The 31-year-old recently featured for Bhawanipore FC in the I-League Qualifiers.
Kolkata giants Mohammedan SC have roped in versatile midfielder Avinabo Bag for the upcoming season. The club made the announcement of the signing via their official social media post on Tuesday.
The experienced player from West Bengal recently plied his trade for Mohammedan’s local rivals Bhawanipore FC, where he played as a full-back however, couldn’t help his previous employers gain promotion to the I-League. The 31-year-old has prior experience playing in the Indian Super League (ISL), where he featured for the then runners-up Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season.
Earlier, Mohammedan SC roped in experienced Spanish tactician Jose Hevia as their head coach, who has previously worked at Minerva Punjab (now Punjab FC). They’ve also signed Mohammed Fatau who has previously plied his trade in LaLiga and the Turkish Super Lig. Moreover, the Black Panthers have also brought in Bag’s Bhawanipore teammate, striker Philip Adjah, which was exclusively revealed by Khel Now earlier.
Among the Indian contingent, they have signed Alwyn George, Arijit Bagui and goalkeeper Kunzang Bhutia. Avinabo Bag is a Kolkata Maidan veteran and his experience will come handy for the club as and when he is called up to play. He is expected to play a squad role and his versatility will prove important coming from the bench.
The General Secretary of Mohammedan SC Sk Wasim Akram, in an Instagram live session, couldn’t contain his excitement and said, “It means a lot (to be back in the I-League). After seven years and 11 months, we have finally made it there. The I-League is a platform where we should have been forever, but due to some reasons we couldn’t be a part of it.”
The upcoming edition of I-League will be played in West Bengal due to precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic and is reportedly set to kick-off in January 2021.