Coimbatore, Feb 16: With Indian Arrows and Gokulam Kerala immune to relegation this football season, Cheni City face an uphill task with three games left as they take on Churchill Brothers here on Saturday. Soundararajan's men will have to pull off an incredible coup to escape relegation, one that is extremely difficult but not impossible.
Cheni's fate depends on the results elsewhere as well but what the Southerners can do as a first step is to take advantage of Churchill Brothers' back-to-back defeats to obtain three points at their own home ground. Home ground is where Cheni City have struggled this season -- they are yet to win at home.
The fixture involving Churchill is Cheni's sixth straight match at home, a run that has so far yielded four draws and a loss.
The Southerners are running out of time and that makes winning against a team that has just three points more than them even more important.
"We want to win the match in front of our fans in Coimbatore. My players are giving their best. It is not like they aren't trying. They are doing their best but not getting the results. I told them to work hard and they have realised now." IANS