Aiming to keep their unbeaten run in January intact, Churchill Brothers will be facing a stiff challenge when they take on NEROCA in an I-League encounter today.
Churchill Brothers have remained unbeaten in their last four matches and now have 10 points from nine games.
League debutants NEROCA have had an impressive run in this tournament are placed second with 21 points from 12 matches.
Minerva Punjab other team who have made debut are leading the table with 25 points from 10 matches.
Churchill Brothers assistant coach Alfred Fernandez said Tuesday’s match is crucial as they are playing against second best team in the standing.
“A win on Tuesday will be a morale boost for us as we play next two matches at home against Minerva Punjab who are leading the chart and Aizawl FC.
“If we manage to win all three matches at home, it will help us achieve our goal of moving out of relegation zone and also lay a platform to finish among the top-five at the end of the season. NEROCA has been playing well but our boys know what to expect from them,” stated Fernandez.
Minerva Punjab coach Gift Raikhan on his part said: “It is a must-win game as we have lost two consecutive matches after successive nine matches win and losing this game will put us in difficult position to fight for the title.
“Churchill Brothers is a good team and have won three matches in succession and are playing at home.
They have an advantage over us. We will try to correct our mistake and came back strongly to win against Churchill Brothers,” stated Gift Raikhan.