The Goa Pro-League defending champions, Sporting Clube de Goa take on Salgaocar FC in the GFA’s Champions Trophy (Charity Match) tomorrow at Duler Stadium, Mapusa at 6 pm.
Speaking about his expectation from the match Sporting Gaffer Mateus Costa said “It’s always nice to start with a win, we couldn’t do that in Goa Police Cup but it will be even better to start with a trophy. We have found our rhythm in the previous match; we need to build on the same there is a lot more to do from here on.”
Speaking about the mood within the camp, Costa said “The previous win has definitely been a morale booster for us. A win in the Champions Trophy would definitely add a lot of confidence ahead of the Goa Pro League.”
Speaking about the performance of the team in Pre Season and Goa Police Cup, Costa said “Our young players have proved themselves capable and reliable for the bigger occasions. I am extremely happy with the way Brandon Gomes & Avrhishto Fernandes has shaped up; they are very young and have a lot of potential.” The gaffer also heaped praises for Quan Gomes and Victorino Fernandes who were exceptional in the previous match.
Sporting however will miss the services of an impressive Brandon & Ponif Vaz due to injuries. Gaffer Costa said “They are recovering but we would not like to exert any pressure as they are an important part of our team and we will need them for the upcoming tournaments.”
Speaking about Salgaocar FC Coach Costa said “They have a fine young side and am sure it will be a good competitive match on Sunday.”