|AFC Cup 2014: Churchill Brothers host New Radiant SC|
Churchill Brothers Sports Club Goa will play hosts to New Radiant SC ( Maldives) in an AFC Cup Group E clash on Tuesday at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao.The match will kick off at 5.30 PM.
Head Coach of New Radiant SC ( Maldives)- Ismail Anil- "We have not played any competitive matches this season except for our 1st AFC Cup match, where we beat Home United of Singapore, 1-0 in Maldives. We used that match has a preparation was our match versus Churchill Brothers who we know are a very good side. We do have one or two injury concerns but we have players who can come into the team and take their places. We are hoping for a very good game against Churchill Brothers."
Captain of New Radiant - Imran Mohamed- "there has been a lot of changes from last year in terms of the players. Ali Asfaq, Maldives national team captain, who has been our leading goal scorer has moved to Malaysia. Yes we will miss his services , but I am confident with the players that we have, that we will play well tomorrow."
Churchill Brothers Goa - Head Coach- Mariano Dias- "We have a few injury concerns. Balwant Singh, Saran Singh and Lalit Thapa are doubtful of taking part in the match. We will go out there and try to get all 3 points from this fixture, it is important for us to make maximum use of our home support and home conditions in the AFC Cup. I would request the fans to come to the stadium and support us as we take on the champions of Maldives."
Churchill Brothers player, Anthony Wolfe- "We are looking forward to this match. Christian Lagos will make it back to the team and I hope to combine well with him up front and help the team in gaining all 3 points tomorrow."
Lenny Rodrigues, Churchill Brothers Goa player has asked the fans to come to the stadium and cheer for the Red Machines. "Magyar single Amche football mogikolle ani football porenarank ajir zaupak amche AFC matchik zi zatoli mungllradis, 11 tarker marsache 5.30 pm fatordache stadium. Amcho evkar sogleamk tumkam", Lenny was quoted saying(in local language).
New Radiant SC are on 3 points after they beat Home United of Singapore in the opening match while Churchill Brothers are yet to open their account after a 2-0 loss to Persipura jayapura in Indonesia.