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  • 21 March 2012
  • • 17:45
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa
  • Referee: K. Charymurat
  • • Attendance: 5250

Salgaocar SC - Neftchi Preview: Strengthened hosts will be looking for their first win

Salgaocar SC - Neftchi Preview: Strengthened hosts will be looking for their first win

Salgaocar SC

The Goan side will try to take advantage of the home advantage against the traveling team from Uzbekistan...


Salgaocar SC

Anto, Luciano, Meitei, Colaco;
Tomba, Sueoka,
Lamare, Ishfaq;
, Chidi


Pulatov, Nizametdinov, Irmatov, Yakubov;
Saidov, Alijanov, Mirzayev, Akramov;
Nurboev, Izroilov

Salgaocar Sports Club went down by only one goal in their opener in Group D against Al Arouba of Oman and the Indian unit will be boosted with the availability of the national team players who were part of the Challenge Cup 2012.

Karanjit Singh will add more stability at the back while Francis Fernandes and Rocus Lamare will add to the attacking options. Maxime Belouet's injury seems to be the only setback for Karim Bencherifa.

While Salgaocar will be looking to register their first win in their maiden AFC Cup challenge, Yuriy Sarkisyan's unit will have their eyes on staying put at the top of the table after they beat Al Wehdat of Jordan in their opener.


  • Neftchi have five appearances in the AFC Champions League.
  • This is Salgaocar's maiden appearance in the 2012 AFC Cup as compared to Neftchi's second.
  • Neftchi's Yuriy Sarkisyan, who has won the Uzbek League four times and the Uzbek Cup twice, has been named Uzbekistan Football Coach of the Year a record five times for an Uzbek coach.
  • On the other side, Salgaocar coach Karim Bencherifa has been voted Coach of the Year in three different countries - Malta, Singapore (twice) and India.
  • Neftchi Farg'ona, as the club is known as, from the year it was founded in 1962 to 1991 was referred to as Neftuyanik Fergana.

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1Karanjit SinghGoalkeeper
4I. MeiteiDefender
19Nicolau Colaco Defender
17Luciano SabrosaDefender
25Rocus LamareMidfielder
27Ishfaq AhmedStriker
16Biswajit SahaMidfielder
11Ryuji SueokaMidfielder
20Tomba Singh Midfielder
30Francis FernandesMidfielder
10Edeh ChidiStriker
22Vinay SinghGoalkeeper
3Augustin FernandesDefender
26Randeep SinghMidfielder
23Rahul KumarDefender
37Gilbert OliveiraMidfielder
13Beevan D'MelloMidfielder
17Balwant SinghStriker

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