Indian Arrows will have a first taste on Chennai City FC

Vastavam web:  Indian Arrows, the cream of the country’s U-17 and U-19 players, will have a first taste of top-tier domestic football when they lock horns against Chennai City FC in their opening I-League match here tomorrow.With no venue available in New Delhi for their first two home matches, the Indian Arrows have opted to play at Goa Medical College Athletic stadium here.Most of the players in the AIFF’s development side, consisting of a mixture of national U-17 and U-19 players, have played in the AFC U-19 Championships qualifiers in Saudi Arabia after the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by the country last month.
Head coach Luis Norton de Matos said his main aim was to give the boys quality playing time and gain experience.”The boys will be playing for two seasons in the I-League and the experience they get at the end of it will help them,” said de Matos.V Soundararajan, the coach of Chennai City FC, who are in their second season in the I-League, said his players were happy to play against Indian Arrows.”After the U-17 World Cup, we have a good opportunity to play against the best organised team in India. Tactically, they are superior to us,” Soundararajan said.Chennai City FC have four foreigners and local boys selected from Indian Bank and Customs.