Mohun Bagan will meet JCT on Sunday in their 8th round match. They have won the last two matches against Churchill and Dempo, the match against Dempo being an away match and Mariners played with 10 man for almost an hour in that match. Coach Kareem does not want his team to become complacent after two back-to-back wins.
In today’s practice session, after fitness training, Kareem divided his players in two teams and a match was held. The first team comprised of Sangram, Habibur, Odafe, Vashan, Deepak, Masih, Ishfaq, Marcos, Barreto, Baichung, and Lalampuia.
Baichung scored 2 goals in the match. During the practice match, Kareem used Barreto as withdrawal forward keeping Baichung and Lalampuia in striking force.
However, he has not yet decided on the first team that will play against JCT. It is to be seen whether he uses Lalampuia in first team or keep him in reserve and whether he uses Manju or Vashan along with Odafe in stopper position.
PICTURE COURTESY: SOUMYADEB SINHA