Tuesday , April 23 2024

Mohun Bagan host Maziya S&RC in AFC Cup, but thoughts are on I-League!

Indian Federation Cup champions Mohun Bagan AC host Maziya Sports & Recreation Club of the Maldives in a Round 3 match of the 2017 AFC Cup – Group E at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday evening.

But despite their continental commitments tomorrow, Mohun Bagan’s focus will already be on Saturday, April 22 top of the table I-League clash against Aizawl FC in Mizoram, which could decide the fate of the Indian title race.

Now coming back to the AFC Cup match. Both Mohun Bagan and Maziya S&RC are on three points after two matches having both lost to Bengaluru FC, while winning against Abahani Limited Dhaka and a win is vital to stay in the hunt to progress from the group.

As has been regularly the case during this AFC Cup qualifying and group stage campaign, Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen will most likely once again rest some of his regulars in the continental competition to be fresh on Saturday. So far that strategy has worked and he will hope it does again tomorrow too.

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