McDowell Mohun Bagan football team is currently in Durgapur for their preseason conditioning camp. Receiving a lesson from last few years’ ordeals, Mohun Bagan, this year, has accorded adequate emphasis on the necessity of Pre-Season Training Camp, which, according to experts, plays a pivotal role in building an environment of unity, integrity and solidarity in a team. At the chosen venue of Sahid Bhagat Sing Stadium this pre-season training is going on at full swing. For the past few years Mohun Bagan does have a conditioning camp at Durgapur not only because the city provides a good base for the team, but also because to boost its joint venture football academy at Durgapur named Mohun Bagan – SAIL football academy.
The football enthusiasts of Durgapur are flocking at the Shahid Bhagat Singh Stadium in large numbers to watch their dream footballers practicing. This is indeed a great opportunity for not only the supporters of Mohun Bagan, but also the young footballers of Durgapur to have a glimpse of how nationally acclaimed footballers practice. Residential players of Mohun Bagan – SAIL academy of Durgapur are getting a rare chance to watch the iconic footballers of Mohun Bagan practice the art of football from close quarters. Here it must be mentioned, that quite a few of the academy boys have played for Mohun Bagan and others teams of I-league.
Every alternate day team is having 2 sessions of practice in Shahid Bhagat Singh Stadium, near city centre, whereas on other days the players are having 1 gym session and in afternoon they are training in the ground. The newly appointed chief coach Santosh Kashyap is bringing a lot of varieties in the training sessions as a result of which the players are enjoying the practice to their fullest. Meanwhile, Mehrajuddin Wadoo has joined the residential camp in Durgapur. The 2 foreigners, Stanley Okoroigwe (arrived today afternoon in Kolkata) and Anyichie Echezona (will be arriving tomorrow evening) will start their practice in Durgapur from Monday.