The Indian Arrows are going to play their first two home matches of the I-League in Goa due to the unavailability of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, an AIFF official said.
Their opening match is against Chennai City FC on November 29, and in the second match they will be face Minerva Punjab FC. They will return to Delhi after playing their first two matches in Goa.
At Delhi, the Arrows were scheduled to play at the Ambedkar Stadium or Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, as stated in the I-League’s initial fixture list. Some members of the squad played their Under-17 World Cup matches at the latter during the recently concluded tournament.
With FC Goa and Churchill Brothers SC sharing the Nehru Stadium in Margao, the Arrows will have to play either at Tilak Maiden in Vasco or GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.
“We have not finalised the venue in Goa as yet. In the next couple of days we will inspect the two venues and take a call,” the official said.
The I-League will kick off on November 25.