At the executive committee meeting held today at club premises the Mohun Bagan Awards for 2019 were announced. The most awaited Mohun Bagan Ratna was awarded to Keshav Dutt, one of the finest hockey players the country produced, and Prasun Banerjee, the Arjuna Awardee footballer who was an indispensable part of Mohun Bagan team during seventies and eighties. The lifetime achievement award was awarded to Ashok Chaterjee, footballer of the sixties with Mohun Bagan.
Mohun Bagan defeated Calangute Association 6-1 in the last practice match in Goa. It was a day for the Kolkata League champions youth prospects to shine, with Nongdamba Naorem and Deep Saha showcasing their talents against the Goan side.
Mohun Bagan will face Mohammedan Sporting Club in the opening match of the 129th edition of the Durand Cup, at the Salt Lake Stadium on August 2. Durand Cup, Asia’s oldest and world’s third oldest cup competition, will be held in Kolkata, Siliguri and Kalyani for the very first time in the tournament’s history.
Mohun Bagan beat Sesa Football Academy in a practice match this morning by 2-0 margin thanks to goals by Salva Chamorro and Deep Saha in the second half of the match. Coach Kibu Vicuña fielded a changed young side from the last match to rotate and see all the players performing.
Mohun Bagan won the first pre-season friendly match against Goa Professional League Team Salgaocar FC by 4-2 margin. Mohun Bagan is having a residential pre-season training in Goa since last Monday. As a part of the pre-season conditioning, this friendly match was scheduled. Mohun Bagan coach Kibu Vicuña fielded two different sides in both halves.