KOLKATA: Mohun Bagan coach Sankarlal Chakraborty will be hoping to continue his quest for the Calcutta Football League title as Mohun Bagan look to extend their 4 match winning run against Tollygunge Agragami.
Mohun Bagan are currently at second position in the table with 12 points and coach Chakraborty hopes nothing less than three points against a strong Tollygunge side.
“At the moment, the team is in good shape and I want my team to perform the way they played in the last match,” said coach Chakraborty.
Albeit the Mariners defeated Calcutta Customs in their last match but their performance was not impressive but coach Chakraborty remain confident before facing the Subhash Bhowmick-coached Tollygunge, who are currently in fifth position with 7 points.
“We have seen Tollygunge play and they are a good side and they have two good foreign players in Chika Wali and Anthony Wolfe along with experienced Indian players like Deepak Mondal, Reisangmi Vashum and Antoni Soren. But we prepared for the match and hoping for three points,” he continued.
Going into the game, the Mariners banks heavily on Ansumana Kromah and league’s top scorer Bayi Kamo Stephane for the goals upfront.
Though the attack has been the strength of the team but defense has been the talking point. With Eze Kingsley and Kinshuk Debnath marshaling the defense, the Mariners have managed to keep the clean sheet in three out of their past four games.
However, the Mariners worries of the bad ground due to bad weather conditions and coach Chakraborty sound worried: “The only concern is the bad ground conditions as it’s been raining for three days.”
At the other end, Tollygunge who beat Rainbow AC 2-1 in their previous game look to a dealt blows to Mohun Bagan’s title challenge and go to third position.
“Mohun Bagab are a strong team and got many experienced players. Our boys have worked hard and will try to overcome them,” said Tollygunge coach Subhash Bhowmick.
Coach Bhowmick further stated that his team has to convert their chances and cannot tend to miss any opportunities against Mohun Bagan.