IFA has accepted the proposal of Mohun Bagan that not to play in Salt Lake Stadium the next league match against George Telegraph. It was scheduled earlier that Mohun Bagan vs George Telegraph match will be held at YBK instead of MB ground on 15th September. But in the match against Chirag, Edeh Chidi was injured and he had to leave the ground. As per MB officials it has happened due to artificial turf of Salt Lake Stadium and they will not play any match at this ground before Federation Cup. They wanted to play at their own ground. But due to some unavoidable circumstances the match has been postponed and it will be held after Fed Cup.
Meanwhile another match which was scheduled for Mohun Bagan to play on 18th September against Railway Football Club, it has been postponed already due to preparation of the team for Fed Cup.
As we know Federation Cup is the most favourite trophy for Mariners over the year. Out of 31st time Mohun Bagan got the champions trophy 13th time and reached to the final 17th time. It has been most prestigious soccer tournament of India after I-League.
Last year mariners fall short of target as they are beaten by arch rival Kingfisher East Bengal in the semifinal.
However, Mohun Bagan will strat their Fed Cup campaign against Qualifying team (Group A) of Fed Cup on 22nd September, 2010 at Cuttack. The knock-out phase will also been played at Cuttack.