AFC Cup: Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC to play home matches in Ahmedabad

Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC will be playing the home fixtures of their 2019 AFC Cup group stage at The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad.

 AFC Cup: Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC to play home matches in Ahmedabad

File image of Chennaiyin FC players celebrating a goal. ISL

Chennaiyin played the home leg of their two-legged qualifying playoff against Colombo FC in Ahmedabad as playing a Sri Lankan opponent in Tamil Nadu was not politically conducive.

The club had requested for permission from SDAT (Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu) to host the group stage matches at Chennai. But by the time the approvals were received from SDAT, significant financial commitments were made by the club towards The Arena by TransStadia and in order to fulfill those obligations the club will play the home games of the group stage in Ahmedabad.

Fixtures for Chennaiyin FC's AFC Cup group stage matches (Group E):

Matchday 1 (3 April): Chennaiyin FC (IND) v Minerva Punjab (IND) 7.30 pm, KO The Arena Stadium, Ahmedabad

Matchday 2 (17 April): Chennaiyin FC (IND) v Manang Marshyangdi Club (NEP) 7.30 pm, The Arena Stadium, Ahmedabad

Matchday 3 (30 April): Chennaiyin FC (IND) v Abahani Limited Dhaka (BAN) 7.30 pm, The Arena Stadium, Ahmedabad

Matchday 4 (15 May): Abahani Limited Dhaka (BAN) v Chennaiyin FC (IND) 7 pm, Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Matchday 5 (19 June): Minerva Punjab (IND) vs Chennaiyin FC 6.30 pm, Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

Matchday 6 (26 June): Manang Marshyangdi Club (NEP) vs Chennaiyin FC, ANFA Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2019 09:01:43 IST

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