Kolkata: Brazilian football fable Pele on Friday said that he is looking brazen to declare Atletico de Kolkata’s initial home compare of a ISL deteriorate dual opposite Kerala Blasters on 13 October.
Signing off a video summary with ATK’s catchline ‘Fatafati Football’ (fantastic football), a three-time World Cup leader has reliable his revisit to India.
“Hello, we am really happy to attend a Atletico de Kolkata initial home match. we demeanour brazen to revisit a Saltlake Stadium and assembly a players and a fans. Fatafati Football,” Pele pronounced in a video message.
ATK co-owner Goenka pronounced there would be a array of activities with a 74-year-old, who will lapse to Kolkata after 38 years, and a group would also horde a private lunch for Pele.
“He’ll be here for dual days and there will be a array of activities with him. There’s going to be a really select, really special and really tiny private lunch with him. You will see him on some-more than one occasion.
“Pele will be here for a initial home compare and he will lay by a whole 90-minute generation to hearten ATK. He’s going to spend time on a pitch,” Goenka added.
In a statement, ATK also mentioned that Pele would correlate with a media on 12 October, a initial day of his two-day revisit to a country.
The FIFA Player of a Century in 2000, Pele final came to India on 24 September, 1977 as his group New York Cosmos played out a 2-2 pull opposite Kolkata heavyweights Mohun Bagan during Eden Gardens.