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Churchill Brothers SC - Mohammedan Sporting Preview: Relegation contenders come head-to-head

Churchill Brothers SC - Mohammedan Sporting Preview: Relegation contenders come head-to-head

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Nothing less a win will do for both sides as the Red Machines host the Black and Whites at the Duler stadium in Goa in a round 15 I-League encounter...

Churchill Brothers SC have three matches until the end of the year to lift themselves from the rock bottom position they find themselves in.

After their seventh defeat in this season's I-League, the defending champions are currently on seven points, four and six points behind Rangdajied United and Mohammedan Sporting respectively.

Churchill Brothers have completed the signing of Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Anthony Wolfe who had represented his country at the 2006 World Cup. However, the 29-year-old will be available for his new club from January next year.

The Goan team's technical director Subhash Bhowmick meanwhile refused to admit the worst for his side and hopes that Churchill Brothers can garner a best possible finish by the year end.

"We're last. So we have a long way to go. Let's see. There is a long way to go in the league," he commented while admitting that there could be a few changes expected in the first eleven with  defenders Ravanan Dharmaraj and Denzil Franco expected to be handed a start.

Fuja Tope, assistant coach of the Kolkata-based team has revealed that striker Tolgay Ozbey, who has a calf injury, and Ajay Singh haven’t traveled to Goa. To add to that, Brazilian striker Josimar da Silva Martins and defender Luciano Sobrosa have picked four yellow cards in the previous fixture, as a result of which the duo have to serve a one match ban.

On facing Churchill, Tope commented, "Churchill [Brothers] have crisis also. So let's hope that something might come up. We're at a disadvantage because the team without Luciano is vulnerable and the striking positions also."


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