Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting are hopeful of Penn Orji making a comeback for their next I-League match against Salgaocar SC at Duler, in Mapusa, on October 6.
Penn picked up an ankle injury during the Durand Cup final.
“Penn’s not yet 100 per cent fit, but is recovering gradually. We are hoping for the best,” coach Abdul Aziz Moshood said after Thursday’s practice session, at the Central Park, in Salt Lake.
Penn was there at the ground, on Thursday, although he didn’t practise.
Players, meanwhile, were a bit annoyed with Moshood as he arrived almost almost 40 minutes late.
“If we are late in arriving, we are fined. Now that the coach himself is late, why shouldn’t he be fined too?” one of them asked.
When queried Moshood replied: “The roads were congested. That’s why I couldn’t reach in time. But I too agree that rules should be the same for everyone.”