Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chinta signs for Mohun Bagan

Pic: Mohun Bagan Fanatics/Sandipan Gupta  

Hubli boy Chinta Chandrasekhar Rao signed for Mohun Bagan at the IFA office today. Chinta had a forgetful last season after ending the season with Sporting Clube de Goa in 2013-14 - nothing went as per plan. 

He had a talk with Kalyani Bharat FC, nothing worked out, and then the club winded their operation. So when nothing went in favor for him, he decided to join the Bangalore-based Super Division team Students Union. This club was close Chinta’s, he knew the Ravi and Trimurthy sir, and they were like family members. 

Chinta wanted to play BDFA League primarily to keep himself fit, and then try for I-league clubs later in the second window, however, that did not work out either. Several players from ISL returned to the I-League clubs making my chances difficult to play in the first eleven. 

Bangalore League was postponed, the other thought came to his mind was to try second division. He was heading nowhere but he was hopeful that god will open up the door.

Chinta got a call to join the century-old club from Sanjoy Sen, his former coach during United Sports and junior India days. He was practicing with the team for past few weeks and Chinta’s performance will be evaluated in Kolkata Football League, which has already started, and Mohun Bagan will be playing their first game on this Saturday, August 6. 

He’s determined and up for the big task. Best wishes to Chinta from Football in Bangalore!