Calcutta Football League 2019: Mohun Bagan to begin title defence against Peerless SC

Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan will begin its Calcutta Football League (CFL) title defence against last season's runner-up Peerless SC on Monday.

Spanish footballer Salva Chamorro scored a brace on his debut for Mohun Bagan against Mohammedan Sporting in a Duran Cup fixture on Friday.

Spanish footballer Salva Chamorro scored a brace on his debut for Mohun Bagan against Mohammedan Sporting in a Duran Cup fixture on Friday.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Defending champion Mohun Bagan will begin its Calcutta Football League (CFL) title defence with a high-voltage clash against last season's runner-up Peerless at its home ground on Monday.

Mohun Bagan started the 2019-20 season with a 2-0 win over Mohammedan Sporting in a Durand Cup encounter, courtesy a brace from newly-acquired Spanish striker Salva Chamorro.

Peerless, on the other hand, will be looking to register its first win of the campaign. While it was held  to a 2-2 draw by Southern Samity in its  first match, the side slipped to a loss to Aryan Club in the second tie. It is however one of the favourites to finish at the top of the title race.

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This match would provide the Mariners coach, Kibu Vacuna, a chance to test the team's bench strength ahead of the I-League.

The last time these two teams clashed, in August 2018, the match ended in a draw after Liberian midfielder Ansumana Kromah netted during the final minutes of the match, neutralising Henry Kisseka's opening goal for the Green and Maroon brigade.

Where to watch?

The match will be telecast live on Sadhna News and its Youtube Channel from 3pm IST.