Monetary aid for Mohun Bagan

The club has been going through a tough time because of internal squabble and funds crunch, resulting in a situation where it is unable to finalise its squad for the upcoming season.

“We might have many differences, but that should not affect the players, who bring glory and laurels to our club,” wrote Swapan Sadhan Bose (right) in an e-mail to Anjan Mitra. (File Photo)   -  SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH

Iconic city-based football club Mohun Bagan, which has not been able to pay its players for the last three months, owing to financial crisis, got some relief on Monday as its president Swapan Sadhan Bose donated Rs 1 crore to clear the players’ dues.

The club, which witnessed 15 of its executive committee members submitting their resignations, recently, has been going through a tough time because of internal squabble and funds crunch, resulting in a situation where it is unable to finalise its squad for the upcoming season.

READ: Spate of resignations puts Mohun Bagan in trouble

“What is more disturbing is that the players are not getting their salary for the last three months. I believe that we might have many differences, but that should not affect the players because it is them who plays and brings glory and laurels to our club. And also, such news creates a bad name for our club among the other players all over the country,” said Bose, in a letter to club secretary Anjan Mitra.

“I have decided to give Rs 1 crore so that the salaries of players can be paid on an urgent basis,” added Bose.

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