Churchill favourites to win I-League match tomorrow

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Margao, Jan 17 (PTI) Going by the form former champions,Churchill Brothers are favourite to win when they meet bottomplaced Air India tomorrow in the tenth round of the I-League,played at the Nehru Stadium here.

With their inform striker Odafe Okolie absence in theirlast match against HAL due to hamstring injury sufferedagainst Salgaocar, Churchill managed to carve out a facile 3-0win over HAL.

Durga Boro have adjusted well in his absence along withKayne Vincent will be looking to keep the momentum going inOdafe''s absence as They are keen to improve their position, asthey are two points behind second place Salgaocar with 16points from nine matches.

Zakeer Mundampara has been the inspiration in themidfield who has marshalled the midfield well along with LennyRodrigues to keep the upfront busy.

He has been supported well on the flanks by Bineesh Balanand Israil Gurung.

Churchill coach Vaithilingam Subramaniam is confident ofa win tomorrow as the way his boys are playing but has warnedhis boys not to remain complacent against Air India whosemorale is low after four defeats will fight for their firstwin, stated Subramaniam.

Air India who are struggling to notch their first win arefighting to avoid relegation are lying at the bottom with 5points from five draws in their nine matches they have played.

Air India coach Yusif Ansari said Churchill Brothers area strong side and playing against them at home is alwaysdifficult.

But with Odafe not around we have a good chance to givethem a tough fight and try to collect at least a point if notwin, stated Ansari.

Story first published: Monday, January 17, 2011, 16:00 [IST]
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