Despite having to play their final 2021 AFC Champions League – Group E match against UAE’s Al Wahda to play tonight, FC Goa’s foreign contingent left the country in haste due to the ongoing pandemic in India.
This means FC Goa will play with an all India squad coached by Clifford Miranda tonight.
FC Goa in a press statement said
FC Goa would like to inform that the club’s foreign contingent including the Head Coach and foreign staff have been advised to travel back home immediately. This comes as a pre-emptive measure in view of recent policies being taken by European and other countries in regards to travellers from India as the nation battles the second wave of COVID-19 which has engulfed the country.
While the AFC Champions League remains an important competition for FC Goa, the club management felt that the well being of the players to be its first and foremost responsibility. We will continue to ensure the same in the days to come.
In a season like no other, we would like to thank all the players for their efforts this season. We wish everyone safe health.