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Mohun Bagan triumph over arch rival East Bengal in I-League derby

Nigerian defender Eze Kingsley Obumneme helped Mohun Bagan win 1-0 over arch rival East Bengal at a thrilling encounter in the seaon’s first I-league derby. Nigerian defender Kingsley, who signed from last season’s champion Aizawl FC, headed home the winner for Mohun Bagan from a Sony Norde corner in the 39th minute of the play. This helped the green and maroon brigade to earn full 3 points from the match. 

Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen lined-up a 4-4-2 formation. In the beginning, both teams were keen to gain an early advantage. Most of Mohun Bagan’s attacks came from the left where Norde was deployed. The Red and Gold brigade chose to let the opposition see more of the ball and instead focused on counter-attacks. But Bagan broke the deadlock in the 39th minute with the goal. This defeat makes it a six consecutive loss for the Khalid Jamil led side against Sanjoy Sen’s outfit.

The match saw an attendance of more than 64,000 spectators. With this win, Bagan climbed to third position in the table with 4 points behind Shillong Lajong and Minerva Punjab. East Bengal slipped down one position to sixth with both sides having played two matches in the new I-League season. 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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