Hero I-League: All you need to know about the Kingfisher East Bengal vs Aizwal Game
The Red and Golds begin their I-League 2017/18 journey on Tuesday against defending champions Aizawl FC. East Bengal would be looking for a revenge as Aizawl FC shattered their title hopes in the return leg last season. While, I-League will return to the refurbished Salt Lake Stadium after 675 days and the home side would be hoping to stamp their authority.
Date: Tuesday, November 28th 2017
Time: 8:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)
T.V: Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2
Live Stream: Jio TV and Hotstar
East Bengal: East Bengal have no injury concerns ahead of their opening game. Brazilian Charles D’Souza might come as a substitute as the game progress. Since Jamil took charge of the Red and Golds, they have won the Calcutta Football League and are eyeing the big one now.
Aizwal FC: For Aizawl, new Portuguese coach Paulo Menezes will have his task cut out and would look to build the team from scratch.This side has been boosted by the introduction of former Minerva Punjab defender Kareem Omolaja, Masih Saighani, Andrei Ionescu, Yugo Kobayashi and Leonce Dodoz. Local favourite Shylo Malsawmtluanga (injured for the game) and David Lalrinmuana, both former East Bengal players will only make the familiarity factor between the two sides stronger. Liandala Sena, Andrei Ionescu and Jonathan Lalrawngbawla are injured as well.
East Bengal’s Starting XI: Mirshad, Deepak, Gurwinder, Eduardo, Mehtab, Bazzou, Brandon, Katsumi, Amna, Ralte, Plaza.
Aizwal’s Starting XI: Avilash, Lalram, Kareem, Saighani, Rinzuala, David, Kima, Thanga, Jaryan, Dodoz, Yugo.