Mohun Bagan on Sunday was handed over the champions trophy of the Hero I-League 2019-20 season at a hotel in Kolkata.

West Bengal minister of sports Aroop Biswas, Sunando Dhar, CEO, Leagues, All India Football Federation; Jaydeep Mukherjee, General Secretary, Indian Football Association (IFA) were present alongside Mohun Bagan officials and players.

Sunando Dhar highlighted that the Mariners played the “Best Brand of Football” to conquer the Hero I-League in 2019-20 season.

“The football Mohun Bagan presented us in this season was exceptional. Since the starting of the season they played with the authority and conviction,” wrote quoting Dhar.

“On behalf of the All India Football Federation I would like to congratulate entire Mohun Bagan family,” Dhar stated.

Aroop Biswas labelled the century-old club as an institution whose “the path-breaking journey is important” while congratulating them for their historic feat.

“I would like to congratulate Mohun Bagan from the bottom of my heart for their stupendous success. I would request the century-old club to strengthen their Academy so more Bengali youngsters get the opportunity to represent at the highest stage,” he asserted.

“For an institution like Mohun Bagan winning a trophy is not the primary target. For a club that has won 200-odd trophies over time, the path-breaking journey is more important,” he further said.

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