Sony, Debjit – vital cog in Mohun Bagan wheel

Goalkeeper Debjit Majumder and forward Sony Norde play vital roles in Mohun Bagan's journey in I-League, Federation Cup and AFC Cup and contributed in making the club a potent force.

Despite their individual brilliance, one thing is common between both Debjit Majumder and Sony Norde – their commitment for their club.   -  Vivek Bendre

One guards the post, the other attacks rival's post. One blunts the opposition's moves, the other cuts through the enemy defence.

Goalkeeper Debjit Majumder and forward Sony Norde play vital roles in Mohun Bagan's journey in I-League, Federation Cup and AFC Cup and contributed in making the club a potent force.

Debjit, who recently claimed his second Goalkeeper of the Year award because of his fabulous saves and eight clean sheets in the I-League, and Norde, who emerged as one of the most intelligent forwards due to his impeccable assists, have again served Bagan with distinction this season.

His bleached hair and florescent boots help 27-year-old Haitian Sony Norde stand out among a crowd on a football field. Under the bar, a green-shirt pouching the ball with great alacrity describes the 29-year-old Kolkata boy Debjit.

Despite their individual brilliance, one thing is common between both Bagan players – their commitment for their club.

“I always give my best. I know we cannot win every match but I try to enjoy every time I play. I don't do anything else; playing football is the only thing I can do. I try to help the team. If I keep my cool and score, then it helps my team,” said an unassuming Norde, who had six assists and three goals against his name in the I-League and carried on his good form in the AFC Cup and the Federation Cup here.

Debjit also thinks alike. “Feels good to get the Goalkeeper of the Year award. We wanted to win the I-League, which did not happen. Nobody remembers a second placed team. So I will continue my hard work and help my team win the Federation Cup,” said Debjit, who made some brilliant saves to enable Bagan beat arch-rival East Bengal in the Federation Cup semifinal at the Barabati Stadium here and set up a title clash with Bengaluru FC.

Bagan coach Sanjay Sen keeps faith in the two top performers who have been consistently doing well for the green-and-maroon brigade.

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