Atletico de Kolkata is all set to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they take on hosts FC Goa in their fourth Hero Indian Super League encounter at the Fatorda Stadium, here on Thursday.
Atletico de Kolkata midfielder and Bangladesh skipper Mamunul Islam Mamun said his main endeavour would be to win the hearts of football loving citizens of Kolkata and play for either East Bengal or Mohun Bagan after Indian Super League (ISL) that begins on October 12.
Continuing their reign, East Bengal bagged a sixth successive and a record 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division title with a clinical 2-1 win over Tollygunge Agragami here on Tuesday.
A city court on Thursday rejected East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar`s bail plea and remanded him to CBI custody till Aug 26 in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
The football fans of Jammu and Kashmir are all set to get a taste of top quality Indian club football as premier clubs like Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Dempo will be vying for the top honours in the Federation Cup which will be held in the state in August, next year.
Having won their fans` heart with their skills, East Bengal is now looking to connect with them through their taste buds by serving gastronomical delights in its `Sports Cafe` to be launched tomorrow in a first of its kind in Indian football.
With a packed calendar ahead, East Bengal coach Armando Colaco Thursday said he would not like to put his top forwards Ranti Martins and Dudu Omagbemi under stress as the defending champions kick off the season against Mohammedan Sporting in the local league Sunday.
With a star line-up comprising Dudu Omagbemi and Ranti Martins, East Bengal unveiled their Harmonjot Singh Khabra-led strong squad in front of thousand of fans in a glittering function at a plush city mall here this evening.
Overwhelmed at receiving East Bengal`s highest honour, Bharat Gaurav, first Indian woman mountaineeer to scale Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal on Friday said the red-and-gold club`s rich history runs deeper than the highest peak in the world.
Already crowned champions with one match at hand, Bengaluru FC would look to end their fairytale I-League campaign on a winning note when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in a final round match at Nehru Stadium here on Monday
East Bengal`s renewed I-League title hopes suffered a setback after they dropped two points at home ground with a 2-2 draw against Mumbai FC who scored a late equaliser through Ashutosh Mehta here on Friday.