Maradona excited to meet Ganguly

Diego Maradona is eager to meet the ‘Prince Of Kolkata’ Sourav Ganguly.

The people of Kolkata are soon to witness the unlikely clash of 2 superstars, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona and the ‘Prince Of Kolkata’ Sourav Ganguly in a charity football match, which will take place in Kolkata in the month of September.

Diego Maradona, who is regarded as one of the best if not the best footballer in the history of the game, is set to visit Kolkata for the 2nd time. This time he is scheduled to take part in an exhibition football match titled “Diego vs Dada”.

“Just 100 days to go for my Kolkata visit and meet ‘Prince of Kolkata, Dada’,” an excited Maradona posted on his official Facebook page.

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The match is scheduled to be held in at the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat on the Mahalaya day of September 19 while Ganguly would receive a pair of ‘autographed boot’ from Maradona as suggested by the organisers.

Maradona is likely to be joined by Carlos Valderrama in the match consisting of Indian footballers, cricketers, Bollywood and Tollywood celebrities.

“Bhaichung Bhutia, Jose Barreto, Jo-Paul Ancheri and IM Vijayan have confirmed participation. While there will be Manoj Tiwary, Deep Dasgupta from the cricket fraternity. From the Bollywood industry, we are in talks with Ranveer Singh,” promoter of the event Satadru Dutta said.

The venue of the match would have the capacity of 20000 spectators but according to Dutta, only 5,000 would go up for sale while the remaining will be booked by the sponsors.

Ashfaq Niloy,Correspondent,bdcrictime.com