By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 7 : Champions of the Second Division League 2018-19, Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) is set to start preparation for the prestigious Durand Cup Football Tournament, said the motivator of TRAU, H Vikram Singh, proprietor, HVS Construction Materials Private Ltd in a press meet held today at his residence at Patsoi.
Vikram expressed that it was an honour for TRAU to receive invitation for the Durand Cup and the necessary preparation for the said tournament and the upcoming Hero Indian League will soon be started. He also stated that the preparation for installation of football turf at TRAU football ground is in the line.
TRAU's secretary, T Phulen who was also present at the occasion expressed happiness upon receiving invitation for this year's Durand Cup and highlighted the importance of floodlight installation for the upcoming I League as discussed recently at an AIFF meeting. He also maintained that the upcoming I League matches will be necessarily broadcasted live on HD Channels.
The team will emphasized more on featuring local talents and process to rope in 5 foreign players are almost finish to make up poor departments, he added.
TRAU's president, L Ibomcha; vice president, L Bhagaton; coach, L Nandakumar; assistant coach, Surmani and vice president, Th Subhaschandra also attended the press meet.
TRAU will face Indian Air Force in the first match on August 9 before taking on Chennaiyin FC and Gokulam Kerala on August 13 and 16 respectively.