Asia’s oldest football club Mohun Bagan AC has assembled their squad for the 2013/14 season with an aim to end their three trophy-less seasons.
The green-and-maroon will look to add to their trophy collection under coach Karim Bencharifa though the budget had to be reduced substantially due to the financial crisis in West Bengal.Unlike in earlier seasons Mohun Bagan have mainly looked to strengthen their defence and midfield with the Dempo trio of Rowilson Rodrigues, Anthony Pereira and Nicolau Borges being amongst the top signings along with Japanese Katsumi Yusa of ONGC and seasoned goalkeeper Sandip Nandy from Churchill Brothers.
MOHUN BAGAN AC
1-Bubai Singha (Air India), 22-Shilton Pal, 42-Sandip Nandy (Churchill Brothers SC)
2-Aibor Khongjee, 3-Ravinder Singh (United SC), 4-Anyichie Echezona Celestine, 5-Rowilson Rolando Rodrigues (Dempo SC), 6-Kingshuk Debnath (Mohammedan Sporting Club), 23-Rana Gharami (Kalighat Milan Sangha), 28-Waheed Sali (ONGC), 35-Deepak Sumanta
7-Denson Devadas, 8-Adil Ahmed Khan (Sporting Clube de Goa), 10-Katsumi Yusa (ONGC), 14-Anthony Pereira (Dempo SC), 17-Ram Malik (Aryan Club), 19-Argha Chakrabarty (Rangdajied United FC), 20-Nicolau Borges (Dempo SC), 21-Rajib Ghorui (Aryan Club), 33-Zakeer Mundampara (United SC), 34-Manish Bhargav, ??-Adarsh Tamang (Mohun Bagan-SAIL Football Academy), ??-Seiboi Haokip (Mohun Bagan-SAIL Football Academy)
9-Odafe Onyeka Okolie (Captain), 15-C.S. Sabeeth, 24-Shankar Oraon (United SC), 30-Pankaj Moula (Aryan Club), ??-Harrison Eric Muranda (Nairobi City Stars, KENYA)
Karim Bencharifa (Head Coach), Mridul Banerjee (Assistant Coach), Arpan Dey (Goalkeeping Coach), Jonathan Corner (Physio-cum-Rehab Specialist)
Warundeep Singh, Tolgay Ozbey, Dipendu Biswas (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Snehashis Chakroborty, Sourav Chakraborty (both United SC), Arindam Bhattacharya (Churchill Brothers SC), Sheikh Jewel Raja (Dempo SC), Rakesh Masih (Salgaocar FC), Lalrozama Fanai (Bengaluru FC), Cyprian Stanley Okoroigwe (Aryan Club); Nirmal Chetri, Irungbam Khelemba Meetei, Syed Rahim Nabi, Biswajit Saha, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Manish Mathani, Bijendra Rai, L. Lalrinfela (all IMG-Reliance); Naveen Kumar, Milton Bhowmick, Rajib Ghosh, Mohan Sarkar, Arjun Chatterjee, Nirapada Mondal, P.K. Anil Kumar, Quinton Norman Jacobs