It was 2013-14, The 1891 established Club, played I-league for the last time.Since then its an never ending “Intezar”, for the supporters of this Century Old Club Mohameddan.
During The Zee Bangla Football League u-19, I got a Chance to ask some serious questions toThe Black Panther’s Boss Mr Belal Khan.Manager, of Mohameddan AC.
- Sir, what do you think, The new Coach Mr Subrata can Add into, this Side for he new season 2019-2020? How long his contract?
Mr Khan says” ab kya bole , yeh to bahut experienced wala coach hain”, he further adds, Subrata Bhattachrya, played in National Team, has coached Mohunbagan , East Bengal now he is our Coach, we feel , he is gonnna do good. His target is to make Mohameddan qualify into 2nd Division I-league.His Contract with us is of One year
2. What do you think about the Club Management? Now Amiruddin Bobby is the Presiden, did he brought any changes?
Mr Khan speaks ” Amiruddin Bobby sahab humesha Team k sath rahe aur team k liye accha soche”, he says, now after the demise of Sultan Ahmed, nothing much has changed in the club. All the members are same and initiate is on to progress ahead
3.What about the Preparations about Calcutta League?
Mr Khan says” 9TH ko humane practice bulaya hain ” there will be an introduction with the team and coach, then from 10th there will be trial in Mohameddan Ground. Mr Bhattacharya demanded a Residential camp so they will go for a residential camp from 25th June to 15th July in Kalyani
4.Indian Players in Mohameddan, whom they think would be important for the Upcoming season?
Experiences eyes of Mr Khan saw some potential in Satyam Sharma, Balwinder Singh, Mohameed Amirul, Kamran Faruque, Priyan Singh
5.What about Club Legacy? is it justified that a Club like Mohameddan not playing National League? what is the reason?
Mr Khan: ” Dekhie avi professional hone ka time hain,” We have no Sponsors whatever is the budget is being donated by the 25 -30 Primary members of the club,” All Outgoing No Incoming” and for I League the budget increases 4 times than Calcutta League?
6. Such a a Popular Club with so much Fan following but no Sponsor? Sultan Ahmed sahab was a MP , Did Mohameddan got any Political Support?
Mr Khan in a mood of anger says “kavi koi support nahi hua, India main jis jagha pe team ko lejata hain Pura maidan vara rehete hain” But still there is no clue why not Big Companies are coming for the support. But till the try is still on!!
7.Why Mohameddan is lagging in Merchandising ?whereas we finf the neighbor clubs are ahead?
Mr Khan in a mood of disappointment says”We started in many things like jersey , Table stand then stopped but it should be Running as Supporters want to be associated with clubs so now we have directed the members in Youth development
8.Lastly, What about Philip Adjah? the rumors of his bad unprofessional behavior are true??
Mr Khan says with head nodding” Bahut Disturb kia” he even adds “blackmail kia”, to make his Brother Play as a Stopper, but his Brother failed and that affected the Team’s Performance as well
So in conclusion, we can say People Like Mr Belal Khan who has devoted his life to this great Club and Football are very few in modern times. He is not only a Club Manager but a Great Human being, a selfless Personality for whom we find Indian Football is left with some Hope!!