Adaptable Mohun Bagan: Always Ready for Tough Situations

Inaugural Kalinga Super Cup 2024: Clash of Titans in the Land of Odisha

The All India Football Federation has announced the commencement of the Kalinga Super Cup in Odisha on January 9, 2024. The tournament will feature teams from both the Indian Super League and I-League, with matches set to take place in two venues across the state. Teams will be divided into four groups, playing single-leg matches within their respective groups to advance to the semi-finals, leading up to the championship final on January 28, 2024.

In Group A, East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant are set for a high-stakes clash in the third Kolkata derby of the season. Only one team will progress to the semi-finals from this group, intensifying the competition for both sides. Hyderabad FC and I-League representative Sreenidi Deccan FC will also vie for a spot in the semi-finals, with Hyderabad FC looking to bounce back from recent setbacks and Sreenidi Deccan FC posing a formidable challenge to ISL teams.

The Gaffers of the four teams from Group A have participated in a press conference ahead of the tournament, sharing their insights and strategies. Sreenidi Deccan FC’s coach, Carlos Vaz, expressed the team’s commitment to growth, highlighting their past success in the tournament and the opportunities it has provided for players to transition to the ISL.

Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan Super Giant faces a period of transition with a change in coaching staff and key players representing the national team. Interim coach Clifford Miranda emphasized the team’s focus on winning during this challenging time and providing opportunities for younger players to gain experience.

East Bengal FC is determined to secure their first silverware of the season in the Super Cup, led by coach Carles Cuadrat and a talented squad. Hyderabad FC, despite facing internal challenges, aims to rejuvenate their form in the tournament and showcase the talents of their young players.

As the teams gear up for the Kalinga Super Cup, the competition promises exciting matchups and opportunities for players to shine. The atmosphere is charged with anticipation and determination as teams prepare to leave their mark on the tournament and strive for success on the field.

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