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Naseem dropped BHA League

lHe may have been Mohammedan Sporting’s hero in the IFA Shield final, but goalkeeper Naseem Akhtar was not included in the squad that left for Pune, on Monday, for Wednesday’s I-League tie against Pune FC.

According to coach Sanjoy Sen, Naseem still needs to work a bit on his keeping to fulfil the criteria of playing in an I-League match.

Despite first-choice ’keeper’s Luis Baretto’s swollen ankle, Mohammedan Sporting have included him in their squad with Ashok Singh being the second goalkeeper.

lHockey Training Centre rode a triple strike by Anil Ekka to thrash Chotanagpur Recreation Club 8-0 in a BHA League match, on Monday.

Xavier Minz scored twice, while Sunil Ekka, Avoy Ekka and Raj Kumar Sharma struck once each.

In another match, Bengal United Club edged past Belgachia United Club 3-2.