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CFL: Dipendu Biswas’ injury time goal saves the day for Mohammedan SC

By Ujjal Sarkhel

Barasat: Mohammedan Sporting Club defeated Southern Samity 2-1 in their Calcutta Football League Premier A  clash on Wednesday at the Barasat Vidyasagar Kriangan.

Mohammedan Sporting took the lead in 69th minute through Usman Ashique, only for Basanta Singh to restore parity for Southern Samity in 72th minute from a spot kick. But once again Black Panthers srtuck through their substitute Dipendu Biswas  on 95th minute to console the full three for his side in this important CFL fixture.

After the 2008-2009 season Mohammedan Sporting registered 4 back to back CFL match win.

Going in to this match Mohammedan Coach Mridul Bannerjee made one change in the starting line up. Midfielder Usman Ashique come in starting line up as a replacement of Atinder Mani. On the other hand Southern Samity remained the same starting line up which played in their previous match against East Bengal.

Black Panthers are dominated the game from opening minutes, kepping their possession in midfield ,they placed a lots of attack in Southern Samity box. But the final ball was lacking every time for the panthers. On 34th minute Southern Samity got a chance where Basanta Singh’s brilliant right footed shot was well saved by the custodian Sayan Roy. Meanwhile after few minutes Mohammedan Sporting’s Dodoz tried same and Southern Custodian Sourav did the same of Sayan Roy. Both team tried hard to break the deadlock but both team looses the ball control in the penetrative zone. Mohammedan striker Dodoz was man marked by the Southern Stopper Echezona and on the other hand Mohammedan stopper Lancine Toure  did well job in defense by marking the Liberian striker of Southern Tarrus. The first half ended with goal less.

Mohammedan Sporting kept on pressing in the second half in search of the all important goal. But every time the final ball was lacking. The same thing was happned for Southern side also. In second half Southern midfielder Antoni Soren was looking more dangerous with his brilliant speedy move.

Finally the deadlock was Brocken on 69th minute through the Mohammedan player Ushman Ashique. Manvir Singh delivered a through pass into the Southern box where Ushman puts the ball into the net and scored his first goal in his debut. But Southern Samity found the equalizer just after three minute from a penalty. Ushman fouled a Southern player in their penalty box. Referee Ranjit did no mistake to give that penalty. Basanta Singh scored from this spot kick and leveled the game.

Thereafter both team tired hard to found the insurance goal. Mohammedan coach Mridul Bannerjee made three changes. Ushman Ashique,  Manvir Singh and Dipendu Dowary was replaced by Parvinder Singh, Atinder Mani and Dipendu Biswas.

When everyone is thinking that the match will end as a draw , substituted veteran  Dipendu Biswas come as savior for the black panthers by scoring his 249th goal of his carrier on 95th minuted of the game.As a result of that the game ended with the win of Mohammedan’s side.

After this thrilling win Mohammedan Sporting are in the  second position of league table. Black Panthers will face Peerless SC in their next game at the same venue.

Photo By: Debabrata Majumder

CFL: Mohammedan SC suffers first loss; go down 1-2 to Tollygunge

By Ujjal Sarkhel

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club suffered their first defeat of the season as Tollygunge Agragami beat them 2-1 in their 2016/17 CFL Premier Division – A encounter played at Mohammedan Sporting Ground on Tuesday.

Tollygunge took the lead through Nigerian Kareem Omolaja Nurain in the 27th minute, only for Leonce Dodoz to restore parity for Mohammedan SC in the 35th minute but once again Tollygunge struck through Palsang Lama in 39th minute to console the full three for his side from the important fixture.

Going in to this match Mohammedan SC coach Mridul Banerjee named an unchanged starting XI from the previous match against Army XI. On the other hand, Tollygunge Agragrami coach Ranjan Chowdhury made two change to the team that beat George Telegraph 2-1 by handing starts to defender Kareem, who came in place of striker Alfred Jaryan while Bijoy Mandi filled in for Reisangmei Vashum.

The Black Panthers dominated the game in the opening minutes, kepping the possession they placed a lot of attacks into the Tollygunge box, but it was the lack of finishing that let them down.

