Eastbengal once again
created an epic moment  playing their 200th
matche against foreign clubas they confronted Mohammedan Sporting (Dhaka) in
the semifinal of Sheikh Kamal Gold Cup at MA Aziz Stadium, Wednesday in Chittagong. Red n Gold bridged are the only
Indian club who touched this historic bench mark by playing 200th matche
against foreign contingent.It is also noteworthy to mention that, by defeating
Mohammedan Sporting (Dhaka) in the Semifinal by 3-0 Eastbengal earned their  84th win in international arena against foreign clubs.
This was East Bengal’s
fourth entry in the final of a tournament on foreign soil. Incidentally in the
previous three occasions when East Bengal qualified to the final – WAI WAI Cup
at Kathmandu (1993), LG Asean Club Cup (2003) and San Miguel Cup at Kathmandu
(2004) they had finished as Champions.
Ranti Martins played
exceptionally well to score a brace to put forward Eastbengal. He got back his
excellent rhythm in the soil of Chittagong. Rafiq, the local talent contributed
in the gigantic win of red n Gold to gain confidence. I must say the
unstoppable form of Dibyendu Sarkar under the bar of Eastbengal needs special
mention. In Semifinal also, this young custodian performed marvelously and
attracted fans.
Being a former
footballer of eastbengal, appeared in 67th matche wearing Red n Gold gloves,  I feel proud when they reached such a
classic height and flew Tri-color so high in the overseas tournament. .In the
final on 30th October,2015 Kingfisher East Bengal will clash with Abahani
Club (Chittagong).
I  proudly  wish them a very best of luck for the final.