2nd Division League Will Be Broadcasted Live On Kolkata TV

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club has signed a deal with Kolkata TV to broadcast their home games of the ongoing 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League live, starting from this Tuesday.

This will be the first time in the history of 2nd Division League when a club has taken initiative to broadcast their matches. Previously Kolkata TV, which is one of the leading satellite bengali news channels, has broadcasted Durand Cup, Calcutta Football League, IFA Shield and various other national level football competitions.

Furthermore the Club has announced match-day ticket sale for first home game of the 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League to be played against Bengaluru FC B at the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah on Tuesday February 11, 2020.

Tickets are already on sale at TicketGenie, and this is the first time when a 2nd Division League club is selling their match-day tickets online.

The tickets have been priced such that every Black Panthers faithful can afford to support their favourite team from the stands. The tickets are priced Rs 100 for for general seating and Rs 300 for vip seating.

Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting Club members will get free tickets from Mohammedan Sporting Club tent upon production of valid membership card of 2019/20 season.

Offline tickets sell will start tomorrow at 10 AM from Mohammedan Sporting Club box office and Howrah Stadium box office.

2nd Division League: Home Game Tickets Go On Sale

KOLKATA: The match-day tickets for Mohammedan Sporting Club’s first home game of the 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League to be played against Bengaluru FC B at the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah on Tuesday February 11, 2020 are currently on sale at TicketGenie.

This is the first time when a 2nd Division League club will be selling their match-day tickets online.

The tickets have been priced such that every Black Panthers faithful can afford to support their favourite team from the stands. The tickets are priced Rs 100 for for general seating and Rs 300 for vip seating.

Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting Club members will get free vip tickets from Mohammedan Sporting Club tent upon production of valid membership card of 2019/20 season.

The Black Panthers, who are lying second on the Group B log, come into this encounter on the back of a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Calcutta Football League Bhawanipore FC.

Netaji Subhash Institute Beat Mohammedan In High-Scoring CAB 1st Division League Thriller

KOLKATA: Netaji Subhash Institute held off a Mohammedan Sporting Club charge at Calcutta High Court Ground to win an exciting battle by 23 runs in CAB 1st Division (Two-Day) League on Wednesday.

When 430 was set as the target, not many gave Mohammedan Sporting a chance. And when they were reduced to 32/4, those chances went even down further. But Vikas Singh (173) and Tarun Godara (186) stitched a 303-run stand for the fifth wicket and that revived the hopes. 

However, at a very crucial time, Rishabh Agarwal removed Vikas. Despite Vikas’ wicket, Tarun still kept Mohammedan Sporting’s hopes alive but the lack of support from the other end meant that Netaji Subhash Institute still won the game by 23 runs.

Netaji Subhash Institute posted a mammoth total of 429 on the day one. Dipanjan Mukherjee smashed 198 runs off 187 balls, which powered Netaji Subhash Insitute to a huge total. Efforts of Jantova Debnath, Rishabh and Ipu Saha also added to Netaji Subhash Institute’s score.

For Mohammedan Sporting, skipper Ompal Boken was the leading wicket-taker with five-wicket haul while Mohammed Nasim and Soumya Pakray each claimed a couple of wickets.

Brief scores: Netaji Subhash Institute 429/10 84.5 (Dipanjan Mukhrejee 198, Jantova Debnath 68; Ompal Boken 5/89)

Mohammedan Sporting Club 406/10 78.3 (Tarun Godara 186, Vikas Singh 173; Dipanjan Mukhrejee 3/61)

Netaji Subhash Institute Post Mammoth Total Against Mohammedan In CAB 1st Division League

KOLKATA: Netaji Subhash Institute scored an imposing 429 before getting bowled out by Mohammedan Sporting Club in their CAB 1st Division (Two-Day) League match at Calcutta High Court Ground on Tuesday.

On a flat deck Netaji Subhash Institute elected to bat first after winning the toss. Netaji Subhash Institute’s Dipanjan Mukhrejee was once again among the runs scoring a brilliant 198 off 187 balls before falling prey to Ompal Boken. He was well supported by Jantova Debnath, who scored 68 off 101 balls. Rishabh Agarwal (40) and Ipu Saha (33) also contributed to the score.

Ompal claimed a five-wicket haul while Mohammed Nasim and Soumya Pakray picked up two wickets apiece.

