FC Goa to take on Vasco Sports Club at a friendly match this Thursday at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
Panaji, 8 Oct 2014: FC Goa will be playing its next friendly against Vasco Sports Club this Thursday at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. The match which will begin at 7pm will be played under floodlights at FC Goa’s home ground.
Ahead of ISL, which will begin on October 12, the franchise teams have been playing friendly matches with various football clubs. In its earlier friendly matches played some days ago FC Goa triumphed over Sesa Football Academy by a margin of 3 goals (Score 3-0) and scored a win against the India national U-19 team with a score of 4-0.
FC Goa’s marquee coach, Brazilian legend and three-time World Cupper Arthur Antunes Coimbra fondly known as Zico has been putting the FC Goa squad through a rigorous training schedule and is gearing up for the first season of the ISL.
FC Goa recently roped in two of Dempo SC’s foreign imports – Australian Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri of Afghanistan – for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Former Dempo player Ranty Martins presently with East Bengal has also been selected by FC Goa to be part of the squad weeks before the start of the ISL. Forrmer Arsenal and Brazil international player Andre Santos is expected to join the squad shortly.
FC Goa, one of the eight teams to compete in the 2014 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) to be held between October and December has already established a significant fan base. Fans, both young and old, are rooting for the team from Goa