I-League 2021: Gokulam Kerala, TRAU and Churchill in race for title; three front-runners for season’s top-scorer

I-League 2021: Gokulam Kerala, TRAU and Churchill in race for title; three front-runners for season’s top-scorer

The title may very properly be determined by the final kick of the championship, with two matches that includes the three sides set to to be held concurrently on Saturday.

I-League 2021: Gokulam Kerala, TRAU and Churchill in race for title; three front-runners for season's top-scorer

Churchill Brothers FC are second within the factors desk, degree on factors (26) with leaders Gokulam Kerala and third-placed TRAU FC. Picture credit score: Twitter/@ILeagueOfficial

Kolkata: With simply the final spherical of fixtures remaining, three groups— Gokulam Kerala FC, TRAU FC and Churchill Brothers—are within the working for the I-League crown this season.

The title may very properly be determined by the final kick of the championship, with two matches that includes the three sides set to to be held concurrently on Saturday.

Even the race for the league’s high scorer award is tantalisingly poised as three front-runners shall be in motion on the similar time on Saturday and only one objective separating them.

Main the charts is none apart from TRAU FC’s Bidyashagar Singh, who has 11 objectives to his identify thus far.

He discovered the web for the primary time in a 2-0 win in opposition to Chennai Metropolis FC after which scored in a 1-1 draw in opposition to Churchill Brothers.

He got here roaring up the charts after placing the web a whopping 9 instances in 4 consecutive video games— together with back-to-back hat-tricks in opposition to Mohammedan Sporting and Actual Kashmir—  each of which got here within the second part of the match.

Behind him are two overseas imports — Churchill Brothers’ Luka Majcen and Gokulam Kerala FC’s Dennis Antwi with 10 objectives every.

The Slovenian Majcen began off the marketing campaign in a stunning method as he registered a brace in his first outing and has gone on to type a formidable pairing up high with fellow ahead Clayvin Zuniga.

Ghana worldwide Dennis Antwi has been in red-hot type within the championship part of the competitors, scoring six objectives in 4 video games and taking his staff to the highest of the desk with one recreation to play.

Just one Indian in I-League historical past has completed as the highest goal-scorer and that participant is none apart from India captain Sunil Chhetri, who scored 14 objectives for Bengaluru FC within the 2013-14 season when his facet went on to raise the trophy.

Chhetri shared the highest scorer award with Salgaocar’s Darryl Duffy, however ought to Bidyashagar keep his lead on the high of the charts this season, he may develop into the primary Indian ahead to be the outright high scorer in any I-League marketing campaign which shall be a monumental feat.

 

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