Reigning champions Mohun Bagan will take on last season’s runners-up, Peerless SC, in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division’s first match on July 26, the Indian Football Association (IFA), the state’s parent body of football, announced here on Monday. Also Read - East Bengal Head Coach Robbie Fowler Promises to Treat Each Player Equally

East Bengal, who have won the local crown a record 38 times but finished third last season, will face George Telegraph SC in their season opener on July 31. Also Read - Football: Former India And Mohun Bagan Player Manitombi Singh Dies

The fixtures were announced for the first two rounds of the league for the big three clubs including Mohammedan Sporting who begin their season on July 29 against Aryans. Also Read - Happy Birthday, Sunil Chhetri: The Top Interesting Facts About The India Football Icon

Mohun Bagan play their second match against Customs on August 6 while Mohammedan Sporting and East Bengal take on Rainbow AC and BSS FC on August 8 and 9 respectively at their home grounds.