Mohtab Singh comes in as East Bengal reinforcement

East Bengal is placed second in Group A with four points from two matches — a 1-1 draw against Churchill Brothers and a 2-0 win over Chennai City FC.

East Bengal may tie on points with Churchill if it loses against Aizawl and the Goan side wins against Chennai in their last group matches.   -  AIFF Media

East Bengal has flown in Mohtab Singh from Kolkata to bolster its defence after two of its players, defender Guwinder Singh and midfielder Mehtab Hossain, who have been served two yellow cards each, became ineligible for its crucial group engagement with Aizawl FC on Thursday.

A head injury to Ugandan defender Ivan Bukenya has compounded the problem for East Bengal.

However, East Benagal assistant coach Ranjan Chowdhury asserted that the team had got enough players to fill the void. "We have a strong squad and have got some equally good players. So we do not have any problems in finding replacements," said Ranjan.

East Bengal is placed second in Group A with four points from two matches — a 1-1 draw against Churchill Brothers and a 2-0 win over Chennai City FC.

East Bengal may tie on points with Churchill if it loses against Aizawl and the Goan side wins against Chennai in their last group matches.

Since Aizawl has already made it to semifinals with two victories, either East Bengal or Churchill can qualify to the last four from the group.

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