Nothing less than 3 points would suffice as Quess East Bengal FC travel to Imphal
Last Updated 3:28 PM 22nd February 2020 .
The long awaited first victory came against the Indian Arrows at Mumbai for coach Mario Rivera on his 4th game in charge of the Red and Gold brigade. The team managed to win after a span of 22 days and pull themselves out of the relegation zone as now they prepare to play against a disoriented TRAU FC at Imphal on Sunday.
The team management showed urgency and brought in new Spanish midfielder Victor Perez Alonso, who joined the training sessions on Friday and have travelled to Imphal with the squad along with another old horse Gurwinder Singh, who was training with the team for more than a week.
The fans will also be eagre to see Jaime Santos Colado take charge after his stellar performance against the Indian Arrows where he grabbed a goal and an assist. Jaime Colado s previous trip to the Khuman Lampak Stadium back in December also saw him showcase a Man-of-the-match performance against NEROCA FC where the Red and Gold brigade won 4-1.
Spanish winger Juan Mera did not start the last two matches for the Red and Gold brigade and there have been speculations about him getting the axe to make way for defender Johnny Acosta. The fans have been vocal after the rumours and want the team management to axe out of form striker Marcos de la Espada instead. The spotlight would surely be on these two Spaniards as one of them is likely to get released after the game!
Coach Mario Rivera would surely settle for nothing less than full 3 points on Sunday as TRAU FC are also in a disoriented situation after their coach Dimitris Dimitriou left the team after a scuffle with the management. The team from Manipur will however be eager to turn around their fortunes against Quess East Bengal FC as they have lost the last two matches against NEROCA FC (5-0) and Aizawl FC (2-0).