Mohun Bagan to receive I-League trophy on October 17

AIFF secretary Kushal Das will hand over the trophy in a ceremony which will be organised “maintaining all necessary COVID-19 protocols.”

Francisco Javier, Joseba Beitia, Coach, Kibu Vicuna and Francisco Morante celebrate after Mohun Bagan's victory over Aizawl FC in March, 2020. The 1-0 win handed the club the I-League title. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

City giant Mohun Bagan will finally lay its hands on the I-League trophy at the club tent on October 17, about seven months after being adjudged winner.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary Kushal Das will hand over the trophy in a ceremony which will be organised “maintaining all necessary COVID-19 protocols,” the club said in a statement.

Mohun Bagan’s Senegalese striker Baba Diawara had scored the I-League title-winning goal to beat former champion Aizawl FC 1-0 and clinch the crown with four rounds to spare on March 10.

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Mohun Bagan’s celebrations had to wait because of the pandemic as the Kibu Vicuna-coached I-League winner is expected to have a virtual presence in the upcoming ceremony at the club tent.

The club’s executive committee on Thursday also decided to open the tent from October 16.

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