Mohun Bagan In A Must Win Derby Decider Today

The countdown is about to end in just a few hours before the Kolkata derby kicks off. Ahead of that, Mohun Bagan has practiced on full flow at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri yesterday. According to coach Shankarlal Chakraborty there is a lot of waterlogging under the grass and that might be an issue in the match.

This is a must win game for the Green & Maroon Brigade. They are on the same points with their arch-rival East Bengal, but they are six goals behind on aggregate and if somehow the Red & Gold Brigade manages to draw the match they will win the Calcutta Football League for a record eighth consecutive times. In the last Kolkata derby Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal thanks to two brilliant goals from Sony Norde and Azharuddin Mollick. This is the second time that the league would be decided via a Kolkata derby. Mohun Bagan needs to win the match to win the trophy after seven long years. The Mariners gaffer Shankarlal Chakraborty wants to play defensively in the first half and in the second half they will play attacking football. The Green and Maroon team management is trying hard to include Azhar and D’Silva in the playing XI who were not a part of the squad in the last match due to an injury. The positive thing about the Green & Maroon Brigade is that they have returned from behind after conceding a goal this season. But Shankarlal doesn’t want the team to only depend on Kamo and Kromah for goals, and instead wants the whole team to perform collectively.

The battle starts from 5 PM onwards today.