Kalyani: Mohun Bagan will look at the morale-boosting 5-1 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the previous round when they take on Mumbai FC in the rescheduled 14th round match of the I-League at the Kalyani Stadium on Wednesday (April 10).
The success of the lethal attacking pair of Odafa Okolie and Tolgay Ozbey - who scored three and two in realizing the big win hardly two days ago - is doubling the confidence of their Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa. "They always had good understanding and that has been proved once again," Karim said about the two strikers.
"We earned successive wins in our last two outings and that has enhanced the confidence of the players. But have to keep working hard as we are yet to be safely out of the relegation zone," Karim said ahead his team's meeting against Mumbai FC.
Mohun Bagan beat two Goa heavyweights like Dempo SC (2-1) and Sporting Clube and that has given Karim the confidence to look for more. "Our objective will be to clear out of the relegation zone and to realize that we need more good wins," Karim said looking at Mohun Bagan's current position. Mohun Bagan, who have been asked to start afresh after being penalized of all their points earned in the first 10 rounds, are placed 13th with 16 points from 19 matches while Mumbai FC are sixth with 30 points from 22 rounds. ...