Sporting Clube de Goa take on Salgaocar

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

A close contest is in the offing when Super Cup champions Sporting Clube de Goa (SCDG) take on Salgaocar in the second semi-final.

Sporting Clube de Goa take on Salgaocar

Margao:

A close contest is in the offing when Super Cup champions Sporting Clube de Goa (SCDG) take on Salgaocar in the second semi-final of the Alchemist Federation Cup to be played at Nehru Stadium tomorrow with one Goan team assured of a place in the finals to be held on October 30. However, Sporting, who play possession football coupled with a sharp attacking game, hold an edge over Salgaocar. Salgaocar raised their level of performance in the win against Vasco yesterday and would have to play to their potential if they are to upset their rivals, who have not lost to them for the last two years. Sporting striker Edeh Chidi, who scored three goals, would be looking to increase his tally for the highest scorer award, and has linked well with Dudu Omagbemi. Working out strategy The Salgaocar defence, which looked shaky at times, would have to adopt a strategy to keep them at bay. SCDG President Peter Vaz is confident that his team would beat Salgaocar and qualify for the finals. "We have beaten them eight times on the trot and there is no reason why we should not be able to beat them now", Vaz said. "Our only fear is complacency, which should not creep into our boys' minds, all geared up to face Salgaocar", he added. Salgaocar coach Shabir Ali said "our boys have really played well against Vasco in their last match and that should motivate them to play to their potential. The only problem is our strikers, who need to convert the chances that come their way". (PTI)

Topics : Football
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