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Chennaiyin FC's pre-season at Ahmedabad from Sept 1


Press Trust of India Chennai
Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC is set for a four-week long pre-season camp at Ahmedabad from September 1.
Head coach John Gregory and a majority of the CFC squad, including all the summer signings, would convene in Ahmedabad directly, a release said.
They will begin preparations for the 2019-20 season and will be using the training facility at Adani Shantigram in Ahmedabad.
After two weeks of training, Chennaiyin FC will have its first pre-season friendly against Ahmedabads ARA FC at The Arena by Transstadia on September 15.
The release said Ahmedabad will be CFCs base till September 20, with the team thereafter travelling to Jamshedpur for the final leg of their pre-season schedule.
The club's opponents and dates for pre-season friendlies in Jamshedpur will be confirmed at a later date.
Midfielder Anirudh Thapa will link up with the CFC squad following his assignment with the Indian national team, that will be playing the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Qatar on September 5 and September 10 respectively.
Gregory said, "Were really looking forward to hitting the ground running with the fantastic mix of old and new faces in the squad. Its a period to put in the hard yards and prepare for the new season."

The Chennaiyin squad is scheduled to return to Chennai on October 1 and would continue preparations at home ahead of the new ISL campaign, that commences with a trip to FC Goa on October 23 before back-to-back home games against Mumbai City FC and ATK on October 27 and 30 respectively.

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 8:15 PM IST

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