Sanjoy Sen: My ban won’t affect team

Sen will not be available for Mohun Bagan’s remaining six I-League matches as well as two in the Federation Cup but, he can officiate in their away AFC Cup match against South China on March 9 at the Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong.

Sanjoy Sen has been banned for eight matches and slapped a Rs 8 lakh fine for his outburst against the AIFF.   -  Sanjoy Ghosh

Banned for eight matches for his outburst against All India Football Federation (AIFF), Sanjoy Sen may not be sitting at Mohun Bagan’s technical bench in the remaining I-League matches this season but, he said it should not affect his side’s performance.

“I cannot say about the ban and whether it would be reduced but, it will not affect Mohun Bagan’s performance. I have trust on my support staff. I am sure that they will manage the situation with ease,” Sen said.

Sen has been banned for eight matches and slapped a Rs 8 lakh fine for his outburst against the AIFF.

The defending champions have a slender one point lead against former winners Bengaluru FC in the I-League standings.

Sen will not be available for Mohun Bagan’s remaining six I-League matches as well as two in the Federation Cup but, he can officiate in their away AFC Cup match against South China on March 9 at the Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong.

“I have seen some clippings of them. They have a good speed. We have to be very cautious,” he said.

The Mariners will leave for Hong Kong late in the night.

Squad: Debjit Majumdar, Shilton Paul, Kinshuk Debnath, Bikramjit Singh, Kean Lewis, Katsumi Yusa, Pritam Kotal, Cornell Glen, Sanjay Balmuchu, Souvik Chakraborty, Shouvik Ghosh, Prabir Das, Lenny Rodrigues, Sony Norde, Luciano Sobrosa, Pronay Halder, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Abhishek Das.

Officials: Sanjoy Sen, Sankarlal Chakraborty, Sanjoy Ghosh, Abhinandan Chatterjee, Suman Ghosh and Imran Khan.