Super Cup 2018: Gokulam Kerala FC ride on Henry Kisekka's brace to defeat NorthEast United FC
With this win, Gokulam Kerala FC and Churchill Brothers, both the I-League sides in the qualifiers have defeated ISL sides to qualify for the main draw.
Bhubaneswar: I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC rode on Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka's brace either side of half-time to beat Indian Super League's wooden spooners NorthEast United FC in a Super Cup qualifier at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
Kisekka (43rd, 75th) scored both his goals from Arjun Jayaraj's assists, first making the most of a brilliant through ball on the right side to slam home from the edge of the box and then turning in a square pass from a similar area.
With this win, both the I-League sides in the qualifiers have defeated ISL sides to qualify for the main draw.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Dynamos slumped to a defeat against Churchill Brothers. Willis Plaza was the wrecker-in-chief as his twin strikes left Delhi defenseless and had to relinquish a place in the final draw of the Super Cup 2018.
Gokulam will now take on ISL finalists Bengaluru FC on April 1 in the final round.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia (17’) gave the Kalinga Warriors an early lead with his first goal of the season. Aridai Suarez (22’) extended the advantage five minutes later, being involved in both goals.
Under Derek Pereira, Goa won their last game against Chennaiyin FC after coming out with a point against Kerala Blasters before that.
Odisha FC will look for a new dawn after parting ways with coach Kiko Ramirez when they take on fellow stragglers NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League in Margao on Tuesday.