Diego Maradona to kick off football conclave in presence of Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri and IM Vijayan

Kolkata: Argentine legend Diego Maradona will kick off a football conclave on 3 October in the presence of a galaxy of current and former Indian stars like Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri and I M Vijayan.

The first season of 'Goal 2017' will bring the country's top current and former footballers and celebrities together.

File image of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona. Reuters

File image of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona. Reuters

The day will start with a session with Vijay Goel, former Union sports minister.

It will be followed by a session by former India cricket captain and Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly who will speak about "A career that could have been", giving insights on his love for football.

India head coach Stephen Constantine, ATK chief coach and star Manchester United forward Teddy Sheringham, Jamshedpur FC head coach Steve Coppell, former ATK coach Antonio Habas, Vijayan, Jo Paul Ancheri and Subhas Bhowmick will also attend the day-long session, a release stated.

Indian Super League team owners Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham will also speak in a session titled, 'Is it a love for football or an attempt to keep themselves visible'.

In his second visit to the football-crazy city, Maradona will also lock horns against Ganguly in a Match for Unity – Deigo vs Dada on 5 October at the Aditya School of Sports Arena at Kadambagachi at Barasat.

The arena will have provision for multiple sports disciplines, including indoor games and was launched on Monday.


Published Date: Sep 25, 2017 08:45 pm | Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 08:45 pm


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