Imphal, Feb 29, 2020: Mohun Bagan picked up an emphatic 3-0 victory over title rivals Churchill Brothers in Goa in the last round. The scoreline meant Kibu Vicuna’s team successfully overturned the reverse suffered against the same opponents at home. To make the victory sweeter, Mohun Bagan’s 23 pass goal went viral, winning plaudits from Indian football fraternity.
The Mariners will now face TRAU FC in a tricky away match. Trinidadian international Daneil Cyrus aggravated his injury in previous match & has been left out of the squad. Other than Cyrus there are no major injury concerns. Ashutosh Mehta missing the match due to suspension. Gaffer Kibu Vicuna will make some minor modifications in the first 11. Side-back Lalramchullova might find a place in the starting eleven in absence of Ashutosh Mehta. Speaking to press Vicuna said, “TRAU have included some good players. They have come a long way. We have to remain focused and play to the best of our abilities”.
TRAU FC are without a victory in last five matches & slumped to a 4-2 loss against East Bengal in previous match. Their recent form has seen TRAU drop to 9th with 16 points in 14 matches. TRAU captain Princewill Emeka had this to say in pre match conference, “It has been a tough period for us. We have created chances but we have somehow lacked the killer instinct going forward in order to see off games but we are trying to improve with each passing day. I believe the results will start to show, like they have before”. TRAU FC signed a new foreigner from Moldova, Lucea Petru, who is likely to start against Mohun Bagan.
Mohun Bagan face TRAU FC at Khuman Lumpak Stadium on 1st March from 5 PM.