27.07.2016: Mohun Bagan Day to be celebrated on 29th of July at the club ground in Kolkata maidan. Mohun Bagan will going to felicitated footballers along with the personal from the other disciplineof sports on 29th evening.
The ex-footballer and coach Sayed Nayeemuddin will be awarded with "MOHUN BAGAN RATNA" while Jeje Lalpeklua and Sony Nordi will be felicitated with the "FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR" award for their outstanding contribution in the recently concluded season.
Sayed Nayeemuddin can be rated as one of the successful central defender in Indian football. In the young age Nayeem was under the guidance of S.A.Rahim, one of the legendary coach at Hyderabad. Nayeem was introduced in Kolkata by J.C.Guha of East Bengal and later played in all the three big clubs of Kolkata- East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting quite successfully. Nayeem represented India in a number of important international matches.
Sayed Nayeemuddin was the coach of India National team as well as the three giants of Kolkata. He is rightly awarded with "DRONACHARYA AWARD" by Government of India in 1990 for his contribution to sport in India. He is also the recipient of the prestigious "ARJUNA AWARD".
Syed Nayeemuddin remains one of the most educated coaches in Indian football is known to be a strict disciplinarian and expects.
STEPHEN CONSTANTINE SELECTED TWENTY THREE PLAYERS FOR PRE SEASON INDIA CAMP
27.07.2016: A squad of 23 Players have reported for a pre-season training Camp for the National Team under National Coach Stephen Constantine.
The Indian National Coach while interacted said, “The squad is made up of a combination of Academy and Club Players. Players from Bengaluru FC and East Bengal haven’t reported to the Camp.The Camp will be hugely beneficial to the Players. We have been trying to expand the squad and give opportunities to new ones and make a bigger pool of Players. This is another perfect example that had we not done that, we wouldn’t have been able to assemble Players for the Camp,”
The squad is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, T.P Rehenesh, Laxmikant Kattimani, Albino Gomes.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Fluganco Cardozo, Chinglesana Konsham Singh, Aiborlang Khongjee, , Koushik Sarkar, Gurjinder Kumar.
MIDFIELDERS: Isaac Chhakchhuak, Rowlin Borges, Dhanpal Ganesh, David Lalrinmuana, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Pronoy Halder, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jackichand Singh.
FORWARDS: Halicharan Narzary, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi.
The footballers from the Kolkata teams are not released for the camp as the players are busy in preparing for the Kolkata CFL.
26.07.2016: The Korean midfielder Do Dong Hyme will be honored as the "Footballer of the Year" on 1st of August on the occasion of "East Bengal Day" (97th Foundation Day) at Khudiram Anushilany Kendra, Kolkata. This was announced by Kalyan Mazumdar, the General Secretary of East Bengal in a Press meeting at the club tent. He scored 12 goals for east Bengal in last year FL Premier win with 2 hattricks and grabbed 5 Man of the man award.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee will occupy the chair of chief guest, while a host of ex-footballers and ministers will be present on the occasion. The footballers of the yesteryear Shyamal Ghose and Shyam Singh Thapa will be felicitated with the "Life Time Achievement Award" for their outstanding contribution in football.
The Awardees are :
BHARAT GAURAV : MILKHA SINGH , Rs 2 lacks cash award.
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT : SHYAM THAPA, Ramesh Chandra Sen Memorial Award, Rs 1 lack cash award.
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT : SHYAMAL GHOSE, Bomkesh Bose Memorial Trophy and Rs 1 lack cash award
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DO DONG HYUN , Banwarilal Roy Memorial Trophy and Rs 50 thousand cash award.
BEST REFEREE : MRIGANSHU BHATTACHARJEE , Pratul Chakraborty Award.
Shyamal Ghose was the proud captain of Red And Gold in the year 1977, when East Bengal bagged the Kolkata League tittle without losing a single point. This is still a all time record in the history of the club. The fifth edition of the "Football Almanac" will be published which consists of rare collection of records and articles. The Football Almanac will be published by Mamata Banerjee while Arandhaty Ghose , chief Post Master General,West Bengal will release a Special Day Cover.
While interacting at the Press meeting,East Bengal's General Secretary Kalyan Mazumdar recalls 26th of July as the "Red Letter Day" for Indian football. It was in the year of 2003 East Bengal won the ASEAN CUP at Indonesia.