Calcutta/Margao: A bitter Kayne Vincent, who’s sidelined for four weeks due to an ankle injury, has decided to fly over to Osaka, on Thursday, for a complete recovery.
Vincent will have to bear his own expenses as his club Prayag United SC have refused to offer any financial support.
“The facilities here are not up to the marků So, I’ve decided to get my ankle treated in Osaka. Club officials have no qualms as such about my decision, but they won’t pay my bills since the recovery process will happen abroad. In that case, I’ve to fend for myself,” Vincent, who expects to return by December 11, said on Tuesday.
United SC, meanwhile, have a stern test ahead, taking on Churchill Brothers at the Salt Lake Stadium, on Wednesday. United SC will miss Deepak Mondal, Shylo Malsawmtluanga and Carlos Hernandez.
Churchill, on the other hand, may miss Steven Dias — down with an injured foot.
In another development, Carlos has tendered an apology to the club officials and coach for misdemeanour during the side’s match against Salgaocar.
In another match at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Dempo SC and McDowell Mohun Bagan will look to make amends for their lacklustre show in their previous outing on Wednesday.
After winning three consecutive matches, Bagan drew 1-1 against Mumbai FC and were lucky to get away with a point in Karim Bencharifa’s first match in charge as a coach.
While striker Okolie Odafe missed quite a few chances, a defensive lapse cost Bagan points.