Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting start as firm favourites when they take on United Sikkim FC at the Barasat Stadium, in a Group II match of the IFA Shield, on Thursday.
The foreigners — Joshimar and Luciano Sabrosa — trained with the team at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday. Penn Orji, too, was there at the ground, but did not train. The club has sorted out issues with Joshimar and Luciano, while Penn has some visa issues which the officials are looking into.
Mohammedan Sporting coach Sanjoy Sen is likely to field a team sans any foreigner, although Joshimar and Luciano are likely to be included in the 18-man squad.