Brazilian trainer joins Bagan
Brazilian Robson Mattos de Oliviera took over as Mohun Bagan’s trainer-cum-technical director on Tuesday.
Robson, who is from Campo Grande in Mato Dosul state, is expected to supervise training along with coach Aloke Mukherjee after the Federation Cup. Having served as physical trainer of Brazil’s third division clubs for seven years, Robson said he has been coaching first division side Taveiropus since 2001.
Meanwhile, the Mohun Bagan Day was celebrated at the club premises. The Mohun Bagan Ratna award was posthumously presented to Shibdas Bhaduri, skipper of the epochal 1911 IFA Shield-winning team. Debika Roy, Bhaduri’s great granddaughter, received the award. A couple of exhibition matches were held, one involving top women players and the other featuring former Mohun Bagan greats.
Rakhi Sangha and Dalhousie Institute qualified for the final of the WBBA-organised junior girls’ knockout event.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: Tata Federation Cup, quarter final: Mohammedan Sporting vs Salgaocar (Salt Lake, 6 pm).
FOOTBALL: Calcutta League, 1st Div. Gr. A: Sonali Sibir vs Kidderpore (SAP I). 1st Div. Gr. B: Garalgacha vs Anushilani (Bagan); Muslim Institute vs Tangra FC (Bata Stadium); Barisha SC vs Sporting Union (Md. Sp.); Taltala DS vs Janbazar AC (Tarun Sangha); Victoria SC vs Aikya Sammilani (SAP II); Milan Samity vs Bata (R. Sarobar). Matches from 3.30 pm.
BASKETBALL: Jr boys’ knockout semis: Matches at WBBA courts.