Sports Odisha Eyes First Victory in Indian Women’s League Clash Against HOPS FC
Bhubaneswar, January 15, 2024: Sports Odisha are all set to face HOPS FC, looking for the first victory in the Indian Women’s League 2023-24. The game will kick off on 16 January 2024 at the Capital Football Arena, Bhubaneswar. Currently Sports Odisha are yet to register points, while HOPS FC have secured only three points in the ongoing season.
While Sports Odisha is still in pursuit of their first victory of the season, head coach Paromita Sit expressed her optimism in turning the season around. “We know that we didn’t have a good start in this season. The last game, we saw plenty of opportunities coming our way, but we couldn’t take them. Once we take our chances, things will be easier for us” she said.
With HOPS FC coming to the game after a narrow loss to Odisha FC, Paromita Sit added that the game would be a hard fought affair. “In Indian Women’s League 2023-24, every game is difficult. We have prepared well for the game. I hope that the players will execute the plans on the pitch, and we can leave the ground with all three points.”
On the composition of the team, Paromita Sit highlighted that developing players from Odisha is a priority for the team, “In Sports Odisha, we emphasize home-grown players and developing them for the future. As a development team, our principles remain the same and we will continue to invest in the youth”, she said.
In eager anticipation of the upcoming encounter at home, Forward, Manisha Naik opined, “the morale in the team is good. We have good practice sessions in the build up to the match and we have focused our time on converting chances. So, we are looking forward to giving our best on match day.”
The match will be live-telecasted on the Indian Football Team YouTube Channe