Delhi Dynamos to play pre-season friendlies in Kolkata, Doha

Indian players belonging to the club have already reached Kolkata and will undergo a week-long preparatory camp under assistant coach Mridul Banerjee.

File Photo: Delhi Dynamos will play three friendlies in Kolkata and Doha before moving to New Delhi to play more friendlies.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Delhi Dynamos is set for a month-long pre-season camp in Kolkata and Doha as it begins its preparation for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. The side will play three friendly matches each in the two cities before travelling to Delhi where it plays a string of friendlies before the start of the new season.

Indian players belonging to the club have already reached Kolkata and will undergo a week-long preparatory camp under assistant coach Mridul Banerjee. The foreign players will start joining their squad from August 20.

Fresh faces

Six players — Vinit Rai, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nandhakumar Sekar, Sukhadev Patil, Daniel Lahlimpuia and Mohd Sajid Dhot — will miss the camp due to their Indian team commitments in New Delhi for the upcoming SAFF Championship. Fresh faces will join the squad as Amit Tudu, Seiminmang Manchong and Shubham Sarangi will also be a part of the camp.

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Looking at the club’s objectives ahead of the season, Josep Gombau said, “We wanted to face some good Indian sides in the pre-season to get an idea of how things are shaping up. I want to assess the squad in the Indian conditions to get a better idea of them before we head to Aspire Academy (a training academy in New Delhi).”

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