Churchill Brothers striker Sunil Chhetri cleared to travel to Singapore

The Goan side will be joined by the India skipper and Afghanistan striker Balal Arezou, while club patron Churchill Alemao has also been cleared to travel...

The Churchill Brothers squad, sans Sunil Chhetri and Balal Arezou, had traveled to Singapore on Sunday, as the duo's visa application was rejected by the Singapore Consulate.

But those worries were put to rest as both players, along with club patron Churchill Braz Alemao, were granted visa on Monday evening and will travel to Singapore a day before facing Warriors FC in an AFC Cup group E tie on Wednesday.

Alemao too failed to get a visa and hence hadn't travelled with his side. However after the lates developments, he shall travel alongwith Chhetri and Arezou.

"We got the visa and have the tickets. So we will be traveling tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon," Mr. Alemao told

Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) also tweeted: Just got the news that the visa has been issued,am flying to Singapore tomorrow along with belal n Churchill Alemao(owner),@ChurchillB_Goa #
The on-loan striker from Sporting Clube de Portugal 'B' , Sunil Chhetri had scored against the Singapore side at Pune where Churchill Brothers won by a margin of 3-0.

The Red Machines, with four points from their three AFC Cup matches, hence do have a realistic chance of making it through to the next stage of the competition.

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