In a recent incident Sailen Manna broke his leg last night and had been hospitalised. We wish Mannada a speedy recovery as Mohun Bagan prepare to play their first I League match against Pailan Arrows tomorrow. Kick-off time: 6.30pm at Yuba Bharati Krirangan. I League is going to be inaugurated today. First match will be played at Goa between defending champion Salgaocar S.C. and Dempo S.C. Salgaocar is this year’s Federation Cup Champions too. There are three other matches to be played today at different venues.

Mohun Bagan will meet Pailan Arrows tomorrow, 23rd October at 6.30pm. There is huge interest and ecpectation among the football lovers as well as Mohun Bagan supporters for  team Mohun Bagan under the new set of coaching staff. After watching the practice it seems Mariners will be played in the traditional 4-4-2 combination.

The probable first-XI for the first match : Sangram (GK), Pradip (Right Back), Kingshuk, Anwar (Central Defenders), Dhanrajan (Left Back), Gouranga Dutta (Right Half), Rakesh Masih (Defensive Medio), Hudson Lima (Attacking Medio), Rahim Nabi (Left Half), Odafa / Ashim, Sunil (Forwards).

On be half of all the mariners wish Team Mohun Bagan a grand success in this year I League.

Mohun Bagan has registered the following players for the I League so far : Sangram Mukherjee, Shilton Pal, Anwar Ali, Rakesh Masih, R. Dhanrajan, Kingshuk Debnath, Jewel Raja, Manish Maithani, Gouranga Dutta, N.P. Pradeep, Rahim Nabi, Hudson Lima, Ashim Biswas, Sunil Chhetri, Odafa Okolie, Jose Barreto.


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