Margao: After getting to winning ways against ONGC following their loss to Dempo in the opening encounter, Churchill Brothers will look to ride on the positive momentum when they take on Mumbai FC in the third round of the I-League here on Saturday.
Churchill Brothers coach Mariano Dias introduced Akram Moghrabi in place of Henri Arnouchet against ONGC after they lost to Dempo and the Lebanese striker grabbed the opportunity with both hands as he played the perfect foil to Roberto Mendes upfront, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.
Akram, who combined well along with Roberto Silva and Steven Dias, will be the main threat to Mumbai FC, who have suffered successive defeats against Pailan Arrows and Pune FC, Dias said.
The coach is happy with the way his team performed against ONGC and is expecting the same performance from his boys at the Nehru stadium on Saturday. After being beaten in their previous two matches, Mumbai FC will be strengthened with the signing of Yusif Yukubu.
Team manager Henry Picardo said the two weeks break has helped his players to iron out the differences and Yakubu's experience will also influence them to do better.
Churchill Brothers is a formidable side and playing against them at home will be a difficult task but we will be happy to get at least one point if not a win, Picardo said.