The club's senior manager Arjun Rai said that all their members, supporters and players wanted the club management to change its initial decision of not running the senior team.
Chapman was hospitalised on Sunday night at a hospital in Bengaluru and passed away early this morning.
Bhaichung Bhutia says East Bengal fans should not judge club's performance in ISL in upcoming season
East Bengal have realised their dream to play in the top-tier Indian Super League but fans should not expect too much this season, the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia said.
This is going to be the first-ever stadium in the country to be named after any footballer. Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to play 100 International matches said he is 'honoured'.
Bhutia stressed on the importance of continuously producing quality players for the national team by focussing on the grassroots.
Bhaichung Bhutia says Indian strikers must develop 'sixth sense' to latch on goal-scoring opportunities
Stressing on one of the key aspects for strikers, Bhaichung Bhutia said, 'At the end, it's all about developing that sense and unless you keep on making those runs you will never develop that sense.'
Barreto is currently working with the youth development programme at the Reliance Foundation.
Acting on the Sports Ministry's directive to send nominations for this year's sports awards, the AIFF did not have much trouble in finalising the names
IM Vijayan retired from international football before Sunil Chhetri made his debut
Coronavirus Outbreak: All India Football Federation's campaign for promoting fitness during lockdown receives huge response from fans
The initiative has garnered 1.56 million impressions across social media platforms and has seen widescale participation from across the nation and all age groups, the AIFF said in a release
India's biggest sportspersons - current and former - gazed into the crystal ball and predicted the future of sports once the action resumes.
Good samaritan Bhaichung Bhutia continues to aid the helpless; okay with football without spectators at first
Bhutia supported the resumption of sport without spectators when the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic improves, considering the "scope and reach of television and digital platforms".
Coronavirus Outbreak: Bhaichung Bhutia joins Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane in FIFA's video tribute to healthcare workers
Bhutia is among 50 past and present football stars who featured in #WeWillWin campaign of FIFA, a special video to pay tribute to the efforts made by healthcare workers
Take strict action against those who attacked healthcare workers; provide proper PPE and N95 masks: Bhaichung Bhutia to PM
Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to punish the people who had attacked a team of healthcare workers in Indore and also pointed out the lack of testing kits in Sikkim to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's football captain Bala Devi joins AFC's awareness campaign against COVID-19
Devi is among the latest players of the continent to join the AFC's #BreakTheChain campaign, raising awareness against the spread of coronavirus
Bhaichung Bhutia has offered shelter to migrant workers of Sikkim to tackle the ongoing crisis arising out of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Chhetri, who is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and leads the likes of mega superstars such as Lionel Messi in the international goalscoring charts, joined the chorus of Asian icons showcasing their support
Coronavirus Outbreak: Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia to feature in AFC's public awareness campaign about COVID-19
Legendary Bhutia was Indian football's poster-boy for more than a decade before his retirement in 2011
"I was very fortunate to play under him (PK Banerjee). I had one of the most memorable matches under his coaching for East Bengal," Bhutia said.
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said that the forward line of the current team is heavily dependent on Sunil Chhetri and the other players need to step up and score goals.