Howrah Football Ground at 3 P.M
INDIAN AIR FORCE BEGIN THEIR DURAND CUP CAMPAIGN ON A WINNING NOTE
The Durand Cup 2019 has seen representation from all nook and corners of the country. Be it up north or down south, east or west, the entire length and breadth of India have been united through India’s oldest football tournament.
Tiddim Road Athletic Union, from Manipur met the Indian Air Force earlier today at the Sailen Manna Stadium,Howrah. Early on, in the 8th minute, Prabhjot Singh of IAF was booked for a heavy tackle on Princewill Emeka. Both sides tried to attack, but some sporadic cameos and a few missed chances could not help TRAU dominate the match. In the 38th minute, TRAU FC almost scored a goal but the offside flag was up against their Nigerian forwards Princewill Emeka. When the half-time whistle was heard, the scoreboard read 0-0.
The deadlock was finally broken when IAF was given a free-kick in the 63rd minute and Mohd. Aqib scored a goal, giving the team a much needed lead of 1-0. The defenders did pretty well, denying Trau even the slightest chance to level the score.
Air Force will face Gokulam Kerala FC on August 14, while TRAU FC will be playing against Chennaiyin FC on August 16, with Howrah Stadium playing host to both these matches.