I-League: Bagan take on Dempo in a crucial tie

Nabi of Mohun Bagan in action agaisnt Dempo FCKolkata: McDowells Mohun Bagan is all set to host Dempo SC in a crucial match up of the I-League knowing nothing less than a win will keep them in contention for the title, in the 22nd round I League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan, on Sunday

Mohun Bagan are on 38 points from 21 matches while Dempo SC are sitting on top of the League with 46 points from 21 outings.

The Goans chose to practice at the S.A.I ground just outside the stadium rather than Mariners ground which was offered to them by the home team adding early spark to the encounter.

Armando Colaco, head coach of Dempo said, “There are no big teams or small teams, when it comes down to match day.” “We might have defeated Bagan in Goa, but even we have lost to a team like Air India. Every team in this league is difficult to beat and Sunday will be no different,” he maintained.

Dempo SC have full squad for the match with no injuries or suspensions.

Dempo’s Ranti Martins when asked if the match was a dual between Bagan’s Odafa Okolie and himself, he said, “Its a big match for us as well as for Bagan and all members of both teams will be giving their all in the match. It’s not a battle between individuals.”

Meanwhile, Prasanta Banerjee coach of Mohun Bagan said, “The past match is history; we need to look forward for tomorrows match.

We will once again look towards to Odafa to do well in this match.” However, if we fail to win the match then our aim of winning the Championship would be more or less over,” he added.

With both teams having a near full squad for the match, the clash seems to be an exciting one on the cards.


By Indian Sports News Network