Kolkata: In order to play five away matches, Mohun Bagan left for Shillong on the first day of Bengali New Year. Although, according to the tradition, the captain of the next season mainly does the ritual of Bar Puja every year. But a shocking scene was seen at the Mohun Bagan club ground on the Bengali New Year. Unlike other years, it was the coach, Sanjoy Sen who was seen doing the ritualistic puja. For the followers and supporters of the green and maroons, it might be a sign that the club officials plan to keep Sanjoy Sen on the hot seat of Bagan for the next season also. After the Bar Pujo, Sanjoy said that he prayed to bring in the I League into Mohun Bagan tent this time. The players will face Santosh Kahsyap’s high flying Royal Wahingdoh on Saturday.
On the other hand, most of the East Bengal players were seen present at the Bar Pujo. The probable captain of the Red and Golds Gurvinder Singh and deputy Robert was actively involved in the ritual. Eelco Schattorie was spotted saying that he would want arch rivals Mohun Bagan to lose points in the I League so that they can be at a good position in the table.