Defending I-League champion Chennai City FC's AFC Cup clash against Maziya S&RC will be held on March 11 despite the coronavirus fears that have postponed games all around the globe.

Maldivian side Maziya is expected to land in Chennai on March 7, while Chennai City will arrive on March 9. The match will be played at Chennai's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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"As of now, the match will take place as scheduled," said Kushal Das, the All India Football Federation's general secretary.


Chennai City lost to Al Riffa in the AFC Champions League play-off in January, which saw it subsequently slip to the AFC Cup group stage. The side has been grouped alongside Bangladesh side Bashundhara Kings and Maldives' TC Sports and Maziya in Group E.

Chennai City is currently sixth on the I-League table, 16 points away from table-topper Mohun Bagan.