Meanwhile, Tollygunge took the lead against the run of play thanks to a gorgeous free-kick from Kareem in the 27th minute. The free-kick was awarded to Tollygunge after Lancine Toure brought down Joel Sunday just outside the Mohammedan SC box.

Having scored, Tollygunge pressed hard for an insurance goal leaving lots of gaps in the process, which Mohammedan SC exploited as Dodoz slotted the equaliser in the 35th minute.

Manvir Singh, from left side, delivered a low cross inside the Tollygunge box for Dodoz, who converted with his right foot to score his first goal in the new club.

Thereafter, both team tried hard to get the breakthrough and Tollygunge did find it four minutes later through Lama. This time around Kareem turned provider as he delivered a delightful cross into the Mohammedan SC box from a free-kick and Lama made no mistake to head home which gave his team a slender 2-1 advantage going into the breather.

Changing over, Mohammedan SC continued to put pressure and held midfield superiority but the muddy surface after heavy rain did not allowed them to play a passing game and Tollygunge defense cleared all the arial attacks with ease.

Tollygunge sikpper Surabuddin Mallcik, who worked with perfect understanding with Sunday and later on Alfred at the left flank, troubled the Mohammedan SC defense throughout the session.

Mohammedan SC, on the other hand, nearly succeeded in finding the equaliser in the 82nd minute but substitute Manjit Singh saw his header denied by Tollygunge custodian Kunzang Bhutia.

The win lifted Tollygunge at the summit of the table on seven points while Mohammedan SC remain on sixth with 3 points.

Mohammedan SC will face Bhawanipore Club in their next fixture on Sunday (August 13) at the same venue while Tollygunge take on Aryan Club on 12 August at Kalyani.

Photo By Debabrata Majumder.

Kenkre SC go down 4-0 to clinical Mohammedan Sporting in 2nd Division League

SILIGURI: Clinical Mohammedan Sporting Club defeated Kenkre SC 4-0 to bag crucial three points from a Round 6 fixture of I-League 2nd Division at SSB Ground in Ranidanga, Siliguri here on Monday afternoon.

Daniel Bidemi and Kivi Zhimomi found the net in the frist-half while Bijendra Rai and substitute Ashim Biswas increased Mohammedan’s lead in second-half, with Abhishek Aich getting marching orders after challenging a Kenkre player from behind.

Going into the match Black Panthers made five changes to their starting line up. Sheikh Sadekuddin, Sanjay Balmuchu, Bijoy Mandi, Kivi Zhimomi and Daniel Bidemi got chance to replace Raju Ganguly, Sunil Kumar, Basanta Singh, Ashim Biswas and Somide Adelaja respectively. But in these five Somide Adelaja’s change was a forced one because of double booking.

Mohammedan went for an all out effort from the very first second of the game and took a early lead in 10th minute from a clinical finish of Daniel Bidemi. After taking early lead Mohammedan kept pressing and paid off with Kivi Zhimomi doubling the lead in 20th minute.

In second-half lightning struck on Mohammedan when Abhishek Aich got a strait red card for a foul from behind in the 55th minute. After that 10-man Mohammedan Sporting fought hard on the field and as a result of their never say die attitude the Black Panthers increased their lead in the 62nd minute when Bijendra Rai found the target to make 3-0 and enhanced it even further whe the second-half substitute Ashim Biswas made it 4-0 in the 89th minute. Meanwhile playing his first match of the league Mohammdean custodian Sheikh Sadekuddin did a marvelous job under the bar for thwarting Kenkre efforts.

After this win Mohammedan move to the 4th position in the league table with 10 points from 6 outings and face Hindustan FC next on 16th April at the same venue.

Mohammedan Sporting Club XI:
Sheikh Sadekuddin (GK), Phoolchand Hembrom ©, Sanjay Balmuchu (61′), Ummunakwe Ugochukwu, Mohan Sarkar, Bijendra Rai, Sandeep Sangha, Abhishek Aich, Bijoy Mandi (Basanta Singh 77′), Kivi Zhimomi (Ashim Biswas 81′), Daniel Bidemi


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Churchill looses appeal, I-League dream over

The Club Licensing Appeals Committee has turned down an appeal from Churchill Brothers Sports Club to allow them to continue in the I-League. The AIFF had reconvened a meeting of the Club Licensing Appeals Committee -with a new chairman -following orders from the Delhi High Court. The panel met in Delhi last Saturday and delivered the order late on Wednesday .

