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I-League: Aizawl FC to host Chennai City in first home match

Former champions Aizawl FC will face defending champions Chennai City FC in their first home match of the I-League season, in Aizawl at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium on December 17.

Aizawl are coming into the match after being crowned Mizoram Premier League champions which will give them a psychological boost in their match against Chennai.

Aizawl FC have won one, lost one and drawn one in the three matches they have played so far while Chennai City are coming into the match after their 1-3 loss against Punjab FC.

Stanley Rozario, Head Coach of Aizawl FC stressed that he is pretty happy with how Aizawl FC has progressed in the tournament.

“Many young talented players were promoted to the senior team from our academy and it is very difficult for me to change the squad for every match, so I keep continuing the same team,” Rozario said at the pre-match press conference.

“But two new foreigners were put into the mix against Neroca FC and Indian Arrows. In upcoming matches, I may bring some fresh legs,” he added.

Speaking about the reigning champions Chennai City FC, he said, “CCFC are the defending champions, they have a good squad with the same winning coach, and after losing to PFC, they will come strongly against us. But my team is in high spirits after winning MPL and we will go all out to collect 3 full points at home”.

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