Oct 24, 2007
Mumbai FC, the Essel Group's community based football club, made an impressive debut at the Mahindra Mumbai Football League, becoming the first team to qualify for the Super Six stage. The team has been performing consistently well in the Mahindra Mumbai Football League demolishing all opposition. Although they lost their opening match to RCF, the team made rapid strides thereafter. In the next match, a transformed Mumbai FC routed BMFC 7-0, following it with a 5-0 drubbing of Indian Navy. They kept up the momentum with a 2-0 win over Union Bank and then ran roughshod over Dena Bank for a 6-0 triumph. The real test was against Central Railway, a team that in the recent years had earned the reputation as being among the best in the city. Mumbai FC thoroughly outplayed Central Railway 4-0 and became the first team to qualify for the Super Six. Training under renowned coach David Booth and assistant coach Arshad Hussain, Mumbai FC has the likes of Indian internationals Abhishek Yadav, Noel Wilson and Kalyan Chaubey and a bunch of talented youngsters in the side. The team has now been further strengthened with the inclusion of three Ghanian professionals - Ahmed Felix Aboagye (Striker), Michael Osei (Striker), and James Cobblah Dissiramah (Defender). Mail your feedback on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.