AFC Cup 2014: Churchill Brothers face tough Persipura Jayapura challenge


Persipura Jayapura vs Churchill Brothers
AFC Cup 2014 Group E
Persipura Jayapura vs Churchill Brothers
Mandala Stadium, Indonesia
Kick-Off: 4 PM (Indonesia Time), 12:30 PM IST

Persipura Jayapura will play host to the I-League reigning champions Churchill Brothers SC, in the AFC Cup 2014 Group E encounter to be held at the Jayapura – Indonesia, Mandala Stadium on Tuesday at 4 PM Indonesia time.

Churchill Brothers vs Persipura Jayapura AFC Cup 2014
Churchill Brothers players getting some useful tips from
coach Marino Dias
Churchill Brothers who also won the 2014 edition of the Federation Cup are in a breezing form and will look to continue their perfect streak against the reigning Indonesia Super League Champions. The I-League side have won five times and drew thrice in their last eight domestic matches and their confidence has boosted since their Federation Cup Campaign. Striker Balwant Singh who is also in his best form has occupied the third position of the I-League top goal scorers chart.

Coach Marino Dias said, “We know that Persipura is a good team, they are the champions of Indonesia and are playing in their home ground. Our boys will give their best and try to come away with all 3 points.”

Shabana also commented on tomorrow’ s game and said, "We have been unbeaten in our last 8 domestic matches, our team's confidence is high. We respect our opponents, Persipura Jayapura, who are the Indonesian champions. We will go out on the field with a belief of winning the match.”

Churchill Brothers vs Persipura Jayapura AFC Cup 2014
Churchill Brothers practicing ahead
of the AFC Cup
 clash against Indonesian Champions
Persipura Jayapura in Indonesia
The Black Pearls on the other hand will be keen to take forward their good run of form as they are placed second in the current season of the ISL with two wins and three draws. The Indonesian side have a relatively fit squad that is capable of handling the best of teams on their day.

Persipura Jayapura and Churchill Brothers would fight it out for three points on Tuesday in what promises to be a cracker of an encounter at the Mandala Stadium.
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