I-League: Aizawl FC looks to seal double against Mumbai

Aizawl, now at second spot in the league table, had secured a 1-0 win over Mumbai in its away match and now it will look to seal a double at home tomorrow.

“It will be a tough game. Every player will have to give their 100 per cent for us to win tomorrow,” said Aizawl coach Khalid Jamil.   -  I-League Media

An upbeat Aizawl FC will be eyeing a victory against Mumbai FC for the second time this season when the two sides take on each other in a 12th round I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here tomorrow.

Aizawl, now at second spot in the league table, had secured a 1-0 win over Mumbai in its away match and now it will look to seal a double at home tomorrow.

It could, however, be a challenging task for Aizawl to find the back of the net tomorrow as Mumbai have not conceded a goal in their last three matches.

Aizawl coach Khalid Jamil said, “It will be a tough game. Every player will have to give their 100 per cent for us to win tomorrow.”

Jamil, a former Mumbai FC coach, said that key player Lalruatthara will not make his squad tomorrow due to an injury but all other players are available for selection.

Ninth in the table with nine points from 11 matches, Mumbai has not been having a good season so far. Apart from securing two wins and three draws, the team has suffered six defeats to add to the woes of coach Santosh Kashyap.

Kashyap, who has been under a lot of pressure from the fans, said, “We are prepared for this match, and we have a chance to win.”

He said all away games would be challenging but his side have to do better to avoid relegation.

“Aizawl have been having an excellent season,” he said.

Mumbai FC defender Lalchhawnkima said, “Though we have not been getting results, I believe we are the better team.”

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