Dempo take on Salgaocar tomorrow ������

Margao, Jan 18 (PTI) A close contest is on the card asDempo will fight for supremacy when they take on Salgaocartomorrow in the tenth round of the I-League to be played atNehru Stadium here.

Salgaocar suffered their third defeat after they lost toMohun Bagan 3-1, suffered further blow when their experiencestriker Yusif Yakubu�is ruled out for tomorrow''s match �due tohamstring injury and with Ekene Ikenwe still nursing aninjury, Ryuji Sueoka will have to carry the bulk of the loadupfront along with youngster Marcus Mascarenhas.

Salgaocar defense have let them down in their last matchconceding goals in the first half before they fought back inthe second half but failed to convert several chances thatcame their way.

The return of defender Khelemba Meetei will strengthenthe team.

"Its disappointing to lose in this fashion when a teamcreated several chances but failed to take advantageultimately to end on losing side.Tomorrow is another toughmatch and we have to play without Yusif Yakubu which will makethings more difficult for us to score against a side who areplaying well as a unit."

"Hopefully, the boys give their best and play the waythey played against Churchill Brothers to see the team back intheir winning way," stated Karim Bencharifa.

Dempo, who are two points behind Salgaocar who areoccupying the second position will be fielding the same sidewhich won against Pune FC. .

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