The Red and Gold are will be looking to seal a place in the semis…

East Bengal will face United Sikkim in their second match of the Bordoloi Trophy campaign tomorrow. The Red and Gold Brigade comprehensively defeated Bongobi Ogragami of Bangladesh 6-0 in their opener.

Confident coach Ranjan Chaudhuri is hopeful that his team will continue the good form tomorrow as well. He said, “We are in a good shape and want to win tomorrow’s game to book a place in the semis.”

The gaffer is giving huge respect to his opposition United Sikkim tomorrow as he has seen them play. He said, “United Sikkim is a young side with a lot of talent. They are a energetic side and use their flanks well while attacking. We have to keep those things in mind.”

The East Bengal manager indicated that he will play few more academy boys from the hills to counter the United Sikkim side and custodian Luis Barreto will make way for young Dibyendu Sarkar. Otherwise the team will remain the same.

United Sikkim played 1-1 draw against local side Assam State Electricity Board in their fast match and will be hoping to impress against big boys .

The KEB coach is particularly happy with the way Do-Dong Hyun had performed in the opening game and hopes that he will get better and better in his new role of controlling the midfield.

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