Jose Barreto arrived in town quietly to play yet another season for the Mariners. After arriving at Dum Dum Airport he told reporters, “I am confident that with Murithala joining our squad, we will be able to score more goals. I have played alongside Chidi and now Muritala will be joining us. I am hopeful that Mohun Bagan will do well this season.” Barreto was looking very happy about this year’s team and specially about Muritala Ali, the new recruitment from Mahindra.
He will not practice with the ball yet, he will do only physical training for the first two weeks, Though he did some physical training in Brazil. He said, "After a tough season, your body needs adequate rest. Having got that I am raring to go. It’s not that I have only enjoyed my holiday in Brazil, I have also done some physical training for the past few weeks. I am feeling fitter than ever before. I would be straightaway hitting the gym."
From Tuesday Mohun Bagan team will practice for two sessions. In the mornings the team will have swimming pool sessions at Howrah, then in the afternoons field practice.
Meanwhile Coach Stanley Rozario returned from visiting Kanchen Jungha Stadium at Siliguri. He is eager for a residential camp there and he is happy to see the facilities at Kanchen Jungha Stadium. He wants to hold the camp for a minimum of 15 days. However, he pushed it to the court of officials for the ultimate decision.
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