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Fans see Real Kashmir as I-league champions

Kolkata: As Real Kashmir FC has proved its mettle by overpowering opponents in away games too, the club’s fans expect it to perform even better in the rest of the I-League, especially in the contest against Mohun Bagan coming Sunday.

With only two losses in 10 games, RKFC topped the table on Friday after drawing against East Bengal and churning out a valuable point at as difficult ground a ground as Salt lake Stadium.

RKFC, which is currently on Kolkata tour, holds the second rank in the League with 18 points. The team is scheduled to lock horns with Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan FC on January 6 at the same venue.

Football fans in Kashmir and across India are elated with the performances of the club, which has had a dream debut after qualifying for the League last year.

Back home, scores of football fans, who attended all the matches of RKFC at Astro Turf in Srinagar, express their support for the club through social media.

Abid Hussain, a Twitter user in Kashmir, posted after RKFC drew against East Bengal: “You played well here and you won our hearts and we pray you win all the matches there and you also be happy and safe there (sic).”

Sports experts and lovers in other states are equally enthralled with RKFC figuring among the top clubs of India.

Avik, a sports lover wrote on Twitter: “@realkashmirfc as a football fan, I am very very happy to see a team from the valley. “khub khub bhalo khelcho ” (playing very well). Hope your hard work one day make you league champs. All the best for a fantastic future. (sic)”

Thrilled with the RKFC’s dominance in the league, Divya Kalra, who describes herself as RKFC fan, posted: “This team has certainly taken the league by storm… I have become a big fan of this club, courtesy their stellar show & more importantly their grit & never give up attitude that has impressed me… Good luck to the team! (sic).”