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KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club Head Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya believes Jiten Murmu will only improve and would play a crucial role for the team in remainder of the season.

The gaffer feels Jiten has all of the physical and mental attributes that are needed to become a successful striker, as he told “Jiten is mentally very strong and he is very sure of himself.”

“He is very technical on the ball and he has lots of endurance. I would say he is probably better than many foreign strikers playing in Kolkata right now. I want more and more from him because he has all the qualities for that,” he added.

Jiten signed for Mohammedan SC from East Bengal ahead of Calcutta Football League this season. Though the 22-year-old previously spent three seasons with East Bengal, but truly flourished at Mohammedan SC and emerged as one of Mohammedan SC’s outstanding performances with 5 goals and 4 assists in 7 appearances.

The striker was criticized for somewhat lackluster performance against Mohun Bagan last week, however turned up in style against his former employer and delivered again for the Black Panthers when he scored and claimed an assist in a 2-2 draw yesterday, which ended East Bengal’s 24-match winning streak in CFL.

Nonetheless, Coach Bhattacharya insists Jiten can handle the pressure and will improve, regardless of the attention he gets following his recent exploits.

“He’s been about long enough now to handle the pressure. He is still growing. He’s going to fill out even more. His knowledge of the game and his game intelligence will continue to grow and he will keep learning. I believe, with his talent he can accomplish amazing things.” Coach Bhattacharya concluded.


KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club suffered a 4-2 defeat to Pathachakra Club in Kalyani on Sunday, when Joel Sunday, Manotosh Chakladar and Babun Das (2) scored for the debutantes after Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka had equalized for the Black Panthers with a quick-fire brace on his club debut.

Dipanda was disappointed by the result in their 2017/18 Calcutta Premier Division – A opener, but the loss did not break the striker’s confidence and he predicted afterwards that the Black Panthers will compete on four fronts this season.

“We have to accept Pathachakra deserve to win the game,” Dipanda told

“But we can take a lot of positives from the game. The league has just started and there is no time to be upset, we want to be contenders for the title,” he explained.

“We have an exciting and very young squad with a ton of potential. I am convinced that the best is still to come and I am looking forward to it because I know that we can do better. We are going to keep working very hard and try to achieve our goals.” the 28-year-old continued.

Speaking about club’s next game against Tollygunge Agragami Dicka said: “We are ready for Tollygunge and they will be ready as well. We have to respect them because they have a very good team. They are going to be difficult to beat but we don’t want to give away any competition. We are going to fight and we are going to improve.”

“In every position, we have good players, so I am optimistic for the future and let’s forget about the Pathachakra game. I know it’s difficult because it was the first game of the season. The game has gone for Pathachakra for the small details and we are going to improve on that.”  The Cameroonian concluded.