Cheni, Jan 8: Newcomers Cheni City FC and Minerva Punjab FC played out a goalless draw, ebling both teams to notch their first ever I-League football points here on Sunday.
Cheni decided to line up in a 4-5-1 with Debabrata Roy and Joseph Clemente playing as full-backs while Dharmaraj Ravan and Aniyeche Echezo were the central defenders at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Dhanpal Ganesh, Denson Devadas and Haroon Amiri were deployed in midfield with Brazilian striker Charles De Souza leading upfront.
For Minerva, Ravi Kumar started in goal with Nigerian defender Loveday Okechukwu and Arashpreet Singh in defence. Germanpreet Singh and Vinit Rai were in midfield while captain Mandeep Singh and Joel Sunday assumed the attacking mantle in a 4-4-2 formation. IANS