1/12/2019 3:12:09 PM (GMT+3)

Mohun Bagan hope to rely on new-found form

Mohun Bagan hope to rely on new-found form

KOLKATA: Mohun Bagan will look for full points when they take on NEROCA in I-league here at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday.

The green and maroon side won 2-0 against Minerva Punjab at home on Wednesday that had given them a ray of hope in the tournament where they are struggling at sixth position with 18 points while NEROCA are fourth with 21 points.

After the exit of Shankar Lal Chakraborty, who quit after the team’s defeat against Real Kashmir, Bagan appointed Khalid Jamil as their new gaffer and the 41-year-old won his first match in charge.

NEROCA, unbeaten in last six match, won their previous game against Shillong Lajong 3-2. The north-east side will be confident to bag full points with the return of Katsumi Yusa, who earlier had a stint at Bagan, Singham Subhash Singh and Lalit Thapa.

Katsumi, who guided the Kolkata side to I-League and Federation Cup triumphs in 2014-15 season, will hope to do well against his former club.

But how far he succeeds against a rejuvenated Bagan will be interesting to watch as Jamil will be hoping that Sony Norde and Dipanda Dicka fire on all cylinders.