Kolkata I-League side Chirag United SC yesterday afternoon announced their squad for the 2010/11 season at a press conference at The Park. And the club which always had to fight the Maidan giants of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have once more been able to put a decent team together.
It has been able to bring in experience through goalkeeper Abhijit Mondal (Dempo), the foreign defence duo of Chika Wali and Sergei Tokov both from Pune FC and midfielder Nacimento Silveira from Churchill Brothers. Further the club brought in young talent from Mohun Bagan in Subhojit Majumdar, Subho Kumar, Shanta Kumar and Branco Vincent Cardozo.
The club did lose some of their star performers from last season in Jayanta Sen, R. Dhanarajan and Sandip Nandy; but still the club could hold on to captain Denson Devadas, Brazilian marksman Josimar da Silva Martins besides Lal Kamal Bhowmick and Shylo Malswam Tulunga.
Chirag United owner and president Kaustav Roy said that the club has a balanced side and under the able guidance of Subrata Bhattacharjee the club aims to finish amongst the top four in the I-League and top two in the Calcutta Premier League. Ambitious plans, but one's which are possible if one looks at the season gone by.
Chirag United SC
Abhijit Mondol(Dempo SC), Somnath Khara, Swarup Das (George Telegraph SC), Bibash Ghosh (Under-19)
Justine Stephen (Mahindra United), Arnab Mondol, Safar Sardar, Chika Wali (Pune FC), Sukhen Dey, Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Noushad K. (Viva Kerala), Bapi Saha (Eastern Railway SC), Narugopal Hait, Sergei Tokov (Pune FC), Melwyn Rodrigues (Salgaocar SC)
Denson Devadas, Lal Kamal Bhowmick, Nacimento Silveira (Churchill Brothers SC), Asif. K (Malabar United FC), Mohammed Rafique (Tollygunge Agragami), Subho Kumar (Mohun Bagan AC), Shylo Malswam Tulunga, Jerry Zirsanga (Dempo SC), Soumik Chakrabarty, Subhas Chakraborty (Mumbai FC), Gouranga Biswas, Shanta Kumar (Mohun Bagan AC), Sirajudeen C. (Viva Kerala), Subhojit Majumdar (Mohun Bagan AC)
Josimar da Silva Martins, Shankar Oraon, Branco Vincent Cardozo (Mohun Bagan AC), Pachau Lalam Puia
Bibash Ghosh, Ram Malik, Munna Malik, Sabir Ali, Bibhash
Subrata Bhattacharjee (Technical Director), Garcia (Physio)
Kingshuk Debnath, R. Dhanarajan, Jayanta Sen, Gouranga Datta, Ashim Biswas (all Mohun Bagan AC), Sandip Nandy (East Bengal Club), Gopal Das, Rahul Kumar, Manas Das, Eduardo Chacon Coelho Lacerda, Abhishek Aich, Hardip Singh Saini, Basudeb Mondal, Lalmalswama Hmar, Bengkok Nameirakpam, Parminder Singh, Parveen Kumar, Edmilson Marques Pardal