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Dempo to clash against Sporting in the NFL tomorrow

Written by: Staff

Margao, May 10 (UNI) Super Cup winners Sporting Club de Goa will be looking for full points aiming to retain the second spot when they cross swords against defending champions Dempo sports club in the second leg ONGC Cup National Football League championship match here tomorrow.

As Mahindra United have already ensured their maiden NFL crown, Sporting would certainly be going all out to snatch points.

The Sporting Club de Goa, presently placed fourth in the league table, lost four matches and are with 22 points from 14 matches(6 wins and 4 draws) and need to win all three remaining matches.

While Dempo placed third in the league table with 23 points from 15 outings (6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats) are one point ahead of Sporting and are too in the race for the second place. Dempo have only two matches in hand. East Bengal, presently placed second, have 28 points and will play their last match against JCT on their home ground on May 15.

Sporting look menancing both on paper and performance and depending heavily on Nigerian duo of Edeh Chidi and Dudu Omagbhemi, both of whom have combined well infront and also produced a number of brilliant goals. However it remains to be seen whether they will be able to penetrate through Dempo's defence led by Majek Bolaji, John Dias and Raju Singh.

Dempo also have a good attacking line-up and all eyes will be on Renty Martin who is the top scorer with 13 goals in the championship so far. Helping him will be Isfaq Ahmed in the front.

Dempo also have good midfield with Clifford Miranda a fine playemaker and he will be helped by Robert mendes Silva( Beto) in the middle.


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