Chandigarh: Defending Hero I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC take on newly promoted Real Kashmir FC in one of the most anticipated games on this years season. This will be Minerva FC’s second game in four days. The reigning champions were held to a 0-0 draw by Churchill Brothers on Sunday in Panchkula in a largely unimpressive performance.
On the other hand Real Kashmir FC left for Chandigarh on Monday morning. The team trained on Tuesday evening under head coach David Robertson. RKFC expects Minerva to come out and have a go at the Kashmir based outfit after Sunday’s below par performance. RKFC is expected to start with the same 4-3-2-1 formation with Krizo leading the front line.
Coach Robertson played down all the hype and instead said the team was focussed on the game. ” We are just taking it one game at a time. We have put all the hype behind us and instead we are just focusing on Wednesday. For the fans back home in Kashmir we need to put up a good show”, Robertson told Kashmir Monitor.
Three local players Danish Farooq, Mohammad Hammad and Farhan Ganaie are expected to start for RKFC.
This will be for the first time that any team from Kashmir is playing in the I-League.