Bola Moshood: Nabi has a hamstring injury

The Nigerian coach was upset after the goal-less draw against the defending champions at the Salt Lake Stadium…

Mohammedan Sporting failed to make the most of the home advantage as they couldn’t break down Churchill Brothers’ defense as the game remained goal-less until the final whistle.

The Black and Whites dominated the proceedings and had a better share of chances but failed to convert them.

 "There are good days and bad days in football. This was one of the bad days for our team. Everybody tried but we failed to finish in front of the goal,” he said.

Syed Rahim Nabi is yet to feature for the side this term after being signed on loan from IMG-Reliance almost a month back.

"Nabi is not fully match-fit yet. He has an injury in the hamstring, and it would have gone against the spirit of the team if I had chosen to play him. Unless he is hundred percent fit, there is always a chance that he may suffer another knock."

Rakesh Masih was benched in favour of Ishfaq Ahmed and the former came on as a substitute in the second half for Mohammedan.

"I used Ishfaq in place of Masih because Masih is stagnant and doesn't help the team in going forward. He stands at one place and tries to distribute the ball in the wings. I have told these things many times to him, and he is improving with time."

Moshood opined that the league is tough and that none of the teams can be taken lightly.

"There is nothing called a weak team in the league. Churchill are the defending champions and were by no means an easy opponent."

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