Defending champions Minerva Defending champions Minerva Punjab kicked off their campaign by playing out a goalless draw with Churchill Brothers in that I-League here on Sunday.
The two sides split points at the end of 90 minutes, in match characters and a lack of imagination in attack.
Churchill Brothers gave a good account of themselves while Minerva showed glimpses of what they are capable of in the second half, but both teams failed to break the deadlock at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium.
Irish UEFA Pro license holder Paul Munster, Minerva’s newly appointed technical director, and close to going in with an attacking formation with Nigerian Philip Njoku and the young and talented Souvik Das as wing backs in front of a three-man deep defense led by Ivorian Lancine Toure.
Churchill also had a new coach for the season in Romanian Petre Gigi and he opted for a more conservative 4-4-2 formation.
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