Odisha FC is all set to face Gokulam Kerala FC in a highly anticipated quarterfinal match of the Indian Women’s League on May 16 at TransStadia in Ahmedabad scheduled for 5pm IST.
The Juggernauts are entering this crucial fixture with an unwavering determination to secure victory and secure a spot in the semifinals. With their solid performance throughout the group stage, they finished in the third position on the league table. In their last match, Odisha FC played a goalless draw against Sethu FC, and now they are eager to bounce back with a convincing win. Out of their seven group-stage matches, they emerged victorious in five, suffered one defeat, and settled for a draw in one.
On the other hand, Gokulam Kerala FC, the reigning champions, have displayed an impressive unbeaten run leading up to the quarterfinals and emerged as the table toppers in Group A during the group stage matches. They showcased their dominance by defeating Mumbai Knights with a resounding 11-1 victory. The defending champions will be brimming with confidence as they aim to continue their winning momentum and progress further in the tournament.
Odisha FC head coach Crispin Chettri spoke before the game and said, “It’s a must-win game tomorrow and we have to be mentally prepared going into the match. We have worked very hard to be here and brought a winning attitude to our game. Every game in football presents its own set of challenges. We are more focused on ourselves and will look to give our absolute best effort to win.”
With both teams eyeing a place in the semifinals, this clash promises to be a captivating encounter filled with skill, passion, and determination. Football enthusiasts can expect a thrilling match as Odisha FC and Gokulam Kerala FC battle it out on the pitch in their quest for glory.