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I-League: Rejuvenated Prayag look to extending lead

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 19:10 hrs

Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) A rejuvenated Prayag United would be gunning to extend their winning form when they take on city giants Mohun Bagan in the second round of the I-League at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium Friday.

Having played second fiddle to the bigwigs of the local hierarchy for a considerable period, Prayag have evolved in a big way this season with a multi-crore purse and with star signings that has even outshone the traditional giants.

The target obviously stays the I-League title and Prayag made the right start with a 5-1 win against Air India in the opener.

On the other hand, Mohun Bagan have failed to live up to the promise despite hogging the headlines in the pre-season transfers, where it affected a virtual coup roping in Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey from arch-rival East Bengal.

The impending contest will thus be a good assessment of the virtues that each team has set out to convince their supporters. The away match against Shillong Lajong FC in the opening round proved a disaster as Mohun Bagan lost the match 0-2 enraging the vast legion of fans.

"Our opponents are a strong one and high on confidence after a big win in the first match. My team is also good and hope that we start performing to our potential," Mohun Bagan coach Santosh Kashyap said.

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