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AFC Cup Match Preview: Warriors FC vs Bengaluru FC

Modified 14 Apr 2015, 10:44 IST
Singaporean outfit Warriors FC will face a tough task when they take on Bengaluru FC in the Group E clash

Bengaluru FC faces Singapore’s Warriors FC in an important AFC Cup Group E tie at the Choa Chu Kang stadium. Warriors FC are placed at the bottom of the table without securing a single point from the first three games. Bengaluru FC is in a favourable position to make it past the group stage and reach the knock-out phases. Ashley Westwood’s men will look forward to secure full points against arguably the weakest team in the group and consolidate their position in Group E.


The Choa Chu Kang Stadium (also known as the CCK Stadium) is part of the Choa Chu Kang Sports and Recreation complex located in Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore. The international competition standard, multi-sport facility supports a range of sports and community functions, and opened in the year 2001. The main grandstand has a capacity of 4,000 people.


April 14th, 2015: 5:00 pm – India (IST)

Possible Starting line ups

Bengaluru FC (4-5-1-): Ralte; Rino Anto, John Johnson, Curtis Osano, Shankar Sampingiraj; Josh Walker, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Thoi Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Sean Rooney; Robin Singh

Ashley Westwood yet again will miss the services of six first team players, who have national team commitments to fulfill. In their absence, The British manager is likely to test his bench strength fielding players like Darren Caldeira, CK Vineeth, etc, who have spent most of the season on the bench.

Warriors FC (4-5-1): Aziz; Shah, Vidosevic, Suleiman, Sukarto; Jaffar, Shi Jiayi, Razak, Velez, Rahim; Farkhan.


Bengaluru FC vs Warriors FC

Key Battles

Nicolas Velez vs John Johnson

Argentine attacker Nicolas Velez will be the main threat for Warriors FC in tomorrow’s game against Bengaluru FC. Velez has scored the maximum number of goals for his team in this season. John Johnson should mark him tightly in tomorrow’s game.

Sunil Chhetri vs Marin Vidosevic

Sunil Chhetri will be the main threat up front for the Indian unit. He is the key player in the side and holds the potential to change the colour of the match single-handedly. Marin Vidosevic of Warriors FC will be in charge to stop the India international from being dangerous and impose any threat on the home team’s defense.


Warriors FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC 

Published 14 Apr 2015, 10:25 IST
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