Brief scores: Netaji Subhash Institute 429/10 84.5 (Dipanjan Mukhrejee 198, Jantova Debnath 68; Ompal Boken 5/89) against Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Black Panthers To Play Their Home Matches At Howrah

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club will play their home matches of the 2019-20 Hero 2nd Division League at the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah.

The 8000 capacity stadium recently hosted two major football tournaments, the Santosh Trophy in 2018 and the Durand Cup in 2019. ATK Reserves also used Howarh Stadium as it’s home ground for the 2018-19 Hero 2nd Division League.

The Club management initially planned use Mohammedan Sporting Ground and East Bengal Ground as their home ground, however, were forced to change their decision due to logistical problem.

“We tried hard to ensure that we play the home games in Mohammedan Sporting Ground, which makes it easier for our fanbase in terms of traveling to our matches. However, owing to things that are beyond our control we have to consider an alternative venue which is not very far from Kolkata and have all the felicities to organize the match smoothly. Howrah Stadium tick all the boxes. We look forward to having Howrah Stadium full when we have our first home game,” General Manager Sk. Wasim Akram said.

Black Panthers Meet Cancer Survivors On World Cancer Day

KOLKATA: With a noble and great initiative, Mohammedan Sporting Club players took out time from their busy schedule to meet cancer survivors at the Fanattic Sports Museum in Kolkata during an Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program organised by the Global Cancer Trust on the occasion of World Cancer Day on Sunday (February 2, 2020).

Global Cancer Trust is a philanthropic organization based in Kolkata, comprising of people from a cross-section of the society. Global Cancer Trust is committed to protect present and future generations from the devastating effects of tobacco and errant life style. 

“It was a humbling experience, these men and women provide a lot of inspiration. Surviving cancer and living with it is a fight in itself. They have shown lot of charcater and beleif. They are the real life heroes. They inspired our players to have a never-say-die attitude,” said Mohammedan Sporting Club Team Manager Belal Ahmed Khan.

Young Panthers In Ruthless Form

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club sounded a warning to their remaining IFA Mayor’s Cup U-15 Nursery Football League rivals with a comprehensive 16-0 thrashing of Southern Sports Association on Thursday at the Kalyani Stadium.

Nobody was doubting Young Panthers’ talent and credentials going into the game, however it’s hard to imagine many could foresee the relentless way they went about their work, from the outset till the final whistle, as they dismantled their opponent.

Mohammed Sahid’s charges dominated from start to finish with Srimanta Kisku and Sujay Buduk headlined the scoring with 8 and 5 goals respectively, while Sahil Ghosh, Nabakumar Santra and Koushik Kumar shared the rest.

The Young Panthers who have 16 points from 6 matches will face Dhakuria Shakti-O-Samiti next on February 10, 2020 at the Baruipur Fultala Ground.

Happy With Win – Saheed Ramon

KOLKATA: “This is the result we wanted,” says Saheed Ramon after seeing through his side winning their first match of the 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League. “Credit to the entire team. We really worked hard for this win. I am happy with the three points.”

Mohammedan Sporting Club eased past Bhawanipore FC 3-0 on Saturday with Sanjib Ghosh (2nd), John Chidi (26th) and Satyam Sharma (80th) getting on the score-sheet at Kalyani Stadium.

“It is good to play and win with new the players we have introduce,” comments a visibly happy Ramon. “The new players have made a difference and gelling well with the team.”

Though happy with the three points, Ramon believes there is still a lot of work to do. “We had some moments of jitters at the back but recovered and became solid with the progress of the game. When you have collected three points it makes it easy to go back and fix the mistakes. I am happy with the start of the season.” added the Nigerian mentor.

Ramon was forced to alter his plans on the eve of the clash. “Tirthankar Sarkar felt some discomfort during the week,” says Ramon, “The technical team thought he was going to be fine to play but unfortunately the pain persisted. We took a decision to withdraw him and put him on the bench because we didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury.”

The coach also went into the first match of the season without skipper Musa Mudde and he says: “It is a matter of managing the player. I see the matter is receiving interest but everybody at Mohammedan Sporting Club is aware that Musa struggling with his hamstring and we are trying to give him the necessary care to recover. He will have time in the next two weeks to recover and be available for selection in the next match.”

The coach says that they will thoroughly prepare for the next match as it will be Black Panthers’ first home game of the season to be played on February 11, 2020 against Bengaluru FC Reserves.

