Aizawl FC defeats Northeast Rivals Neroca FC

Imphal, December 5 () Neroca FC will look for their first I-League victory when they block horns with former champion Aizawl FC in the northeast derby on Friday.

Neroca traveled to Kozhikode the first day, but Gokulam Kerala gave him a 1-2 defeat.

Aizawl FC, on the other hand, faced Mohun Bagan on the first day of the season and won a point through an energetic display against Kolkata's team, as he kept them in a goalless draw.

Both sides collide in an attempt to record their first victory of the season.

Aizawl FC was in action in the Mizoram Premier League on Tuesday and, as a result, will have some tired legs on their team.

I am satisfied with the performance of my players against Mohun Bagan and I wanted to get something out of the game, and we won an important point, said Aizawl FC head coach Stanley Rozario.

Weighing on his opponent, he added: It's a very tight schedule and I don't want my players to get hurt. NEROCA is a good team and has a complete team with foreigners and will come strongly against us.

Reflecting on his defeat against Gokulam Kerala, head coach of Neroca, Gift Raikhan said: It was a very difficult journey for us. It was the first game of the season. We travel 3500 kilometers from home. We fight and show that we were strong mentally, physically and technically. We feel sad for the result, but we are back at home. The match is very important. We need three points against Aizawl but first of all, we need to relax. , recover and then plan. Everything will be fine, Raikhan said. APA PDS PDS