Durand Cup 2022: FC Goa all set for title defence

Different story

Various tale

And even with the tag of defending champions firmly on their back, Deggie Cardozo, the development crew mentor maintains that it will not be a little something that will be the lead to of any pressure forward of their future campaign.

“I won’t say you will find any additional tension as this sort of, offered the tag of defending champions. Our prime goal is to try and convey back the trophy home and we’ve been preparing for the very same as very well. The team is in excellent condition and the gamers are eager to exhibit everybody what they’re able of,” Cardozo said at the pre-match press convention.

One game at a time

Just one sport at a time

Drawn in Group A, Goa will get on Bengaluru FC, Jamshedpur FC and Indian Air Force apart from Mohammedan SC in the Durand Cup 2022 team stage.

“With out a question, these’re powerful teams. Even so, we would like to continue to keep the concentrate on ourselves and what we can do. We are going to be getting issues forward one game at a time and one opponent at a time,” he included.

Trophy Tour

Trophy Tour

Goa was the ultimate cease of the Trophy Tour for the 131st version of the historic match.

The Trophy Tour was flagged off from Kolkata on July 19, travelling to Guwahati, Imphal and Jaipur prior to arriving in Goa. Soon after a two-day tour in Goa, the trophy returned to Kolkata, the venue of the final.

Nemil excited

Nemil fired up

20-year-aged Muhammed Nemil was a single of the most significant finds for the Gaurs last yr. With four plans and two assists in the Durand Cup 2021, Nemil spearheaded Goa’s title-profitable run in the tournament.

“Very last year’s Durand Cup was one of my most memorable moments as a footballer. I was able to accomplish very well and later on, that gave me a place in Goa initial-time. It had been a extended-expression desire to engage in in the ISL, and Durand Cup served me obtain that,” said Nemill.

Third time

3rd time

This will be the 3rd time that the Gaurs are taking part in the Durand Cup, coming on the back of a stellar marketing campaign past yr that observed them stay undefeated throughout the tournament.

In the Durand Cup 2021 finals performed at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Edu Bedia’s 105th-minute strike assisted the Adult males in Orange conquer the obstacle posed by Kolkata-dependent Mohammedan to lay their palms on the trophy for the initially time.