India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is
expected to make a comeback when a struggling East Bengal take
on another lowly-placed outfit Mumbai FC in a battle for
survival in I-League round 21 tie at Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
His side in the drop zone of the
I-League and struggling with a 13-match winless streak, East
Bengal icon player Bhaichung Bhutia, who is down with a
hamstring injury, is fighting to be fit ahead of their match.
Indian football captain Bhaichung
Bhutia may play with the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Kaka
among other soccer stars in an exhibitiion fund-raising match
in support of relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims.
Expressing happiness at the interim order by AIFF-appointed arbitrator allowing him to play in the I-League, Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today said "few" Mohun Bagan officials were out to destroy his career.
Mohun Bagan today wrote to the All
India Football Federation (AIFF) alleging that India captain
Bhaichung Bhutia was being given "special treatment" in his
ongoing suspension row with the Kolkata club.
Having won the Nehru Cup for the second consecutive time, India coach Bob Houghton on Monday set his sights on playing Asian middle-rung
countries as part of the team`s preparation for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
All India Football Federation will have a meeting with Mohun Bagan on August 17 to resolve the pending case of India captain Bhaichung Bhutia seeking a release from the green-and-maroons after a bitter stand-off.