Chidi brace hands AIFF XI 0-2 defeat

Foreign imports made the difference in a match where the future India team showed glimpses of improved maturity but not enough tenacity. Somshuvra Laha reports.
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Updated on Jan 23, 2011 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Foreign imports made the difference in a match where the future India team showed glimpses of improved maturity but not enough tenacity.

Mohun Bagan's burly Afro-Australian defender Okwy Diamondstar made it tough for AIFF XI by 'winning all the aerial balls'.

Bulpin said he would take a 0-2 beating any day at the hands of 'one of the best Indian clubs'. But eight goals scored in 11 matches do not reflect well on the striking prowess of a team set to play the pre-Olympic qualifiers against Myanmar in a month. Edeh Chidi struck in either half, following passes from skipper Ishfaq Ahmed and Manish Maithani, as Mohun Bagan pocketed three important points in the run-up to what could potentially be a league-changing city derby for them early February.

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    Somshuvra Laha is a sports journalist with over 11 years' experience writing on cricket, football and other sports. He has covered the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, cricket tours of South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh and the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Hindustan Times.

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