Mohammedan Sporting look to continue their winning form as the second round of the I-League continues on Friday, November 3 in Naihati.
Mohammedan Sporting, who had begun their I-League 2023-24 campaign with a 2-1 victory against Aizawl FC, will be facing newly-promoted Shillong Lajong FC at the Naihati Stadium.
Andrey Chernyshov, the head coach of Mohammedan Sporting feels that though the Kolkata giants are facing a newly-promoted side on home turf, the Black and White Brigade need to maintain their concentration levels against Lajong FC.
“We had a good start in the first game, and that’s always very important when you start a league campaign,” said Chernyshov. “But we know that Shillong Lajong have good players and we will have a difficult match. We have to be serious, maintain our concentration levels, be disciplined, and most importantly, we must play our own game.”
Shillong Lajong are in dreamland at the moment, having been promoted back to the I-League, where they will play for the first time since their relegation back in the 2018-19 season. Now back in league with the big boys, the side from Meghalaya, the Reds will be hungry to revive the glory days of old.
Lajong head coach Bobby Nongbet said, “Most of our players are from the youth academy, with a few foreign players. We are not as big a club as Mohammedan Sporting, but our boys are hungrier than any team in the I-League. We will run for every ball, and make every second count.”
Mohammedan Sporting’s game against Shillong Lajong FC will begin at 7pm IST; with the match to be broadcast live on Eurosport and streamed on FanCode and Indian Football YouTube.