Kolkata: As their ban has been revoked by the AIFF, Mohun Bagan will resume their I-League campaign when they take on Salgaocar in Goa on January 20. An 18-member team sans captain Odafa Okolie, who has been suspended for two matches for misconduct during the clubs Derby clash against East Bengal on December 9 last year, will leave for Goa on Friday.
Australian forward Tolgay Ozbey will mark a return from an injury lay off in the away match. Mohun Bagan will start their campaign from zero in the I-League and they have a difficult task task at hand to avoid relegation this season.
Mohun Bagan were a goal down against bitter foes East Bengal when a stone hurled from one of the stands - apparently aimed at the referee - hit midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi and the club withdrew the side, leading to a two-year ban by the AIFF.
But moved by the mass appeal, the AIFF on January 15 revoked the ban and imposed a fine of INR 2 crore.
Squad: Shilton Paul, Arindam Bhattacharjee, Aiborlang Khongjee, Nirmal Chettri, Khelemba Meetei, Meherajuddin Wadoo, Celestine Anyichie Echezona, Biswajit Saha, Rakesh Masih, Sheikh Jewel Raja, Denson Devadas, Manish Maithani, Syed Rahim Nabi, Snehasish Chakraborty, Stanley Okoroigwe, Manish Bhargav, Tolgay Ozbey, S Sabeeth.