Match update: SLFC vs NISA
Shillong Lajong FC recorded a 3-0 victory over NISA (Manipur) in a Group A match of the 32nd Federation Cup qualifiers at Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium, Silchar (Assam), on Thursday.
The coach of Shillong Lajong FC, Pradyum Reddy, was pleased that his boys made effective use of the oppotunities.
He said, “I think we adapted well to the conditions. I’m very happy the way we pressurized our opponents in the opening thirty minutes of the game and although we scored once, we wanted to kill the match in the first half itself.”
Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Okoye opened the scoring for Lajong in the 25th minute. Niwan O Gatpoh (60′) and James Giblee (68′) scored the other goals in the second half to eliminate the team from Manipur.
Reddy further commented, “The second half was also very good. We capitalised on the chances that came our way and that was the best thing that we did.
“We deserved to win the match and now are focusing on the match against Oil India.”
Lajong will face Assam based Oil India in the Group A decider on September 18