I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan fan dies in accident while returning from Kolkata derby
Mohun Bagan supporter met with a tragic end while returning from the I-League football derby match in Siliguri where he died of an accident at Baranagar Road Railway Station
Kolkata: A 21-year-old Mohun Bagan supporter met with a tragic end while returning from the I-League football derby match in Siliguri where he died of an accident at Baranagar Road Railway Station on Monday.
Soumya Mukherjee of 41, D D Mondal Ghat Road, Dakshineswar met with an accident while disembarking from the train on his return from Siliguri after watching yesterday's derby, Mohun Bagan stated in a release.
He was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital at 8:30 am under critical condition and he succumbed to his injuries around 11:15 am.
The club management and members deeply mourn his death and extend their heartfelt condolences to the grieving family, Mohun Bagan said.
The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes.
None of their ace marksmen failed to fire a goal as East Bengal's TP Rehenesh was adjudged man-of-the-match with his resolute display under the bar in the first-half.
Mohun Bagan's Debjit Majumder stole the show in the last period with an equally dazzling display as in the end the crowd returned dejected without witnessing a goal from high-profile derby.
Stimac said: "We had everything in control, we dominated the game, and had a one-nil advantage, and even had a one-man advantage. But despite all of that, we started giving away simple passes, making unnecessary mistakes."
As part of the ISL prize money reallocation, Football Sports Development (FSDL) has now allocated Rs 3.5 crore to the League Winners.
The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings.