East Bengal take on 3 Star in Bordoloi Trophy fil today
By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 29: Guwahati is ready to host the fil of 64th Bordoloi Trophy soccer tourment amidst the hectic preparation of the iugural function of third ISL. The fil of the prestigious tourment between 3 Star, Nepal and East Bengal is slated for Friday at 7pm and it will be followed by the iuguration ceremony of the ISL on Saturday.
Both 3 Star and East Bengal qualified for the fil playing good soccer throughout the tourment. The interesting point is that both sides are still unbeaten in the competition.
It will be the 9th occasions for East Bengal when they will appear for the fil of the Bordoloi Trophy. Last time they played in the title clash in 1996 and lost the game to arch rival Mohun Bagan.
On the other hand 3 Star are going to play the fil of Bordoloi trophy for the second time. In the previous occasions they had to satisfy with the runners up title losing the fil to Abahani Krira Chakra in 2010.
Tomorrow’s fil will be a clash between individual brilliance and team effort. East Bengal playing the tourment with a second set of line up along with some promising youth of the academy. Donghyun Do, the attacking mid fielder, is the key man of East Bengal and the team is heavily depending on him. However Nepal team showed some brilliant team effort in almost every matches of the tourment. However Kayode Ajayi Martin, the star forward of the team, is capable to turn the game in favour of his team alone and East Bengal may need to chalk out some special plan for him.
This year the champion team will receive Rs 10 Lakh while the runners up team will collect a purse of Rs 5 lakh. Apart from that there will be few individual prizes also.