Mohun Bagan take on Calcutta Customs in their 10th match of the 2018 Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier Division ‘A’ on Wednesday at the Mohun Bagan ground.
With 23 points from nine matches, the Green and Maroons are favourites to win the title this season. They are three points above rivals East Bengal who are second on the points table.
Mohun Bagan’s star striker Aser Dipanda is in scintillating form at the moment. The Cameroonian is the highest goal scorer in CFL presently with 10 goals. He has already netted two hat-tricks one of which came in the last match against FCI as the Kolkata giants won 5-0.
Other than Dipanda, young winger Pintu Mahato has been in fine form so far in the season. The 20-year-old has become an overnight sensation among Bagan fans since his goal in the Kolkata derby.
Mohun Bagan does not have any serious injury concerns going into the match against Customs. Sankarlal Chakraborty is expected to field an unchanged lineup from their previous match.
Bagan’s opponents Calcutta Customs are not an easy side to face. Customs are currently on the fifth position on the league table with 13 points from seven matches. Their most notable performance this season was against East Bengal as they managed a 0-0 draw against the Red and Golds.
Sankarlal’s men cannot afford to be complacent and take Customs lightly as they are standing on the cusp of the championship after eight years.
Mohun Bagan possible XI: Sankar Roy; Arijit Bagui, Eze Kingsley, Kim Kima, Abhishek Ambekar; Britto PM, Shilton D'Silva, Sourav Das, Pintu Mahato; Aser Dipanda, Henry Kisekka.