MOHUN BAGAN VS DSK LIVERPOOL MATCH REPORTS
FOOTBALL IN FLOOD LIGHTS AT KOLKATA MAIDAN (120th IFA SHILED U19 2016)
25.02.2016 : Historical IFA SHIELD made another history in it's 120th edition. Football return back in Kolkata maidan under the flood lights after 39 years. In fact the first flood lights at India was installed first at Mohun Bagan ground way back in the year 1977 by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries. What's the record says ? see below
That was also the month of February in the year 1977. The date was 10th. The inauguration of first Flood lighted exhibition friendly football match (May be in India) played between Mohun Bagan and Soviet Russian team Pakhtakhor FC. Mohun Bagan lost the match 0-3. Mohun Bagan Squad of that historical match was : Santosh Bosu, Dilip Sarkar(Compton Dutta), Subrata Bhattacharyya, Pradip Chowdhury, Dilip Palit, Pintu chowdhury ( Sankar Banerjee), Prasun Banerjee, Subhash Bhowmick( Jahar Das), Md. Akbar (Sukumar Banerjee), Bidesh Bose. Referee- L.N.Ghosh.
Next year on 9th January 1978, the 34th Santosh Trophy Tournament held in Bengal first time under Flood light at Mohun Bagan Ground where Bengal played their opeing match against Gujrat and own 11-0. Bidesh Bose, Md. Akbar, scored 3 goals each, SUBSTITUTE Mihir Bose SCORE 2 and the rest scored by Shyam Thapa, Goutam Sarkar and ulganathan. Bengal Squad was : Sibaji Banerjee, Shyamal Banerjee, Subrata Bhattacharyya, Shyamal Ghosh, Dilip Palit, Goutam Sarkar, Prasun Banerjee, UlgaNathan( Manas Bhattacharyya), Md.Akbar, Shyam thapa( Mihir Bose), Bidesh Bose.. REFEREE - Len De Sa - Maharashtra...
STAT BY: Narayan Dasgupta for www.kolkatafootball.com
Today in a colorful function in Mohun Bagan club ground, Sports Minister of West Bengal, Mr. Arup Biswas inaugurate the new flood lights, which will ultimately start a new era in Kolkata football. The IFA Secretary Utpal Ganguly declares that from the coming season Mohun Bagan will going to play all the CFL matches under flood light at their home ground except the Derby. The Sports Minister in his address declares that government will going to install flood lights in East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting grounds within a year. The preparation for these two projects are already under process.
HISTORICAL MATCH SCORE
25/02/16 : Mohun Bagan 0-2 Liverpool FCI Academy: Mohun Bagan (Flood Light)
DSK : Lallianzuala, Azaruddin S.K
MOM : Lallianzuala - DSK
In his visit in East Bengal and Mohun Bagan club earlier this week, Kushal Das said, that after the installation of flood light in East Bengal and Mohun Bagan grounds, AIFF is planning to host the I League matches in Kolkata maidan as these two clubs are in the process of improving the infrastructure according to the AFC guidelines.
But the lights were inactive since long due to non maintenance of the system.The estimated cost for the new floods at Mohun Bagan ground are 3.5 crores.
Other Matches of IFA SHIELD will be held in flood light are.
28th February : Mohun Bagan vs. Frenz United : 4:30 p.m.
2nd March : Winner B vs. Runner A : 4:30 p.m.
3rd March : Winner A vs. Runner B 4:30 pm.
6th March : F I N A L : 4:30 pm.