AIFF Super Cup: Churchill brothers to face the might of Delhi Dynamos

The winner of the clash between the I-League and the ISL teams will qualify for the main draw of the Super Cup which will begin on March 31.

Delhi Dynamos said it was taking the tournament very seriously.   -  Special Arrangement

Delhi Dynamos FC and Churchill Brothers will kick-start the inaugural edition of the Hero Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The kick-off is slated for 5 pm.

The winner of the clash between the I-League and the ISL teams will qualify for the main draw of the Super Cup which will begin on March 31. 

In another match which kicks-off at 8 pm at the same venue, North East United Football Club will lock horns with Gokulam Kerala FC.

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DDFC, which ended its ISL campaign in style after a six-match unbeaten run, said it was taking the tournament very seriously.

"It has been a mixed season for us. We didn't start well but towards the end, we improved a lot in various aspects and are currently unbeaten in our last-6 matches,” assistant coach Shakti Chauhan said at the official pre-match press conference.

"This is a different ball game. All our players are fit and they're rearing to give it a go tomorrow,” Chauhan said.

On the other hand, Churchill Brothers FC Goa is on a six-match winless streak including 5 losses which eventually led to its relegation from the Hero I-League.

Coach Alfred Fernandes said: "We have had ups and downs in the I-League but all of that is past. We're looking forward to tomorrow's game against Delhi Dynamos FC and hope to get a positive result."

"DDFC didn’t start well. But they are on a dream run at the moment. We will put up a fight and intend to make every opportunity count,” he added.

Fernandes also informed that there are no injury concerns.