Black Panthers Dismantle Bhawanipore in 2nd Division League opener

KALYANI: Mohammedan Sporting Club sounded a warning to their remaining 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League Group B rivals with a comprehensive 3-0 thrashing of Bhawanipore FC on the opening day itself at the Kalyani Stadium.

Nobody was doubting Mohammedan SC’s talent and credentials going into the game, however it’s hard to imagine many could foresee the relentless way they went about their work, from the outset till the final whistle, as they dismantled their opponent.

Goals from debutante Sanjib Ghosh (2nd), John Chidi (26th) and Satyam Sharma (80th) were enough to see off a spirited challenge from Bhawanipore who tested the visitors at times, especially in the second-half.

Mohammedan SC started the match with more purpose as they threw everything they had to impose their will on their opponents during the early exchanges.

And their efforts were soon rewarded in the 2nd minute itself when Sanjib rounded Bhawanipore custodian Arup Debnath to slot home from close range.

Conceding so soon rattled Bhawanipore and it took a fair while for the team to settle into the game as Mohammedan SC controlled the action keeping Bhawanipore contained in their half, and making sure Arup was kept busy.

Bhawanipore, however, didn’t lose focus and on a couple of occasions seemed like they could be on track to equalize. Jagannath Sana threatened Mohammedan SC’s goal several times throughout the first-half, creating some half chances inside the penalty area, but the Mohammedan SC defenders were quick to the ball and made the clearance any time it came near goal.

Inevitably, failing to convert their chances came back to haunt Bhawanipore as they fell even further behind when Vanlalbiaa Chhangte latched onto a long ball behind the defence, beat his marker to pull back to an arriving Chidi who neatly slotted past Arup in the 26th minute.

Mohammedan SC’s spirits were lifted by the goal and they played out the remainder of the first-half with a lot of energy, which they brought with them when they returned from the break.

Going into the second-half the Black Panthers continued to apply pressure and made some decent runs forward. Bhawanipore, however, are not a side to give up lightly and despite trailing by two goals kept the intensity high, and the pressure on their opponents as they battled to find a way back into the match.

Nonetheless, the lack of finishing in the attacking third and outstanding defending from Mohammedan SC meant Bhawanipore could not find a goal as reward for their early dominance.

Bhawanipore continued to show their fighting spirit as they pushed hard to find a goal which would keep them in the match, but between some solid defending and the safe hands of skipper Priyant Singh, meant the attackers were unable to get an edge on their opponent.

Mohammedan SC defence looked comfortable in absorbing Bhawanipore’s attacking pressure, while looking to catch their opponents off-guard on the counter.

As the clock counted down, Bhawanipore threw everything they had to get back into the game forcing a number of saves from Priyant, however Mohammedan SC flexed their scoring muscles once again in the 80th minute when Satyam scored a long ranger to put the result beyond any doubt.

Black Panthers will host Bengaluru FC Reserves next on February 11, 2020 at Kolkata maidan.

Mohammedan SC XI: Priyant Singh (GK), Shafiul Rahman, Prosenjit Paul, Balwinder Singh, Hira Mondal, Vanlalbiaa Chhangte, Firoj Ali, Satyam Sharma (Tirthankar Sarkar), Sanjib Ghosh (Moses Lalrinzuala), Jiten Murmu (Dipendu Dowary), John Chidi.

Priyant Reiterates The Importance of The Collective Game

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club vice-captain Priyant Singh repeated the same statement as technical director Dipendu Biswas before Black Panthers’ first match in 2019/20 Hero 2nd Division League against Bhawanipore FC on Saturday.

Saying that the most important thing is to play a collective block and not focus on individualities. According to Priyant they will attack together and defend together to defeat an aggressive and talented Bhawanipore team.

Priyant doesn’t overestimate his team but he is confident because he knows they are good and they will play with the same commitment they had when they locked horns with Bhawanipore.

“We are a team and we share a common goal. We know our responsibility is to win and bring glory to the club. We had a good time in our preparations with the new players. We have a strong squad of humble and dedicated players. We have mixed well and are all ready for tomorrow.” said Priyant.

“We will play against a quality Bhawanipore team and we need to focus on the duties our coach give us, either in attacking or defending situations,” he added.

Priyant will lead the team against Bhawanipore tomorrow as skipper Musa Mudde is not available for selection due to injury.