Rajasthan United FC have arrived in Bengaluru for the upcoming I-league Qualifiers. The debutants landed in the city after two weeks of pre-season in Goa prior to their arrival in Bengaluru.
RUFC who were nominated alongside six other new clubs for the I league qualifiers choose to train in Goa for the pre-season.
They hit the ground running picking up a couple of wins against SESA FC and Dempo SC. The team picked up a massive 6-0 victory against Calagunte FC.
The Rajasthan club lost against FC Goa and saw through a draw versus Salgaocar FC.
Goa proved to be the perfect choice for the team, the players not only gained plenty of match time, but also a wealth of knowledge.
The team was visited by former India captain and legend, Brahmanand Sankhwalker, who shared his words of wisdom with them.
The players also impressed the India U-16 coach, Bibiano Fernandes with their playing style. He said, “At that level (Qualifiers) where all teams are equal, where all teams are equally fit, technically well trained and technically well sound, what makes a difference is what you want.”
He also shared some valuable advice with the players, “No matter who you are playing against, players may be coming from ISL, but always think that you are above him. If you are not strong mentally you are not good enough. But from what I saw this morning was impressive.”
Rajasthan United now begin their journey into top division football with the I-league Qualifiers. The club will be playing their first match against Ryntih FC on October 4th at 3.45 PM at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bengaluru.