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Stranded since March, Mohun Bagan’s Baba Diawara finally goes home

Mohun Bagan said that the club arranged Baba Diawara's travel via Dubai to Senegal. Besides the travel arrangements, the club also organised Covid-19 tests for him and his family.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 9, 2020 9:38:01 pm
Baba Diawara helped Mohun Bagan win the 2019/20 I-League title. (Source: I-League)

Mohun Bagan forward Baba Diawara has left for his country with his family after being stuck in Kolkata for more than four months, the club said in a statement on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Diawara was instrumental in Mohun Bagan’s recent I-League title win as his tenth goal of the season against Aizawl FC on March 10 had sealed the title for the Kolkata-side.

Mohun Bagan said that the club arranged for the former Sevilla attacker’s travel via Dubai to Dakar, Senegal. Besides the travel arrangements, the club also organised their Covid-19 test which is mandatory for traveling.

“I am really grateful to the club for looking after me and my family during this tough time. I thank the entire management especially the bosses for overseeing my stay as well as arranging my travel,” said Baba Diawara in a statement.

Last week, Daneil Cyrus, who was also stranded in India since March, left for Trinidad & Tobago and similar arrangements were made for him as well.

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