Team Mohunbagan is very much confident of getting 3 points from the first derby against Mohammedan Sporting. Mohun Bagan is now leading the Kolkata Premier League table with 10 points from 4 matches. Meanwhile, schedule dates of Mariners’ next two matches i.e. versus George and KEB has been changed. Mohun Bagan will play George Telegraph on July 2 and East Bengal on July 5 as per new schedule declared by IFA. There is a festive atmosphere in Mohun Bagan club because of the Annual Day, 29th July, just one day after the derby. Preparation is going on to make the day successful like every year but amidst the celebration, coach Kareem is very much serious of getting full 3 points and looked very focused in practice.
There might be two changes in the first line up. Mohanraj will start in left back as Under-19. His inclusion will certainly be a big boost for Mariners. Sangram, Mohanraj, Odafe, Vasan, Habibur, James Sr., Lalramlua/James Jr., Lalkamal, Tulunga, Barreto, Lalampuia will likely be the first team for Bagan. Mohun Bagan will want to win the match and celebrate their Annual Day.
Coach Kareem is hopeful that team spirit of Mohun Bagan will get better of spirited Mohammedan who had already beaten East Bengal 3-1. Barreto is however a little cautious and is careful about the striker duo of Okero and Thio, though both of them are slighly injured and might not play full 90 minutes. The match will start at 4 pm.