With this decision Churchill Brothers owner is not at all happy, Churchill Alemao said-

It’s the same order which was given to us earlier. Our appeal has been rejected. We are still deciding on our next plan of action

It has been learnt that Churchill brothers failed on 13 out of 42 mandatory Club licensing criteria, mainly all related to finance. AIFF inspection committee also found fault with Churchill’s youth program. Along with Churchill Brothers, United Sports club, Rangdajied United and Mohammedan SC (relegated) also failed to fulfill 42 set of criteria’s set forth by AIFF for club licensing.



U19 Mohammedan SC – 0
U19 East Bengal – 2
(Buddha Bera 41′, Suman Majumder 67′)

U19 Mohammedan Sporting Club conceded in either end of the pitch to began U19 I-League zonal round campaign with 2-0 defeat from U19 East Bengal at East Bengal Club Ground here on Sunday (14 December) afternoon.

Mohammedan started off well and enjoyed the lion’s share of possessions during first quarter of the match but failed to capitalize, however East Bengal soaked the early scare and surged ahead in the 41st minute through Buddha Bera. Thus sent teams into the half-time breather with the host team leading 1-0.

After resumption the boys in black and white had lost the plot completely and played some lacklustre football which resulted East Bengal’s second goal in the 67th minute from Suman Majumder. Meanwhile in remaining part of the match Mohammedan did create some attacking moves in patches but poor finishing and lack of co-ordination in upfront saw Mohammedan going down 2-0.

Mohammedan Sporting Club will host United SC next at Rajpur-Sonarpur Ground on Thursday (18 December).

U19 Mohammedan SC XI:
Ayon Roy (GK), Sujoy Mondal, Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Subhankar Adhikari, Raja Rui Das, Sumanta Mallick, Diptanu Das, Asif Hussain, Shanu Bodhak (C), Suraj Ali, Omeer Hossain

Match Preview: Mohammedan v Kalighat in Kalinga Cup 2014

Mohammedan Sporting Club might not have a great outing in recently concluded 2014 Durand Cup, but that won’t come into play when they face Kalighat Milan Sangha in the quarter-final round fixture of the 2014 All India Kalinga Cup on Saturday here at the Barabati Stadium Cuttack.

Mohammedan will be fully aware of the supporter’s ambition as they take to the field, however they would also be well aware that facing Kalighat MS, who won last match 4-0 against Radha Gobinda Club Cuttack will be no cakewalk for the Black Panthers.

When asked the Mohammedan boss Tope Ayodeji Fuja sound confident going into the match, and stated, “Kalighat is a Kolkata side so that’s why both of us know each other’s game, yesterday they played good football and won the match comfortably, their main strengh is their midfield so we will plan according to that, we are not thinking anything else for us winning is the only option”.

Match will begin at the Barabati Stadium Cuttack from 4:00 pm tomorrow.


Mohammedan Sporting Club squad for the Kalinga Cup 2014


Goalkeepers – Naseem Akhtar, Sheikh Sadekuddin

Defenders – Sunil Kumar, Ugochukwu Godswill, Gour Naskar, Rajib Ghosh, Prem Kumar, Lal Daniela

Midfielders – Md. Irfan Khan, M. Basanta Singh, Phoolchand Hembram, Kamran Farooque, Imran Khan, Bijoy Mandi, Alfred Jaryan

Forwards – Somide Adelaja, Ashim Biswas, Wasim Raja

Chief Coach – Tope Ayodeji Fuja

Goalkeeper Coach – Sudip Sarkar

Team Manager – Belal A. Khan

Mohammedan prepared to face Kalighat MS in 2014 Kalinga Cup

Under the watchful eyes of Chief Coach, Tope Ayodeji Fuja, Black Panthers of Indian football Mohammedan Sporting Club has started training for the 2014 All India Kalinga Cup Football Tournament at Satyabrata Stadium, Cuttack here on Thursday morning.
Former champions will face Kalighat MS on Saturday in a quarter-final round fixture. During today’s session Mohammedan boss Tope Ayodeji Fuja mainly focused on endurance training and situation practice. After the practice seasson Fuja stated, ” Unlike Durand Cup we have reasonable level of preparation coming into this tournament and i am hopeful for good result.” he added “We will take one match at a time and plan according to that. Coming into a knock-out tournament you need to stay focused and react acording to the situation’s demand”.

