Mohun Bagan today asked Bagan captain Bhaichung Bhutia to show cause for missing club practice sessions during the season. Bhaichung had been busy participating in a dance reality show on Television during the fag end of the 2008-09 season. A crucial time when Bagan were on hot pursuit for the I League title chasing Churchill Bros. Though at the time, Karim Benchariffa, the Bagan coach had said that Bhaichung had taken leave after taking his permission, club in the letter has said that Bhaichung had taken permission from the coach, but not from the club and for his absence, the club has suffered.
Moreover, Bhaichung also missed out on the exhibition match held in Jalpaiguri last week end.
Bagan has asked Bhutia to show cause for such absence.
MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India
A Short History: MOHUNBAGAN AC-The National club of India, the oldest Club in Asia, was established on 15th August 1889 when India was up in arms against her collonial head, England.
Eversince its establishment the Club had been winning a lot of local leagues and cups but the moment of greatness that surpasses all came in the year 1911 when Mohun Bagan AC became the first Indian club/team to defeat the foreigners in their own game of football.
On 29th of July 1911 Mohun Bagan won the IFA shield beating East Yorkshire 2-1. Eversince there has been no stopping!
The club has won and keeps on winning many a laurel for the country! It has made our Nation Proud!
According to FIFA rankings, in Asia, Mohun Bagan is the 16th biggest team to have an avg. home crowd of 19,888. According to World standards, Mohun Bagan has been ranked of 127 much ahead of other big clubs like Udinese(Italy), Benfica(Portugal) and Fulham(England) to mention a few.
It is however,not an easy task to consolidate the history of a club which is more than 117 years old*...(read more...)
*For Further Info:Please visit The Offical site of MAC: History sectionplease open in a New Window