Maha Derby, DSK and Mumbai FC expect a good show irrespective of the standings

Pune: Mumbai Football Club travel to the Balewadi Stadium, Pune to face inter-city rivals DSK Shivajians Football Club for their final Hero I-League away maha derby match of the season. Both clubs have had underwhelming campaigns, respectively, as one point separate DSK Shivajians (7th; 11 points) and Mumbai (10th; 10 points).

“It is always a pleasure being, here (in Pune) and it will be an exciting match,” said Santosh Kashyap, Head Coach of Mumbai. “I think, we are in the same boat. Both the teams have struggled to get results, struggling to get a win,” added Kashyap.

Dave Rogers expressed his side’s season, “DSK Shivajians were a new team and we are in a period of transition to take the club forward in a different direction. I cannot critise my players, I can’t. They are creating chances; we have dominated games we have played in, playing good, attacking football. Apart from luck and killer-instinct in front of goal, we would be much higher-up the table.”

Mumbai has scored just eight times in the 13 matches they have played this I-League season; to which Santosh Kashyap said, “As I believe, any I-League team/club in India depends on foreigners to score the goals. So in our process, we got these players registered late, and I had to believe in Indian players.”

Steven Dias was announced to lead the Mumbai team before the start of the campaign. But an injury-hit season and lack of chances has left the veteran winger with an urge to prove him, again. “I have not played many matches, this year. I want to prove myself with the chances I will have,” said Steven Dias.”

On injuries and suspensions, Rogers highlighted the importance of Sasa Kolunjia to the side. The DSK Shivajians manager appreciated the Serb’s performance against Aizawl during last Tuesday’s 1-0 loss. Rogers added, “It is great to have Sasa back and Kim Seong-Yong’s injury is long-term. I will make the final decision on my starting XI tomorrow.” While Mumbai will be without Thoi Singh, who has not travelled with the side to Pune and is struggling with a knee injury. “Alex (William) has a groin injury. So will take a call today. Steven (Dias) is back,” said Kashyap.

“This is a derby game. I am looking forward to welcoming the side; it should be a good and entertaining game,” Rogers said. Meanwhile, Rogers spoke highly of the opposition manager Santosh Kashyap adding, he has “nothing but respect” for him.


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…


Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…


Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…


MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…


Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…


OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…


ROQS to host trials for MFA Super Division

ROQS is revamping their squad for the upcoming season of the MFA Super Division. The team is organising trials for the men’s football team on Monday, 11th of July, 2022….


MSP Academy is holding trials for the upcoming MFA Youth League

MFA Super Division club Mumbai Soccer Prodigies will be conducting trials for their MFA Youth League campaign on 22nd May 2022 in Bandra, Mumbai. Founded in 2006, the Mumbai Soccer…


Football School of India to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based Football School of India is going to conduct youth trials for its boys and girls squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-13…


Bengaluru FC Elite Youth Football Trials

Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and are past champions of the I-League and ISL. The club has launched its Soccer…