Mohun Bagan faces Peerless SC in his first Calcutta Football League match
KOLKATA: Mohun Bagan defending champions will open their Kolkata football league First division of campaign A when horns close Incomparable SC on the grounds of the Mohun Bagan club on Monday.
This will be the second game of the season for the Greens and Maroons after they defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club 2-0 in their Durand Cup Meeting of Group B in the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday.
With Monday's game coming less than three days after the Durand Cup tie, Mohun Bagan coach Kibu Vicuña He indicated that there could be some changes in the initial XI but without any alteration in the approach.
This is a different tournament, but we will have the same attitude and willingness to get three points. You can see some changes. Some players recover quickly, some take longer. We have to take care of the players. Also, some players who did not play on Friday are hungry to do well, Vicuña said Sunday.
The Spanish coach also said there is still work to be done so that the team is at its optimum level. The process is under way. Basically, we are still in the preseason, but we are playing official matches. We are not 100 percent ready yet, we need more games. We will get fit and better with each match, he added.
Meanwhile, Jahar Das-coached Incomparable SC are yet to register a win in their two matches so far, having drawn with Southern Samity before going down to the Aryan Club. They will be eager to achieve their first victory of the campaign and have the ability to face Mohun Bagan.