Friday, January 13, 2017 Report by
East Bengal Club will Play against DSK Shivajians in Pune at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium. | Hero I-League 2016 East Bengal FC vs DSK Shivajians Match Preview
13 January 2017, Kolkata - After a dismal outing in there first Hero I-League 2016-2017 campaign the Red & Gold Kolkata giants looks up to notch up all 3 points against DSK Shivaji as FC when they go head to head on 14th January 2017 at The Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex (Balewadi Sports Complex).
Both teams would look to draw fresh blood earlier, as DSK Shivajians would want to bounce back from a Maharashtrian derby defeat with experience players like Subrata Paul, Nirmal Chettri, Ongnam Milan Singh blended with youth of the team comprising likes of Mawihmingthanga, Sena Rate, Sumeet Passi, Lallianzuala Chhangte would try to maintain the pace of the game , with foreign recruits like Juan Quero (Spain) , Kim Song-Yong ( North Korea) would look to penetrate Red & Gold defence .
East Bengal FC Gaffer might make some changes to his Starting XI as hinted earlier in an interview he might pitch for front two from the start, Nikhil Pujari might make way for Abinash Ruidas with a mere possibility of Romeo Fernandes making his debut appearance for the club. At the back Ivan Bukenya would man the defense with Anwar Ali as his partner, Robin Gurung might also be making a debut for the club in Place of R. Bheke . In the center of the park TJM's trusted M. Hossain might start with Wedson Anselme & upfront, we might see T&T Striker Willis Plaza pair up with Haokip.
Last but not the least it would be a test for the teams to bounce back & kickstart their Hero I-League 2016-2017 campaign.
Match Kick Off Time 7:00 pm 14th Jan 2017.