Football: NEUFC loses in the first match of the pre-season in Dubai
North East United FC have started their pre-season campaign on a losing note. The club was beaten 2-1 by Dubai based Emirates Club.
Although the results were not on the highlanders’ side, they were able to entertain the crowd by their attacking style of play. Manager, Nelo Vingada was seen fielding as many as seven foreign players during the first half of the match. However, he replaced some of them in the second half by Indian players.
This year, the fans have a lot of expectations from the team to make their mark in the tournament after the first two years being dismal. There are also a lot of expectations from home grown players like Seityasen Singh, Robin Gurung, Sumeet Passi and T.P. Rehenesh.