Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata’s Mohammedan Sporting qualified for the next edition of the I-League (2013-14) after a goalless draw Thursday against Bhawanipore FC in their penultimate league match of the final phase of the 2nd Division League being held here.
After playing nine matches and bagging 18 points, Mohammedan Sporting, who sit pretty at the top of the table, are back in the top tier after a gap of four years. The centenary club last played in India’s premier club competition in the 2008/09 season.
Bhawanipore – 14 points from 9 matches – stay third behind Rangdajied United who are on 16 points having played the same number of matches.
Bhawanipore, also from Kolkata, will now have to win their match against Mumbai Tigers and hope that Mohammedan beat Rangdajied. A draw for the Meghalaya side will mean that the side who finishes with superior goal difference goes through, as the two cannot be separated on head-to-head count.