According to various reports, Mohammedan Sporting Club and their investor, Bunkerhill has parted ways with each other. In a accessed letter, it is seen that the Gurgaon based company was unhappy with the happenings at the club.
Performance Analysis under Bunkerhill
Under the new investor, Bunkerhill, Mohammedan Sporting did win their 12-th Calcutta Football League. They also finished as runners in the Durand Cup 2021-22, losing to FC Goa in the finals. And, they also finished runners in the inaugural season of Hero Futsal Club Championship. And, they won the Hero 2nd Division League 2020 and were promoted to Hero I-League after seven years. The “Black Panthers” finished runners in the Hero I-League season 2021-22. The following season, they faced much blows. And they also had to play under three different coaches this season. Namely Andery Cheryshov, Kibu Vicunna and lately Mehrajuddin Wadoo. This season they finished 8th and also they were unable to qualify for the knock-out stage of the Hero Super Cup.
Mohammedan SC and Bunkerhill rift
Dipak Kumar Singh, CEO of the Gurgaon based company in a letter said that they faced lack of Co-operation from the club officials. Despite them putting in tremendous efforts, both in terms of money and ideas, the clubs didn’t respond them. According to him, “They tried to turn around fortunes for Mohammedan SC, they did not have any kind of help from the club officials.”
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Dipak also quoted that they were forbidden from functioning freely in the club. He said, “we are not allowed to function freely with the Youth team and there has been no revenue model for us to work.”
Now as the Non-cooperation from the club officials continued, they took an exit from the procedure. In the letter, they mentioned that they do not want to continue in the next season. They just want to clear their commitments for the active season.
This Club and Investor saga is not new to the Kolkata Maidaan. In the recent past, their arch-rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan(presently known as ATK Mohun Bagan) had to face this issue. East Bengal had three different investors in the past 5 years namely Shree Cement, Quess and Emami. But now they are stable with Emani.
It now to look upon that what happens next for Mohammedan Sporting Club.
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