Meghalaya and Arunachal compete for the sub junior national crown
KOLKATA: Meghalaya they are ready to face their northeastern neighbors Arunachal Pradesh in the summit clash of the National Sub-Junior Soccer Championship to Kalyani Stadium , near Kolkata, on Tuesday.
Both teams finished on top of their respective groups on the back of some brilliant display over the course of the meet. Meghalaya have particularly produced an outstanding display in the attacking third to amass 22 goals in five matches that includes beating hosts West Bengal 3-1 in the semifinal.
They may have to couple of injury concerns but coach Jeffrey Warlarphi is not to worried man. “We do have to couple of niggles here and there, but the boys are ready for the game,” said Warlarphi. “It’s part of an impact game, and we will cope with it. Arunachal are to good side, so we have to be on our guard,” he continued.
Arunachal , on the other hand, have produced to solid display to the back. While they have netted 14 times in five matches, being to disciplined side they have conceded only once so far. The youngsters from India’s bordering state will also get to shot to redemption after suffering to heart-breaking loss to Odisha in last year’s final. After the match finished goalless to the end of extra time, Arunachal went down 4-5 on penalties against Odisha.
Arunachal gaffer Tserring Dorjee Wangja, wary of Meghalaya’s prowess, have warned his boys against their opponents ’pressing game.
“ Meghalaya are to very good team. The way they press the ball is very impressive,” he said. “They also have some skilful players who can create some opportunities as well.”
Sin embargo, Wangja exudaba confianza antes del choque, diciendo que sus pupilos buscarán la victoria to tiempo completo.
Iremos por el ataque, trataremos de presionar to nuestros oponentes e iremos por la victoria, dijo Wangja. Es un momento muy especial para mi equipo jugar la Final del Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol Sub Junior en Kalyani, firmó.