Cardozo said the squad is upbeat about their chances in the competition.
The Goan side is brimming with young talent and Mohammedan Sporting coach Andrey Chernyshov of Russia reiterated the importance of a win to open the season.
Given Chhetri's experience in the I-League last season, we felt he was ready to rub shoulders with the players in the ISL on a daily basis, the club's Director said.
As the referee blew the final whistle on the match between Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City, it was confirmed that Mumbai cannot catch Blasters.
If the Blasters win on Sunday, they will qualify for the semifinals as the fourth team irrespective of the result of the match between Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC on Saturday.
CFC is currently at the eighth spot with 19 points in the standings and the club's chances of reaching the knockout phase have taken a beating.
Goa have to start winning matches if they are to push for a playoffs spot but in Odisha, who are one rung above them, they will face an opponent who will harbour similar thoughts.
The Gaurs have been inconsistent throughout the season and their bane has been leaking goals from set-pieces, an area Jamshedpur are very strong in.
The club said in a statement that it has written to the AIFF's Referee's Department regarding the decisions during their matches played on January 2 and 14.
Vukomanovic has taken the league by storm and a win against the Goan outfit would take them level on points with league leaders Mumbai City.
Two right-footed goals, one each from Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna, were enough to secure three points for ATK Mohun Bagan as FC Goa, slumped to their first defeat in four games.
The ISL said Ortiz was found guilty of "committing serious misconduct" after being charged with "violent conduct" in FC Goa's ISL game against Bengaluru FC on December 11 at Bambolim.
Spanish striker Igor Angulo continued from where he left last season with a fine outing, though against his former side, as he scored in the 33rd (penalty) and 36 minutes to help Mumbai City FC.
Having been in India for almost a year-and-a-half, the Spaniard is now better placed to answer about the footballing culture in India, his aims ahead of the new ISL season.
Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the all important goal from a set piece in the 105th minute after the final match went into the extra time in front of 34,000 spectators.
Much like the national team, Chhetri is still the only man who could be trusted with scoring goals.
Jeje is calm and is resorting to hard work as they get ready to take on FC Goa in the first leg of the second semis.
FC Goa coach Lobera asserted that he was happy with his players' attacking prowess in the ongoing edition of the ISL.
A desperate FC Goa will be keen to end their four-match winless streak, when they take on wooden spooners Delhi Dynamos.
The draw enabled FC Goa to reach 20 points, the same as Kerala Blasters but due to better goal difference, the Goan outfit are placed fifth.