Mariners’ chief coach Kareem Bencherifa is still very much confident about rest of his team’s journey in ONGC I-League. After the practice session yesterday in a press meet he articulated his confidence for his team. Mariners are now on the sixth spot of the table by achieving nine points along with JCT. Dempo, Chirag, Mahindra, Churchill are to the fore of the mariners at this moment. But still as many as twenty as matches to play and there will be a lot of ups and downs in the table. So, there is ample chance for his team to make-up that nine points deficit in their later matches by giving more than 100% of their ability. Team Mohun Bagan will be arriving to Goa on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, team is ready for Goa trip as they will play their next match against last year’s third place holder Sporting Clube De Goa. But this year Sporting is still in the last position of the league table. They have got only two points from their five matches, still no victory glory for them so far. So, Mariners are looking pretty confident against this Goa outfit because of their team spirit and performances in near past. Even though this is an away match and in the soil of Goa and Mohun Bagan have lost to Mumbai FC in the last match at Barasat Stadium, yet Mariners are confident enough to get three away points in their next match.

Shilton Paul, the main goal-keeper due to nonappearance of injured Sangram Mukherjee, was in the practice and Coach Kareem and Goal-Keeper coach Hemanta Dora spent a lot of time with him regarding his poor show in some of the matches. The coaches are very much confident about Shilton and they will remain him in the first team in the match against Sporting. Pralay Dutta is the second goal-keeper. In a practice match against Bhawanipore, Mohun Bagan team management have tested both of the goal-keepers in two halves respectively, Mohun Bagan won the match by 4-0.

In a programme yesterday evening in the Mohun Bagan tent an internet fan groups has given Rs.53000/- to Mohun Bagan Gen. Secretary Mr. Anjan Mitra for the three instruments of multi-gym for the usage of the players of the club.

The 18 members squad for Sporting de Goa match:

1. Shilton Pal

2. Pralay Dutta

3. Surkumar Singh

4. Sagram Mandi

5. Mohanraj

6. Rakesh Masih

7. Dipak Mandal

8. Zenith Mashangva

9. James Singh

10. Ishfaq Ahmed

11. Snehasish Chakraborty

12. Manish Mathani

13. Marcos Pereira

14. Subho Kumar

15. Chiddi

16. Branco Cardozo

17. Suraj Mandal

18. Tomba Singh


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