I’m Not Someone Who Looks For An Easy Ride, Says Musa Mudde

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Ugandan midfielder Musa Mudde has arrived in Kolkata to play the upcoming 2019/20 Calcutta Premier Division – A on Tuesday morning.

Known for his dogged displays in the middle of the park, Musa began his career in his native with Simba FC before turning out for the likes of Sofapaka FC (Kenya), Simba SC (Tanzania), AFC Leopards (Kenya) and Bandari FC (Kenya).

Musa last played for Gokulam Kerala FC where he joined ahead of their maiden I-League campaign in 2017, and captained the side in 2018/19 I-League.

“The club’s history fascinates me. I also wanted a new experience, in a new city. It will be an interesting experience for me.  I’m not someone who looks for an easy ride,” Musa told mohammedansportingindia.com.

“Mohammedan have a great dream and I want to make it a reality. The club’s dream is to win the Calcutta Football League and I hope to help them achieve this. I can’t say exactly what Mohammedan require to win the CFL. That’s something I’ll begin to work out from now onwards. We need to believe we can win the CFL if we are to do it. We will give it our best shot,” he added.

We Sweat More In Practice So We Bleed Less In Battle, Says Subrata Bhattacharya

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club coach Subrata Bhattacharya says each day his players are growing stronger as a team during their pre-season.

The former defender has been overwhelmed with players’ commitment to training since taking the helm of the team last month.

“I think the boys are really working hard. Each day we grow stronger and are more united as a team,” he said.

There are few new faces in the current Black Panthers roster alongside some experienced players such as Kamran Farooque, Priyant Singh, Prosenjit Paul, Satyam Sharma, Balwinder Singh, Arthur Kouassi, Kareem Omolaja Nurain and Tirthankar Sarkar.

Bhattacharya stressed how well the new inclusions are doing in training and their strong bond with the rest of the squad.

“Players are interacting more with each other building more chemistry and the new group of players has adapted well to our training philosophy,” he added.

This year’s Calcutta Football League is likely to be the most competitive in years as Southern Samity, Bhawanipore Club and Peerless Club have been able to put together a squad, strong enough to challenge for the title alongside East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

“I have no doubts that this will be by far, the toughest Calcutta Football League campaign in years and that is why we are preparing like never before,” said Bhattacharya.

“What we have been doing in the training sessions in a competitive environment so we can assess what is working and what is not so we can make improvements for the next session to try and minimize the mistakes we make. We know the challenges ahead of us and each day we sweat more in practice so we bleed less in battle,” he added.

Mohammedan U-15s and Sunrise FC Friendly Ended In Stalemate

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sorting Club U-15s and Sunrise FC, Kolkata played out a 1-1 draw in a friendly match played at the Mohammedan Sporting Ground on Sunday.

Rakib Hossain put Sunrise FC ahead in the 22nd minute only for Mohammad Sajid to equalize for the Young Panthers in the 85th minute.