Churchill Brothers face Mohammedan SC

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Kolkata

Table-toppers Churchill Brothers cross swords against third-placed Mohammedan SC in today’s I-League clash at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in Kolkata.

The match is slated for a 7 pm kick-off and will be telecast live on 1sports, whilst also being streamed on their Facebook page.

Despite being level on points with Mohammedan SC, Churchill Brothers, stay on top of the I-League table courtesy of a high goal difference and today the Red Machine will be on the hunt to make it two wins in two matches and putting some points distance between themselves and the rest of the pack.

Speaking at the official pre-match press conference, head coach Fernando Varela said, “A club with a history like Churchill Brothers always looks to win every match and against Mohammedan SC, it will be no different. However, it will be tough.”

“They (Mohammedan SC) are a good team and we respect them. They possess the ability to give us problems and since they are also coming off a win, the match tomorrow will be very exciting.”

“Defensively we have to focus and keep an eye on their attackers. We will utilize the set-pieces to the best of our abilities as we are very strong in those situations. We will look to grab an early lead and take control of the match,” he added.

Midfielder Richard Costa has already set his eyes on the prize. “You can dub us as title contenders because we want to win the trophy. For that, we have to focus on every match. We will take one match at a time and against Mohammedan SC, we are confident of getting a positive result.”

Mohammedan SC head coach Jose Hevia has however devised a winning plan of his own. “We have to improve our offensive game and we will try to be more offensive in the next match. It won’t be an easy outgoing against Churchill Brothers but we are ready and raring to go.”