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Friday , January 18 , 2013
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Bagan’s woes still continue

Calcutta/New Delhi: Footballers are certainly relieved as the ban on Mohun Bagan is revoked, which allows them to return to the ongoing I-League.

But at the same time, the worries continue to exist in the form of some Bagan players not yet receiving their salaries for the months of November and December.

A senior player, on condition of anonymity, said: “I’ve got my dues. I got the text message from the bank a little while ago.

“But it’s difficult to say whether everyone has been paid. In fact, I have heard that some of them haven’t yet received their dues.”

All that the Bagan officials are concerned with at present ispaying the penalty of Rs 2 crore imposed by the AIFF .

As of now, it appears that no Bagan official, except agent Chima Okorie, would accompany captain Okolie Odafe — currently down with high fever — at the AIFF disciplinary committee hearing this Monday.

On the other hand, a peeved Churchill Brothers alleged that Bagan’s matches were unfairly scheduled.

Irked with the AIFF’s decision to lift Bagan’s ban, the team director Churchill Alemao shot a letter to the national federation.

“Giving an unfair chance to reschedule the Mohun Bagan matches during the period of suspension is tantamount to discarding the suspension, which has not been found to be illegal by the executive committee,” the letter said.