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The semi-final day….

The Platinum Jubilee Cup is all set to kick start on Friday at the historic Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. While the opening match of the tournament will see Mohun Bagan take on Sheffield FC,  Mohammedan Sporting face local rivals East Bengal in the second semi-final.

Mohun Bagan – Sheffield FC

It will be a historic occasion which will see the world’s oldest football club take the field against Asia’s oldest professional club in Kolkata. Mohun Bagan are resting key players to give their boys some much needed rest, Sheffield FC are in town with the best team they have.

First choice goalkeeper Sangram Mukherjee is certain to start for Bagan and don the captain’s armband. While for Sheffield FC Chris Dolby shall lead the charge as he is the player manager for the team.

Gearing Up To Face Bagan

Sheffield coach Chris Dolby points that his players are young and energetic which would give a tough time to their opponents.

Mohammedan Sporting – East Bengal

The second semi-final of the day will see hosts Mohammedan Sporting club battle it out against reigning Federation Cup champions East Bengal.

One of the major inclusions in the East Bengal side for the match will be the return of the club's brand ambassador Alvito D Cunha.

Saurav Ganguly To Feature For Mohammdan

Saurav Ganguly, the former skipper of the Indian cricket team, is expected to start for Mohammedan Sporting as a striker along side Josimar Martins from Chirag United and Kolkata League star Cristopher on this special occasion.

Chirag United players like Arnab Mondal and Denson Devdas might also feature for Mohammedan for this game as per the customized tournament rules which allow every club to take a maximum of five players from different clubs on loan.


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