Date & Time: 26th NOV 2020 | 7:30 PM
Venue: GMC Stadium Bambolim, Goa.
Match Preview: Kerala vs North East
The seventh edition of the Indian Football League 2020 has seen 10 teams already played their opening game while East Bengal is the only team still to play the season opener as the club will face Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata derby on 27th November.
Kerala didn’t have a normal season a year ago. They finished seventh in the league table, two situations over their remaining in Indian Football League 2018-19. During the current year, the team has marked 13 new faces, including mentor Kibu Vicuna. Abroad players Zimbabwean Costa Nhamoinesu and previous PSG safeguard Bakary Kone add to the group strength while left-back Nishu Kumar has packed away a four-year manage KBFC.
North East, then again, won their past trip against Mumbai City with a 1-0 score. The Highlanders are being instructed this season by recently designated Spaniard Gerard Nus, who is likewise the most youthful head coach in the ISL. Discussing their line-up, the group has roped in six new abroad players, including Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Khassa Camara, Luis Machado, Idrissa Sylla, and Kwesi Appiah.
Kerala vs North East Head-to-Head
Total Matches Played: 12
- Kerala Won: 05
- North East Won: 03
- Kerala lost: 03
- North East lost: 05
Total Goals: 19
- Kerala: 12
- North East: 7
Kerala Possible XI
Abino Gomes; Nishu Kumar, Costa Nhamoinesu, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro; Sergio Cidoncha, Vicente Gomez; Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Abdul Samad, Nangdomba Naorem; Gary Hooper
North East Possible XI
Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar; Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara; Ninthoinganba Meetei, Fanai Lalrempuia, Luis Machado; Kwesi Appiah
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