Chennai City face tricky NEROCA trip
IMPHAL: I-league leaders Chennai City will hope to avoid a potential banana peel in their quest for the title when they face hosts NEROCA FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Monday. With 33 points from 15 games, Chennai could go four points clear of second-placed Real Kashmir with a win here.
With trips to Shillong and Goa coming up for the Akbar Nawascoached side in the season run-in, Chennai can ill-afford to drop points against NEROCA, especially with East Bengal too breathing down their necks. The Kolkata giants are five points behind having played a game less.
NEROCA are in a contest with Mohun Bagan for the fifth place in the standings.