Mohammedan Sporting won the I-League and was promoted to the ISL 2024

Mohammedan Sporting crowned I-League champions, to get promotion to ISL

Mohammedan Sporting won the I-League and was promoted to the ISL.

Mohammedan Sporting’s arduous quest for their first I-League championship was ultimately fulfilled on Saturday at the SSA Stadium when they triumphed 2-1 over Shillong Lajong FC on the road. At the break, the game was deadlocked at one.

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, Mohammedan Sporting Club’s arduous quest for their first I-League championship was ultimately fulfilled as they defeated Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 on the road at the SSA Stadium.
In their penultimate game, Mohammedan Sporting emerged victorious and won the title.
Mohammedan Sporting was also elevated to the Indian Super League’s top division by the victory.
In the opening minute of the match, Douglas Tardin of the host team tied the score with a goal from Alexis Gomes for Mohammedan Sporting.

 Mohammedan Sporting won the I-League and was promoted to the ISL.

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With one game remaining, Mohammedan Sporting has collected 52 points from 23 matches thanks to the victory.

They have eight more points than Sreenidi Deccan, who is in second place with 44 points from 22 games. Even if Sreenidi Deccan wins their next two games, they will not be able to catch Mohammedan Sporting.

After NEROCA FC held Sreenidi Deccan FC to a 1-1 draw here on Thursday, the Kolkata team’s path to the I-League crown was made simpler.

Three Kolkata teams will participate in the Indian Super competition (ISL), the nation’s highest competition, in the upcoming season if Mohammedan Sporting is determined to meet the requirements of Indian Club Licensing Premier 1. The other two Kolkata teams are Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.

The club’s president, Amiruddin Bobby, expressed confidence that the team meets all the requirements to participate in the ISL and that they are preparing to enter the elite league the next season.

This completes a golden trifecta for the Big Three of the Maidan, who earlier in the season saw Mohun Bagan win the Durand Cup and East Bengal win the Super Cup. They are also vying for the title and ISL Shield.

“This proved to be a historical experience for us, and we want to thank all of our supporters, officials, and our Russian coach, Andrei Chernyshov. We also appreciate Mamata Banerjee, our Chief Minister, for her unwavering support. We’ll fulfill every need to compete in the ISL the following season,” Bobby said to PTI.

Veteran Mohammedan Sporting player Dipendu Biswas, who serves as the team’s football secretary, is overjoyed and dedicated it to their fans.

“Our supporters deserve this victory. Even though we have the largest Maidan following, we are unable to compete in the elite league. Thus, this victory is for them,” stated Biswas, who led the team to three league championships in Kolkata.

Entering the game on Saturday, Mohammedan Sporting, the third-biggest team in Kolkata, had finished runners-up in the 2021–22 I-League season, having drawn 1–1 with Inter Kashi. Up to Saturday, they had won all ten of their previous games.

The ultimate champions’ Alexis scored in the opening minute, while the home team’s Douglas Rosa Tardin equalized in the fifteenth. To win the championship, Mohammedan’s Evgeni Kozlov scored the game’s winning goal in the second half.

The formula was easy to understand. For Mohammedan Sporting to win their first I-League championship, they needed one point. However, it was never going to be an easy ride.

Despite their ups and downs this season, Shillong Lajong is firmly established as a mid-table team, sitting seventh in the I-League standings after 23 games with 31 points. But they had plenty of incentive to play spoiler against the best dogs.

For their part, Mohammedan Sporting, at least in the early exchanges, did the thing that would have eased their fears. In the first minute of play, their Argentine attacker Alexis Gomez created a moment of magic when he saw Lajong goalie Neitho Chalieu off his line. From just inside the halfway mark, he hacked the ball goalward, and it went over the goalkeeper’s head and settled into the net.

The task appeared to be partially completed, but a lot could occur in ninety minutes, and based on the events that transpired during the remaining portion of the first half, it was evident that the Black and White Brigade would require more than one goal to win.

It took Shillong just fifteen minutes to regain control of the match, with a penalty kick from Douglas Tardin making the score even. Mohammedan would still find it sufficient.

But when Lajong put the pressure on the table-toppers in the first half, their back four had their work cut out for them. Tardin struck the woodwork, as did Phrangki Buam, a former player for Mohammedan Sporting.

Another setback for Mohammedan Sporting came when their top scorer, Gomez, was forced to leave with an injury and was replaced by Kozlov.
When Tardin played a ball across the goal’s face, Lajong right back Ronney Wilson Kharbudon had an ideal chance to put his team ahead. He just needed to touch it into an empty net. He side-footed it inches wide, causing the Mohammedan camp to exhale a collective breath of relief.

Just before the half, Mohammedan Sporting’s goalkeeper Padam Chettri, who has had an incredible season, made a fantastic save to keep the score tied. He palmed away an effort from Marcos Rudwere that was right on target.
In the second half, the home team continued at the same pace, but the table toppers handled the situation expertly. They hung back, waiting for the opportunity that would come up very soon.

After entering the game as a first-half substitution, Kozlov grabbed a clearance and found himself inside the box, where he beat the goalkeeper. At last, some breathing room for the Brigade in black and white.

 Mohammedan Sporting won the I-League and was promoted to the ISL.

In injury time, the Mohammedan Sporting defenders gave it their all, demonstrating teamwork among themselves. When Lajong’s Kynsaibor Lhud squeezed the trigger, Joseph Adjei showed some superb anticipation to position himself beside keeper Chettri. Adjei easily eliminated the effort, ensuring Mohammedan’s 15th victory of the year.


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