Real Kashmir FC took benefit of an under-strength Chennai City – with out 4 of its gamers, together with first-choice goalkeeper Kabir Toufik, – to attain as soon as in every half to safe a 2-0 win towards the 2018-19 I-League champion in a match on the Mohun Bagan Ground on Friday.
Toufik and Vijay Thomas examined optimistic in a RT-PCR take a look at carried out by the AIFF medical crew on Tuesday. The two gamers and their roommates – Vijay Nagappan and Uma Shankar – have been quarantined as per pre-agreed protocol. However, all 4 examined adverse when the membership opted for re-testing by a reputed personal lab within the metropolis on Wednesday. The gamers, although, weren’t allowed to participate within the sport after the AIFF turned down Chennai City’s attraction to permit their participation following the most recent outcomes.
Real Kashmir FC began confidently and took the lead within the sixteenth minute when Aser Dipanda Dicka discovered the goal. The Cameroonian ahead made essentially the most of an help from strike companion Lukman Adefemi, who did the arduous work within the Chennai City field earlier than establishing the previous with the chance. Dicka was instrumental in establishing the second objective within the 83rd minute as he performed in a pleasant cross for substitute Lalrindika Ralte, who put the ball within the web.
The end result: Real Kashmir FC 2 (Aser Dipanda Dicka 16, Lalrindika Ralte 83) bt Chennai City FC 0.