With Sunil Chhetri available, Churchill look for win in Singapore

Chhetri and Arezou are expected to reach here early on Wednesday and they will be available for the Group E match, but the team management will have to take a call on whether the duo would play or not since they will miss out on match practice. Churchill will continue to miss the services of playmaker Roberto Mendis da Silva (Beto) as he is yet to recover from an injury.

updated: April 09, 2013 18:36 IST
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Singapore: Heaving a sigh of relief with their star striker Sunil Chhetri reaching here after initial denial of visa, Churchill Brothers would look to seal their first away win when they take on Warriors FC in a crucial AFC Cup group match on Wednesday.

Chhetri was granted visa after the intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs on the request of the Sports Authority of India. His team-mate and Afghan striker Balal Arezou was also initially denied visa before being cleared to travel to Singapore after submitting more relevant documents.

A win for Churchill against their opponents, whom they had beaten 3-0 in the home leg in Pune on April 2, would keep them in the hunt for a pre-quarterfinal berth. Churchill are third in the group with four points from three matches.

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