl squad. Also Read - India vs New Zealand, IND vs NZ, 2nd Test Hagley Oval, Christchurch, Live streaming: Teams, Time in IST and Where to Watch on TV and online in India on February 29 at 4:00 AM IST
The home team has Alison Kharsyntiew in the saddle since last year and it is certainly an advantage as he has been with their academy set up for long and it will be the boys he has trained over the years who will be the cornerstones of Shillong’s campaign this year.
Shillong will be led on the field by exciting 20-year-old midfielder Samuel Lalmuanpuia. He had a wonderful season last year with some fine displays and has scored seven goals so far in what will be his third I-League stint with Lajong.
Kenstar Kharsong and Rakesh Pradhan will lead the Shillong defence, both bringing in the experience of having been a part of Shillong’s I-League campaign last year.
In the midfield, captain Samuel will look to Samuel Lyngdoh and F. Lalrohlua for support while in attack youngsters like Parvaj Bhui.
Former champions Aizawl have managed to rope in last season’s best performing coach Gift Raikhan from the ranks of Manipur’s Neroca.
In Benin’s Zikahi Dodoz and Liberia’s Ansumanah Kromah, he will have some proven goal scorers up front to begin the season with.
The impressive David Lalrinmuana will lead the midfield and will be assisted by the rock-solid Alfred Jaryan in a holding role and Kyrgyztana¿s Bektur Talgat.
Nigerian wing back Kareem Nurain is also a proven performer and has a knack of scoring goals, which should hold Aizawl and coach Gift in good stead while goalie Gurpreet Singh should provide them added comfort. (IANS Inputs)
Where will the Minerva Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season take place?
The match will take place at the JN Stadium in Shillong.
When will the Minerva Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season take place?
The match will kick off at 5 PM IST on 28th October 2018.
Which channel will telecast Minerva Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19 season in India?
Star sports network have the broadcasting rights for the I-league matches.
Where can I live stream the Minerva Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers Sports Club match in the I-league 2018-19?
The match can be live streamed online on the Hotstar and Jio app.