Nelo Vingada – Didier Zokora is not fit to start

The 35 year old Ivorian of the Guwahati franchise is yet to make his recovery from his injury, NorthEast United coach thinks that.


North East United has won their first match in their first match on against the Kerala Blasters FC in ISL season 3, Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa scored the only goal in that match.


They will face FC Goa in their next game on Tuesday; the game will start in less than 72 hours was not much of a concern for their coach.


"Normally a team in Portugal or the European leagues have 72 hours as the average benchmark to play the next game. So ideally if the first game started at 7 (pm), this game should start at 9 or 9:15 (pm) but it cannot be helped now. If you talk about player recovery, it differs from player to player. A person like Halicharan Narzary who ran around 11-12 kilometers in the first game will naturally need a bit longer to recuperate but a player who ran less might need less time to be totally fit," he explained.

The Portuguese added: "I always tell my players, the next game is important and the most difficult. The game against Kerala Blasters is gone and we cannot change anything about that. We have a home advantage and you can say we are in a rhythm considering it is our second game. But FC Goa is fresh as it is their first game of the season. We cannot change that fact and we will try to make the game difficult for them with the support of our fans."


In their next match they will face the zico’s crew,the 63 year old is particularly excited anticipation of facing  Goan with his deep knot to Portugal