The 2017 edition of the Hero I-League gets underway today and we have two exciting matches lined up for today. First up, we have Kingfisher East Bengal taking on Aizawl FC followed by the defending champions Bengaluru FC hosting Shillong Lajong later today evening.
Sunday will witness three clashes, with the Maharashtra Derby between Mumbai FC and DSK Shivajians being the one to watch out for. Also, newcomers Minerva Punjab FC and Chennai City FC will face each other as they embark on their I-League campaign.
Despite the clouds of uncertainty looming over the I-League’s future, all the teams are excited and optimistic and look in great shape as they look to battle for national glory. Let us take a look at some quotes ahead of kickoff:
1. Jeje Lalpekhlua (Mohun Bagan)
“All Teams in the Hero I-League are on the same page this year and every Team has the potential to be crowned as the eventual winners.”
2. Eugeneson Lyngdoh (Bengaluru FC)
“I’d Like To Go Out & Win Every Cup We’re Competing For”
3. Thangboi Singto, Head coach- Shillong Lajong
“There’s a lot of talk going on what the future of the league could be. But that hasn’t affected us”.