Bengaluru a newly formed football club playing in the Bangalore Super division
for the 2022 season had to play FC Bengaluru United on the 11th October 2
pm at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Ashok Nagar - nicely located close to the center of the city.
Before the match Sporting Club Bengaluru ranked 2nd
in the league with 6 wins out of 7 matches (18 points) while the opposit team of BUFC was listed 3rd in the league with a game in hand and just tow points tailing. Sporting Club Bengaluru was coming into the match having
scored 18 goals in their matches while FCBU came into the match having
scored incredible 11 goals in their previous game only. The SCB management announced this match as a potential “clash of the titans”
being it definitely one of the most anticipated games in the league. No doubt, the Sporting Club with lots of ambitions with a Robin
Singh- former Indian international - in their squad.
Both teams are said to be potential title
contenders in the league this season and this match could have definitely been key in
So it was no surprise that this match attracted a good number of fans from the two sides. The official figure was 820 paying audience today. Pleaseant weather with 28°C.
Sporting Club started with Bordoloi between the posts, a three-man defence line with Prabin Tigga, Shanid Valan, Matthew Dunga, the midfield with Arun Kumar, Jacob Kattookaren, Allen Lyngdoh and Karthik as the captain plus an attack admired by other clubs with Robin Singh, Kouassi Yao from the Ivory Coast and Ashish Jha.
BUFC started with his local goalkeeper and captain Srijith, with an on paper four-man defence with Rakesh Pradhan, the Brasilian Jairo Rodrigues, Manoj Kannan and Ashok Singh, a compact midfield with Selwyn, Charles Anandraj, Manvir Singh and L Khiangte plus the two-man attack with Irfan Yadwad and Shajan Franklin.
At the end of an exiting first half it was Kouassi Yao from the Ivory Coast who marked the lead for Sporting Club.
However, BUFC levelled the match in the second half with the help of a penalty that was successfully converted by BUFC striker Irfan Yadwad
1:0 Kouassi Yao 43. min
1:1 Irfan Yadwad (pen.) 73. min
Sporting Club Bengaluru: Bordoloi (GK) - Prabin Tigga, Shanid Valan, Matthew Dunga (Sathis Kumar, 58.) - Arun
Kumar (D Khongstia, 90.), Jacob Kattookaren, Allen Lyngdoh, Karthik (C) (Appu, 90.) - Robin Singh (Cletus, 70.), Kouassi Yao, Ashish Jha
Bench: Roshan Singh, Vignesh, Ajith Arasu, Deepak Kumar, Joe Bence
Coach: Chandrashekar Rao Chinta
BUFC: Srijith (GK) - Rakesh Pradhan, Jairo Rodrigues, Manoj Kannan, Ashok Singh - Selwyn (Aenam Graffenberg, 46.), Charles Anandraj, Manvir Singh (Mohamad Kdouh, 46.), L Khiangte (Laishram, 79.) - Irfan Yadwad, Shajan Franklin (C Lyngdoh, 46.)
Bench: Jipson Justus, Nabin Rabha, Kabir Toufik (GK), Ronaldkydon Lyngdoh, Praful Kumar
Coach: Kalid Ahmed Jamil
Team photo of Sporting Club Bengaluru (SCB) - Match vs Bengaluru United FC (BUFC)
Source: FAISPORTS Team - SCB press info via KSFA 10.11.2022/ Fotos courtesy of SCB