I-League 2017-18: NEROCA FC v Churchill Brothers - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview
The hosts have just three games to do their bit in the title race as they face the Red Machines from Goa

NEROCA FC host Churchill Brothers at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur, in an I-League clash on Wednesday afternoon.

Game NEROCA FC v Churchill Brothers
Date Wednesday, February 14
Time 2:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)

 


TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM


Singam Subash Singh 	Lalram Hmunmawia NEROCA FC Aizawl FC I-League 2017/2018

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the I-League. All the matches will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and 2 HD.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/2HD Hotstar/JioTV

 


TEAM NEWS


NEROCA FC:

NEROCA FC possible XI v Churchill Brothers

Injured: None
Doubtful: Lalit Thapa
Suspended: None
Key Players: Gouramangi Singh, Felix Chidi Odli
 

CHURCHILL BROTHERS: 

Churchill Brothers possible XI v NEROCA FC

Injured: None
Doubtful: Richard Costa, Uttam Rai
Suspended: None
Key Players: Nicholas Fernandes, Dawda Ceesay
 


GAME PREVIEW


Kallon Kiatamba NEROCA FC Gokulam FC I-League 2017/2018

NEROCA FC, currently on 28 points from 15 matches, would have been delighted to see East Bengal (26) get the better of Minerva Punjab (29) on Tuesday. 

NEROCA fired blanks in their last match against Aizawl FC which ended in a goalless draw but Gift Raikhan would want his team to leapfrog Minerva Punjab and occupy the top spot on the table by securing three points against Churchill Brothers on Wednesday. Minerva Punjab, however, have a game in hand. 

Given that they play at home, NEROCA FC may look to absorb the pressure in the early stages of the game before throwing Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Nedo Turkovic into the equation when they feel like going for the kill. It's been a while since Subhash Singh found his name among the scorers - his last goal was scored 10 matches ago. Felix Chidi Odli (5) is still the club's highest goal-getter.

Aryn Glen Williams and Fabien Vorbe have put in consistent performances while the defence has been marshalled by Gouramangi Singh and Varney Kallon.

Churchill Brothers Aizawl FC I-League 2017/2018

Churchill Brothers had lost the first leg tie against NEROCA FC two weeks earlier, courtesy a penalty converted by Felix Chidi Odli. They would like to put the record straight in their bid to earn the best possible finish after their poor start in the league.

The Goan side revamped their squad in the January transfer window and have since lost just two matches Raikhan's men also managed a win over Minerva Punjab earlier this month.

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However, they were themselves dealt with a 2-1 shock defeat at the hands of Indian Arrows who rode on two late goals to successfully complete a come-from-behind win.

The loss in their last game would motivate the visitors to come back stronger given the firepower they possess upfront with the partnership of Mechac Koffi and Dawda Ceesay while the side has looked better since the arrival of Hussein Eldor to aid Osagie Monday in defence. Bektur Talgat has proven to be a trusted option in midfield.

Churchill Brothers, who now have 16 points from 13 games, can move two places up to fifth with a win on Wednesday but NEROCA will have their own plans to move towards the summit.

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