Mohammedan SC announced team for Kalinga Cup 2014

Kolkata: Mohammedan Sporting Club head coach Tope Ayodeji Fuja has named the final list of 18-players who will be representing the club in the upcoming All India Kalinga Cup Football Tournament 2014 in Cuttack. The team will leave for Cuttack, Odisha on Wednesday.

Meanwhile as part of the preparation of ensuing the Kalinga Cup 2014, Mohammedan Sporting Club played a practice match against East Bengal on this morning at East Bengal Club Ground, which Mohammedan Sporting Club have won 2-0, both goals came in the second-half from Somide Adelaja and Bijoy Mandi.

The 18-member squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Naseem Akhtar, Sheikh Sadekuddin

Defenders: Sunil Kumar, Ugochukwu Godswill, Gour Naskar, Rajib Ghosh, Kamran Farooque, Lal Daniela

Midfielders: Md. Irfan Khan, M. Basanta Singh, Phoolchand Hembram (C), Prem Kumar, Imran Khan, Bijoy Mandi, Alfred Jaryan

Forwards : Somide Adelaja, Ashim Biswas, Wasim Raja

Chief Coach: Tope Ayodeji Fuja

Goalkeeper Coach: Sudip Sarkar

Major Clubs confirmed Durand Cup participation

All major I-League clubs confirmed their participation in 127th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament, which will be held in Goa from 28th October 2014 to 9th November 2014. For the first time since 1940, Durand cup has been now moved out of Delhi and will be held in Goa.

I-League Champion, Bengaluru FC confirmed its participation in their debut Durand cup.  Among other big names, Kingfisher East Bengal, defending Champion Mohammedan Sporting, United Sports Club, Indian Navy and Punce FC also confirmed their participation.

Mohan Bagan is not participating in the tournament.

All four Goam clubs also confirmed their participation – Dempo Sports Club, Salgaocar FC, Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers.

These 10 teams will be directly enter in quarterfinal league and will be joined by two qualifiers. The first phase would be a qualifier phase in which 12 to 16 teams would be grouped into pools. Top two teams from the qualifier phase would participate in the main tournament.

First phase (Pre-quarterfinal) will start from 20th October to 26th October, 2014 at 3 Military Training Regiment, Raia (Madgaon).  Second phase (Quarterfinal) will start from 29th October to 4th November 2014. Two semifinals will be played on 6th and 7th November, 2014. While Final will take place on 9th November 2014 at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.

The tournament will carry prize money of 50 lakh rupees. It will be held under the aegis of the Indian Army’s Headquarter, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area.

The Durand Cup is the Asia’s oldest and third oldest football tournament in the world. It was first played in 1888. The most successful teams are currently East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, with 16 wins each, accounting for no less 32 cup victories over the years.


Durand Cup participating teams: Dempo SC, Salgaocar FC, Sporting Clube de Goa, Churchill Brothers, United Sports Club, Mohammedan Sporting, Bengaluru FC, Pune FC, Indian Navy, East Bengal and two qualifiers.




    Mohammean Fans Showed Protest Against Referee & IFA

    Mohammedan fans showed peaceful protest against allegedly biased referring against Mohammedan Sporting Club in ongoing CFL, and they choose to do it on Thursday during Calcutta Football League match between Mohammedan Sporting Club & SAI (East Zone).

    Mohammedan fans showed peaceful protest against allegedly poor referring against their club in ongoing CFL, and they choose to do it on Thurday (11 September) during Calcutta Football League match between Mohammedan Sporting Club & SAI (East Zone).

    Led by two fan clubs, Mohammedan Sporting Fans Club Kolkata & Jaan Jaan Mohmmedan, fans came wearing black armbands, also showed black flags & posters. they were chanting slogans against Indian Football Association (West Bengal) & referee Pranjal Banerjee who officiated the match between Mohammedan SC &Tollygunge Argragami, which saw an controversial ending on last week.