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I-League : Aizawl Ready To Get Back To Winning Ways Against Churchill Brothers

Thursday, 9 February 2017|Media Release

Aizawl FC will look to get back to winning ways when they host Goan outfit Churchill Brothers at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl tomorrow (February 10, 2017).

Churchill boss Alfred Fernandes opines that there should be no complaints about the weather and playgrounds in professional football. He, however, admits, “I am expecting a very tough game tomorrow. Aizawl FC have been playing well and getting results.”

On a hopeful note, he also quips, “Football is about momentum and confidence. Hopefully, we will get good results.”

Churchill Brothers have only garnered 5 points from 7 matches, having conceded 8 goals while scoring 4. There are four teams between them and their opponents tomorrow, Aizawl FC. Aizawl FC have been having a moderately good season so far with 13 points from 7 matches. Aizawl FC have also not been able to keep their net safe, and have had 7 goals scored against them.

Fully aware of his team’s weakness, Alfred Fernandes also speaks of his expectations to sign a new defender soon. Liberian midfielder Ansumana Kromah also says in anticipation of tomorrow’s match, “I will do everything I can on the pitch tomorrow. I will try to impress my coach, my teammates and the spectators.”

Aizawl FC coach Khalid Jamil expresses his concern about their match against Churchill Brothers, “They are a good team. They have been playing solid games.”

He furthers adds, “We have to be alert while playing both inside and outside the box to avoid being carded.”

Aizawl FC will have to play without defender Lalruatthara who has been booked 4 times this season. Besides L’ruatthara, all players are fit and ready to play according to Jamil who also hints a return for Al-Amna tomorrow.

Aizawl FC midfielder Brandon Vanlalremdika also vents out of his excitement for the forthcoming match, “My target is to score a goal, but teamwork would be the first priority.”

“We are playing a good team tomorrow so the result will depend on on which team works harder on the pitch”, he adds further.

The match is slated to be kicked off at 02:00 PM and it’ll be telecast live on Ten 2.