Maziya SRC vs Mohun Bagan SG : Match Preview, Live stream, TV Channel, Kick-Off Time & Where to Watch!

After a surprise exit out of the AFC Cup group stages at the hands of Odisha FC, Mohun Bagan will play their last ever match of the AFC Cup, which is getting rechristened to ACL 2, at the picturesque country of Maldives, the home of Dhivehi Premier League Champions Maziya Sports and Recreation. Although the wounds inflicted on that fateful night at the VYBK against Lobera’s men (who will be battling it out against Bashundhara for the solitary knockout spot from the group) will take time to heal, there are some positives which can be taken out from the next match.

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The management has taken a commendable decision by sending only the reserve players to Maldives with assistant Clifford Miranda while the main team would prepare for the upcoming game against North East United with Ferrando. This will provide adequate experience and game time for our young colts at a time when AIFF’s footballing calendar devoid of opportunities for Reserve teams continue to plague the development of youth players throughout the country.

Even though the club has shown little to no interest in having an academy of their own, they have managed to form a competitive reserves team, thanks to the expert scouts, financial stability of the club, and the expert guidance of reserves coach Bastab Roy. Addition of legendary ISL coach Antonio Lopez Habas, who was the first team head coach prior to Ferrando, as the club Technical Director will only help bring forward more such unpolished diamonds from not only Bengal but also from other parts of the country.

As for Maziya, they have had a rather impressive campaign even through they are at bottom of the group. They had taken the lead against Mohun Bagan, Odisha and Bashundhara and nearly won all those matches if not for them slacking off late game and allowing the opponents come back and take away all the three points. Their solitary win came in their first game against Bashundhara at home. Their style of play has been one quite fitting and justified when it comes to facing off huge budgeted clubs from India and Bangladesh, involving wings, multiple positional rotations and not shying away from long rangers, which they are quite good at. A more detailed look into their approach can be found in our Know Your Opponent on the Maldivian outfit.

Roll on.............

Previous Encounters between Mohun Bagan SG and Maziya Sports and Recreation:

AFC Cup 2023: Mohun Bagan SG 2-1 Maziya SRC

AFC Cup 2022: Mohun Bagan SG 5-2 Maziya SRC

AFC Cup 2021: Maziya SRC 1-3 Mohun Bagan SG

AFC Cup 2017: Maziya SRC 5-2 Mohun Bagan SG

AFC Cup 2017: Mohun Bagan SG 0-1 Maziya SRC

AFC Cup 2016: Mohun Bagan SG 5-2 Maziya SRC


Maziya SRC 2-2 Mohun Bagan

Maziya would love to end a promising yet disappointing AFC Cup campaign with a victory. They would likely start with their primary players, establish a comfortable lead and then play their own youngsters and reserves too. If that happens, that would probably give Mohun Bagan a chance to score one or two, late into the game, especially when Suhail and Fardin possibly are going to be part of the squad.

Possible Line-ups:

Mohun Bagan SG: Arsh (GK), Amandeep, Raj, Sumit, Ravi Rana, Deepak (C), Hnamte, Abhishek, Taison, Fardin, Suhail

Maziya Sports and Recreation: Shareef (GK), Shifaz, Jocic, Ali (c), Gamal, Obeng, Wada, Aisham, Raif, Mohamed, Balabanovic

Kick Off: 11th Dec 2023; 3:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Sports 18 1, 3(TV) and Fancode (OTT)

Venue: National Football Stadium, Male, Maldives

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