The All India Football Federation lifted the two-year suspension of Mohun Bagan from the I-League but the club have been slapped a fine of Rs.2 Crore following the Kolkata derby during which the team refused to play in the second half on December 9 2012.
Mohun Bagan captain Odafa Okolie has been banned for a total of 3 games and have also been imposed a fine of Rs. 1,50,000.
Placed at the bottom of the table with zero points, the Mariners played their first game on Sunday against Salgaocar and the absence of their captain was surely felt as they failed to pick up their three crucial points. It was G. Obatola and Josimar who scored in the 35th and 62nd minute respectively to hand the Goan based club a 2-0 victory over MMB.
Odafa will be back in action for the game against ONGC on the 1st of February 2013.