Ludhiana: Chandigarh based Minerva Punjab host Nine based DSK Shivajians in their Round 9 of the Hero I-League encounter to be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, warriors of Punjab are back on track after some impressive show put up in their previous 2 encounters with a win of 1-League regulars Mumbai R and a draw against Defending I-League Champions Sz ,k17C Cup finalists liengaluru R.: in their away fixture which would give the young brigade with an averatae age of .5 years much needed boost to face the big guns Indian Football
The visitors DSK Shivajians clinched their first victory against Shillong Lajong at the Jawahar lal Nehru Stadium, Shillong on Saturday with goals from Irishman Shane McFaul and Sanju Pradhan 1Qading the puriekars victorious.
The Joni based team have a quite good of experience in their ranks with the likes of Gourmangi Singh,Holicharan Narzary, Nirrnal Chettri and Suniect Passi to name from a few, Serbian Sasa Kolunija would be handed over the task on their back-line, to hold the inform Minervan attack, Japanese import Kim Song- Yong and Real Madrid youth produce. Juan Cuero would marshal the mid-field in Ludhiana.
DS K Englishman Coach Dave Rodgers is well aware of the threat and the potential their young opponent possess as they have already been a victim of it in the concluded Durand cup 2016 where the warriors bounced from a 0-1 score line to beat them 2-1 at the final whistle.