Mohun Bagan’s Baba Diawara returns home after nearly five months

Mohun Bagan’s Senegalese striker Baba Diawara finally returned home on Sunday after being stranded in India since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Baba Diawara

Diawara had scored the I-League title-winning goal for Mohan Bagan this season. (File photo)   -  Twitter/I-League

Mohun Bagan’s Senegalese striker Baba Diawara finally returned home on Sunday after being stranded in India since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Diawara had scored the I-League title-winning goal for Mohan Bagan this season. The 32-year-old and his family left for Dakar via Dubai, the club said in a statement.

“Besides the travel arrangements, the club also organised their Covid-19 test which is mandatory for travelling,” it said.

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Diawara said, “I am really grateful to the club for looking after me and my family during this tough time. I thank the entire management especially the bosses for overseeing my stay as well as arranging my travel.”

The former Sevilla striker’s 10th goal of the season had helped Mohun Bagan beat former champion Aizawl, seal its second I-League title with four rounds to spare.

The Mariners last week had arranged for Daniel Cyrus’ return to Trinidad & Tobago.

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