Imphal, Jan 13: NEROCA FC will be hosting Real Kashmir FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Tuesday, a must-win fixture for either side. Neroca have made an underwhelming start to their campaign, and sit a place above Indian Arrows at tenth in the standings with 5 points from 6 matches while Real Kashmir who have played 5 matches are at ninth with six points and desperately need a win to move up the ladder.
The orange brigade, despite having quality players in their ranks have found it difficult to gel as a cohesive unit. Up front, Boubacar Diarra and Zico Sekle have displayed sparks of their brilliance but have struggled to convert ability into consistency, while in midfield, Chanso Horam and Gaty Kouami have acted as a dependable pivot when on the pitch together, but other permutations have been preferred over the pair at times.
The Snow Leopards have scored four headed goals in the league this season, serving as a testament to Diarra’s verdict. However, the northerners have dropped five points from their last two games, making this fixture a must-win for them if they are to remain on course for a title race. The match is set for an afternoon kick-off at 2pm and will be broadcast live on the DSport Facebook page. (UNI)