Mohun Bagan get I-League trophy after seven months, fan frenzy on streets

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Mohun Bagan get I-League trophy after seven months, fan frenzy on streets

Seven months after they emerged I League champions, Mohun Bagan gamers had been lastly introduced the glittering winner’s trophy at a ceremony, right here on Sunday.

The Mariners had downed former champions Aizawl FC 1-Zero to clinch the I-League with 4 rounds to spare on March 10 however the celebrations needed to wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic that ended the season abruptly.

The trophy was handed over to a number of the gamers and officers by I-League CEO Sunando Dhar within the presence of Membership President Swapan Sadhan Bose and West Bengal Sports activities Minister Aroop Biswas.

Within the absence of their I-League successful coach Kibu Vicuna his deputy Ranjan Chowdhury was there together with defender Dhanchandra Singh and a handful of help workers members.

“I am very comfortable to be with you on this special occasion to have a good time our I-League triumph. Lastly the second has come however sadly, I couldn’t attend due to the pandemic,” Vicuna, who’s now the top coach of Kerala Blasters FC, mentioned in a video message.

Mohun Bagan, who’ve now joined Indian Tremendous League after a buyout by reigning champions ATK, had organised the ceremony at a five-star resort in presence of chosen invitees, retaining in thoughts the COVID-19 well being protocols.

However what adopted was delirious scenes on the streets when the trophy was taken out in an open automobile of their victory procession as hundreds of followers celebrated the triumph, paying little heed to the well being tips.

Many followers had been even seen with out the necessary masks as they danced on the streets, waving green-and-maroon colors when the I-League trophy made its option to the membership tent, traversing via necessary landmarks of EM Bypass, Shambazar, Girish Park and Dharmatala.

Dhar mentioned the Mariners performed the “finest model of soccer” to overcome the I-League 2019-20.

“They’ve change into the perfect membership of India, now I hope they replicate the identical efficiency once they compete within the AFC Cup within the upcoming season,” he mentioned.

Joydeep Mukherjee secretary of the Indian Soccer Affiliation mentioned: “Their I-League triumph has introduced additional glory to Bengal soccer.”

Earlier, a conventional flag hoisting ceremony was noticed this morning within the presence of normal secretary Srinjoy Bose, finance secretary Debashis Dutta,

Dhanachandra Singh and Ranjan Chowdhury to have a good time the homecoming of I-League trophy.

The long-lasting Howrah Bridge might be illuminated with conventional inexperienced and maroon colors on Sunday and Monday evenings to have a good time Mohun Bagan’s triumph. 

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