Guwahati, Oct 01: For four successive years, NorthEast United FC have tried but failed to win a place in the play-offs of the Hero Indian Super League.
They have come close twice, and as the fifth edition of the ISL kicks off, the Highlanders will be keen to kickstart on a positive note when they face FC Goa at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Monday.
It will not be easy for NorthEast United. FC Goa have a measure of continuity about them as head coach Sergio Lobera takes charge of the team for a second successive season, while the hosts will be playing under Eelco Schattorie who has been handed the reins. The Dutch coach had come in as an assistant coach last season after the departure of Joao de Deus. (UNI)